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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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...]

Sandwich Travels

August is National Sandwich month! Despite not being a huge fan of sandwiches, there are many that I love around the world and I thought it would be fun to share my favorites. France - my absolute favorite is ham and butter on a baguette, a classic.  When I first move to France I thought this was the most bizarre combination, that is, until I tasted it. Forget mustard. Forget mayonnaise. The … [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...]

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J’adore – DK Eyewitness Travel Guides

This is a photo from chez Misadventures of one of my walls with bookshelves. Do you see all the books that are circled here? They are all DK Eyewitness Travel Guides!  There are a few more sprinkled here and there throughout the shelves. There are many types and brands of guidebooks, but one our favorites in the Misadventures household is DK Eyewitness Travel Guides. The publishers … [Read more...]

Godiva Summer of Love (and Chocolate!)

I have been selected as a GODIVA Ambassador and this is a post written by me on behalf of GODIVA. My Chocolate Story I grew up in a household full of sweet tooths. My mother was quite fond of chocolate, so I'd guess you'd say that my appreciation for all the decadence derived from the cocoa bean is in the genes! By no means did I grow up deprived, but my chocolate experiences were limited … [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...]