Tag: France

Chicago's top chefs take guests on a French culinary journey at Passport to France

To many of us, the third Thursday of November marks the release of the year’s Beaujolais Nouveau. Across the globe, people get together to grab a glass and celebrate the vin premier. But, to me, the third Thursday of November isn’t just about the release of a new wine. Rather, it’s a global celebration of French food, wine and culture. And, that’s why I... Read more »

School supplies used by students in different countries around the world

Back to school shopping is big business in the US. It’s not uncommon to see back-to-school supplies pop up on store shelves in July – while everyone is still happily relaxing at the pool or on the beach. It’s just a reminder of what parents need to do before their kids go back to school.... Read more »

Photos: Bastille Day Chicago 2014 festival

Walking up to Chicago's Daley Plaza, it was hard not to miss the sea of blue, white and red. By 6 pm, just one hour after the event began, a sizable crowd had gathered to celebrate Bastille Day in Chicago.
Yesterday, in Chicago, the skies cleared up just in time for the blue, white and red to be rolled out in Daley Plaza for Bastille Day Chicago. This year, the annual event was held on a Monday evening – a departure from the prime weekend day spot it’s held on local Francophile and Francophone’s schedules for the past... Read more »

Photos: Bastille Day Chicago 2013

A beautiful setting for Bastille Day Chicago 2013. Very apropos to have Picasso's statue at the focal point of the day's activities.
Bastille Day celebrations started off a day early in a big way today at Daley Plaza. A sea of Francophiles, Francophones and others came to Bastille Day Chicago 2013 to enjoy French music, food and culture – and toast Le 14 Julliet in grand style. For my family, this was our second year at the event,... Read more »

Five Ways to Celebrate Bastille Day with Your Family in Chicago

In France, 14 Julliet (July 14) commemorates the storming of the Bastille and the start of the French Revolution. In the United States, the holiday is know as Bastille Day. And, in Chicago, there are lots of great, family-friendly ways for everyone to celebrate the holiday. Of course, Chicagoans never miss an opportunity to celebrate... Read more »

A First Trip Abroad with Kids - to Paris

This summer my entire family traveled out of the country, to Paris, for the first time. And it quickly became the summer of many firsts. It was the first time my husband and I were brave enough to take our two sons, four and seven years old, on an eight-hour flight. It was the first... Read more »