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Cruising into my 30s

Cruising into my 30s

It’s interesting. I think people usually have an idea of where they’ll be when they hit certain milestone ages. That was no less the case for me going into my thirties. The past three years have been nothing less than a rollercoaster of craziness so I hadn’t […]

A Trip to Jacques Genin

A Trip to Jacques Genin

Lauded and infamous in the pastry world in Paris- Jacques Genin is a formidable force (if not just for his legendary temper in the kitchen). The pastry shop by his same name is located at the top of the Marais near the 400 year old […]

Applying for a Jeune Professionnel Visa

Applying for a Jeune Professionnel Visa

Could it be! A French work visa that is… shall we dare to say it… easy to get? That is if you find a company to sponsor you and you’re willing to deal with a couple months of stress. No biggie. When I was here on […]

A Love Affair with… French Taxes

A Love Affair with… French Taxes

Living abroad has it’s high points (pastries, baguettes, wine!) and it’s low points (taxes, paper work, paper work, bureaucracy, paper work). Most of the times I credit the incredible network of friends that I have here for getting me through so many of the obstacles […]

Strawberry Rosemary Charlotte

Strawberry Rosemary Charlotte

Imagine a Strawberry Shortcake in a layered cake format and you’re just about there. Introducing the Strawberry Rosemary Charlotte! After snagging an entire plaque of strawberries I got to baking in the kitchen of the lovely home in the 16th arrondissement I was watching. Whipped […]

Fou de Patisserie’s NEW Boutique

Fou de Patisserie’s NEW Boutique

Now usually there’s a bit of a heads up when something opens: construction, a coming soon sign, maybe a news article, but this one seemed to pop up literally overnight. One minute I’m jumping on the train to go to Normandy and the next, a text from […]