As this is our last blog post before la rentrée, we thought we would mix things up a bit and create a quiz to test your knowledge on Paris. If you’ve lived in Paris for a few years and have kept up to date with our blog posts, this quiz should be a walk in the park.
Paris is a wonderful city to live in, and there is always something new to discover. We are constantly amazed and pleasantly surprised at the new facts and quirks we learn about the city on a regular basis. The discovering is never ending, which is what makes this city such a special place to live in.
This could be the start of a series of blog quizzes, so naturally we’ve designed this quiz to ease you in gently. There are a few tricky questions that might catch you, so think carefully before answering! How well do you know Paris? Click on the link and get started!
After the sleepy-eyed, new mommy-hood early months of 2016, when the days started to get a bit warmer and I started taking my new little bundle of joy out and about on the town, I realised that I was in desperate need of a refreshing new look! The Reporthair was the perfect solution!
Photo: The Reporthair
After a quick phone call with a hair consultant to talk about my hair and what I was looking to have done, the delightful Anita showed up at my apartment with everything Continue reading
Thanks for watching our first ever video blog post! You can find below the names and addresses of all the spots listed in the video.
There is no shortage of sweets and pastries here in Paris. Macarons, eclairs, caramel au beurre salé, crème Chantilly and so much more, are staples of French culture and culinary traditions. But now that the coffee scene in Paris is thriving, there is nothing more perfect for my American palate than a decadent doughnut to pair with that perfect cup of coffee!
Doughmade’s Strawberry-Rhubarb (photo: Instagram)
Luckily for me and my sweet tooth, a few fabulous Americans have tapped the doughnut market and have recently started selling their doughy creations throughout the city. Amanda of Boneshaker Paris and Alex of Doughmade have both partnered with some of Paris’ best coffee Continue reading
Paris is one of the most beautiful, elegant, and charming cities in the world. We may be biased, of course, but I’m sure there are many who will agree. Everyday you can discover a new bistro, coffee shop, or boutique as you meander down the small streets and loose yourself in the city of light. You may feel as though you know this city like the back of your hand after living here for a few years, but there is always something new to learn about Paris!
We’ve spent some time gathering our favourite anecdotes and secrets about Paris that are unknown to many. We love how the city continues to surprise, so allow us to share some of our little know favourite facts with you.
There are many inconveniences that come with moving to France. From the complicated, bureaucratic visa process, to the confusing health care system, to dealing with less than stellar customer service, it can sometimes seem like France is a never ending contradiction. But one of the things us expats continue to love and brag about to our friends back at home is the food. One bite of confit de canard or a mille-feuille and all your reservations about life in France just disappear. And be honest, when you head to your favorite boulangerie and walk home with a baguette in hand (ordered bien blanche, to be extra Parisian) you feel like you’re on the set of a cheesy Parisian RomCom, and you love it. So, for this week’s blog post, we’re going to tell you all about boulangeries and baguettes, and make your next visit feels extra special.
Have you noticed that as soon as a new trend hits the scene in Paris, it catches like wild fire and spreads all over the city? Admittedly, some trends are better than others but this organic, healthy eating, juice drinking, local produce, bio friendly way of life has really come to the forefront in Paris with organic-friendly places opening up everywhere.
Years ago, a french person would have found you alien-like if you told them you couldn’t eat dairy, gluten, or meat. Nowadays, we can count ourselves lucky, because not only are the options opening up for us but they’re fast becoming the “coolest” places to discover in the city today. Check out a few of our favourite café’s where you can eat all things organic…
This is a guest post by the wonderful Brooke Neuman, a French editor at TakeLessons an online marketplace for local and online lessons. Since 2006, TakeLessons has been connecting knowledgeable teachers with eager students in any subject that comes to mind, from academic tutoring to culinary classes to computer skills to languages. We hope you learn a thing or two from her post and walk away feeling just a bit more French. C’est parti!
As you’ve probably noticed, we’re starting to share more about our favourite little spots in Paris, as opposed to our favourite neighbourhoods. Every arrondissement has something great to offer, so it’s our mission to share with you some of our best finds and, hopefully, some new places to discover in the city.
Cour des Petites Écuries is one of those spots that’s a great go-to all year round, but especially during the warmer months! The charming Parisian cobble-stone street courtyard is hidden between the trendy rue Paradis and rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis, and is lined with buzzing bars and a delicious choice of restaurants. The best thing about this place is that you have everything you need, you can even do a mini bar crawl just in this courtyard , and you don’t need to move far on a night out! Having said that, we, of course, have our favourite places to go, so allow us to share these with you.