Super Duper 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Catchy  name, right?! My plan was to do individual post for bloggers, for travelers, for foodies, but then I thought, "hey, I'm all those things" and I believe it's likely that you are too, or that you know people who are, so I decided to combine all my gift guides into one super duper guide with everything. You're welcome! I know, I know...who writes a 2700+ word gift guide? You're … [Read more...]

7 Years

Let the good times roll! Apparently I can't do math.  But I think you knew that about me.  In last month's Currently I said that I was going to be celebrating my eighth anniversary. Wrong. I am celebrating my 7th! I continue to love blogging but a lot of things have change since I started Misadventures with Andi in 2008. This blog is a creative outlet for me, a way to express 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...]

Traveler Tuesday – Lindsey Tramuta of Lost in Cheeseland

Lindsey Tramuta is not new to these parts.  I have shared many posts from her fantastic blog Lost in Cheeseland in numerous Saturday Sixes; she has guest posted about her Passion for Paris; I have shared some of her other passion, Lola's Cookies and I have appeared on her blog as part of her Franco File Friday series. I adore her. Admire her photography and enjoy her Paris adventures … [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...]

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...]

French Friday – Entrepreneurial Americans in Paris

The entrepreneurial spirit is one of the characteristics I like most about Americans.  And while I don't think it is uniquely American, I think we do it best.  I think this is exceptionally illustrated by a few very enterprising ladies living in Paris.  I think it particularly spectacular to do this in an environment that isn't all that business-friendly! I've discussed this with Mr. … [Read more...]

Four Years

Misadventures with Andi gave birth as a blog four years ago in 2008. I started it two days after I joined my current company. I had to really. How better to make my introduction to the blog world than by sharing my latest misadventure - wearing dark blue tights with a dark black suit to work (as well as getting lost on the employee shuttle!)? Frankly my friends and family were getting sick of … [Read more...]

Fried Chicken Adventures: Bakesale Betty

I have written before that the item I want for my last meal is fried chicken. Don't ask why I am having my last meal, I don't plan on breaking any laws any time soon, but in case I am in the situation, I am ready!  Fried chicken is my wish. It is not something that I eat a lot because I can't handle the disappointment.  There is nothing worse than eating something with all those calories, fat and … [Read more...]

Peeking in on La Cuisine Paris

While walking along the Seine having just finished my Baguette to Bistro tour and killing time before my The Bobo Palate tour a few hours later I got a tweet from Jane of La Cuisine Paris inviting me to stop by and visit.  Jane had sent several very supportive tweets in December in support of my small business Saturday series and I was thrilled at the opportunity to meet her. After those sweet … [Read more...]