• Paris Guide
    City Travel Guides,  France,  Paris,  Travel

    An Insider’s Paris Travel Guide

    Having visited Paris three times, I think it’s only fair to share this ultimate city travel guide with you. Some of the pointers here have been mentioned before on the other Paris travel guide but there are plenty of new ones here including places to eat and stay. If you are traveling with kids, the recommendations below will go a long way with you. Let’s get started.

  • couscous
    Dinner,  Food,  Lunch

    Instant Pumpkin Couscous

    Ah couscous, the one dish that reminds me of Al Maghreb. A popular dish in North Africa, couscous consists of little balls of durum wheat semolina. It is believed to have been cooked by Berbers as early as 238 to 149 BC. Today, the popularity of couscous has made it’s way to France. Although instant couscous takes a few minutes to make, the best way to make traditional couscous is steaming it in a couscousiere. You can add different ingredients including zucchini, pumpkin, lentils, and carrots. Pair it with a tagine and a spoon of stew poured on top, you’ll be hooked. The recipe below is based off of instant…

  • french food
    Breakfast,  Food,  France,  Paris

    A love letter to Paris

    Dear Paris, This recent trip was the second time I visited you and unlike in March, walking your streets in late November was a no-no for me. There was no snow yet and there was no autumn breeze. Instead, there was a lot of rain, harsh coldness, and grey skies. However, I’m judging you based off of only 5 days of being there. The great thing was that you made me thankful for a lot of things.

  • Uncategorized

    Moisturize like the French

    Many ask what is the secret to French women’s skincare. Well, the secret is simple. Don’t use too many products and definitely don’t spend a fortune on them. Just go to your local pharmacy. When TSS visited Paris back in March, we knew that la pharmacie was the place to go for beauty products. Oh and we did visit Yves Rocher as well. Who could resist their fruity scents? But back to the pharmacy. One of the most popular brands we couldn’t get enough of was Nuxe in Rêve de Miel. Our favorite product was the Nuxe Huile Prodigiuese. It’s a plant-based and Vitamin E oil for the face, body, and hair. It’s…

  • French
    France,  Tips,  Travel

    Learn French Slang with 5 Terms

    They say that you’ve become fluent in a language when you know how to speak slang. This isn’t always true since nowadays you can just google the terms or come to a site like this. However, learning slang terminology does make you seem more aware and knowledgable in regards to travel and language. Learning a new term shows that you did your homework. After all, slang terminology tends to change rather quickly. You don’t want to use slang from the 90’s in 2017 as you may be perceived as outdated. Below are five modern French slang phrases (including cuss words) that will make you appear well versed and up to…

  • Oui by Yoplait
    Food,  France,  Kids,  Sweets

    Oui by Yoplait

    When I went to France back in March, I quickly noticed that foods were really different, starting with the packaging and ending with the taste. I had already known that the French take their food very seriously and care about where it comes from. But I had no idea that this also applied to how the food is packaged.  

  • Food,  Health,  Kids,  Lifestyle

    Highlights of My Life

    I was browsing through some images and found some of my favorites. These pictures describe my life at this moment. The image above is a great salad I bought from Trader Joe’s; it’s very tasty! Below you can see some of the groceries I bought and Maggie in the kitchen. Lately, I’ve been showing her how to cook! Yeah you read right. And she loves it. Last night I turned on some melodies (Yann Tiersen to be specific) and sat her down on the counter. She helps me with the beginning process of cooking. After that, the cooking gets intense and her job is over. On another note, I’ve been trying…

  • Fashion/Beauty,  Food

    Maison Jules

    What a great night it was. I got invited to an event hosted by Maison Jules and Rach Martino at Ladurée. It was a beautiful night to encapsulate on French culture and it sure did. There was wine, classical music, hand written letters, and free goodies.

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