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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…

How to move to Paris in 12 steps

Every now and then I get asked the question: "So, what brought you to Paris..?" or, "how did you just, you know, move to Paris like that?". I secretly…

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…

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.…

Speed Limits

There's sad news for anyone (like me) who likes to drive fast. As of July 1st, the speed limit on two-way roads with no median divider has…

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…

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…

All good in the wood

Sunny day, everything’s A-ok… Well now that June’s thunderstorms and lightning (very, very frightening) have long since disappeared, yes Big Bird, you may have a point. Though…

Jacques of all trades

In my various digital meanderings, I recently stumbled upon the word ‘multipotentialite’, a newly coined term to describe someone with a variety of interests in life, an…

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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