Author Archives: nicoleegidio

French Friday: #motdièse

It was nearly five months ago when I wrote about the Forum mondial de la langue française – a gathering of great French-speaking leaders and thinkers to discuss the influx of foreign (read: English) words being used to describe technology and the internet. Public … Continue reading

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Concert Review: Nolwenn Leroy at Drom NYC

Last Tuesday I had the pleasure of seeing Nolwenn Leroy in her American debut, performing at Drom in New York City. Drom is an odd little basement club on Avenue A in the East Village. It’s small, but the acoustics are nice, the food … Continue reading

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Reviewing the new Les Miserables movie

I saw Les Miserables the other day. I still have it on my bucket list to read the entire novel, en francais, but I was unable to complete the quest before the movie came out. You can’t really blame me. … Continue reading

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French Friday: No, souper doesn’t mean “to eat soup”

One of the first subjects covered in most language classes is food. When and where and what do you eat? So the French words for breakfast, lunch, and dinner were pretty well ingrained in my head. Petit dejeuner, dejeuner, et dîner.  … Continue reading

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French Friday: Tu Tweet or Not Tu Tweet

There was a really fascinating article on the BBC website this week about how the French communicate on Twitter and other social media networks and whether or not those standards might be changing the language altogether. Apparently, French speakers are no longer using … Continue reading

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Tasty Tuesday: Restaurant Week at Gaslight

The past two weeks have been Restaurant Week(s) in Boston again. As much as I love Brasserie Jo, their menu this time around didn’t inspire me, so I opted to go to Gaslight, Brasserie du Coin, instead. I went with … Continue reading

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Music Monday: The Super Deluxe Edition

I’m going to write this blog post here on WordPress. Then I’m going to go to another blogging site and write the exact same post. Well, it will be mostly the same post. I’ll tack on a little bit of … Continue reading

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Capture the Colour Contest: It is easy being green!

Today is the last day to enter’s Capture the Colour Contest. The contest has been going on for months. Leave it to me to wait until the last day to enter, right? Wrong. I’ve been working on my entry … Continue reading

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Music Monday: My Top Five Male Francophone Singers

As a follow-up to last week’s post, I bring you my top five male francophone singers (in no particular order): Bruno Pelletier The artist that started my francophone music obsession. I still can’t believe that it’s been 15 years. There … Continue reading

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Off-off the beaten path in Rouen, France

Rouen, is not exactly the first French town that springs to most tourists’ minds. It may not even be third or fourth or tenth. You could say it’s already off the beaten path. But writing about Le Gros Horloge last week got … Continue reading

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