Author Archives: Patricia Gilbert

About Patricia Gilbert

Patricia Gilbert is a French teacher. She's Canadian, lives in the United States, but dreams of living in France. Follow her on Instagram @Onequalitythefinest and on Twitter @1qualthefinest.

Ma Maison de campagne française

For years, I had a subscription to an app that allowed me acces to hundreds of magazines. I had about half a dozen favorites that I could download and read offline, which was great for car trips. Then the app … Continue reading

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Les Parisiennes

I just finished an excellent book, Les Parisiennes: How the Women of Paris Lived, Loved, and Died in the 1940s, by Anne Sebba. I think was the best book that I have read so far this year. Sebba makes it clear … Continue reading

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La Forêt

If you like police thrillers, you should check out La Forêt (The Forest) on Netflix. The clip in the link is only in French, but there are several subtitle options available. The storyline is about a teenage girl, and then two … Continue reading

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Les Nabis

I enjoy the interior scenes of French painter Pierre Bonnard. He was born on October 3, 1867 in Fontenay-aux-Roses, a suburb of Paris. Bonnard settled in Paris in 1888, where he studied at the Académie Julien and the École des … Continue reading

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Bienvenue à Marly-Gomont

Several years ago, a French friend introduced me to the song “Marly-Gomont,” by Kamini. I thought it was brilliant; the lyrics were clever and the beat was infectious. It’s been viewed over 11 million times on YouTube, so others must … Continue reading

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De retour à San Francisco

We came back to San Francisco to visit our daughter in August and discovered even more reasons why this is a great city. Here are my new favorite things to explore in and around the city: Perry’s restaurant (1944 Union Street) … Continue reading

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Cézanne et moi

After having spent an idyllic time in Aix-en-Provence this summer, the film Cézanne et moi caught my eye on Netflix. The film is about the friendship between writer Émile Zola and painter Paul Cézanne. It’s hard to go too many steps … Continue reading

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