When beginning life from scratch in a new country, or simply attempting to learn a new language, a sense of humor goes a long way. Even more so when the city in question is Paris, and the language happens to be French. And every now and then, when I need to feel validated about the… …read more

I recently sat down with Versailles-based pastry chef Molly Wilkinson to discuss her life in France and all things pastry, including her new book French Pastry Made Simple. After leaving her job in digital marketing, she made the leap across the pond to study pastry at Le Cordon Bleu, and eventually start teaching her own… …read more

Soon after arriving in Paris, a man asked if he could join me at a café. “Actually, I am engaged,” I said. “But zees is nuh-sing in France,” he replied. …read more

There are plenty of fabulous french female writers to discover. And if you don’t speak French, you can always opt for the English version. If you’re on the lookout for new contemporary authors, look no further. …read more

We dive into the Paris dating scene and larger French dating culture, from France’s popular dating apps and a layout of where the cool kids hang out, to the cultural norms you’ll need to familiarize yourself with. …read more

Before the ban, it was hard to believe that France- the land of Serge Gainsbourg and his famous Gauloises cigarettes- would ever go smoke free, but now it feels normal. …read more

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With so many globally inspired restaurants popping up all over Paris, it’s refreshing to find a bistrot that feels truly French. At À La Française, enjoy delicious, homemade fare, and cocktails made with all French ingredients, both original and modern twists on forgotten classics. …read more