If you know me well, or read my blog posts, you also know that I'm a huge advocate for body love and food acceptance. I don't think you should ever feel guilt or shame about what you eat. After observing the French way of approaching food, I became intrigued. It seems as American women, we are all obsessed with dieting in a way the French women simply are not. So, I read the book "Why French Women Don't Get Fat" and here is my post sharing what I learned. Enjoy!
Naturally, I am always being inspired by Humans of New York's Brandon Stanton. So, I decided to do my own take on it. Especially given that I have a particularly unique insight into the au pair world of Paris, I decided to write a little non-fiction piece on what these au pairs have learned and experienced during their time in the land of cheese.
When I was a barista in France, we had a few regular customers that would grace us with their presence. A persons' coffee order really does reveal a lot about who they are.
Istanbul, a city half in Europe, half in Asia, has always intrigued me. I knew I wanted to visit and so as soon as I got a long weekend off from work, I took a solo trip out there. Admittedly, my experimental taste got me into some trouble and I got totally food sick about 15 hours into my trip... but it was totally worth it. ;)
When I first moved to Paris in 2013, I had no idea was I was in for. I lived in my dreams that were heavily influenced by pictures I had seen on my Instagram and Pinterest feeds. Needlesstosay, my first year was a lot harder than I expected it to be! Luckily, I pushed through and have come back many times since then and each year gets better than the last. Here is a little post about lessons I learned those first two years.