What’s In A Name? Your Coffee, Deconstructed 

With names like Cafe Au Lait, Espresso, Latte and Flat White, coffee hasn't been "coffee" in years. But ever wonder how these fancy coffees compare....and where your favorite joe fits in? Check out the secret coffee decoder below: Quick: What’s the difference between an Americano and a cortado? Continue reading

French study finds wine tastes better with cheese

French study finds wine tastes better with cheese

Wine tastes better with cheese? Surprising that French researchers felt they needed to verify this via a scientific study..... Munching a chunk of cheese with that cheeky glass of Sancerre could actually enhance its flavour. A recent French study has found that wine actually tastes better when Continue reading

25 Things to Eat in France Before You Die

Love, love, love these visual reminders of France's amazing cuisine. Can't wait to try these again (err...most of them) in March. Although le macaron would be at the top of my list. France is an impressive country. From the Eiffel Tower to its beautiful language, it has much to offer. But aside Continue reading

French Makeup Secrets

French Makeup Secrets

For the last time: French women don't wear makeup. Source: Isabel Marant Shares Her Best French Girl Beauty Tip - French Makeup Secrets From Model   Continue reading

10 Healthiest Breakfasts Around the World

10 Healthiest Breakfasts Around the World

If you think the rest of the world is just sucking down cigs and croissants for breakfast, you're sadly mistaken. Take a cue from these countries' better-for-you choices—and get your 'Merica on by welcoming the following healthy breakfast ideas into your life. Source: Breakfast Around the World: 10 Continue reading

How to Eat French Food Like a French Person 

How do you eat French food like a French person? Hint: You’ve been doing it all wrong. Here’s the scoop from French insiders. Source: How to Eat French Food Like a French Person - Yahoo Continue reading

Happy Birthday Julia Child

Happy Birthday Julia Child

On a recent trip to Washington DC, I had the opportunity to explore much of what the Smithsonian has to offer, including the American History Museum. My husband really had no interest in going to this particular museum, but I convinced him to go pointing out that Julia Child's kitchen was on Continue reading

Happy Bastille Day

Happy Bastille Day

  Bonjour and Happy Bastille Day! In honor of the French Fete, I'm indulging in a creme cafe and a lovely, buttery croissant. I'll be savoring my a French breakfast and dreaming of my next Oui Please surprise! Ciao! Continue reading

French Champagne Uncorked

French Champagne Uncorked

New Year's Eve - a time to reflect on the previous year and welcome a brand new one. And what better way to toast to new and shiny year than with a bit of something sparkly? For French enthusiasts, such as yours truly, New Year's is the perfect time to indulge in a classic French treat - Continue reading

Gift Ideas for Coffee Lovers

Gift Ideas for Coffee Lovers

(photo source) For those who know me, you know that I love espresso drinks. Not regular coffee drinks but the fancy kinds that more resemble a dessert than a beverage. But while in France, I had challenges finding espresso drinks similar to what I had in the US - unless I visited Starbucks. So, Continue reading

Experiencing Champs Elysees

Experiencing Champs Elysees

We left Avignon early in the morning, taking the 2.5 hour train ride back to Paris where we spent our last two nights in France. We made our way to our final hotel of the trip, the historic grand chateau - the St. James Hotel. What an amazing place to stay the night in Paris! More to follow on our Continue reading

Memories of Cassis

Memories of Cassis

Cassis, France - located on the Mediterranean coast - was our last stop during our side trip to Provence. Cassis is located about 30 minutes Southeast of Marseille, another port village in the South of France. But where Marseille is a large, gritty, commercial port, Cassis remains a small, colorful Continue reading