ABOUT HUDSON & SEINE
Hudson & Seine is a place for Paris-lovers to find creative, fun, and attainable ways to include a little bit of the City of Light into everyday life. Whether you’re an expat living the dream in Paris or a Francophile who is dreaming of cobblestone streets and macarons who has not yet had the chance to visit, this blog is for you, mes amis. You’ll find everything from planning the perfect trip to Paris to making fancy French food with minimal effort (crêpes, anyone?) to French parenting hacks, like getting your kid to eat vegetables. You’ll also find the most adorable French and French-themed products in Hudson & Seine’s newly established Five French Finds posts.
I’m Laura, the blogger behind Hudson & Seine. If my life had a theme song, it would be J’ai Deux Amours, a song made famous by Josephine Baker (an American) who sings that she has two loves: her country and Paris. That couldn’t be more accurate for me. I fell in love with Paris while studying abroad and moved there upon graduating from college for a year as a fille au pair (you can read a bit about that experience here). As luck would have it, shortly before moving home, I met my husband, a Parisian. We lived happily ever after in Paris for many years before deciding to test our luck in New York City. We now have a cute little toddler who calls me Maman and shares my love of French pastries and tutus.
I was inspired to create Hudson & Seine upon moving to NYC and realizing that all the things we loved in Paris were now difficult to find and overpriced. We seem to have this stereotype here that “French” is synonymous with pretentious, complicated, elaborate, or even magical—think French Women Don’t Get Fat (but they do!) and French Kids Eat Everything (but they don’t!). This kind of marketing makes everything French seem unattainable, when in reality there’s so much we can borrow from the French culture easily from wherever our roots are. My goal in creating Hudson & Seine is to share simple French pleasures that anyone can enjoy—the kitchen-challenged cook, the budget-conscious francophile, the time-strapped mom, and yes, even those of you who boycotted France in 2003. I’m so excited to share an inside view of French culture with you.
Questions? Suggestions? I’d love to hear from you! You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.