Archives for March, 2007

French Mac software developer, Patrice Bensoussan, has released a new app that can be used to convert or resize wmv,

Posted in daily life, games/software/tech, tv and movies

In 1991, Guy Négre, a French ex-Formula One engineer, founded a company (Moteur Developpment International or MDI) that would continue

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

Am I the only one that thinks this ISN’T a burger joint and bakery? Look CLOSELY at the baguette-y thing

Posted in cultural differences, daily life, photos, travel and places, weird

[This is a sponsored post] If you haven’t already planned your spring or summer vacation, you still have time to

Posted in reviews, travel and places, websites

A Parisian blogger at 7h48 posted a hilarious entry the other day. She’d ordered a sandwich at a bakery in

Posted in daily life, food and drinks, paris, weird

Been wondering what to call certain breads in France? Want to know where they originated? Here are some of the

Posted in daily life, food and drinks, websites

Continuation of Part 1 and Part 2 7. Cook Meat Thoroughly – There were constant reminders in the U.S. about

Posted in advertising & marketing, cultural differences, daily life, food and drinks, health, travel and places, wine

We once saw David Lynch in-person and he’d mentioned that he likes to paint, then bite his paintings… Alrightee then.

Posted in art/culture/design, events, paris, people, websites

Cute inhabited apartment in Nevers, France.

Posted in photos, travel and places

Il pète plus haut que son cul. / He is pretentious. (literal: He farts higher than his ass.) Il est

Posted in daily life, language

While we’re on the subject of commercials and ads, here’s an event in L.A. that is screening some of the

Posted in advertising & marketing, art/culture/design, events

Work and life and have been utterly stressful lately, so I decided to post this quick, light-hearted French commercial today.

Posted in advertising & marketing, products, tv and movies

Continuation of Part 1 4. French Bashing – Although not very obvious, there are subtle remnants left from the “freedom

Posted in cultural differences, daily life, travel and places

From an opinion article in Newsvine: “I spent my entire youth in France. From age 2 to 14, this is

Posted in cultural differences, daily life, news, people, politics

Our friends, Chloe and Jacques are having a weekday special until the end of June at their fabulous bed and

Posted in news, Provence, travel and places, wine

The 17th Annual International Wildlife Film Festival begins tonight in Albert France, which is in the Somme Department (in the

Posted in education, events, tv and movies

Although we’re back in France, the U.S. is still ringing loudly in our minds. Things haven’t changed that much in

Posted in cultural differences, daily life, travel and places

Click here to zoom out. We’re back in France. It’s good to be home.

Posted in photos

I really liked this Hollywood Chewing Gum commercial because they took inspiration from the very cool game, Katamari Damacy, and

Posted in advertising & marketing, art/culture/design, tv and movies

Explore a land with a past that dates back to the time of Homer, where the geography is so diverse,

Posted in travel and places

You know how in France, there’s a hair salon or shoe store on every corner? In L.A. there seems to

Posted in cultural differences, food and drinks, stories, travel and places, weird

My French sweetie and I had the weirdest conversation just the other day. Him: “Waaah! Look at that truck, it’s

Posted in cars/bikes/etc, cultural differences, stories, travel and places, weird

These egg whites in a carton never used to bother me, at least when I lived in the U.S. But,

Posted in cultural differences, food and drinks, products, travel and places, weird

From the LAist: “Venerable French magazine Cahiers du cinema (yup, it’s still in existence) today launched its first English language

Posted in books/magazines, news, tv and movies, websites

Can you believe it? NO Martinis at The Boardwalk in Redondo Beach, California. They even put an olive in that

Posted in cultural differences, daily life, travel and places, weird

France bans citizen journalists from reporting violence From (of all places) Macworld: “The French Constitutional Council has approved a law

Posted in news, politics, travel and places, weird

They say that there are more than 200 million guns (give or take a few million) in the U.S. That

Posted in cultural differences, daily life, travel and places, weird

We saw this on a menu at a popular American coffee shop (chain) just outside of L.A. The special is

Posted in cultural differences, daily life, food and drinks, travel and places

We were surprised to hear on the morning news that the U.S. has extended daylight savings and will change their

Posted in cultural differences, daily life, travel and places, weird

I mean, really, really back in America. Cold Pizza for breakfast! Yes. The best. This one was a tomato basil

Posted in cultural differences, daily life, travel and places