Tuesday, April 27, 2010

French things: the expenses

Finding French things can be a bit much on the pocket. As an American, living a French lifestyle can be rather expensive. For instance, getting things like apertif and digestif and fresh ingredients would be affordable in France. However, in America, the land of excess and high calorie food with little nutrition, buying fresh is an expensive luxury, and drinking before and after a meal for other purposes is almost unheard of.
As a result, it is costly. So, I suppose I'll have to improvise, since my budget is tight and find ways to live French with an American girl's budget. I suppose that's the point though, enjoying a simple life where I relax, eat and enjoy my food, rest, and take life as it comes.


  1. So how is your French lifestyle suiting so far? And could you please recommend some books for us who have an inner French girl that would love to come out! I do have French Girls Don't Get Fat and the follow-up. And it's almost time for the farmers' markets, so fresh fruits and vegetables will soon be plentiful and hopefully not so expensive. Merci! Carol

  2. A good book is "All You Need to Be Impossibly French: A Witty Investigation into the Lives, Lusts, and Little Secrets of French Women"...you can find more in my blog "Some bangs maybe and ordering books."

    I appreciate your interest:) I'll be writing more later!