Tag: France

City

Guide to Paris Part Deux

Whether you’ve been once, ten times, or never; there’s always a reason to pine for Paris. Immortalized in countless films and books, areas like Montmartre, with its narrow roads winding up the hillside, and Île Saint Louis, with its spectacular views of the Seine and Notre Dame, are every bit […]

City

Best Paris Day Trips (Besides Versailles)

Paris offers so much to see and do, you’d be forgiven for never setting foot outside of the city, particularly if it’s your first visit. However, if you’re visiting for the second or third time, I strongly encourage you to take a day trip. Paris is surrounded by beautiful countryside […]

Video, Wine

Exploring the Loire Valley

You could say I’ve been obsessed with France’s Loire Valley since I stumbled on a book about the region’s famed châteaux at my local library as a child. With a meandering river, lush countryside and beautiful castles it looks like a fairy tale land but the stories behind the châteaux are full […]

Food, Hotels

La Grenouillère

In a quite corner of Northern France lies a magical place called La Grenouillère. Located in a rambling white farmhouse, the small inn features uneven black and white floors and a storybook-like lounge decorated with a frog mural from the 1920’s (the name of the inn means the froggery), worn-in vintage rugs and […]

City

Mini Guide to Strasbourg

This year marked the first time in my life that I didn’t go home for the holidays and it was bittersweet. On the one hand, my husband and I relished the peace and tranquility of a holiday season that was largely spent just the two of us. We ate oysters, drank bottles […]