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From stories rooted in French popular culture, to reviews of favorite movies, products and places, follow my musings and get a piece of my mind.

The French kitchen (especially its Provençal version,) is popular in the United States. I have often visited beautiful homes where imported le Jacquard Français tablecloths and dish towels or Laguiole knife sets, to name just a few, are proudly displayed, cherished souvenirs of trips to la Belle France. As I was working in my American apartment-size kitchen the other day, I…

Paris est toujours une bonne idée. Paris is always a good idea, they say. The line is often attributed to Audrey Hepburn in the movie Sabrina. Joining the ranks of a long list of [American] expatriates who have stayed in the City of Light, Sabrina goes to Paris to find herself. She succeeds and returns home…

Emma Thompson, Golden Globes 2014The “Louboutin-Martini” speech The Hollywood award season is underway, and it will culminate on Sunday March 2, with the 86th Academy Awards. For us movie fans, it is a fun time of year. Some of us get excited about favorite movies; actors and actresses. Others tune in, so they can gawk at…

  A long time ago, when I still lived in Paris, France, I remember going to the movies (I did that a lot,) and watching a romantic comedy named Sleepless in Seattle. I only knew where Seattle was because the year before, I had seen another fun flick, Cameron Crowe‘s Singles. Forget Boeing or Microsoft. Singles…

Introduction:Fact 1: I am, indeed, a lucky French Girl. A heartfelt “merci” to all of you, for the messages you sent following last week’s story.Fact 2: If you do not like/get/care to hear about… the magical world of Harry Potter, skip this story. It is choke full of references and private jokes seulement pour les…