The interesting thing about spending some time with French family in the United States lies upon discussing their vision about the country and the American Way of Life. Actually, my uncle works for a French company and his wife is taking an MBA in Georges W University, in Washington. Also, two of their three children are going to American’s school. They have decided to embrace American culture. From the very first day, they had their feet on the ground.
They liked the way that American people pay attention and are thoughtful as well as their ‘day after day dynamism’. They also enjoy the same kind of ‘ size the day’ philosophy. Worth nothing is the main differences between the French and the US education. In the US, education goes along ‘good job’, state of mind whereas the French system is more geared to ‘ it is not good enough’ or ‘you can do better’. And this has an important consequence on the self esteem. Also, France is a country with long history. French people is used to think on a long term basis whereas US people are more dirty to have shorthorn solutions. But, that being said American people don’t enjoy that much spending time with family and friends without timing constraint. They are very pragmatic.
My two little cousins go to American school and know the ability to switch from one culture to the other. They try to get the best of each. I am sure that it will be a strength to cross culture and understanding both culture is a strength interns of awareness and mutual mind openness.
Here is a picture of my little cousin Lisa, 9 years old. She wears a beret and holding a bread baguette in her hands. A very cute and interesting contrast to the typical French girl who lives in the United States.
Do you guys like French food? Do you crave about French gastronomy?
Have you ever thought of learning to cook french specialities?
Now you can! The french concept “Cook & Go” is now in New York!
My sister Sarah is graduated from the great french gastronomy school of Paul Bocuse (Lyon, France) and was part of a group of graduated students who created Cook & Go. The first boutique opened in Lyon, and then in many cities in France.
Cook & Go is a cooking workshop where you can learn how to cook some french recipes (that you choose from different menus) and that you take home afterwards to eat with your family and/or friends!
Now a new boutique has just opened in Chelsea, NYC.
Many different workshops are proposed, and this is all very entertaining!!
I used to go there a lot in Paris since my Sister was the manager of one of the parisian boutiques, but I have never tested the New York one! Let me know if you want to go there and we could make a booking!
I give you the website where there are many more informations, and also the adress:
443 West 16 street
Hey again dolls !
Imagine a few seconds how can be your life in NYC when you come from France. It’s just Awwwwwwesome. So I wanted to share my short experience in the Big Apple, by making a less than 4 minutes video. Actually, I shot what can be one of my days in NYC.
Hope I’ll can make a second part later.
There is no better words to just say : check it out ! Hope you’re enjoy it and please let me know if you like it !
I arrived in New York one month ago and I admit, miss fench food terribly !
When my roommate saw my despair, she said me “Come on girl ! I know a place for you…“
So, last night, I discovered “Chez Lucienne” and I fell in Love !
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“Chez Lucienne” is a small french restaurant located in the center of Harlem and run by Nadine, a frenchy become an american gril.
It’s an institution in this area and every night is full. People come to have a drink at bar or have dinner. There is a real warm atmosphere and the whole team speak french.
If your mum’s good courses miss you or if you just a french-food-fan, let you be tempted by a calf’s liver with his shallots or a coq au vin. A delight ! The menu also suggests Burgers, one of which is making with Kobé beef.Deserts are as delicious as courses. Finishing your dinner by a chocolate mousse or a Belle Hélène’s pear. You won’t regret it ! Unfortunately, there is just one problem… there isn’t cheese enough ! For french people, it hardly is a blasphemy.
Source : thedailyobsession.net
Seriously, you should count approximately 45 $ per person for a drink and two courses and 22$ for one course.
To conclude, “Chez Lucienne” is a great surprise ! Particularly in this area. Everybody can find his happinness and appreciate the good french food. I wasn’t disappointed !
308 Lenox Avenue, New York, NY
Hey all !
If you don’t see what I mean about that weird “photographer eye”, you should have a quick look to one french eye (who does have a really good one by the way). He is a New-York-City-lover and does have eyes only for it actually.
That young photos amateur chose the City which likes posing for him (I promise !) and has already taken lots of amazing photos.
New York is shot from different angles depending on what his mood is at the moment. Laughing eyes or sad eyes, nostalgia or amusement in his eyes, every single photo conveys different emotions.
Nobody can be “blasé” or indifferent about New York, even the native New Yorker. As one of the most beautiful city in the world (after Paris obviously – yes I’m french), New York and its buildings is often behind lenses. But to my mind, this photographer makes New York even more beautiful than “she” is. Gazing into each others’ eyes, New York by Arnaud Montagard is my new “must see”.
It’s worth seeing it !
To give a piece of friendly advice, I suggest you to watch that album while listening:
Tell me what you think about those photos ! Do you like them (or not at all) ?