Catherine Vedder Zumba

A Perfect Match: Practice French with Online Zumba en Français

Zumba is a popular Latin dance-based fitness class that can burn 600+ calories a session. Learning French is a constant for many who attend online Alliance Française French classes or use other French learning...

The Peninsula Beverly Hills Launches the Petit Belvedere

The renowned Peninsula Beverly Hills recently debuted Le Petit Belvedere, bringing the charm of a Parisian bistro to the heart of Beverly Hills. In partnership with Lanvin and Laurent Perrier Champagne, Le Petit Belvedere...
Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens,

A Taste of France in DC: The Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens

Discover this superb collection of French art, antiques and jewelry at Marjorie Merriweather Post’s gracious estate in Washington D.C. Marjorie Merriweather Post (1887-1973) was passionate about French art and culture, and her personal collection demonstrates...

A Perfect French Day in Los Angeles

As a confirmed Francophile, how I long for the City of Light during this difficult time of pandemic. Paris-- with its beauty, light, cuisine, art and culture-- has always been a part of my...

Dominique Crenn: Rebel Chef

Dominique Crenn is one of the world’s greatest chefs. Her flagship restaurant in San Francisco, Atelier Crenn, has been awarded three Michelin stars, while her Bar Crenn holds another star. Known for her creative...

COLCOA French Film Festival Postponed to 2021

The COLCOA French Film Festival, considered the most important event dedicated to French cinema in the world, will be postponed and carried forward to autumn 2021. Initially scheduled for September 2020 at the Directors...
Installation view of the exhibition Modern French Tapestries at the San Francisco Museum of Art, 1939

Marie Cuttoli’s Bold Revival of the French Tapestry Tradition

For Marie Cuttoli, her fame as an art entrepreneur and work with key modern artists and the traditional tapestry industry started with rugs. In a way, it also ended with rugs as she, according...
The Mystery of Henri Pick / Le Mystère Henri Pick (2019). Sacramento French Film Festival 2020

Sacramento French Film Festival Goes Virtual

The Sacramento French Film Festival (SFFF) promotion materials often claim, “My life is a French Movie.” Illustrations are symbols of France from the Eiffel Tower as the stiletto heel on a red soled Louboutin...
Alliance Francaise

Lessons from Alliance Française: How to Make Online French Classes Successful

The world of learning went online with the pandemic, including U.S. Alliance Française French classes. Just like their peers at public and private schools and colleges, the staff at every Alliance Française had to...

COVID-19 and the Search for a Taste of France in Los Angeles

As a true Francophile and avid gastronome, I am always on the quest for a superb restaurant in Los Angeles with a French flair. One year ago, I had the pleasure of dining and...