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Archive for September, 2017

Dodo, L’enfant Do – Falling Asleep To A French Lullaby Posted by on Sep 13, 2017

The changing seasons mean shorter and colder days en France. The transition from warm summer days to cold winter nights makes me look forward to winter traditions like le marché de Noël. However, being from la Floride, I’m always surprised with how the shorter days end up affecting le sommeil (sleep). Le coucher du soleil…

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Food and drink in Brittany bis Posted by on Sep 12, 2017

Last month as I got ready for my trip to France I put together a post about some of the things I was looking forward to eating and drinking while I was in Paris and la Bretagne (Brittany). I’m happy to report that my culinary trip was a success . . . and included so…

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MHD Posted by on Sep 12, 2017

My husband was recently listening to music that caught my ear. It was catchy and happy—just what I needed to listen to at the moment. The artist, MHD, has become somewhat of a star in France since the release of his debut album last year. He’s played at Les Victoires de la Musique, the French…

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Like Catchy French Pop Music? Check out “Mon combat” by Arcadian! Posted by on Sep 9, 2017

It’s a catchy song- there’s no denying this. Florentin Cabezon, Yoann Pinna, and Jérôme Achermann, known professionally as Arcadian, are internet cover artists turned The Voice contestants whose sound is both familiar but fun. The trio lived together in Paris and could often be found playing covers outside the metro lines, bars, and the Social…

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Hurricane Season, ou La Saison Cyclonique Posted by on Sep 8, 2017

Every year, hurricane season, or la saison cyclonique, begins in the Atlantic Ocean region in late summer, usually peaking around late August and September. Unfortunately, some years—like this one—large and frequent hurricanes—in French, les ouragans—can bring great damage and destruction to any place that falls within their path. So far, Texas and areas of the Caribbean…

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Distributing Billets – Navigating ATM Menus In French Posted by on Sep 6, 2017

Some things vital to life in France, like making sure you’re aware of les numéros de téléphone (phone numbers) for les urgences (emergencies). However, there are many other important aspects of everyday life you need to know in order to survive la vie en rose. When you think of les urgences you don’t always think…

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A perfect marriage Posted by on Sep 5, 2017

Last Tuesday I got home from a wonderful 12-day trip to France for a family wedding. It was my first trip back in 4 years, and the first trip I’ve made to France with many of my family members. It was also the first trip I’ve ever made to France that I didn’t get to…

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