Caring for a Cashmere Sweater

Caring for a Cashmere Sweater

Cashmere is a fiber derived from cashmere and pashmina goats. When compared to a sheep wool sweater, a cashmere sweater is finer, stronger, lighter, softer, and approximately three times more insulating. It is also a very fashionable fabric that many people prefer to wear during the cooler months. The fabric is very … Read more

You Don’t Have to Be French to Tie a French Knot

French knot

A scarf (une écharpe in French) is the ultimate French wardrobe staple. Indeed, French women are known for wearing scarves in all seasons. Scarves are not considered a winter item in France, but are worn all year, including during the summer. Only the hottest weather will prevent French women from wearing scarves. … Read more

What is Polidori Sausage?

Sausage

Polidori Sausage, also known simply as Polidori, is a food company based in Colorado that specializes in pork products, among other processed meats. It was founded by Anna Cerrone, an Italian immigrant to the United States, and coal miner Rocco Polidori. How did the Polidori Sausage come to be? Anna Cerrone moved … Read more

Getting Along with ‘Rude’ Parisians

glare

Are Parisians impolite? This topic rears its ugly head frequently here. Is it rudeness, or something else, such as cultural differences in social behavior combined with language difficulty? What are your thoughts? Rudeness is, unfortunately, a universal human trait. But don’t forget that there are wonderful people in Paris as well. People … Read more

Classic Parisian Fashions for Men

Men’s Fashion

It goes without saying that Parisians know how to dress well. Their effortless, timeless, yet elegant style complements the hectic lifestyle that comes with living in Paris. Parisian men are no exception to this rule, as you’ve probably noticed if you’ve ever visited the city. Parisian fashion is a little more sophisticated … Read more

Steak au Poivre and How to Fix It

Steak

A classic French steak recipe is steak au poivre (pronounced “oh-PWAHV”). “Au piove” means “peppered” in French, and the dish features a perfectly cooked steak crusted with cracked peppercorns. It’s usually topped with a rich, creamy pan sauce flavored with cognac or brandy. Steak Au Poivre is a French phrase that translates … Read more

Do They Celebrate Valentine’s Day in the City of Love?

Romantic vacation

Valentine’s Day is widely regarded as the ultimate day of cheesy, unapologetic romance, loved by some and despised by others. While some may be aware that the holiday is named after a priest named Saint Valentine, they may be unaware of the full history of Valentine’s Day, which is decidedly less romantic … Read more

Buying French Makeup Foundation in the US

Makeup

Every artist begins their masterpiece with a blank canvas, just as every French girl begins her makeup routine with one of these incredible French foundations. It may seem obvious, but finding the perfect foundation is a difficult task. You want something that works and will make you feel more confident in your … Read more