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Irving Penn - Last days of the exhibition which ends on the 29th of January 2018

This exhibition makes one see beyond the beautiful images of famous people; the Vogue covers and the fashion shoots. What you bring away from this remarkable expo…

What has happened to our Vélib’s?

Empty stations and narry a grey monster to be seen! January is proving to be very difficult for the Vélib’ converts of Paris. It is now 10…

Snow in Montmartre

For the first time in my life, I was able to witness a breathtakingly snowy Montmartre last week. Snowy Winters aren't that much of a regular occurrence…

A Date with Paris (in the SNOW!)

For the first time in 30 years, Paris welcomed its heaviest snowfall this week - a whopping 15cm! It might not be a lot for some, but…

Date night for those who are flying solo

 On sitting down to write this blog post I started pondering where I would send love’s young dream next and suddenly it hit me. For a long…

Date day at Disneyland

Once upon a time in a far away place, just outside of the city of romance, lay a magical land full of princesses, dragons and handsome princes.…

The Bois de Boulogne's Chalet des Îles

Looking to get out of the city without leaving the city? The Chalet des Îles in the Bois de Boulogne is the perfect mini escape. Not only…

Free Films in the 4th

There is a free film festival going on at the 4th arrondissement’s City Hall. There’s a film tomorrow and another on Saturday. Hôtel de Ville For more…

Vin Chaud or Mulled Wine

This time of year while wandering the wonderful Christmas markets, you will find venders that serve vin chad.  It is a drink served traditionally around Christmas and…

Beaujolais Nouveau

If there is one thing to look forward to in November it is the Beaujolais Nouveau. The day the wines arrived in Paris this year was 16…

Hilltop Rest

We’re all allowed to change our minds. And with the last flurry of snowflakes arriving just in time for the beginning of spring, I decided to forgo…

Making an entrance

Greetings readers from the warm embrace of the Granny Flat, where hot chocolate powder and thermal socks have been solidly dominating proceedings. Thankfully the snow has abated, though…

To Brunch or Not to Brunch – the Parisian Way

Sunday is a magical day in the city of lights. Everything slows down, and apart from some sport addicts running around the park you almost don’t see…

Parisianism, a New Religion

Paris is so much more then visiting the Louvre museum and standing in long lines for the Eiffel tower. Sure if this is your first visit to…

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