Month: December 2011

‘Tis the season of giving… (photo from www.11magnolialane.com) Last week, when friends old and new came to celebrate Le Blog‘s first birthday, many kindly mentioned they have been enjoying my series on French icons. It seems le béret, la baguette, la marinière, les cafés parisiens, la Seine, la Tour Eiffel and even the venerable Deux-Chevaux…

Bonjour les amis,    This week we return to our popular French Icons series. If you thought la baguette, le béret, la marinière, French cafés and la tour Eiffel were quintessentially French, I’ve got another one coming.    Last fall, while spending Thanksgiving weekend in Portland, Oregon, I spent some time in a wonderful local…