Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Montreal chocolate shops by Bake Bellissima

You know what they say, ask and you shall receive. Here are some things that I think would make dreamy gifts from your sweetheart. 1. Beautiful jewels, a no brainer for Valentine’s. (Miss-Mimi necklace) 2. A ladylike tea set, lovely enough to make you feel a part of the Crawley family (tea cup by Royal […]

Have you tried frozen eclairs?

Have you tried L’Éclair de Genie’s frozen éclairs? Christophe Adam’s concept store on Rue Pavée in Paris is famous for éclairs that are visually stunning with bright colors and delicious toppings. I can only imagine how delicious these must taste when filled with ice cream! With so many amazing flavors like caramel and salted butter, […]

Le Prochain Grand Patissier

Le Prochain Grand Patissier is a French reality competition show with a star studded jury composed of renowned chefs Christophe Michalak, Christophe Adam, Philippe Urraca and Pierre Marcolini. Ten contestants compete to become the next grand patissier français. The show’s first few episodes are available on Youtube and are a pleasure to watch. Even if […]

Another Royal Arrival

Congratulations to Charlotte Casiraghi, daughther of Princess Caroline of Monaco,  and her partner Gad Elmaleh, on the birth of their son Raphael. This latest royal was born on Tuesday December 17th at the Princess Grace Hospital in Monaco. Although Charlotte is not technically a princess, she is fifth in line to the Monegasque throne. Gad […]

An Extraordinary Journey

So many powerful quotes to choose from but I think this one resonates with so me the most and is a great source of inspiration. I found this interesting article from the Huffington Post on how to discuss Nelson Mandela’s life at the family dinner table by Laurie David, author of the Family Dinner cookbook. […]

The Cheese Plate, S’il Vous Plait

A cheese plate is a great addition to a holiday table. Virtually no prep time, visually pleasing, and almost entirely carb-free. If you are going the French route, why not choose France’s favorite cheeses? According to la Fédération Nationale des Producteurs Laitiers in France, these are le top:   Wine pairings for this dreamy cheese […]