Friday, January 30, 2009

Anthropologie Francophile Plates

Window shopping (online) at Anthropologie, I found these cool, whimsical francophile plates. They are quite a bit out of my price range at $24 each, but with sweet sketchings of:

1) the Eiffel Tower
2) a precious puppy
3) red mushrooms and happy snails
4) and a blue bird,

they are delightful to look at. If you desire a little whimsy in your day, definitely check out these plates here.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Learn French

Here are some great, free online resources for those desiring to learn a little French:

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Obama's Alsatian (Alsacien) Connection

US President Barack Obama's maternal family history has links to Alsace. To learn more about this uncovered geneology tidbit check out French News: For Residents and Lovers of France.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Laguiole Knives

Lovely Laguiole knives! They really are l'art et la table. I found these colourful beauties at Tuesday Mornings for $19.99. They remind me of the restaurant La Coupole in the Monteparnasse area of Paris. Great memories, great knives. I can't wait to go on a picnic.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Croissant Brioche French Bakery & Cafe

I discovered this delightful Houstonian bakery on a recent site-seeing roadtrip to Galveston, Texas. A yummy selection of sandwiches and sweets are candy for the eyes and nourishment for the stomach and the soul. Bon appetit!

Address: Croissant Brioche French Bakery & Cafe, 2435 Rice Blvd., Houston, TX 77005
Phone: 713.526.9188

Croissant Brioche French Bakery & Cafe at Haute Houston

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Sunday, January 11, 2009

a little taste of france

a little taste of france for all of us who are far, far away. please join me in my quest to find bits of french life or anything reminescent of france wherever i find myself. bonne journee!