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: Note: I have not received any compensation from any of these vendors and […]

Fashion, Lifestyle

How to Tie a Scarf Like The French

“You can always spot un américain because they never seem to wear scarves properly,” said a Parisian friend to me one day over un café (that’s an espresso en français). In order to fit in with the fashionably cold-weathered Europeans, it’s important to learn how bundle up like the French. […]

Food and drink, Lifestyle, Reviews, Travel

Seattle French Food And Adventures

August. The month when every Frenchie goes on vacation. This month-long exodus is SO popular in French culture that the word “vacation” is even plural, perhaps to refer to a vacation’s implied multi-week duration. We in the states are not so lucky, but quick summer vacations still make for fantastic […]



Miam (mee-AHM) is one of my absolute favorite French words. It’s an onomatopoeia that mimics the sound of eating, much like “yum” or “nom” in English. Children use it in doubles (miam-miam!) to describe tasty food and young adults use it to describe someone attractive. Pepper some of your conversation […]