Why is There such a Strong French Influence in New Orleans?

Why is There such a Strong French Influence in New Orleans

New Orleans is a city like no other. It’s an American town that looks antebellum, sings Spanish, prays in Caribbean, and eats African. But one of the biggest influences in the area is the French. Birthplace of Louis Armstrong, Reese Witherspoon, and even Star Trek’s Captain Benjamin Sisko – New Orleans is proud of … Read more

What Are Some Great Places to Visit for Star Gazers?

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Some people love the vibrance of sunrise and sunsets, but some also enjoy the coziness of the nightlife. This is because the tranquility of the night gives more Zen to the rest of us. In fact, the beauty of the stars in the sky has long been praised, and the constellations have … Read more

What Are The Most Famous Buildings In France?


So, you’ve decided to move to France? Oui bien sûr!  Most likely, you’d be living in your dream home, a spherical glass structure with a view of rich purple Provence lavender fields, a drywall-textured kitchen ceiling, and a balcony where you could spend days reading your favorite books. Nothing beats being surrounded … Read more

Tips for Eating Organic When On the Go

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When traveling or being on the go, it can be challenging to stick with any type of diet or lifestyle. Many people who are dedicated to an organic diet often say that it’s tough to eat organic food while traveling, especially if you have direct access to farmer’s markets and organic stores … Read more

Confession: Why I Hate the Eiffel Tower


Can you picture Paris without the Eiffel Tower? I can. And so can many Parisians. The truth is that I don’t really like the landmark and – while I’m blowing your mind – here’s another confession: I lived in Paris for 6 months without even so much as one step on the … Read more

Franco-Foodie Adventures in Los Angeles

LosAngeles French Food

  One of the first questions people ask you in Los Angeles is “where are you from?” because most people aren’t actually from LA. I’m a rare exception, growing up a child of the beach amidst many transplants. But these transplants are what I love most about my hometown. They create an … Read more

Seattle French Food And Adventures

French Food

  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 adventures … Read more