Fathers and music: Fêtes des pères & de la musique

Posted by on Jun 21, 2015 in Grenoble, Music | 3 Comments
Fathers and music: Fêtes des pères & de la musique

Today is la fête de la musique in France. It’s a day music and revelry take over the streets of France, basically a big countrywide Dionysian party. Inebriated public tomfoolery is tolerated (or encouraged?) and everyone has a riproaring good time. Today is also Father’s Day. I’m grateful to my father for many things but […]

Mother’s day announcement!

Posted by on May 31, 2015 in French family, French vintage home decor | 6 Comments
Mother’s day announcement!

Today, the last Sunday in May, is mother’s day in France and so I thought it would be the most apt occasion to come back to this blog after an embarrassingly long time with a special announcement… I’m going to be a maman!! In a way, the blogging hiatus was brought on by the shock of […]

Lest We Forget…

Posted by on Nov 11, 2014 in History, Uncategorized | No Comments
Lest We Forget…

November 11, 2014 marks both the beginning

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and the end of the First World War and, although I find it hard to say anything truly meaningful about this bloodshed that plunged the world into the most violent century in human history, I saw something I wanted to share, something simple and sweet and, created as it […]

The convent in the city

Posted by on Nov 1, 2014 in Grenoble, History | 4 Comments
The convent in the city

Follow my blog with Bloglovin I’m a city girl. I like the feeling of stepping out the door and being swept up by the tumult of the city. I relish the sounds, the promise, the convenience, the culture, the excitement, and the great, almost tangible, pulse of the city. Yet, despite this abiding love and devotion, I […]

Celebrating teachers everywhere

Posted by on Oct 5, 2014 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
Celebrating teachers everywhere

Around the beginning of September (has it been a month already!?), Francentric blogs, as I like to call them, were all writing about la rentrée — that special time of year after the sleepy summer months when the denizens return and pick up where they left for holiday. Of course, I had planned to mourn […]

A lake high up in the mountains that lit up Grenoble — Lac du Crozet

Posted by on Aug 29, 2014 in Grenoble, History, Travel | No Comments
A lake high up in the mountains that lit up Grenoble — Lac du Crozet

Yes, this is another blogpost showcasing the beauty of the French Alps. I promise to shake things up a little next post but today, I’d like to take you to a magical, shimmering lake in the clouds. After our first relatively easy hike up the Charmant Som, we decided to follow up with something a […]