To market, to market…To the French market!

Posted by on Jul 30, 2014 in French food, French traditions, Grenoble | No Comments
To market, to market…To the French market!

Now that I’ve returned from my 3 week holiday, I’m easing back into some of my home routines. One such weekend routine of which I never tire is the visit to the local open air market. Every town in France has one and it’s always full of beautiful fresh produce. Of course, I love the […]

The France Road Trip Part II + Portugal

Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in French culture, Travel | 2 Comments
The France Road Trip Part II + Portugal

I’m back in Grenoble after my 2 week jaunt through France + 1 week girls-only tour through Portugal. It was a marvellous holiday and I feel so blessed to have traveled to such beautiful places with my best girlfriends from across the pond. I’m already jonesing for their company… As I mentioned in my last post, […]

The France Road Trip, Part I

Posted by on Jul 3, 2014 in French culture, Travel | 2 Comments
The France Road Trip, Part I

Internet, enfin !  I had hoped to write more regularly but a France road trip with dear friends I haven’t seen since my wedding 2 years ago has meant very little time for the blog. Désolée… To tell you the truth, I hadn’t explored much of France before and it’s only on this road trip along the […]

Liebster blog award

Posted by on Jun 24, 2014 in French vintage, Travel | 7 Comments
Liebster blog award

Coucou mes amis! I’ve got two pieces of news to share. 1. The Piaf blog has been nominated for the Liebster blog award 2. We’ve taken off, with the first day of summer, on a demi-tour of France in a camping car!! We’re taking the blog with us so you can join us on our […]

Welcoming June at the Jardin de Ville in Grenoble

Posted by on Jun 1, 2014 in Grenoble | 2 Comments
Welcoming June at the Jardin de Ville in Grenoble

Hello June! Spring has been shy this year and the weather’s been cantankerous. But buoyed by June’s arrival, Julien and I headed over to the Jardin de Ville in Grenoble this weekend. I hadn’t been there in awhile so I was dazzled by the resplendent flowers that had suddenly exploded all over the manicured city garden. […]

Museum night

Posted by on May 20, 2014 in French culture | No Comments
Museum night

There’s something exciting about visiting a museum at night. The exhilaration of wandering through a trove of beauty and history and art after dusk, when one normally loosens up for an evening of revelry, takes the edge off the museum’s seriousness, makes it more populaire. The night lowers the brow, so to speak. I don’t think I’ve mentioned this […]

Oeuf à la coque and wacky collections

Posted by on May 11, 2014 in French food, French vintage | 8 Comments
Oeuf à la coque and wacky collections

Happy Mother’s day to all you celebrating today. Mother’s day in France is the last Sunday of May but I’m thinking of my mom in Canada today. I wish I could her make my favourite French breakfast but I’ll just have to do it vicariously through this blogpost. I have a confession to make. For […]

French vintage home decor inspiration: Kat & JB’s home

Posted by on May 4, 2014 in French vintage, French vintage home decor | 2 Comments
French vintage home decor inspiration: Kat & JB’s home

A few weeks ago, I was invited to Kat and JB’s house for brunch, fell madly in love with their home and took so many pictures, I couldn’t possibly fit them all into one post. Still, there was so much French vintage home decor inspiration here that I just had to share them with you. Kat […]

St. Antoine l’Abbaye

Posted by on Apr 26, 2014 in Travel, Uncategorized | 2 Comments
St. Antoine l’Abbaye

In France, charming, picturesque villages abound. Among these countless villages, 50 are officially proclaimed the most beautiful by the nonprofit society, Les plus beaux villages de France. Needless to say, visiting all 50 is way up there on my bucket list. Up until last weekend, I’d only visited two, in one of which we were […]

Easter food and pretty flowers

Easter food and pretty flowers

I hope you’ve had a wonderful Easter! We went to Julien’s mother’s house for Easter and had a restful, delicious family weekend. We gorged ourselves on lamb, asparagus, roasted vegetables, cheese, chocolate, even a boar that was caught by Christian’s hunting buddies (no photos of the boar because Julien says the poor beast was unphotogenic). But […]

A Weekend Brunch chez Kat

Posted by on Apr 12, 2014 in French food, French vintage | 4 Comments
A Weekend Brunch chez Kat

I love weekend brunches. It’s a great North American institution that respects both my love of food and sleeping in. But although this tradition is gaining some traction in Paris, where brunch spots are beginning to make their appearance on the city’s foodscape, it’s still not widely practiced in the rest of France. Here, in the […]

Step into my office

Posted by on Apr 4, 2014 in French vintage, Our vintage home | No Comments
Step into my office

It’s Walk to Work Day today so I thought I’d take you on a short trip to my quaint work area. Since I work from home every Friday, the walk to work today was just a short trek from my bed to my writing desk at the far end of our living room. In our […]