J’adore #70 – Summertime Reading

Summertime reading is right around the corner! I grew up in a family of bookworms, you can still find my parents with their noses in their books and even though I don't read as much as I'd like, I read a ton of books while on sabbatical last year and I finished 4 books in 7 days on our recent vacation. Reading is in the blood. As a child, summertime reading was the best, three months of … [Read more...]

J’adore #63 – Frenchie Finds

Happy Bastille Day !!! Being a huge Francophile it’s kind of surprising to me (and probably you) that this is the first francophile-themed J’adore. This series is dedicated to sharing the internet finds and new products or services that I discover during my online travels or which make their journey to my doorstep. With a trip to Paris coming up in the next six months I have all things … [Read more...]

French Friday – French Dog Names

Did you know that in France all dogs born in the same year must start with a certain letter? French dog names are dictated by a naming convention that has been in place nearly a hundred years! On a trip Paris one November, I learned an interesting piece of trivia that I had not come across while living in France. It was the Sunday after Thanksgiving and we were in our hotel room resting and … [Read more...]

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