Archives for July, 2007

“Shigeru Ban is familiar to TreeHuggers for his eco-friendly buildings and use of unusual materials; now he has built a

Posted in art/culture/design, Provence, travel and places

Tagline: Enjoy Rugby in the Capital of Love I don’t think this ad wanted to intentionally alienate straight rugby fans

Posted in advertising & marketing, cultural differences, sports

Summer is here, and during this time of year in France there is no shortage of things to do. So

Posted in events, food and drinks, travel and places

Pop Quiz. What do talking incessantly and taking a vow of silence have in common? Answer: The nun we met

Posted in daily life, people, stories, weird

This adorable potato is from our recent harvest. It’s how potatoes grow in the land of love and romance: Heart-shaped.

Posted in daily life, food and drinks, garden, photos, weird

Probably one of the largest street art festivals in France, the Chalon dans la Rue (Chalon in the street) festival

Posted in art/culture/design, Bourgogne/Burgundy, events, music

D’ou vous voulez – dans le limite des zones couvertes par les reseaux 3G/3G+ de SFR – Anywhere you want

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

Is France on to something? I noticed these cans of “sans OGM” (non genetically modified or non-GMO) corn on the

Posted in cultural differences, daily life, food and drinks, health, shopping, weird

When in France we’ve been doing pretty much as the French do: eating lots of french fries. Not a problem.

Posted in cultural differences, daily life, food and drinks, garden, weird

Not long ago I’d suggested (in my post about Michael Moore’s movie, Sicko) that if the guy in the movie

Posted in cultural differences, daily life, health, tv and movies, weird

Let’s pay even MORE taxes in France, shall we?! As if what we pay isn’t enough. In addition to the

Posted in cultural differences, daily life, games/software/tech, products, shopping

Since being back home in the land of fabulous fatty foods: France (from a too short trip to the U.S.),

Posted in daily life, garden, nature, shopping, travel and places

Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday at the Greenmarket at Union Square, regional farmers and other food producers gather to

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

While in New York, I’ve decided to try to do some things that don’t involve my host country (France) but

Posted in art/culture/design, food and drinks, travel and places