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The classified arts of France

Written by on October 23, 2020 in Art and Artists
The classified arts of France

Every now and again, when chatting to French friends they’ll drop in a sentence that contains the words “the 7th Art” or maybe “the 9th Art” and recently there was talk about the “10th Art”. You, like me, might be wondering what on earth they’re going on about… Well in France, the arts are classified. […]

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Review of Finding Paris: A Novel by Joanne Kimes

Written by on October 15, 2020 in Book Reviews And Interviews
Review of Finding Paris: A Novel by Joanne Kimes

The magic of Paris weaves its spell on two unsuspecting American women. A charming, authentic and heart-warming tale that takes the reader along on their journey… Finding Paris: A Novel This wonderful story is a true voyage of discovery for two American women. From very different walks of life they meet at a French class. […]

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The Secret French Recipes of Sophie Valroux by Samantha Verant

Written by on August 26, 2020 in Book Reviews And Interviews
The Secret French Recipes of Sophie Valroux by Samantha Verant

Sophie, a French-born but lived most of her life in the US chef, finds life really isn’t a dream come true. When an ex-boyfriend conspires against her, her whole life is turned upside down. Sophie needs to get a grip of herself if she’s to avoid a life doomed to fail on all levels. But […]

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How to create French home style – anywhere

Written by on August 22, 2020 in French Style
How to create French home style – anywhere

French style is famous throughout the world. Cultivated over hundreds of years of design and fine arts, it’s a seemingly effortless style that isn’t always that easy to achieve. But there are ways and means to make it easy! You don’t need to live in a Chateau, or in Paris, Provence or a rustic farmhouse […]

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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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