Frenchie Friday

I’m a weird bird in that i love to grocery shop.
whole foods tends to send me over the edge in sheer bliss.
so i headed into france for a little trip to the Gaent.
basically, frances walmart.
I could write an entire thesis on the bane of walmart.
for one, the lighting.  that darn fluorescent lighting.  
it drives me craaayzeee.
and makes me look like a zombie.
BUT every now and then I crave a little americana in my life.
i had to see what the frenchies version of walmart was all about.
verdict – loved it.  despite poor lighting too.
for their cheese selections alone i will go again.
ohhhh everything really is better in france.
going to make a proper cheese plate tonight!  
oh my YUM.
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  • Reply Michelle (michabella)

    Proper cheese plate?!?! Whattttt?! On my way over πŸ˜‰

    June 24, 2011 at 2:17 pm
  • Reply Chelsea

    oh that is so fun! seriously your lifey is like dream land, ive never wanted to travel so much in my entire life til i started reading others bloggies!

    June 24, 2011 at 2:20 pm
  • Reply Jenni Austria Germany

    i'm going to france tomorrow!
    aaaand i'm emailing you now. for real this time.

    June 24, 2011 at 2:23 pm
  • Reply Flora

    We have a french chain of stores similar to a Target or Walmart here in Singapore called Carrefour (they sell everything from bikes to clothes to home decor to groceries), and their cheese section is great! I can get good cheese from France even out here in the middle of Southeast Asia.

    June 24, 2011 at 2:25 pm
  • Reply Anna Walker

    Ha everything is SO much better in France! πŸ˜€ You're making me crave delicious cheeses and a fresh baggette! I don't like the US Walmart either! BUT I am sure if they made it more like the one in France, I would love it more! πŸ™‚

    June 24, 2011 at 3:01 pm
  • Reply Mrs. T

    Wish I could try out Gaet or whatever it was ha ha… I love cheese… a market across the street from me sells cheese from all over the world. My favorite are the Havarti cheeses from Denmark. YUM!

    June 24, 2011 at 3:11 pm
  • Reply Nicole Marie

    i need to move to france. like this second right now

    June 24, 2011 at 3:14 pm
  • Reply Gentri

    Oh yum!! πŸ™‚ I so need to go to Europe.

    June 24, 2011 at 3:18 pm
  • Reply MarieHarmony

    This is it, I miss my Cheese! Sorry ladies but French cheese in one of the best and I am longing for a cheese platter now………

    June 24, 2011 at 3:18 pm
  • Reply A Wedding Story

    How fun! Your pictures are beautiful!

    June 24, 2011 at 3:19 pm
  • Reply Stephanie

    Beautiful photos, as always! Thanks for always adding a little bit of happiness (and wanderlust) to my day! : )

    June 24, 2011 at 4:15 pm
  • Reply Sarah Christine

    OH my goodness this is so cute. i love it! and love your blog!! πŸ™‚

    June 24, 2011 at 5:04 pm
  • Reply Vasu

    wow….lovely pictures…sounds great…

    June 24, 2011 at 5:06 pm
  • Reply Megan

    cheese makes up 70% of my daily diet.

    June 24, 2011 at 5:53 pm
  • Reply Jenni @ Story of My Life

    Sarah, we are twins. I LOVE grocery shopping too!! Especially at Whole Foods. Bliss.

    June 24, 2011 at 6:16 pm
  • Reply Lillian

    We don't have whole foods πŸ™ but I do love the grocery store and cheese. Oh how I love cheese. We went to a goat farm a while ago and got to sample tons of it. amazing.

    June 24, 2011 at 7:07 pm
  • Reply Alex

    This place sounds like heaven! I love love grocery shopping. I could spend hours in Whole Foods!

    June 24, 2011 at 7:26 pm
  • Reply SavedthruLove

    "I'm a weird bird in that i love to grocery shop.
    whole foods tends to send me over the edge in sheer bliss."
    I said this exact thing yesterday at work. In my own ways of course but nonetheless I went through my reasons for loving to grocery shop, and making my list, and having my little grocery budget.. So so FUN. If only I had the funds to go buy some grocery right now and put on some heels and pretend to feel healthy walking around wholefoods :). hahaha

    Glad you love France so much! I cant stand the fluorescent lighting of anystore. That is something I have held with disdain since childhood before I knew what it was that made me irritated in these places. hahaha Be blessed girl :)…


    June 24, 2011 at 8:26 pm
  • Reply Rhiannon {Hey Gorg}

    STOP being so cute. Thanks.

    June 24, 2011 at 10:06 pm
  • Reply Kit

    I love a good grocery store too!!!! That cheese platter looks amazing!

    June 24, 2011 at 10:53 pm
  • Reply Craving A Peace

    Your blog is great, Sarah. I've really enjoyed it! It's definitely great to see some down to earth blogs out there related to traveling. I'd love it if you could pop by mine some time. Keep the great photos comin'!

    Kelsey πŸ™‚

    June 25, 2011 at 12:16 am
  • Reply Danielle

    even grocery shopping sounds romantic in France! what a gorgeous country!

    June 25, 2011 at 3:35 am
  • Reply mysoulisthesky

    hey! I posted your guest post. wondered if you saw it yet?

    June 25, 2011 at 8:08 am
  • Reply katie [the bright life]

    haha, this is awesome! the french walmart looks much more gorg and enticing than the american version. that bike is TO DIE for! xo, katie

    June 25, 2011 at 11:56 am
  • Reply

    Those are such pretty pictures!!! Gorgeous. And a cheese plate doesn't sound too bad right now either!

    June 27, 2011 at 12:57 am
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