This dining table used to be black. And I hated it. This past weekend I decided to turn the table into something I love. So after some blood (not really), sweat (totally), and tears (more like cursing)...I completed this DIY transformation! Find out how I did it in today's blog post - link in bio 👆🏻
Bonjour! Je suis une fille Australienne qui veut ameliorer la competence a la langue francaise. Donc je commence cette page pour pratiquer la langue ecrit and pour parler avec vous. Si vous etes Francaise ou si vous parlez la langue, dit moi! Gros bisous, Ellen 💋
For those of you who have the chance to spend a weekend in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of southern France, here are some must-sees according to Céline Bossart, in her latest for Du Jour! (link in bio) #languedocisalwaysagoodidea#visitfrance
Hopelessly Francophile. I flew to Dallas for a two-day trip early Saturday morning. I had been up since 4:30 am and only had five minutes to spare at the airport's bookstore. Against my better judgment, I picked up the first book that grabbed my attention. When I finally opened it up on the plane, I realize that this is the new acclaimed French novel that's called "the French 'Gone Girl'". Coincident? I think not. I'm a #Francophile even when I don't know it.
Dear friends who have asked about my #perfume - here are the deets: It’s by #fragonard and it’s called #caresse . I feel like a fancy French Lady when I wear it! ❤️🇫🇷 It smells different on everyone but this is the description: a sweet harmony of French Mediterranean flowers and fruits: rose, jasmine, orange blossom, mandarine, peach and apricot. Yum!! 🌸 🍉 🍊 🍑 🌹 🌺 #faves#perfume#francophile
Lesson # 2 in winter styling from one of our own, Cécile: “I love the contrast of masculine/feminine. For me, the perfect outfit is silk or lace under an off-the-shoulder knit under a tailored, masculine coat.”
In desperate need of winter fashionspiration? Clickety click on the LINK in the bio 👆🏼
🇫🇷 En hiver, c’est le détail qui tue qui compte. Vous ne le voyez pas, mais Cécile est stylée jusqu’aux chaussettes.
Lisez ses règles pour un hiver élégant, LIEN dans la bio 👆🏼
I'm writing off perfection! Anyone with me? These imperfect photos are going to have to be good enough. I'm still learning and hoping to improve my photography skills 🤞🏻. But in the meantime, I'm still posting new items to share with you. 👊🏻 Don't forget that Valentine's Day is 4 weeks from tomorrow 🙀❤️. If you need a one of a kind gift, just go to the link in my profile. 👆🏻#happytuesday
We'll be moving into our new (permanent) digs in Toulouse next week (after 2+ months of living out of suitcases) and it's finally starting to sink in that I really do get to LIVE in this gorgeous, vibrant city. It's crazy how unreal it seems to achieve something that we've worked so hard for and wanted for even longer. So...we've made it happen - now we have to make it work.
“There’s a French aesthetic about drinking glasses, whether for wine or water: they’re small and they’re never filled more than halfway. It’s not that everyone is being so parsimonious with wine, it’s just that smaller glasses look nicer on the table. Big glasses are considered ‘pas jolie’ (not beautiful)...” 🍷
Just finished up @davidlebovitz ‘s 2009 expat memoir about his foodie and cultural experiences grafting himself into the Parisian culture. He can be a bit of a comical pessimist, but so many of his observations helped prepare me for my visit late last fall. I regret that I didn’t finish the whole thing before my trip, since he recommends several shops and restaurants toward the end, which I would have certainly tried out! What I will try is his recipe for dark chocolate covered marshmallows. For Francophiles, foodies, cultural explorers and comedians, read on. 📚
Pictured here is my @riflepaperco calendar page, my treasured @shakespeareandcoparis mug, and this delicious copy of THE SWEET LIFE IN PARIS by #broadwaybooks .
Grammar📌Possession in nouns
WHAT BELONGS TO WHO?
In English we tack 's onto the end of a name or a noun to say that something belongs to that person or object(Homer's hat.
The equivalent in French is the little word ,de, (of). For example:
La jupe de Catherine-Catherine's skirt
Note that this literally translates to "The skirt of Catherine."
When you put ,de, in front of a vowel, it contracts into d':
La chemise d'Antoine-Antoine's shirt 📌When the object belongs to a group of people, the ,de, turns into a ,des,. Notice that the s sound in ,des, is silent:
La chambre des parents-The parents' bedroom
But it's not so silent when you put the ,des, in front of a vowel. Here it turns into something like a Z sound to make pronunciation less awkward:
La chambre des enfants-The children's bedroom
Heat things up this Valentine’s Day with fondue for deux! Fondue comes from “fondre,” the French word for "melt,” and you can cook it right on your tabletop. Traditional recipes call for a cup of white wine to keep the cheese smooth. Cut up bread, vegetables, and fruit for a simple, elegant evening at home. It’ll melt your heart. ❤️ #LoveJadot
This is what we call a #Francophile football spread. I’m so going to miss Sundays with Lilly’s future husband and our dear friends! What are your favorite #cheeses ?! I’m almost back to eating dairy (more on that soon) and can’t wait to eat tout le fromage. #thefrancophiles#cheese