Paris Profiles – 3rd Arrondissement with Kasia

I am beyond thrilled to finally have my darling Kasia for this series!  We've been friends for a very long time and met in person for the first time at a Paris bloggers meet-up in 2009 as well as through the years when I visit Paris.  I adore her. She is brilliant, beautiful and a hard-working entrepreneur who has made a name for herself in the fashion world in Paris and beyond.  Besides being a … [Read more...]

Paris Profiles – 19th Arrondissement with World in Paris

Who better to learn the best parts of a particular neighborhood or arrondissement than someone who lives there? In my Paris Profiles series I seek out local residents, either ex-pats or natives to share their favorite spots in the place they truly call home. And although I met the writer behind World in Paris on Facebook, I have grown to love the blog like it's my new best friend. So today I … [Read more...]

Paris Profiles – 15th Arrondissement with Forest

There are the fortunate few who get to live in Paris and I feel equally blessed to personally know so many.  The ex-pats living in the city of light are talented, vibrant and always busy with some sort of interesting project.  After our year on the road in the RV where we stayed domestic (except for a quick trip to Portugal), I am ready to get back to Paris and more French content on the blog.  I … [Read more...]

The Francophile Library & Books to Read Before Visiting Paris

As a tried and true francophile, I have tons of books on France, Paris, French culture, studying French language and plain old books in French.  And while I've written a guest post about books to read before a visit to Paris on my friend Natalie's blog, I haven't consolidated my recommendations for building a francophile or books to read to prepare for a trip on Misadventures with Andi.  … [Read more...]

Gift Guide for the Francophile in Your Life

Voila! My gift guide for the francophile in your life! Do you have a friend or family member that goes gaga for all things French? Someone who is constantly day-dreaming of walking the streets of Paris, and who responds positively to a question by saying “oui?” Then dear reader, you have a Francophile in your life! And whether your sister or soul sister has never stepped foot on French soil, she … [Read more...]

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A Typical French Breakfast – Pastries, Bread and Coffee

If you are planning to go to Paris you are going to want to know what a typical French breakfast is. The city is famous for its pastries, bread, and amazing coffee. So taking your time to have breakfast in Paris is definitely something that should be a  must-do on your “to-do” list while in the city or France in general. To be honest most Parisians don’t have a big breakfast. Usually, it's a … [Read more...]

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Traveler Tuesday – Noni of Noni May

I met Noni of Noni May in a Facebook group for travelers, like minds coming together to support and help each other in the travel blogging space.  Noni is a digital nomad who has a lot of great free and paid content on her website, definitely check it out. But first, let’s meet Noni! When and how did you become a traveler? I've always traveled a lot in Europe, with the thought that … [Read more...]

French Friday – French Fantasy Christmas List

It's been a très long time since I've written a French Friday post, but my week in Paris for Thanksgiving has me a little inspired, I have a few francophile posts up my sleeve and soon on their way to the blog. I thought it would be fun to do a French Friday Christmas list. I don't buy any Christmas presents for anyone. We reached the age in my family where we really don't need more "stuff" and … [Read more...]

Paris Profiles – 10th Arrondissement with Daisy

I am having so much fun with my San Francisco Profiles series (and there are more of them to come!) that I decided to create a slightly different version for Paris. With the help of some my very favorite (and all incredibly talented and beautiful) friends in Paris, I will be exploring the various arrondissements of Paris, the little neighborhoods my friends live in and explore every day. First … [Read more...]

Paris: City of Romance

Revered as the most romantic city in the world, Paris offers everything you want from such a famous cliché and more. Think beautiful tree-lined river banks, parks with fountains and plenty of benches on which to enjoy a picnic ,and pretty cafés offering seating on the street just perfect for watching the world go by – and that’s just for starters. You’ll also find romantic architecture aplenty … [Read more...]