Tag: French life

Bienvenue to the French Girl in Seattle new website! We hope you enjoy your visit, with a new travel story and a Giveaway (details at the end of the post.) To receive exclusive travel stories directly in your inbox, please join la Mailing List on the homepage. Merci et à bientôt! – Véronique (French Girl in Seattle) …

Bienvenue chez French Girl in Seattle! I am so glad you could join me for this French housewarming party, ma pendaison de crémaillère. After weeks of hard work, it is time to celebrate: I am happy to invite you to discover French Girl in Seattle‘s new {virtual} home. I hope you enjoy visiting as much as I…

Next best thing to being in Paris? Watching movies set in Paris. Reading books about Paris. Listening to other people’s stories about Paris. Or, if all else fails, listening to favorite French songs about Paris on Youtube. This list is not exhaustive. There are many contenders! The City of Light has inspired artists depuis toujours (forever.)…

Greetings from the land of snooty waiters! It has been a few weeks since I last wrote on the blog. Pardonnez-moi. My apologies. The first half of our trip, and two full weeks, have just gone by.  Paris, London: two fascinating European cities. Blending the old and the new, traditions and quirkiness, effortlessly. Embracing stereotypes, defying them. London, Paris:…

Les Noëls se suivent mais ne se ressemblent pas (Christmas celebrations pass by, yet each one is different.) Our family moved to Seattle in 1996, and slowly but surely, we settled into our new lives, building a career (le Husband) or a small business (Moi,) making friends, exploring the Pacific Northwest (on land or on the…

While I lived in Paris many years ago, it seemed much of my time was spent working, commuting to and from work, or lining up to get into movie theaters or other popular places. We were in our late 20s then, and had few responsibilities. Several times a week, evenings were reserved for relaxation, a good…

Il était une fois Bagatelle. Once upon a time, Bagatelle, a modest château surrounded by beautiful gardens, on the western edge of Paris’s 16th arrondissement. Tucked away inside the expansive Bois de Boulogne (twice the size of New York’s Central Park,) it is easy to miss. Many visitors do, because they don’t know about it. Even if they…

Bonjour les amis, We arrived in Paris a few days ago. Most of our time has been spent catching up with relatives. Fortunately for us, some live in areas where photo opportunities abound. Take my brother for example. He is based in Rueil Malmaison, a green suburb west of Paris where I used to work…

Funny what happens when you let a story take you by the hand. This little tale started with a photo I found online a few days ago. I looked at delightful Audrey Tautou, impersonating the great Coco Chanel, and I wondered how anyone could look this good, dressed as a man and wearing a black canotier…