Bienvenue chez French Girl in Seattle !
Le Blog turns 4 in December, and this is an early blog-anniversary celebration.
Yes, it’s been 4 years since I started writing and building an online community of francophiles, students of the French language, and friends. Thank you for following me on the Blog, and on Facebook. Here’s to more good times together!
I went through several transitions in 2014. With change, comes opportunity. Le Blog, I decided, deserves a new home. What the Blog needs, the Blog gets. It is still French Girl in Seattle as you knew it, just… un peu different. I will continue sharing stories with you weekly; stories about la Belle France and French culture; and stories about my life as a French native in the Pacific Northwest. I will keep offering travel preparation and travel planning services in the Seattle area. It is my hope I will soon be able to bring some of these services online…
Bien entendu, you can also meet me daily on Facebook, where the community of French Girl in Seattle friends is growing fast!
I would like to thank two wonderful ladies, who have helped this non-techie French Girl make it all possible. Together, we created the new French Girl in Seattle. I hope you like it here.
Daria has been a French student of mine for many, many years. Lucky for me, she is also a talented graphic designer and photographer. Daria designed this beautiful website and was very dedicated in bringing my vision to life. You can visit her here.
Jeanne, a fellow blogger and Seattleite, is as creative as it gets. I always admire the beautiful watercolors she shares on her blog. Jeanne designed the new French Girl in Seattle mascot, Coco the French bulldog. Isn’t she precious? Visit Jeanne on her blog when you have a minute.
Merci, mesdames. It has been a pleasure working with you and watching it all happen.
So, here we are, almost four years after I started blogging. In a new home. This calls for a celebration, don’t you think? It’s been a while since I have hosted a Give Away chez French Girl in Seattle. Will you join us? Here it comes:
French Girl in Seattle 4th Blog-Anniversary Give Away
First, the prizes.
The winner, whose name will be pulled out of my favorite Le Creuset dish next Friday by Junior’s innocent hand, will get to choose between the following:
David Lebovitz‘ très successful new cooking book, My Paris Kitchen. If you follow David’s blog, you know you are in for a treat! The photographs alone are worth a detour. And the recipes, ah, the recipes…
Discover talented illustrator Jacques Sempé‘s take on life in France, his homeland. Delightful, and the perfect coffee table book!
Finally, if you think you know everything there is to know about French designer Coco Chanel, this little book will surprise you with an entertaining, often irreverent look at Chanel’s controversial life and career.
To enter the Give Away you must:
1. Reside in the Continental United States.
2. “Like” the French Girl in Seattle page on Facebook (if you use Facebook) AND sign up for email updates, here, on the Home Page (look for the Mailing List on the right hand side.)
4. Name two favorite stories in the Blog’s Comment section, below. (Check out Les Categories, on the right hand side if you need help triggering your memory :-)) — OR list two reasons why you enjoy visiting the French Girl in Seattle Facebook page or le Blog.
5. List two topics you would like to hear more about in the Blog’s Comment section (e.g. more travel advice; more travel information; more about: fashion, food, French current events, the French way of life, the French language; etc.)
Are you ready? Hope you join the fun, and share with friends. The Give Away results will be published in next week’s blog post. Bonne chance !
Thank you for coming over here. Le Blog and I have to go for now. We have more unpacking to do…