Archives for April, 2006

10 to 15 MILLION mobile phones are sold in France every year (72% of people in France use cel phones).

Posted in daily life, environment

Today launches the opening of the “Foire de Paris” a giant expo featuring the newest, hottest, futuristic and weirdest gadgets,

Posted in accessibility and disabilities, daily life, events, food and drinks, games/software/tech, health

This photo is from Google Earth and was taken from space. You can actually see the people lining up to

Posted in games/software/tech, paris, travel and places

Isn’t it nice when a cat you don’t even know will stop to pose for you right as you have

Posted in lulu/dogs/cats, photos

Some of my favorite street art is along, “The Great Wall of Los Angeles,” a mural (the longest mural in

Posted in art/culture/design, paris

Jean-Francois Cope, France’s Budget Minister has announced the launch of a new online game called, “Cyberbudget” that let’s you step

Posted in games/software/tech, news

Da Vinci Code fanatics from the U.S., Australia and the UK (sorry rest of the world) can take a quest

Posted in books/magazines, games/software/tech, tv and movies

It’s now a requirement in France to pass a French language test and earn a “diploma” to obtain your carte

Posted in daily life, news

Oftentimes it takes someone else’s hard work and vision to see something artistic in something like manhole covers. As an

Posted in art/culture/design, websites

Montbard has one of the smallest but prettiest chateau gardens I’ve seen in France and Lulu had to have a

Posted in accessibility and disabilities, daily life, health, lulu/dogs/cats, travel and places

It’s never too late to plan for a vacation, even this summer’s vacation to…France! Yahoo’s “Farechase” has just gone from

Posted in games/software/tech, travel and places, websites

The devastating impact of global warming has already begun. Think of all the victims of Katrina, tsunami in Asia, increasing

Posted in daily life, education, environment, events, health, nature, news

In the same spirit as French candies playfully linked to the idea of body parts, these mustard dispensers are associated

Posted in food and drinks, travel and places

The A to Z of Cannes

Posted in tv and movies

Le Ciel est Bleu is a French company dedicated to multimedia conception, interactivity and experimentation. One of their coolest projects

Posted in art/culture/design, games/software/tech, music

Inspired by Pretzelbug’s comments in yesterday’s post, here are some tips and links if you happen to find yourself wanting

Posted in daily life, education, language

Many people have emailed me asking to alert them to any concerts with Francis Cabrel. He’s going to be in

Posted in music, people

Rarely, if ever, do I find myself talking about someone’s testicles, let alone EATING them but this is France, and

Posted in advertising & marketing, cultural differences, food and drinks, shopping, weird

I always thought that! Dark chocolate is a necessity, not a superfluous “item” in our lives. It has not only

Posted in daily life, food and drinks

Every single day 13,000 smokers die. Why? Because they smoked! That duh-ism is so hidden in mainstream society that French

Posted in events, health, tv and movies

There are definitely more interesting things to do in Cagnes-sur-Mer than cramming a bunch of people into a photo booth

Posted in art/culture/design, lulu/dogs/cats, travel and places

Happy Easter from a chocolate French caterpillar. (it reminds me of the Animaniacs) Click on the photo to zoom out

Posted in food and drinks, photos

It is a rare occasion when you can’t bring a dog somewhere in France but when I was about to

Posted in daily life, lulu/dogs/cats

France has a dog poo problem; that is no secret. It is indeed a mess. There are a lot of

Posted in environment, lulu/dogs/cats

When wine is made, after its fermentation it goes through another process called, “fining” during which time new ingredients are

Posted in daily life, wine

I love cats because I enjoy my home, and little by little, they become its visible soul. — Jean Cocteau,

Posted in daily life, lulu/dogs/cats

While taking a walk through a tiny old village called, Chagny, my S.O. suddenly stops in mid-step and says, “whoa.”

Posted in cultural differences, food and drinks, signs

The Sécurité Routière, France’s Department of Road Safety has just released a spot for television that is so shocking and

Posted in cars/bikes/etc, daily life, education, health

We spent a few days at a small independent winery/B&B near Beaune to explore the beautiful area and have a

Posted in people, stories, travel and places

This is one of my favorite art blogs; it’s a fun place to visit when you can and it is

Posted in art/culture/design, websites