Seventy-five degrees and sunny was not a bad way to start November! Cannes is one of my favorite places in the South of France and so enjoyed returning for an afternoon this weekend! 

Not only is Cannes the host of the world-famous Cannes Film Festival, the city also boasts long sandy beaches.  The beaches are dominated by restaurants where you can enjoy lunch or post up on a lounge chair for an afternoon.

Seeing as it's already November I didn't think I'd have the chance to enjoy a sunny afternoon on the beach in Cannes this year, but I guess dreams of summer making a comeback when it's nearly winter really can come true! 


Paris is charming year round, but there is something about visiting in the autumn. Even on the foggy days, the city is beautiful with the Eiffel Tower and Sacré Coeur hiding behind the clouds. Sidewalks are filled with colorful leaves and inviting cafés and it’s impossible not to stop for a hot chocolate (or two)!

I’ll be posting a “Paris Guide” including some of my favorite things to see and places to eat later on this week… For now, I hope you enjoy a few photos from Paris from this week! 


France is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.  While most people think Paris when they think France, there are so many other destinations around the country.  You can spend weekend skiing in the French Alps or the Pyrenees, or you can visit the Mediterranean in the South or the Atlantic in the North.

I’m a city girl at heart, but throughout my time in France I’ve come to discover that I really appreciate a weekend in the countryside. Not only are the views stunning, the people are especially welcoming.  I lived in the countryside in Auvergne (region in central France) for a few months during 2014 and this past weekend I visited the countryside in Southern France.

It was an overcast day and the fog hanging over the mountains was beautiful. Inside the stone house wild boar and potatoes were cooking over the wood burning fire that warmed us up right away.  There are a few things that are important in France and taking the time to enjoy a long lunch is one of them. It was a fun afternoon getting to know new people, tasting new foods, and seeing another part of the country!