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My Life in Paris: Shop Til You Drop

Theodora Brack goes wild for animal-print outfits in the irresistible online sales. In my defence, I was feeling a bit restless, intoxicated as I was by a bucket of coffee and the early morning news...
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What the Nose Knows

The art of perfume-making is as complex and mysterious as the world of winemaking. Lanie Goodman sniffs out some of the best noses in the business to find out more about the world of...
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Le Dernier Mot: A Gold Medal For Blobbing!

A surprise letter from the French government recognises Kristin’s valuable work. Right before the close of a gloomy 2020, I received some exciting news about a gold medal from the French government! The official notice...

My Life in Paris: A Night to Remember

Theodora and her sister pull an all-nighter with a difference in the City of Light It’s raining outside. And inside the ancient toilet is gurgling without refilling, despite all our jiggling of its rusty knob....
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Carrefours of France in San Francisco: Clement Street and Arguello Blvd

Sometimes the carrefours of France in San Francisco are a surprise. Hidden, subtle, with no historical French hints, but there is an esprit if one looks for the clues. The corner of Clement Street and...

French Culture: Etiquette Tips for Travellers

We look at the minefield of manners and social mores l’Apéro The French apéritif, or apéro for short, is one of the very building blocks of French social life, an important signal of the end...

Le Dernier Mot: It’s Cupboard Love

When does a healthy penchant for provisions turn into hoarding? When our 25-year-old opened the kitchen pantry and began his grocery shopping, I felt a mixture of pride and panic. Hey there, wait a minute....

10 Surprising Anglophones Who Speak French

Parlez-vous français? (“do you speak French?”) For most of us the answer is non, but there are more people who have mastered the language than you might expect. Let’s look at a few. Queen Elizabeth...

Foodie Faux Pas: What Not to Say in French Restaurants

One of the highlights of France is its fabulous food but beware: Even with faultless French grammar, you can unknowingly upset a lot of people! To avoid upsetting the waiter or shocking the chef,...

Popular French Baby Names: Yesterday and Today

When you think of classic French monikers, names like Brigitte and Jacques come to mind. But are they still popular? What are today’s parents naming their children? Let’s take a look. Most Popular Names In 2019,...