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A get away in Fuerteventura, Canary Islands

 

Who hasn’t thought of leaving everything behind for a week, a month.. or even forever? 🙂We know the lack of social interaction and working from our living room has affected all of us. Let us brighten your day, and come along to the Canary island of Fuerteventura!  We found the best places to stay, and selected our favorite restaurants so you have no excuses.  It’s time to take a breath and get to know this paradise!

 

  • Situation in Fuerteventura:

It’s important to note that although The Canary Islands are part of Spain, each island can set their own rules regarding with COVID-19. To gain entry to the island visitors need a negative PCR test less than 72 hours oldThe Airport is around 30 minutes driving from the main city of Corralejo. Car rentals are the cheapest option, as a simple cab ride can cost visitors 60€ just to reach the main city! Happily, once you’ve taken the precautions and verified the rules, you can enjoy the open restaurants and bars. 

We recommend you to stay in Corralejo which is the main city of the Island and where there is all the nightlife. Be aware however that that are still some limitations: bars are only  open until midnight and seatings are limited to a maximum of 10 per table.

 When you’re not enjoying the nightlife or grabbing a meal there are plenty of other activities to enjoy on the island. Many of the coworking spaces and gym facilities are also open, just in case you need a quiet space to catch up on emails or get a quick session in. 

 

Playa de Cofete, fuerteventura

 

  • Where to stay in Corralejo:

 

Are you a Digital nomad? Looking to escape on Romantic get away? Organizing a trip between friends?

No doubt, this island has something to please even the pickiest of travellers.  

Why not enjoy a quick stay at the beautiful Avanti hotel?  This Boutique hotel has only 15 rooms, so don’t wait too long to book! It’s location in the city center and just steps away from the beach is th perfect setting to enjoy a  peaceful and romantic time! (check out our dedicated article here) Don’t forget to book a table at their Rompeola restaurant to enjoy some delicious seafood!

Price around 140€/night. Thanks to a partnership with them you can enjoy 20€OFF/ night + a bottle of prosecco. You just need to book directly  on their website with our code FRENCHIES21.

 

Atlantis Garden  Beach,  perfect if you are a couple or alone, their appartements are clean, really well located by the beach and close to supermarket. (+ Pool & Tennis court).Price 50-60€/night

Bristol Sunset lounge, modern and well equipped apartments. Perfect to meet other digital nomads as they also offer a  Coworking  package and long stay offers. Price from 70€/night

Katis Villa

 

Feeling like renting a villa with your friends?

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Corralejo is full of beautiful, spacious villas all well located and prices reasonable to a variety of budgets. We specifically recommend:

– Villa Casa Royal by Vacanzy Collection. a large villa for a group of people (Up to 10 pers), with pool, BQQ and well located

Villa Katis,

…and many others that you can find on booking.com

Bristol Sunset Beach
  • Restaurant & Bars in Corralejo:

The city center offers a large choice of tapas restaurants with live music so get ready to dance away your stressful time back home! 😉 

– Tapas Oscar is a must try!  Not only is it the biggest tapas bar in the city, its well known for its large variety of tapas and good vibes!  The waiters are really nice and professional despite the rush. 

– Rompeolas, the Avanti’s hotel restaurant. Located directly in front of the beach, you will love their fresh seafood and the mediteranean atmosphere. 

-Tanta Luna, a cocktail bar – tapas restaurant. Our favorite one. If you want to have a unique culinary experience don’t look further, we can’t tell you more or we would ruin the surprise!

– La arroceria, even though it’s not located directly in the center of the city,  this family restaurant deserves a special shout out. They specialize in paella for all the paella lovers and it’s simply delicious!

 

Ready for a drink? Head over to La Ezquina or the Kaktus Bar for some good cocktails and chilled vibes . You won’t want to miss the Kiwi Bar for a taste of the night life and to mingle with other friendly partiers. 

Good to know: Be aware that you‘ll need to book in advance before going to the restaurants! 

 

  • What to see in Fuerteventura:

 

> North island: 

 – Corralejo has the best beaches on Fuerteventura, with fine, white sand and turquoise waters

– Corralejo Natural Park (Corralejo) is one of the essential places to visit in Fuerteventura. Be sure to stop by around sunset to grab some seriously impressive photos.

– Calderón Hondo volcano.  It will take you about an hour to complete the moderately difficult route. 

– El Cotillo, The most popular beach in Cotillo is La Concha beach, which stands out for its fine white sand horseshoe shape. With limited the waves, its the perfect seabed for snorkeling.

– Our favorite the is Playa Esquinzo,  well known from the surfers!  bring some beers, some aperitif  and enjoy a breathtaking sunset!

Sotavento beach ©Fun and Fly

 

> South Island:

 

It’s really easy to reach the south with a car within 2 hours from Corralejo. However, to really enjoy it we recommend you stay for a few days!

The innside by melia, is our number 1 recommendation without hesitation. Directly located on the Jandia Natural Park and Sotavento beach, it’s the perfect place for both Wind sport lovers, but also for the one who needs to just relax and disconnect! 

 The hotel offers a breathtaking view on both the lagoon and the Natural park. And you can enjoy  the  view directly from  their infinity pool and with one Piña colada (Obviously 😉 )

– With white, fine sand, no facilities, and no crowds, Sotavento beach ( Cossta calma)  is ideal for those who want some privacy. It is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful beaches in the south of Fuerteventura. 

– The René Egli kitesurf center  (located just steps from the Innside by Melia hotel) offers classes but also all the equipment required to rent! No need to bring from home or Corralejo they’ve got your back! 

– Cofete beach : A  must-see, the most beautiful beach of the island!!  It is difficult to get there and the locals recommend you drive a 4WD to make it there comfortably. Make sure you have a car that cans handle the journey or risk literally getting stuck in paradise! 😉 

© Apéros Frenchies At the Innside By Melia, Costa Calma
© Apéros Frenchies At the Innside By Melia, Costa Calma

 

copyright René Egli Kite Center

 

 

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The peaceful life in Avanti Lifestyle hotel, Fuerteventura

You made it to Fuerteventura. It’s now time to reconnect with the peaceful life. Forget about your stressful life back home, take a deep breath and welcome to paradise!

The AVANTI LIFESTYLE HOTEL, In Fuerteventura was one of the first on the island. Originally named the Hotel Corralejo, after a total renovation the hotel was renamed to fully emory its new Mediterranean style in 2013. This boutique hotel is one of the most unique on the island with its white and blue architecture and design, you’ll be able to enjoy the tranquillity from the moment you step inside. With spectacular ocean views, and an incredible terrace, you’ll be able to enjoy the views on both the port and the Isla Lobos. Its location next to the sea allows guests to soak up the sun and enjoy an ocean breeze from both their rooms and the rooftop!

ENJOY 20€/Off per night + a Prossecco bottle with our promocode FRENCHIES21

 

Are you looking for a cosy place to enjoy your get away in Fuerteventura? We’ve probably found THE spot.  

Intimate and nicely decorated, the Avanti Hotel is the perfect place to relax and enjoy in total calm. From their professional and friendly staff, to the quality bedrooms and rooftop spa, they have all  the ingredients to offer you the best stay. Also, here is another good news, you won’t be woken up by a baby crying next door, as the hotel is only for Adults! 😉 

Check out the Rompeolas restaurant 

Moreover, you won’t have to go far for a delicious meal as their in house restaurant Rompeolas is just steps away and it’s also one of our recommendations that you have to try. The menu features delicious grilled octopus, white prawns, black rice, and many more sumptuous dishes you can enjoy from a seafront terrace! 

Make your own cocktails!

Although there are plenty of bars in the city where you can  enjoy some drinks  after a nice dinner (you can check out our favorite ones here), if you feel like having a nice fresh cocktail in your room they have a spectacular offer. For instance, have you ever dreamt of being your own bartender? You’ll find a shaker, premium alcohol brands, and all the ingredients required to enjoy a fresh drink from the comfort of your room. 


In conclusion, are you already looking forward to discovering this cool spot? We have good news for you! With our promo code FRENCHIES21, you can save 20€/Off per night + a Prossecco bottle to welcome you the best way! ( booking has to be done on their website!)

Have fun at Avanti Lifestyle hotel Fuerteventura! 

Ps: Don’t forget to let us know about your stay or to mention us on Instagram @aperos_frenchies ! 

 

 

 

 

Hello Fresh : Delivered ingredients for easy and delicious dinners at home!

Maintaining a social life in 2021 is getting tough. Bars, restaurants are still closed pretty much everywhere and “ Friday night fever” got transformed into “ a quiet dinner”.  Depending where you’re living, on the country you live in,  some of us are facing have a strict curfews, but either way or just and being a busy expat does not help when it comes to it’s about our grocery shopping! Worry not as we have a solution for you: It’s time to introduce you to our partner HelloFresh!

HelloFresh, offers  you a box full of fresh ingredients to easily prepare delicious meals delivered right to your doorstep!, and all delivered to your home! Each week, you can choose from an array of  16 tasty recipes developed by their culinary team.

Whether you don’t have time for If you have no time for grocery shopping , don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen,  or have kids who are picky? HelloFresh offers you different types of boxes that will meet your needs and preferences.

Also, every expat who has spent a little time abroad knows  the struggle  of  searching for the right ingredients, only to find it’s unavailable – or unrecognisable – in their adopted country. How frustrating can this be it is! 😉

 This concept is also great for anyone who has trouble following recipes, because every ingredient and spice is included premeasured.. there’s literally no way chance you can put more or less of anything in.So why not nurture your inner chef with the help of HelloFresh?Just be sure to follow the recipe – always available in English – and you’ll be impressing your friends with your Master Chef grill skills in no time.  

Hellosfresh

If you are still a bit sceptical about these mealthesethose meal kits and have some doubts reservations about the origin of where their products are coming from,  worry not,No worry,  because all the ingredients are fresh and directly from the producers .

To celebrate our new collaboration with HelloFresh, we would like to offer you a 55€ discount on your first orders (25€ on the first order, then 20€ on the second, and then 10€) 

How can you to take advantage of Apéros Frenchies x HelloFresh discount? 

Simply click on this link here: HelloFresh and add the promo code: APEROSFRENCHIES55. Make your meals selection … and you’ll receive your box within a few days!  

BON APPETIT ! 

The dating life of an expat (Part I)

The dating topic is probably one of the most interesting ones when you are an expat. We all know that the realities of dating abroad are more difficult than they might seem,  and on top of that the COVID-19 situation does not help. So, if you are fully experiencing these right now, this article is for you!

In this first article we will talk about the 1st type: An expat moving abroad single and alone. This one is probably one of the most common cases!

To date or not to date, that’s the question!

You are having fun and you love your new adopted city, your friends, your work, and your lifestyle. But, at the same time, you see your friends back home getting engaged, moving together, having kids, while you just picture yourself at the bar with a bunch of friends sipping your 3rd Margarita. (ok that was before COVID but it works as well with your friends at home) 😉  You are now facing the loneliness feeling as you start wondering about your situation. And it’s a NORMAL feeling, don’t worry!

So you might start using some dating apps such as Bumble, Tinder, Hinge.. or by coming to our networking events Apéros Frenchies hoping to have a crush on someone! (Yes we know!)

And  it happens! Sometimes it comes fast, sometimes it takes time. But the struggle goes on when this person is from another country especially.. your crush doesn’t have the same “dating language”  as you… and  C’est la catastrophe

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Perhaps, we learn at school how to speak another foreign language but we don’t’ learn how to speak another foreign heart language!  And especially this lockdown situation pretty much everywhere, it doesn’t  make things easier, since restaurants and bars are closed!

How does it work? Do we have to meet for dinner or an ice cream? Do we have to play it fancy or cool? Should we invite them to our place?  

Bref, so many questions that nobody really knows how to answer but that we all ask ourselves before even trying out the relationship!  

  • After a few texts you will more or less understand  what your crush is feeling! She/He wants to meet you at her/his place but you don’t feel confident enough, just say it and offer him/her to grab a take away coffee downtown.

 

  • Another situation: you feel like inviting him/ her to your place and this other person sounds up for it. Parfait!  As a french person I would obviously advise to have some good wine in your cellar/fridge 😉  But also.. to prepare a casual nice dinner sans pretention. In case the date goes well!  For example,  try  HelloFresh :You pick in advance which menu you want to receive depending on what you like .. and they deliver  all the ingredients + recipe at your place! It’s perfect when you are in a rush or if there is a curfew! 😉  

 If you are freaking out to meet with this person alone, and you prefer to be in your comfort zone with friends, what about inviting this person for some drinks in a park with your friends, or do some hiking somewhere with them too?   Honestly possibilities are limited right now but there are still some! If it goes well,  you‘ll feel safer and better to meet in person the next time, plus you may get your friends’ approval  (which is not THE most important,  but still, it matters!)  If it goes wrong, it would be just a funny memory you’ll talk about with your friends in the future! 😉 

In conclusion, follow your instinct, go with the flow and don’t pretend to be someone you are not just because you’re afraid they don’t like you. One day they will figure it out anyway!  Good luck! 

How to make a Gin Basil Smash at home?

Reading, working out, and cooking… a lot of us have discovered some new skills during this lockdown. Even if your days are similar, your Apéro beverage doesn’t have to be! It’s time to try new evening saveurs and allow your mind to escape to warmer days, with this Gin Basil Smash tutorial ..

If you’re an unofficial card-carrying member of the Apéros Frenchies crew, we can safely assume you do not need a refresher on the definition of L’Apéro.

If you need a remember of what is an Apéro, it’s time to check out our dedicated  article : But Wait! What even is an ‘Apéro’…?, we explain everything about it!  Now let’s come back to our lockdown routine, where we all miss our local bars, our favorite cocktails but most of all those incredible moments we shared with our friends, colleagues or family while siping a  good fresh drink…

Feeling nostalgic now? Here we go!  But hey, that wasn’t the point, we just want keep it positive. If this lockdown showed us how to improve our cooking, DIY skills or even work out skills, we can also most probably start to learn some bartending skills isn’t it?

This is why, after asking you on Instagram, which cocktail do you miss the most,  we selected for you a special one to do at home with only few ingredients : The Gin Basil Smash!

This has got to be one of my favorite cocktails and it’s all thanks to Jörg Meyer who owns Le Lion in Hamburg. Jörg created this masterpiece back in 2008 after being inspired by the Whisky Smash. The Gin Basil Smash is basically an alternative take on the gin mojito that swaps the mint for muddled basil, but it’s definitely in a league of its own. 

What do you need?

– 50ml of Citadelle Gin

– 1 bunch basil leaves (if in doubt as to how much, go heavy on the basil)

– 20ml fresh lemon juice

– 15ml sugar syrup (optional)

– Ice cubes

Cocktail shaker (or thermos)

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1- Place basil and lemon juice into a cocktail shaker (you can also use a thermos if you don’t have any shaker)

2- Squizz 20ml of lemons

3- Gently muddle the lemon and basil “smashing” the ingredients into the shaker.

4- Add  60 ml of Citadelle gin and top up with ice

5- Shake vigorously

6-  Double strain into an ice-filled rocks glass.

7- Garnish with basil leaves and flowers

Et voilà ! Santé! Don’t hesitate to share your creation with us on Instagram @aperos_frenchies!

You can fin our video on our IGTV !

Drink responsibly. 

Where to buy some Citadelle Gin? 

In Germany: Here

In UK: Here

In France: Here

In Netherlands: Here

 

Why Do French People Eat Crêpes for La Chandeleur?

You have probably seen crêpes everywhere on the internet these past few days. If you hang out with French people or live in France, you’ve heard the word ‘chandeleur” many times. Are you still, wondering what all the fuss is about? Once again, we’ve got your back! It’s time to discover some French secrets, sharing is caring as they say…

French people have a lot of traditions, including “The Apéro”, but this one is not a secret for you anymore… (if it is, you can still check out our article here!)

The French tradition La Chandeleur (Candlemas) takes place on the 2nd of February. Actually, it is considered the last cycle of the Christmas celebration. In religious tradition, Christians were only meant to clear Christ’s manger scene after la Chandeleur. Despite its religious roots, “La Chandeleur” is now somewhat of a non-secular tradition in France so everyone, no matter what their religion can partake in eating crêpes.

A superstition? 

You’d be hard-pressed to find a French person who can tell you why they eat crêpes for Chandeleur but the custom can be traced back to superstitions that date back to the Roman times. It was believed if you made crêpes, it would bring you good fortune and a good wheat harvest. But the crêpe had to be made a special way.

“He who eats crêpes for Chandeleur is sure to have money all year long”
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Qui mange des crêpes quand la Chandeleur est arrivée, est sûr d’avoir argent pendant l’année.)

“If you don’t want rotten wheat, eat crêpes during Chandeleur”
(Si point ne veut de blé charbonneux Mange des crêpes à la Chandeleur)

The tradition of flipping a crêpe while holding a gold coin

You were supposed to flip the first crêpe in a pan with your right hand while holding a gold coin (preferably a gold Louis coin) in your left hand. The gold coin was then rolled into the crêpe and placed in the master’s room on top of a cabinet until the following year.

The following year, the coin was removed from the year-old crêpe and given to the first poor person they met to ensure prosperity until the next chandeleur.  Makes me think of good karma.

Peasants also believed that by eating crêpes, they were ensuring a healthy wheat harvest for the coming year.

Today, candlelight processions and other rites no longer exist but the tradition of eating crêpes on Chandeleur remains and although extremely rare, some people still do flip the first Chandeleur crêpe holding a coin. 😉

How do you make crêpes?

 

(Makes 15 to 20 crêpes) 

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup beer (lager)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup water

  • In a bowl, mix the flour, sugar, and salt.
  • Make a well in the center, and pour the eggs. Whip them extending the well, to incorporate the flour gradually, and add the liquids little by little to avoid lumps.
  • Heat a pan over high heat. Let melt a knob of butter in the pan, then pour a ladleful of batter, spreading it quickly across the surface of the pan.
  • When the edges of the pancake start to brown and detach from the pan, flip the pancake to cook the other side.

Crêpes are usually eaten with different kinds of toppings such as Nutella, banana,  confiture, a sprinkling of sugar & lemons.

If you want to do it the French way,  try the Crêpe Suzette (with a sauce made of caramelized butter, sugar and orange juice, and Grand Marnier!

Also, as we love drinking red wine with cheese, we usually eat crêpes with Cider!

Bon Appétit!

3 Effortless & Fun Resolutions for 2021

If, like us you tend to start any new year with 100 resolutions  and you give up after a few days/ weeks. Here a list of 3 easy ones, that could also help you to get through this atypical year in the best way possible! 😉

 

1- Learn a new language

“Learning another language is not only learning different words for the same things but learning another way to think about things.” Flora Lewis

As I mentioned before, what’s worse than living in a country where we don’t speak the language? Living in our bubble doesn’t help much either when trying to integrate! Although some languages can be more attractive than others, you really must force yourself to learn. Believe me, I’ve been living in Germany long enough without speaking German to understand the struggle 😉 

It took me almost 3 years to start pushing myself to learn. I personally used an online platform :  Babbel and I would recommend it to everyone. It’s easy, engaging, and best of all, at your fingertips, online! It really helped me to warm to German and broke down lots of barriers to the language! ;’)

Subscriptions are starting fomr 1 month. So, don’t worry, there is no commitment, suck it and see!  >  Discover here <   Or register as a member to enjoy some exclusive discounts!

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 2-  Learn how to cook (with fresh products)

 

 

I realised that despite this lack of social life/ crazy nights, we’ve been forced to focus on what’s real and it is important to enjoy nice dinners and good wine at home with friends! 

It also might also be a nice idea to prepare a special dish “made with love” and why not “from your country” so that your friends can also try something new, this is the core of expat life and experience! Last year we discovered a few companies that deliver great recipes and fresh ingredients to your home each week! (perfect if, you are usually running out of time!)  Check out Hello Fresh! If you are in France, you can also check this one: www.quitoque.fr

 

 

3- Become (more) ecological

This is one thing that we are also working on, to improve our ECO footprint.   We don’t have to change everything but, for instance, we can start using ecological products to wash our dishes after dinner or Apéro at home.  We can decide not to use straws in our cocktails (except if they are made of Recyclable material like here). 

During the Christmas holidays, we tried a kit from the French Start up Pousse Pousse : Make your own washing up soap! It’s easy to use and very cute, the box contains all the ingredients to make your own products. We absolutely loved it! From Monthly box subscriptions to online shop,  this website offers pretty much everything to improve your eco footprint at home!

Each box contains a DIY kit to learn how to make  products you can use on a daily basis, a selection of eco-responsible products and a magazine with zero waste advice and tips.

Check out this French company Pousse Pousse for more inspiration! Psst, we can offer you a 5% discount with our code MAEYPP5! 

So, do you think those 3 resolutions are doable and fun? 🙂

Let us know, we would love to hear your thoughts!

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5 Tips to Handle Those Expat Blues 

The expat blues are probably at the epicenter of peoples worries when moving abroad. However, at least in our opinion, this is still seen as a taboo that nobody really wants to bring up. As usual, Apéros Frenchies has your back!  today, I decided to share some top tips with you guys based on my experience regarding this incredible but also not easy journey of being an expat.  Hopefully these tips to handles those expat blues will help you to get through this difficult time!

 

We often move to a new country by ourselves and most often for a job opportunity. We say goodbye to our family, our friends and we jump into a new adventure not knowing exactly how long it will last. But keep in mind that this is an exciting feeling and that’s the reason why we are doing it after all, embrace the adventure and keep in mind that expat blues is part of the journey!

1 – Open your heart to a new relationship

Have you ever noticed that people are usually more open minded in your new adopted country than back home? The expat syndrome is contagious!

When we live abroad, we usually leave everyone behind and start a new life. We don’t have our family, our best mates or ex classmates to hang out with anymore. It’s hard to socialise and make real connections. So, if you don’t take this opportunity to open your heart to unknown people, you can possibly end up by yourself at home feeling this expat blues. (And this is probably not what you are looking for! 😉 

Why not go for some drinks with your colleagues afterwork and take this opportunity to build relationships. You can break the ice by asking some simple questions such as if they already lived abroad or moved to another city. It helps to break the ice and maybe you will find some common points to chat about. The main thing is that you put yourself out there and make an effort, trust me, you won’t regret it! Who knows, maybe you will meet your best mate or long-time partner in the process 🙂

2 – Try to socialise as much as possible

Yes, I know, it’s easy to say and especially during this lockdown time where we’d rather be tucked up and cosy at home.. but don’t be lazy, take this chance and remember that we always meet people for a reason!  Why not ask this easy-going friend to go for a walk / run or to grab a coffee outside and tell him/her to bring a friend or two?

Never underestimate this spontaneous catch up, because sometimes that is how you make the best – unexpected – connections!  By the way, we often say in French “Les amis de mes amis sont mes amis” (My friends’ friends are my friends). Get it? 

 

 

3 – Use social networks

I have seen many times in the different countries/cities I have livedin, people posting in expat groups asking to meet new friends. It takes courage to do it, but I am pretty sure that most of them met some cool people to hang out with or good friends, you have nothing to lose!

Don’t be ashamed to ask, there is absolutely no shame in this! we all went through it and most people would appreciate it because they are probably feeling the same way but are too afraid to take the initiative! 

Even though I personally don’t use Facebook that much anymore it is a great network to share these kind of experiences and to join expat groups in your new city (or just our Apéros Frenchies’ page 😉 )

 

4 –  Exercise the language part of your brain!

What’s worse than living in a country where we don’t speak the language? Living in our bubble doesn’t help much either when trying to integrate! Although some languages can be more attractive than others, you really have to force yourself to learn. Believe me, I’ve been living in Germany long enough without speaking German to understand the struggle. 😉 It took me almost 3 years to start pushing myself to learn. I personally used an online platform :  Babbel and I would recommend it to everyone. It’s easy, playful, and best of all, at your fingertips, online! It really helped me to warm to German and broke down lots of barriers to the language! ;’)

Learn a new language with Babbel

 

 

5 – Organise small events at home

Due to the pandemic, the restrictions are different depending on the country you live in. However, if we cannot meet in restaurants or bars, generally you are still allowed to invite friends over (check the restrictions regarding your country).

I realized that despite this lack of social life/ crazy nights, we’ve been forced to focus on what’s real and it is important. Yes, Friday night fever is cool but what about a nice diner and good wine at home with great people? You can have some good chats, and even learn new things about your friends, such as musical ability!

For instance, it might be a nice idea to prepare a special dish from your country so that your friends can also try something new, this is the core of expat life and experience! Friends are always happy to discover new cultures! Also, don’t hesitate to check out our article  Apéro at Home – Plan the Perfect Apéro!  If, you are running out of time, we definitely advise you to have a look at this website!  HelloFresh delivers great recipes and fresh ingredients to your home each week!

 

 

Don’t worry, if cooking is not one of your best skills, you can still order food from your local restaurant  using the handy app and keep it easy! 

Anyway, use this opportunity to ask friends about their feelings and how they handle their expat blues. You’d be surprised when you ask this question that you won’t be the only one who has mixed feelings! 😉

 

6 – Zoom Apéro from Apéros Frenchies 

You probably know about us because you’ve been to our networking events, right? Or maybe someone told you to come! I will soon talk soon about the reasons that drove me to build Apéros Frenchies and organise those events. However, unfortunately, we cannot organise events right now but some of you asked us about some digital Apéros to connect all of you guys! 

We have already done it a few times and we had a lot of fun! Let us know it is something you would like to do again! 

 

BONUS Treat yourself! (One of my personal favourites)

Who said we couldn’t buy happiness? It’s true that happiness does not comprise of an online order, but it can contribute! (Raise your hand if you agree!) 

Have a look at it, find your perle rare, add it to your Christmas Wishlist and enjoy! 

Cosy Blancket with sleeves 

Bathtube shelf with sucker 

Foot massager 

By the way, maybe you already checked it out before, but we have also written an article about our favourite products to buy especially tailored to a busy expat lifestyle!  

Also, if like me, you crave delicious French chocolate, I can give you a tip, you can definitely buy a bit of happiness here! (That’s my personal secret but don’t shout it too loud!) 

That’s it for today guys! I hope I helped you a bit regarding your expat journey with these top tips to handle these expat blues. Please, don’t hesitate to comment on our Facebook post if you have other ideas to share or would like to find out more and don’t forget to follow our Instagram page too! 

Remember: You mum always told you “don’t talk to strangers!” ? BREAK THE RULES!

Le Chocolat des français : Made in France chocolate for epicurean!

Un Bon vivant, is someone who knows how to enjoy good food, good wine and is devoted to sensual enjoyment. Truth be told, as I’m sure many of you already know), this completely defines the Apéros Frenchies team!  After seeing  this new original French brand Le Chocolat des Français in a few exclusive Parisian shops, it really aroused our curiosity and we decided to taste it ourselves and see what all the fuss was about!

 

You  can probably imagine the excitement when the doorbell rang and we discovered this beautiful & extravagant product from Le Chocolat de Français! How quickly did we taste it? Let’s keep that secret for now but believe us.. we couldn’t resist for too long! Firstly,  each product is wrapped in a bold coloured packaging designed and signed by different artists. Playing around with France’s pop culture imagery, each illustrator brings a unique touch to this brands’ assortment!

Secondly, tender milk, dark & salt, milk with salted caramel, crispy milk and dark with cocoa nibs, no doubt that we found at least one taste to please our papilles!    Verdict : we recommend le chocolat de français 100%!

After that, it you cannot resist to treat your taste buds, click here!

Established in 2014 by three friends, Le Chocolat des français manufactures in France Gourmet chocolates using natural-only ingredients; perpetuating the French tradition for chocolate craftsmanship. 100% pure cocoa butter, without any palm oil or conservatives, its recipes received many awards for their quality.

In conclusion, bravo, et longue vie au Chocolat des français! 

Pssst, looking for inspiration? Don’t hesitate to check out our other discoveries here! 

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