40 Books That Will Make You Want To Visit France

I stumbled upon a BuzzFeed post titled 40 Books That Will Make You Want To Visit France and wanted to share with you some of my favorites.  As an avid reader, I love the escapes of a good book.  With the upcoming trip, why not lead your imagination to a place you will actually visit? And don't forget the Astérix

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L’Histoire de la Proposition de Mariage

While practicing our reading skills in French class last week, Omar wrote out a story for my classmate and I to read....not just any story, OUR story (specifically the proposal) from his perspective!  For our French friends, I thought it would be nice to post it here so they could read about it too in their native tongue. (Merci Katia

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Happy Pi Day!

We have had several people ask, "Why did you choose that date?" so here is the abridged explanation on the pre-anniversary!  Rich and I were indecisive of the location of our wedding but figured a Spring or Autumn wedding would be beautiful anywhere.  However, poor Rich would have been hit with a double-whammy for gift-giving in Fall (my birthday is

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Cooking with Rich and Cat: Fresh Pasta

One of our favorite things to do is eating interesting and delicious foods.  However, good food can be expensive so we realize cooking at home makes it cost-effective and fun!  We have been working on our fresh pasta game but kneading by hand and a rolling pin to get the dough paper-thin is difficult.  Thanks to Rich's Mom, Shari, we

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Parlez-vous français?

To prepare for the upcoming trip, Rich and I have been studying up on our French and Italian.  Omar gave Rich a few pointers tonight on pronunciation: Rich enjoyed it so much, he decided to take classes with Omar.  For myself, I have been taking lessons for more than a year and a half now.  If you live in Los

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