Archives for March, 2008

On the way to the Olympic Ceremony, the torch will makes its way all over the world. For what it’s

Posted in history, news, paris, politics, sports

Though I haven’t heard about any cities in France participating, I think there are people who are making an effort

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

From Forbes: “From April 1 to June 15, Air France frequent flier members will receive double miles for flying a

Posted in news, travel and places

Those opposing the new Eiffel Tower “hat” can breathe a sigh of relief. The new hat for the Eiffel Tower

Posted in articles, news, paris, stories, travel and places, weird

Definitely, don’t take your horse across this bridge.

Posted in daily life, Dordogne, photos, signs

From AP: “SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — At first listen, the grainy high-pitched warble doesn’t sound like much, but scientists say

Posted in articles, history, music, news, people

From decanter: “For the first time in their history, Paris pawn shops have agreed to take bottles of wine in

Posted in articles, news, paris, products, weird, wine

I don’t know why I enjoying spying on other people’s wedding registries, but I do. Here’s what (previously) Cecilia Sarkozy

Posted in celebs, daily life, news, paris, products, shopping

I HATE when they do that. Supermarket giants, Carrefour and Monoprix (110 stores in total) have announced a 2.5 ton

Posted in daily life, health, news, products, shopping

Cute Chocolate Chick (that disappeared quick(ly)) Bernigaud Chocolaterie/Pâtisserie 18, rue de la République 58170 Luzy (Burgundy) France Tel:

Posted in Bourgogne/Burgundy, chocolate, events, food and drinks, pastries, shopping, travel and places

This is a recent television spot (commercial) that cracked me up a little but I won’t spoil it by telling

Posted in advertising & marketing, daily life, funny, products, shopping, tv and movies

Posted in food and drinks, photos

What do you get when you take my preferred computer platform, Macintosh – and mix it up with Vietnamese cuisine,

Posted in Dordogne, food and drinks, games/software/tech, reviews, travel and places

We wondered if people walking down rue de la Sagesse (Street of Wisdom) in Perigeux realize there are words of

Posted in Dordogne, signs, travel and places

From core77: “Paris-based Architects Serero have won an open competition to redesign any of the Eiffel Tower’s public reception and

Posted in art/culture/design, news, paris

The highly successful (in France) film, Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis / Welcome to the land of Shtis – will be

Posted in funny, news, outside of France, tv and movies

From AP: “Nantes — About 3,000 barrels of fuel oil leaked in and along the Loire River after a pipe

Posted in Bretagne/Brittany, daily life, environment, health, Loire Atlantique, nature, news

Just ignore my silly, rhyming title; I couldn’t resist. There’s a cute boutique dedicated to our favorite French, Les Ch’ti

Posted in Dordogne, food and drinks, Nord Pas de Calais, products, shopping, travel and places

Growing up in SoCal meant living a life where I rarely experienced gray weather days. Southern Californians don’t realize how

Posted in daily life, health, nature, news, shopping, websites

For about a week now, we’ve been back in the land of foie gras, confit de canard and truffles, at

Posted in Dordogne, nature, Recommended Accommodations, travel and places, websites

Though a tiny, sleepy village in Provence, it’s a perfect place to stay while exploring the region. Make sure you

Posted in photos, Provence, travel and places

From IHT: “Bernard Kouchner, the foreign minister of France and a longtime humanitarian, diplomatic and political activist on the international

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

Since our friends from the U.S. were visiting, we thought it would be fun to meet in Provence and go

Posted in food and drinks, products, Provence, shopping, stories, weird, wine

The French documentary, “Le Monde Selon Monsanto / The world according to Monsanto,” directed by independent filmmaker Marie-Monique Robin, airs

Posted in daily life, environment, garden, health, kids, nature, politics, products, stories, tv and movies

Yes. If this isn’t THE reason to visit Avignon, I dunno what is. Alright, I do and there are gobs

Posted in daily life, food and drinks, Provence, travel and places

As an expat in France, I don’t get to vote in the municipal elections today but my sweetie does and

Posted in cultural differences, daily life, events, politics, stories, weird

Paris-based musicians, Julien Garnier and Julien Gaulier began as a punk rock band called British Hawaii but moved on to

Posted in music, people

What is behind door number………..zzzZAPPP! (photo taken at the Palais des papes, Avignon, France)

Posted in photos, Provence, signs

From AFP: A letter of love sent by a French 13-year-old to her late mother, addressed to “Paradise Street, Heaven,”

Posted in Bourgogne/Burgundy, kids, news, people, weird

Can you imagine the First Lady of another country posing nude? *shudders!*

Posted in celebs, fashion, news, people, politics