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How to host a dinner party in true French style

Written by on July 20, 2020 in French Style, Gastronomy
How to host a dinner party in true French style

Julia Girard-Gervois of TripUSAFrance organises amazing tours of France. Though she now lives in the USA, she loves to bring a taste of French style to her table. We asked Julia for her top tips to create a French flavour at home… French table style Always make sure that the dinner table is dressed before […]

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IXXI | Art that fills your walls with joy

Written by on July 15, 2020 in French Style
IXXI | Art that fills your walls with joy

I’ve been renovating my neglected old farmhouse in rural northern France for some years now. It’s been transformed from a hovel with dirt floors and gaping holes in the roof, bare concrete walls and corrugated iron doors that flapped in the wind into a comfy home. But it needed a bit of a style makeover […]

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Gorgeous French gift box for lovers of French style

Written by on July 15, 2020 in French Style
Gorgeous French gift box for lovers of French style

If you love gorgeous French style and exquisite French things, from stunning scented candles to homeware, authentic flea market finds, art, stationery and accessories. Then you’re going to love this globally available, lovely French gift box: My Beautiful French Collection Box. My Beautiful French Collection Box My Beautiful French Collection Box is curated by Annette […]

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SEARCHING for FAMILY and TRADITIONS at the FRENCH TABLE BOOK TWO 

Written by on July 9, 2020 in Book Reviews And Interviews
SEARCHING for FAMILY and TRADITIONS at the FRENCH TABLE BOOK TWO 

SEARCHING for FAMILY and TRADITIONS at the FRENCH TABLE BOOK TWO by Carole Bumpus. An amazing culinary adventure through north-west France. This book is so many things, a travelogue, a memoir, but most of all a wonderful celebration French gastronomy. I loved Carole Bumpus’ first book in this series. A celebration of French food, traditions and […]

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Paris, Part Time by Lisa Baker Morgan

Written by on July 9, 2020 in Book Reviews And Interviews
Paris, Part Time by Lisa Baker Morgan

Lisa Baker Morgan, the author of this memoir is a talented and accomplished woman on several levels. She graduated with a degree in English Literature from the University of Southern California. She has a Juris Doctorate and a culinary degree from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts. She’s an author and has a travel […]

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Fabulous French bed linen

Written by on July 6, 2020 in French Style
Fabulous French bed linen

France has long been famous for its style. The French “look” has developed over hundreds of years reflecting the savoir-faire, know-how and attention to detail that is a particularly French thing. From the refined grandeur of Chateau style to Provencal, Parisian and rustic styles, the French look really does suit all tastes. And there are […]

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Passion for Provence by Gayle Smith Padgett

Written by on June 10, 2020 in Book Reviews And Interviews
Passion for Provence by Gayle Smith Padgett

This book is truly a celebration of the south of France, its land and seascapes, people, gastronomy, and traditions. When American author Gayle met Ralph, it was love at first sight. When Ralph was offered a job in Heidelberg, Germany, they decided to marry. The move to Germany gave them easy access to France. They […]

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Planète Gascogne by Perry Taylor

Written by on June 8, 2020 in Book Reviews And Interviews
Planète Gascogne by Perry Taylor

Gascony is like a planet where time has stood still… thus starts Perry Taylor’s latest book of drawings. Every page presents a snapshot of life in the beautiful rural countryside and medieval villages of South West France, in the area known as Gascony. Like his previous three books, Planète Gascogne has a ‘feel good’ factor, […]

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Review of Alignment by Tracy Chollet

Written by on May 16, 2020 in Book Reviews And Interviews
Review of Alignment by Tracy Chollet

A wonderful contemporary romance set in beautiful Carnac, Brittany. Tracy Chollet, the author of this award-winning beautiful work of contemporary fiction brings to life the true beauty of its setting, Carnac in Brittany, and its legendary standing stones which give it the title of the biggest megalithic site in Europe. This lovely seaside town and […]

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Guide to the Basilica of Sacré-Coeur Paris

Written by on May 13, 2020 in French Icons, Paris
Guide to the Basilica of Sacré-Coeur Paris

You might think, when you visit Montmartre and gaze at the beautiful church of Sacré-Coeur, perched on a hill in the highest part of Paris, that is has been there for centuries. There is something timeless about the iconic luminous domes, pure white walls and elegant lines. But this is a relatively modern church. The […]

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