Cycling through the city of lights

One of my favourite memories of experiencing Paris was by bike. It was spring or summer of 2012 and myself and a couple colleagues rented the velib bikes you see around the city and our method was simple – turn in whatever direction looks most interesting. In theory it’s a great plan… but somehow we...

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friendly faces in foreign places

I am so fortunate. I move halfway across the world and yet again, one of my best friends has come to visit and not just her but her husband and daughter too! As luck would have it we were expecting workmen to visit just days before their arrival to replace the doors and windows after...

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Les Carroz D’Araches / Alpine Vacation

School holidays just finished up throughout France and since I was here, I got a little taste of what the season is like on this side of the world. While I usually think of school holidays as a time to go somewhere warm to get through the long Canadian winters (or at least the grey winters of...

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Maison Taittinger / The house of Taittinger Champagne

I admit, I love wine and not only do I love wine, I love French wine and not only French wine but also Champagne. Lucky for me Jérémie is from the region so we go every other weekend, but for as often as we made the trek from the Île de France we just never made...

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La Corse, une île a l’ancienne / 7 things to consider for an off season vacation to Corsica

It may have been back in April but it would be a shame to skip over our trip to Bonifacio. After hemming and hawing about where to go for a little weekend retreat/early birthday we settled on some inexpensive flights to Corsica. We soon found ourselves in Ajaccio renting a car and heading into the small capital to have...

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