The Best Romantic Strolls in Paris

There is no doubt that the City of Light is one of the most romantic destinations in the world. Whether you are on your honeymoon or your 50th wedding anniversary, this city will kindle a spark between you and your significant other. Paris is romantic to start with, but there are a few neighborhoods that are more romantic than others. These neighborhoods are the perfect setting for strolls … [Read more...]

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Looking for a French winter wonderland for your next ski vacation? Consider Val Thorens, it's got great skiing, plenty of accommodations and yummy food! I learned to ski for the first time when I was sixteen.  My parents took my sister and I to one of those Warren Miller films tours and signed us up for lessons at Snoqualmie in Washington state.  Being the (non)-athlete I was, I sucked and … [Read more...]

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French Friday – THATLou

A few weeks ago Daisy de Plume visited us to share her passion for Paris.  In that post I mentioned Daisy's other passion, THATLou, a business she is running during her free time from her regular job and family life - pretty amazing.  I wanted to share more about Daisy's exciting project.  I for one cannot wait to try it out and hope to coordinate a future trip around one of her events! (1) … [Read more...]

French Friday – A Passion for Paris with Artfully Adored

Just like Chez Loulou, this is Stephanie's second appearance in this series....sort of.  Last time, she was writing for the other side of the fence, for team Beyond Paris while living in Provence. Now as a resident of the city of lights she shares her perspective and her Passion for Paris! ======================================= I am not sure exactly when the idea of living in Paris first … [Read more...]

Best French resorts for beginner skiers

If you're new to skiing and want to arrange a winter sports holiday in the famous French Alps, you'll want to know which resorts best cater for novice sportsmen and women. I've done some research and compiled a list of the best French locations for beginner skiers - keep reading to find out more. Meribel Located slap bang in the center of the Three Valleys skiing area, Meribel is a … [Read more...]

A Passion for Paris with Sarah Towle

I first discovered Sarah Towle via Parisian blogging bud, Karin Bates, of An Alien Parisienne. If you know anything about Karin, you'll understand that while she is not a frequent blogger, when she does publish a post it is always about something or someone who is fascinating and you can be guaranteed the post will be long.   Which is exactly the case with the post Karin wrote about Sarah and the … [Read more...]

J’adore – Lessons from Madame Chic

Sunday night I was watching Un Bonheur N'arrive Jamais Seul which came out in cinemas this past summer in France (Happiness Never Comes Alone in English).  It stars Gad Elmaleh, an actor I adore and Sophie Marceau who I find to be a gorgeous representation of the French woman I would die to be.  She is beautiful, always well-dressed, her hair and makeup are always subtle.  She is not too skinny or … [Read more...]

French Friday – Beyond Paris with Vicki Archer

Every day I am amazed at the accessibility that social media has facilitated with authors. Growing up I was an avid bookworm and I could have never imagined being able to correspond with the authors I love on a weekly basis. With social media, it is something that happens every day. I discovered Vicki Archer and her book French Essence on a trip to Paris while I was living in France. I ran across … [Read more...]

French Friday – A Passion for Paris with Daisy de Plume

A Passion for Paris returned last week with a lovely post from La Mom Paris. I am so excited to bring you the story from another Parisian expat, Daisy de Plume who's the founder and creative director of THATLou, which runs themed Treasure Hunts at the Louvre (among other museums). We met through a mutual friend so I have yet to experience her titillating museum event, but I am looking forward to … [Read more...]

French Friday – A Passion for Paris with La Mom

It's back! A Passion for Paris, my series where I let expats and francophiles express, in their own way, the reasons why they love the city of light (as much as I do!).  I like to host the series at least once a year because there are so many great bloggers out there and I never get tired of hearing the many different ways in which Paris is embraced. I am really quite giddy about Stephanie of … [Read more...]