Parlez-vous Français?

Bonjour!

I’ve been taking French classes at FIAF ( French Institute Alliance Français )in NYC for the past 5 months. The classes are fun and my Professor Fatiha Bali is fantastic . She keeps the classes lively and regales us with anecdotes of her life in France. We always leave the class hungry after watching video snippets of French food and mentally planning our trip to France not just to  show off practice our language skills but also to completely absorb in the French culture.

 

This is the gang from the last class

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FIAF hosts an Open House every now and then and this September I got to attend!  A lot of people stopped by for wine, some delish cheese and a free beauty treatment! Now you know why I went :). The beauty treatment was done by Vênsette, who come to your home to do your hair and makeup. My friends and I decided to go for a natural look and later we took a few pics in the one place that has the perfect lighting – the women’s restroom of course!

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Michele, Me & G

Michele, Me & G

There was a booth there for Sakara an organic meal delivery service catering to New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Boston. They have a 1 Day Cleanse that I’m debating trying out using FIAF’s discount. If I do, I’ll be sure to let you know.

I met Clémence von Mueffling, the editor of BWB who  manned a booth for her online magazine and I hope to talk with her more about her mag. Her outlook on beauty is from the inside out. She provides a lot of information on following a healthier lifestyle which includes delicious recipes, beauty products and meditation to name a few.

The highlight of the evening of course was the wine and cheese !

 

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All in all, a fun evening!

Au revoir!

 

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