Le Cordon Bleu Pastry Grad, Living and Traveling Around Paris

My Paris

In March 2013 I traveled to Paris to study at Le Cordon Bleu. It was a huge decision but one I’m so happy I made. I’m now back in Paris after one year of being back in Texas. I’d love to help you answer any questions you have about traveling to Paris or going to Le Cordon Bleu. Give me a shout at toffeebitsandchocolatechips@gmail.com!

Here’s a lot of posts I wrote on my travels, experiences, frustrations, and more that I’m always updating!


My Favorite Posts:

What’s Been Going On the Last Two Months in Paris


Life in Another Country

On Coming Back


On Moving & The Nitty Gritty of Living in France:

Exciting News! Le Cordon Bleu!

Preparing for the Move to France

Round One of French Paperwork Done

Meters Squared to Feet Squared: Apartments in France

Applying for a Student Visa Part 1

Applying for a Student Visa Part 2

Packing for the Expat Life in France

Apply for the Jeune Professionnel Visa

A Love Affair with French Taxes

What I Bring Back to France from the US


Everyday Life:

On the Street Where I Live~Bonjour Paris!

Marche! 4+ Hour Walk Around Paris

Crunchy M&Ms~ Free Louvre Tickets~Cranky Checkout Lady

Champ de Mars

Brrrr! Il Fait Froid!

Easter in Paris!

Supermarche Excitement!

A Doctor Visit in Paris

Random Wanderings in Paris

A Walk by Diner en Blanc

Happy Fourth of July You Crazy Americans in Paris

Apple Pie Pops~ Paris Video

Bastille Day~Firemen! Fireworks! Fanfare!

La Tour de France

A Mexican Fiesta Outside of France

August in Paris

My New Owl~ Flea Markets

Mushroom “Galettes” or How to Cook in a Very Small Kitchen

Ai Ai Mexican Fiesta #2 + Guacamole Essentials

Les Mustaches! On the Run!

A Truly Legit Thanksgiving Feast in Paris

When Going to the Post Office in Paris Takes 2 Hours

Christmas in Paris

The Trip Back to the US


Le Cordon Bleu:

Le Cordon Bleu Paris- C’est Tres Cool!

LCB: Week 1 Diamentes et Tarte Tatin

Basic Pastry Graduation


The Most Beautiful Language in the World:

Budget Friendly Ways to Learn French

Frenchisms~ Si Si and Oo la la!

Lost in Translation: Funny Sayings in French


Trips Outside & Inside Paris:

Fontainebleau~ Let’s Go Chateauing!

Chantilly Chateau

Seine Boat Cruise

The Rodin Museum


A Trip to Versailles

Lille and an Awesome Food Tour

Chateau Vaux le Vicomte

Bruges: Chocolate, Waffles, and Frites

Brussels: Beer, Beer, and more Beer

Strasbourg Christmas Markets

Ribeauvillé: A Visit to a Little Medieval Christmas Market in Alsace


On Apartments (my nemesis):

The Hunt.

Un Coup de Chance?

Mon Nouvelle Apartement

Moving Moving Demenage.. Encore! yay.

Appartement Drama~ The Back Story to my trip to Brussels

Renting an Apartment in Paris





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