December 2012 Edition of French Frolicking

The holidays have already made their presence known in France with the appearance of Christmas markets.  It is a fun time of year to be out and about in Paris as well as all over France.  You can do some holiday shopping, sample sweets and treats from all over the world and get seasonal specialties such as mulled wine and tartiflette! It's one of my favorite times to be in France and I always … [Read more...]

French Friday – Beyond Paris with Chez Loulou

Jennifer started appearing on Misadventures with Andi in various forms in May of 2010. I had been reading her blog, Chez Loulou, for several months, fascinated by her dedication to French cheeses. I eventually got up the nerve to ask her to guest post about the cheese festival in her neck of the woods, Fête des fromages Rocamadour.  I LOVE cheese, so I have been a huge fan of the blog for a long … [Read more...]

French Friday – A Passion for Paris with Anne Ditmeyer

I discovered Anne Ditmeyer, an American designer / editor and blogger behind Prêt à Voyager (translation: ready to travel) via Lindsey of Lost in Cheeseland when Lindsey was featured on Anne's series Boarding Pass.  It is a series about other travelers and you know how fond I am of finding new people in the blogosphere.  I enjoy her blog immensely including her series French Lessons as well as her … [Read more...]

Best French resorts for beginner skiers

If you're new to skiing and want to arrange a winter sports holiday in the famous French Alps, you'll want to know which resorts best cater for novice sportsmen and women. I've done some research and compiled a list of the best French locations for beginner skiers - keep reading to find out more. Meribel Located slap bang in the centre of the Three Valleys skiing area, Meribel is a … [Read more...]

A Passion for Paris with Sarah Towle

I first discovered Sarah Towle via Parisian blogging bud, Karin Bates, of An Alien Parisienne. If you know anything about Karin, you'll understand that while she is not a frequent blogger, when she does publish a post it is always about something or someone who is fascinating and you can be guaranteed the post will be long.   Which is exactly the case with the post Karin wrote about Sarah and the … [Read more...]

J’adore – Lessons from Madame Chic

Sunday night I was watching Un Bonheur N'arrive Jamais Seul which came out in cinemas this past summer in France (Happiness Never Comes Alone in English).  It stars Gad Elmaleh, an actor I adore and Sophie Marceau who I find to be a gorgeous representation of the French woman I would die to be.  She is beautiful, always well-dressed, her hair and makeup are always subtle.  She is not too skinny or … [Read more...]

November 2012 Edition of French Frolicking

November already? I just really can't believe it.  During November in France the game season is nearly over in the restaurants and but more oysters are available and they are so yummy!  The colors where I used to live in L'Ain are amazing (like New England in the U.S.) and you begin to think about skiing. It's a wonderful time to visit France, these days you can even get pumpkin pie and turkey … [Read more...]

French Friday – Beyond Paris with Vicki Archer

Every day I am amazed about the accessibility that social media has facilitated with authors. Growing up I was an avid bookworm and I could have never imagined being able to correspond with the authors I love on a weekly basis. With social media, it is something that happens every day. I discovered Vicki Archer and her book French Essence on a trip to Paris while I was living in France. I ran … [Read more...]

French Friday – A Passion for Paris with Daisy de Plume

A Passion for Paris returned last week with a lovely post from La Mom Paris. I am so excited to bring you the story from another Parisian expat, Daisy de Plume who's the founder and creative director of THATLou, which runs themed Treasure Hunts at the Louvre (among other museums). We met through a mutual friend so I have yet to experience her titillating museum event, but I am looking forward to … [Read more...]

French Friday – A Passion for Paris with La Mom

It's back! A Passion for Paris, my series where I let expats and francophiles express, in their own way, the reasons why they love the city of light (as much as I do!).  I like to host the series at least once a year because there are so many great bloggers out there and I never get tired of hearing the many different ways in which Paris is embraced. I am really quite giddy about Stephanie of … [Read more...]