Top 5 French films of the last decade

Amélie Poulain, the iconic dark-eyed French was once said “These are hard times for dreamers”. And we cannot deny it, especially when it comes to step outside our comfort zone. No, I am not talking about the mental space we all live in, I am just saying that the idea of a cosy evening on the sofa is often more tempting. Fortunately, there is a ray of hope for those ravenous for popcorn and good stories eaters: films can make you dream, discover and can bring you to an unexpected universe. And let’s be honest, sometimes not even a plane can take you as … Continue reading

Top 10 retro images of Paris

Paris.. je t’aime! That is all I can say when I think of Paris, Paris the most romantic city in the world.  Well, I must admit, I have never had a Parisian love affair, never fallen in love with a Parisian and I have not even enjoyed a romantic trip to Paris. However, Paris means love to me. I am simply in love with Paris. From the moment I step out of the train station I can’t help feeling excited and even nervous. Paris has something about I can’t define… I am originally from the South of France where everything … Continue reading

What are the most romantic songs in France?

The weekend is approaching… it is time get started and find something original!  If want to amaze your loved one with a well-wrapped and, maybe, expensive gift, just forget about!  What about a real romantic French themed soiree? Save yourself some time (and money) and put together a very special evening… let the  va va boom flow… Start by getting some simple cooking ideas (come on, you can do it!) from my favorite -yet super simple- French recipes, set up a nice diner table along a couple of candles and play the most romantic music on the planet! This is … Continue reading

Top 5 Classic French dishes everyone can cook!

French cuisine can, to some, sound pretentious and complicated but, in fact, French tend to cook very simply on a daily basis. Indeed, French use simple and natural basics making cooking something quick, healthy and tasty! There is no secret to their world-renowned cooking skills, the only -and main tip- is that they DO cook, and they do it every day (no matter when, where, how and who for). Ok, one thing is true, French like eating. Year after year, European independent surveys show French people spend -in average- double and even triple than the rest of their neighbors on … Continue reading

Top 5 French TV ads shown in the UK

The French attitude, let’s be honest here, has always been hated but, irresistibly, loved by the rest of the world. But what is about the French allure that we all love so much? I cannot help wondering myself why our problematic way of seeing things, complicated problem-solving techniques and unsatisfied permanent attitude can generate such a general fascination? Well, the advertising industry has brilliantly found a way to show the real French attitude to their best selling markets and turn that natural arrogance and perfectionism into a desirable ideal… Here, my favorite top 5 TV ads that brilliantly sell the … Continue reading