Category Archive: France

Caramel Beurre Salé Kouignette, Maison George Larnicol, Paris

The day I discovered Maison George Larnicol was kind of like the food equivalent to the dramatic Lloyd Dobler-In Your Eyes-boombox moment in Say Anything. I was walking along the rue de Rivoli,… Continue reading

The Most Delicious Croissant in Paris?

My opinion, with the expert guidance of pastry chef David Lebovitz. T-minus twelve days left in Paris and I’m already shaky at the thought of living without these. Start here and read the… Continue reading

40 Days of Paris, Day Two: Eiffel Tower, Cheese, Sunset and Some Bears

Why 40 Days of Paris? Find out. PS: there’s also a gallery of pics at the end of this post. Just in case you’re ready for pictoral stimulation now. Day 2 started out… Continue reading

Bourgogne: You Should Totally Go There

Do you like wine? France? Beautiful countryside and vineyard vistas? Nice people? Wine? (Oh, hang on, I already said that … ) Cheese? Delicious food? Oui? Then you need to get to the… Continue reading

French Girl Flair: Messy Buns, Braids, Twists, Chignons, and What(k)nots

Daily (nay, perhaps hourly) I find myself coveting some beautiful French woman’s messy bun here in Paris. I’m obsessed with their twists, chignons and braids (the more Hunger Games–esque the better) and any… Continue reading

Musée d’Orsay and Ernest Hemingway: Go There, Read Him, Fall in Love with Paris Again

Today is Tuesday, September 4, which means you have t-minus 5 days to get to the d’Orsay to see Misia: reine (queen) de Paris. If you’re in Paris, please go; you won’t be… Continue reading

Home, Fall, and My Paris Surfboard

As America prepares to celebrate its long weekend and one day of freedom from laboring, I’m sitting in Paris, contemplating how freaking lucky I am to have been given this opportunity not to… Continue reading

Paris in Motion

One of my friends shared this timelapse video with me on Facebook and I had to share here too because it’s super cool. Plus I love his music choice; I think a little… Continue reading

July 14 in Paris: Check aaaaaand … Check

Last year on July 14, I was sitting in Amelie, my favorite wine bar in San Francisco, tying one on with my other Francophile/oenophile friends, wondering if I’d gather the nuts to do… Continue reading

Don’t Take a Shiv in the Pancreas: Say Hello to People in Foreign Countries

Back when I worked in advertising, one of the sure signs a campaign was good was if it made other people in the industry jealous, the old “I wish I’d thought of that”… Continue reading