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Another American trying to survive in France. Keeping life in perspective with deep yoga breaths while drinking a healthy dose of wine and Champagne. More Info

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Finding Fabulous in Paris

Finding Fabulous in Paris

French Burgundy Region

March 6, 2017 by Cora

I have always been partial to the French Burgundy wines.  Don’t get me wrong, Bordeaux wines are lovely.  They taste and smell like a fragrant, heavily ripe or even dried… Read more…

Categories: Uncategorised

A Brief History of French Wine

March 1, 2017 by Cora

I have been working on my wine certifications, so with that in mind I have decided to focus on French wines in my blog. I thought it might be interesting… Read more…

Categories: Food and Drink

Simple Facts About Champagne

November 17, 2016 by Cora

Sparkling wine can be made almost anywhere.  Wine can be made anywhere.  The French, being the foodies that they are have declared that sparkling wine that comes from a region… Read more…

Categories: Food and Drink

Oktoberfest Germany

October 10, 2016 by Cora

Hubby and I recently went with friends to Munich to experience Oktoberfest.  It was a fantastic weekend for us. Oktoberfest ran from 17 Sept to the 3 October. We were… Read more…

Categories: Food and Drink

Adopting a Pet in France

September 18, 2016 by Cora

As you may know, when we moved to France we had a dog and a cat.  If you read my last post, you know that they both had issues with… Read more…

Categories: Personal

Pets Ownership Challenges in Paris

September 12, 2016 by Cora

When we moved to Paris with our dog and kitty from the UK, it was an easy move.  We had to have their shots all up to date and we… Read more…

Categories: Personal


May 10, 2016 by Cora

What exactly is a brocante you maybe asking? I had to look it up, because I did not know!  It is an antiques and collectible fair. I went to my… Read more…

Categories: shopping

Barbie World, Barbie Girl

April 15, 2016 by Cora

The Museum of Decorative Arts is exhibiting BARBIE!  The exhibit started 10 March and runs to 18 September.   I was excited to go and see this exhibit.  I have… Read more…

Categories: Exhibits in Paris

Poisson d’Avril or April Fools Day in France

April 1, 2016 by Cora

So, today is April 1, April Fool’s Day.  In France apparently part of the tradition is that they slap a fish sticker on the backs of ‘unsuspecting’ people and yell… Read more…

Categories: Holidays


March 8, 2016 by Cora

France and Champagne are synonymous.  There are a series of regulations that were established in 1891 and WWI that worked to make it so.  Over time over 70 countries have… Read more…

Categories: Food and Drink