The French word of the day: carte postale

Remember the pre-Instagram era? when we would take the time to buy post cards and look for stamps. Usually on the last day of the holidays, we would sit down at a Café terrace and write a few lines to the grand parents and the best friends. I have always loved writing postcards, and I still do. It is really like sharing a moment of my holidays … Continue reading The French word of the day: carte postale

The French word of the day: bonbon

Because it’s Monday, to wish you all the sweetest week! Repeat after me, bon-bon (candy). The name bon-bon arose from infantile reduplication of the French word bon, meaning ‘good’. In modern French and several other European languages, the term simply refers to any type of candy or small confection. If you need choice and quality, just open the ancestral door of the “Mere de Famille” (Family mum … Continue reading The French word of the day: bonbon

The French word of the day: trottinette

Sunny Sunday in the French capital: a perfect day for a lazy brunch and for wandering in parks. Un jour pour faire de la trottinette ! Repeat after me: tro-tee-net! The little scooter is the must have of the Bobo kids, but lots of hipster Dads have theirs too. I tried it, and I really enjoyed the ride. I had really missed the Parisian proper sidewalks, those quiet … Continue reading The French word of the day: trottinette

The word of the day: Fleur

Evidemment! The Compulsory accessory of the City of Love … Your second word in French is Fleur. Yes, almost like your “flour”. Repeat after me: Fleur ! Just make sure you follow the proper etiquette when you buy roses. We French are pretty serious with their meanings… Red is for passion: never on a first date or you’ll totally freak us out! Yellow means asking for forgiveness. Associated with betrayal, … Continue reading The word of the day: Fleur