Fall. To many of us it’s the most beautiful of the four seasons. During fall you see the glorious change in the colors of flowers and foliage: the many shades of colors that adorn the trees, plants, flowers, fruits, and vegetables as they ripen for harvest, and the falling of the leaves preparing for the approach of winter.
It’s National Simplify Your Life Week, a week to get organized and clutter-free for a more stress-free lifestyle. Celebrated every year during the first week of August, it’s the perfect opportunity to ease up and part with the things you don’t need or use, and to put everything in order.
Joyeuse Fête Nationale! Just like the Italians, the French take their food very seriously. In fact, food is closely linked to emotions and to how much (or how little!) you like or love someone. Indeed, Le flambeau de l’amour s’allume à la cuisine (The torch of love is lit in the kitchen).
Are you headed to France for Bastille Day (the French national holiday)? Are you single? Then take heed! The French take courtship very seriously and there are a few things you should know before embarking on a full-blown love affair with a native….
Mealtime is sacred in France; even casual meals are sometimes made up of three solid courses and lunch lasts a good hour and a half, even on a work day. Further proof of this major aspect of French culture; the French language is peppered with sayings and adages in direct relation with food.