Cafes You Can’t Miss in Paris - Petite Suitcase
I could spend hours sitting at a cafe in Paris, with a glass of wine or a cup of coffee. I guess both if you sit there long enough. A cafe in Paris can be
Five French Habits to Adopt
Thanks to the popularity of my first two posts in this series, Five Life-Enhancing French Habits to Adopt Today and Three More French Habits to Enhance Your Life I've come up with some further things I was first exposed to during my many years living in France and which add pleasure, ease, and authenticity to our daily lives here at chez Germain, such as...
Our Little (very little) Paris Apartment
Bonjour! It's only been three full days since we arrived in Paris, but we're already quite smitten by this beautiful city; and though we speak basically no French, are feeling just the teeniest bit like Parisians. We've strolled the grand boulevards, wandered down quaint cobblestone streets and sauntered along the lovely river Seine to the tune of about 6-8 miles each day. And yes, we've found ourselves hopelessly lost a number of times, not even knowing how to ask for help or directions…
18 Bloggers Who Will Show You What It Truly Means to Dress Like a French Girl
That "je ne sais quoi" everyone's talking about? It's a myth.
Frenchie Friday: How to Become Rich Overnight
“There are people who have money and people who are rich.” -Coco Chanel Some dear friends of mine live in Antibes, France. While they may not be “rich” by social standards, I’m betting that 90 percent of the population would trade lives with them in a skinny minute. Their lives are filled with the things …
How to Frenchify Your Fall
The first signs of Fall have made it to Chicago. The leaves are starting to change color and crunch underneath my boots and the once warm evenings of Summer are turning cool and crisp. It is time to embrace Fall and all the changes that come with the season. I am teaming up with my Francophile frien
How to Have a French Inspired Summer at Home
The French always know how to savor a summer afternoon, whether they are vacationing or not. Learn how to do the same, in French style of course, and give yourself a French-inspired Summer this year especially if you can't travel to France itself.
10 Secret French Lifestyle Rules Revealed
The French exude class and style that is unparalleled to the world. What makes them unique? Discover and embrace these 10 secret French lifestyle rules.
How to Frenchify Your Summer
Summer is going to look a lot different than in years past. While we can’t jump on a plane to Paris, we can find fun and creative ways to recreate a French Summer at home. I invited my Francophile friend Meghan of Wit and Whimsy to team up for this blog post. We are each sharing fun and easy ways