French Fridays

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French lessons

Frenchify Your Friday – Number 49

I’ve started back at French lessons again. Hmmm – right now, I’m imagining all of you rolling your eyes and wondering if I am actually the slowest learner on the planet… It turns out that although I appear to be eternally inept, I really enjoy the process of learning the French language. I don’t even […]

Frenchify your Friday with Madeleines

Frenchify Your Friday – Number 48

Welcome to this week’s Frenchify Your Friday! If you happen to have had a week as crazy as mine, you might be looking for a sweet treat. A ‘goldilocks’ sort of treat. Nothing too big, but something small and comforting. Something just right. Even if you haven’t had a crazy week, you might still be […]

Frenchify Your Friday – Number 47

Looking for an easy and classy way to Frenchify Your Friday this week? An idea that is unlikely to require any thought, effort or time? Something that will suit both ladies and gentlemen alike? If you answered ‘yes’ to those questions, then why not Frenchify Your Friday this week by dressing in black? Yep. Black. […]

Frenchify Your Friday – Number 46

If you follow Distant Francophile on Instagram or Facebook you might be aware that our darling son Cal turned 20 earlier this week. As should always be the case with birthdays, the celebrations went for days. There were dinners out, gifts and cakes. Yep, more than one cake. One of Cal’s thoughtful friends was clever […]

Frenchify Your Friday – Number 45

I don’t about you, but I like to start my weekend the way I plan for it to continue – with something yummy. And let’s face it, the French do yummy so well. For me, Friday nights are all about the French bistro classics – French Onion Soup, Steak Frites and my all time favourite […]

French Easter traditions

Frenchify Your Friday – Number 44

Given that it is Good Friday tomorrow, I thought that a perfect way to Frenchify Your Friday this week might be to deepen your understanding of French Easter traditions. Rather than simply regurgitating my research, I thought it would be better to point you in the direction of sites that have already done an excellent […]

From Distant Francophile's Personal Branding Shoot with Carla Coulson

Frenchify Your Friday – Number 43

One of the best experiences we’ve ever had in Paris was the morning we spent with Carla Coulson on a ‘Personal Branding Shoot’. Not only did we have a whole stack of fun with Carla and her gorgeous team, but we also encountered Paris from an entirely different perspective. You can read all about our […]

French rosé

Frenchify Your Friday – Number 42

I’ve wanted to suggest Frenchifying your Friday with a glass or two of French rosé for quite a long time now. But, I’ve struggled with the timing of this recommendation. You see, the Distant Francophile community has been growing steadily in recent times, and our gorgeous readers now come from all corners of the globe. […]

Provence is one of the homes of French soap

Frenchify Your Friday – Number 41

One item that I never fail to bring home from France is French soap.  And it’s not just because they make excellent gifts and souvenirs. Every time I use French soap with its creamy lather, I am immediately transported to the French countryside. Often made in the south of France around Provence and Marseille, French […]

Frenchify your Friday with a manicure

Frenchify Your Friday – Number 40

One of the things I love to do while I’m in Paris is to get a manicure. Let’s face it – nobody wants to be in one of the style capitals of the world with tatty nails. Depending on where we are staying, I’ll head with the Parisians to either Le Bon Marché or BHV […]

French inspiration - precision at its finest.

Frenchify Your Friday – Number 39

Whether they are running some of the world’s fastest trains or shaping some of the most recognisable trees on the planet, there is a whole lot to admire about the French dedication to precision and quality. I love how the French go above and beyond when it comes to the fine details. Let’s take French […]

Angelina Mont Blanc

Frenchify Your Friday – Number 38

  Well, it’s time to Frenchify Your Friday and in my mind at least, it is time for something that is both French and sweet. With those two criteria in mind, it is hard for me to go past suggesting you set yourself a mission to find yourself a classic Mont Blanc. Whether you save […]

Frenchify your Friday with an amazing umbrella

Frenchify Your Friday – Number 37

The weather in Melbourne has been more odd than usual lately. I’d almost say it’s been a bit tropical (almost). It’s summer here, so it’s been warm. But it’s also been very, very rainy. And my favourite thing about rain is the fact that I get to pretend that I’m a little bit French and […]

French crepes

Frenchify Your Friday – Number 36

This week’s Frenchify Your Friday is all about French crêpes. I know. I know. I can’t believe that I haven’t suggested that you Frenchify Your Friday with a classic crêpe yet either. Especially when you consider how yummy and quintessentially French they are. To my mind, crêpes rival crème brûlée as my favourite French dessert. […]

French Perfume

Frenchify Your Friday – Number 35

    Personally, I adore perfume. I have bottles of the stuff on my dresser. I’ve had a bespoke fragrance made just for me. I love choosing a scent based on how I feel in the morning. And I am especially fond of French perfume. So, it’s little wonder that I fully relate to the […]

Frenchify you Friday with a glass of Lillet.

Frenchify Your Friday – Number 34

Via a gift from a couple of gorgeous friends, I was recently introduced to Lillet, the Bordeaux wine based apéritif that comes in blanc and rouge varieties as well as a rosé version. Now I know many of you would be rolling your eyes right now and wondering how this self proclaimed francophile has managed […]

Beautiful Phalaenopsis Orchids

Frenchify Your Friday – Number 33

Welcome to the first Frenchify Your Friday for 2016. To start the year off in a pretty sort of fashion – and to bring a little bit of French inspiration to this coming Friday – why not buy yourself a Phalaenopsis Orchid. While I doubt these gorgeous blooms are of French origin (two seconds of […]

Frenchify your Friday - and happy new year.

Frenchify Your Friday – Number 32

Given the fact that tomorrow is not only Friday but also New Year’s Day, why not Frenchify Your Friday this week by choosing make your new year greetings in French? Personally, I’ll be going with ‘Bonne année et bonne santé’ (happy new year and good health) however my internet research offered some alternatives that you might like […]

Frenchify your Friday with vin chaud

Frenchify Your Friday – Number 31

For this week’s edition of Frenchify Your Friday I was really keen to find an idea that not only delivered a little bit of French inspiration into everyone’s day but also helped to get us all into the Christmas spirit. And there is really only one option for a brief like that! The French Christmas […]

Frenchify Your Friday – Number 30

The French obsession for beautiful lingerie is legendary. I’m sure we’ve all read statistics about the percentage of French income spent on new lingerie each year. And these legends are certainly supported by the sheer number of lingerie boutiques you see in every city and town in France not to mention the number of parcels […]