Welcome to San Francisco !

My first time in San Francisco ? 6 months ago when I arrived at the International airport only with my suitcase and my bag pack to start a new life here … September 28th, 2015: A French girl just moved from Paris for work. She is excited to start this new adventure and is looking forward to…

San Francisco Rewind 2016

Last day of 2016 … I would like to share with you some of my pictures of San Francisco taken this year. Enjoy!

Party in the USA

After 15 months living in the US, this is still an incredible journey and I enjoy every day. Moreover, I’ve learned so much about the culture and the lovely people. How to become more American in a few lessons? This is what I’ve experienced in the past year. 1/ I’m using the word ‘LIKE’ in…

Don’t ever say that again

When you move to a new country, you can witness some cultural differences that can lead to funny moments (or not…). Here is the top 10 sentences I said once to Americans and I apologize in advance for what you are about to read. It was me before … now I swear I’m trying to…

American vs. French brunch: Game on.

If you want to do THE brunch in San Francisco, you should go to Mama’s (and wait for at least 2 hours …). This is the most famous brunch place in the city. If you want to try ZE French way, you can eat at Zazie, also famous for their brunch and their patio. Let’s compare…

Birthday girl

First birthday in a new country with new friends! Sure I was kind of homesick to be away from my family and friends but I had an amazing time with great people I’ve met here. Let me share some nice activities we did to celebrate my birthday during 3 days! PARTY – PARTY – PARTY Un…

#Starbucksnamefail

It is universal that barista at Starbucks ALWAYS misspell your name. I personally believe some do it on purpose, which is fun when you post it on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram later. Here in the US, I try to pronounce my name as “Jeanette” so it would be easier to understand and write … I really need to…

Who wants a cup of cake ?

Apparently 770,000,000 cupcakes were eaten in the US in 2012 and 13% of brides decide to serve cupcakes at their wedding as opposed to the traditional wedding cake. Cupcakes are to Americans what croissants are to French people ? I don’t know but at work for every event we have cupcakes ! In 6 months I had…

Sushiiiiii tiiiiiime

For now this is the best sushi place I’ve tried in the city. They have a large choice of sushi plates: classic and fancier ones. Signature rolls are more expensive ($12-$16) but you should give it a try. I would recommend African spider ($14.95), Hawaiian Breeze ($13.95), classic Philadelphia ($6.95) and the veggie Gyoza ($6.95). Sushi…

Haight-Ashbury, so hipster

This is THE hippie neighborhood where you can find fun things and eccentric people that belong to another world (but no worries they are nice). Also this area is full of colors ! On Haight Street, there are lots of vintage shops and it is nice to have a look inside. Haight Asbury Vintage – 1711 Haight…

From SF to LA: 3 days in California

What are you up to for Easter week end ? Eating chocolate ? Answer: 3 days on the road with friends, no plans and just drive. If you want to cross California in 3 days, here is the road trip we made with my friends from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Let’s go to SoCal !…

Where is my coffee ??

Americans are crazy about coffee. In the morning, everyone is going to work with a cup in their hand : in the bus, in the subway, in the street or even on a bike ! Here is a selection of my favorite coffee places in SOMA neighborhood because this is where my office is located and that is to say…

Have a break, have a drink

When you discover a new city, it is always cool to go to a nice bar and meet new people. Not to mention the power of alcohol … For Europeans, do not forget that you also need to tip in a bar ($1 per drink). Here is a selection of my favorite bars in the city. Enjoy…