Dating French Men: 5 Lessons Learned…

Dividing my time between England and France has allowed me to date my fair share of French men on both sides of the Channel. So, it was interesting to think about what the experience actually taught me and whether dating French men lived up to expectations. Here are 5 lessons I learned: 1. ‘Drinks’ might…

Why Every Week is Fashion Week in Paris

Still waiting on that elusive Paris Fashion Week invite? Attending catwalk shows and afterparties is undoubtedly surreal, but there’s more than one reason why the City of Light is one of the four major fashion capitals (if not THE fashion capital). You’ll find regular exhibitions on its greatest couturiers, super stylish cafés and restaurants in…

Balmain: Beauty Bargains for Lips & Nails

Who knew the fashion house did lipsticks now?! Launched in collaboration with L’Oréal, the Balmain lipsticks cost about half what you’d usually expect to pay for designer lipsticks.

Don’t miss: Les Franglaises at the Bobino

If there’s one song you’re unlikely to hear played in supermarkets on this side of the Channel, it’s probably You Can Leave Your Hat On… a shame, really, as it made quite the impression on me as I was queuing up to pay for my shopping at E. Leclerc! I can only imagine the scene…

Bank Holiday Tuesday? Only in France!

Earlier this week, there was a bank holiday in France… and no matter how many times they come around, I am never expecting one mid-week! In the UK, all our bank holidays are on Mondays – bank holiday Tuesday, or Wednesday, Thursday, etc. just don’t exist. Of course one benefit of being able to move…

Learning French the hard way

I’m willing to bet there are a few words and phrases in our French vocabularies that we had to learn the hard way, which is why we’ll never, ever forget them! These three have certainly been burned into my brain for eternity: Bouillotte. That was one of the first new words I learned in France…

5 delicious floral delicacies from France

It has to be said, I like an edible flower or two in my salad. And yet rose and violet creams are the only chocs I can’t eat – way too much like perfume for my taste! However, there’s a much more interesting array of sweet, floral flavoured treats in France… and they’re actually not…

Review: French themed Ballerina film (AKA Leap!)

This morning, I finally got the chance to go and see the animated Ballerina film originally released around Christmas 2016 – it even meant getting up early (for me) on a Saturday morning to catch the special kids screening at the Odeon, who were screening it again as part of a half term promotion. You’d…

Taking the plonge – drinking & dunking

What would you rather dunk in your drink…? Digestives vs. Rillettes Last week was ‘biscuit week’ on The Great British Bake Off, co-incidentally one of the few shows I still watched while en France. By way of introduction to the biscuit baking challenge, talk inevitably turned to the age old tradition of dunking biscuits in…

Autumn in France – Top 3 Travel Tips

While the beach resorts are rapidly emptying out, other destinations around the country are just about to hit their stride. Lille and Deauville, for example, are set to hold some of the most prestigious events in their cultural calendars this season…