I’m Thien Lan and I’m a food blogger, marketing professional, wife and mum of two boys!
Like your typical Asian foodie you can’t start a meal before I’ve had a picture of all the dishes! My excuse? It’s for my readers to enjoy and discover great restaurants around Switzerland (Zürich), France (Paris, Bourgogne, Lorraine…), Norway (Oslo) and soon the French Riviera!
Indeed, I’m a serial expat. I’m a French born Vietnamese who grew up and studied in Paris. After having spent 11 years of my life living and working in Sydney, Australia, as a family we moved back to Europe and spend one year in Zürich, and four in Oslo, Norway. Next permanent destination: the French Riviera – Côte d’Azur! Read why we’re moving again.
This blog started in 2014 as my husband and I quit our jobs in Sydney. We moved back to Europe to be closer to family and old friends (or call it mid-life crisis). My articles were mainly focused on restaurant reviews around Zürich and France. The highlight was an epic week-end with a total of 5 Michelin stars over two days! We were also lucky enough to have plenty of time to spend with the kids, traveling, skiing and entertaining them in general.
Then Instagram came along so follow me for your quick fix of food porn, traveling and other random activities ———>
I also went through a lot of questioning around my career. I graduated from HEC Paris (Business School) and used to work for Top Fortune 500 companies. The recent multiple moves in countries where I don’t master the language and the desire to spend more time with my children made me think twice about what I really want to do. I’m now working for a Norwegian software company and you can read a couple of my interviews and talks here.
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