• French-Valentines

    Celebrate Valentine’s Day the French Way

    In the States, Valentine’s Day starts when you’re a kid. You get those paper Valentine bags at school and exchange cheesy conversation hearts with your buddies. But in France, the holiday is almost exclusively an adult, sophisticated celebration of romance.

    For the well-off couple, traveling to Paris is a great way to celebrate Valentine’s Day, but for those of us working on a… um… tighter budget, it’s also quite easy to bring a touch of France into your own plans without leaving the country.
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  • Closet-Hangers

    6 Tips to Organize Your Closet the Parisian Way

    It’s not quite Spring, but it just feels like the right time for cleaning. Parisians are MASTERS of the closet clean-out. When your apartment is the size of a closet, your closet is well… very small. You have to be very careful about what stays and what goes.

    Here are a few tips from my Parisian friends on how they keep their closets efficient and tidy:
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  • HappyNewYear

    Bonne Année

    I hope you all had a fantastic New Year’s celebration and are excited to kick off 2014!

    For me, yesterday was a perfect opportunity to reflect on the past year and all the amazing experiences we’ve had over at Goutaste. Here are a few of my favorite shots from this past year:
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  • Challah

    France’s Jewish Culinary History

    With the first night of Hannukah (or “Thanksgivukkah”) on Thursday this week, it’s a great time to look at France’s Jewish history and cuisine.

    Though France is very private about religion both politically and culturally, France’s Jewish communities have left a very visible mark – particularly in Paris, and noticeably on French cuisine.
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  • holiday-gift-guide

    Joyeux Noël – A Holiday Gift List for the Francophile

    Whether you’re looking for that cadeau parfait for the special francophile in your life or just want to give a little “hint-hint” to Santa’s elves this year, here’s a list of French-inspired gifts for the holiday season:
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  • Paris Metro Music

    Why Do French Metro Musicians Sound SO Good?

    I remember my first RER trip back from Charles de Gaulle. Clutching my two overstuffed suitcases and taking it all in, the doors suddenly opened and an Opera singer walked in:

    As if it wasn’t enough to take in the Parisian countryside on my way into the heart of the city, Paris decided to treat me with some local entertainment. That’s right — a woman got on the train and literally sang an aria out loud. God I love this place.

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  • NavyBlueSweater

    Dress Like A Parisian: Navy Cashmere Sweater

    Great artists steal and great dressers steal from Ines de la Fressange, the deity of French street style.
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  • Populaire

    October is for Francophiles – Denver Goes French!

    There are quite a few things going on in Denver this month to please all you Francophiles out there. Here are a few events I’m looking forward to:
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  • NudityInFrenchFilm

    Focus on Nudity in French Cinema

    With so much talk these days about breasts in music videos, it’s amazing that the French still get picked on for nudity in their cinema. We’re Americans – you’d think we’d have seen it all – but the French are still singled out as “naked people.”

    “French films are kind of weird. They’re so full frontal,”

    said someone to me when I told them about the J’adore French Language Film Festival I saw in April. It got me thinking:
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  • BB Brunes

    6 French Artists You Should Be Listening To Now

    As much as we LOVE Coeur de Pirate and C2C, there are plenty of impressive French bands you might not have on your iPods… yet! Here are just 6 French musical artists you should download immediately:
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