Lunch in Lyon, France

One of my favorite corners in the first arrondissement in Lyon is Place Fernand Rey and Rue de Fargues. It’s a hidden street corner below Croix Rousse and right next to Place Sathonay. It’s about a five-minute walk from Place de Terreaux and a must visit when in Lyon. Right before you enter Rue de…

Summer in Lyon

If you’re planning a trip to France, Lyon is a must-visit. I probably have a biased opinion since I live here, but it’s a great city. Summer isn’t over yet, but it’s starting to wind down. There is plenty to do throughout Lyon during summer, with family-friendly events happening every weekend. Bars and restaurants will…

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World Cup Week | LYON From tours, private dinners to watching the games with friends from back home….World Cup week in Lyon was jam packed with celebrations and a lot of great Lyonnais food and wine! I’m still a newbie in this beautiful city and I’m constantly learning about the city. I love discovering new…

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It’s been exactly a month since I’ve been in Lyon, France and I’ve had my ups and downs. When I was a tourist last year, it was a whimsical and magical experience. Don’t get me wrong, it still is, but being here as an entrepreneur is a whole new ball game. I’ve probably felt every…

One Pot Salads

Since my flat in Lyon only has a dual electric burner and a pot. I’ve had to get creative and as a cook it makes things fun. I’ll head to the marche in the morning and pick my produce, always keeping in mind what my restictions are. Turns out, you actually can make a lot…

Life in France – Getting a French Phone Number and Bank Account

It’s true what they say about opening a bank account and getting a phone plan in France. It is a bit of a challenge…different country, different rules. But once you get past the hurdles, it feels like a big victory. My main priority when I arrived was to get my phone working. I need a…

Networking Groups in Lyon, France

It has officially been a week since I’ve arrived in Lyon. The first couple of days were a bit stressful and I’ve had some ups and downs, but things are coming along. When I arrived in Lyon, the first item on the agenda was to start reaching out to networking organizations. Before I left L.A.,…

The New Cheers, a Tavern in the Woods and an Oceanfront bar.

Three unique bars to check out in Santa Barbara. Driving up the 101 on a sunny Saturday morning is one of best roadtrips in So Cal. There’s something magical about driving by yellow mustard flowers blooming up the Santa Ynez mountains and the coastal view to your left. As my time in L.A. starts to…

World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms

Welcome to Orangewood Lane! O.W.L. is all about food, culinary stories and my crazy adventures in France. About seven months ago, I wanted to change things up in my life. After working as an R&D Chef in California, I decided to leave my job, pack my bags and head to France for three months. It…