French Friday – Your Guide to Visit Paris for Free

I was so happy to see that my pal Karin of An Alien Parisienne published a post last weekend on Seven Great Things to Do in Paris for Free, it's timely because I had planned to write this post about the very same topic! Given the current economic environment, if you are lucky enough to travel to Paris to fulfill a lifelong dream, there is no reason that your activities while visiting this amazing … [Read more...]

Happy Thanksgiving 2011

Despite writing about Christmas in Paris and Barcelona at the beginning of the week, there is no denying that today is Thanksgiving!  I myself am visiting my parents with Mr. Misadventures and enjoying the holiday with my family.  But I was remembering what it was like when I was living overseas and thinking about all my French expat friends who aren't home for the holidays. I asked them to share … [Read more...]

Paris for the holidays

As we approach Thanksgiving this week it actually makes me reminiscent about the previous winter holidays that I have spent in Paris, particularly Christmas. Paris is magical in December. I am not going to Paris this holiday season, but that doesn't mean I am not dreaming about it. And my current fantasy would be the following: First I would find one of the many lovely Paris apartments to … [Read more...]

City: Day 15 of 30 Days of Indie Travel Project

Jury duty again today - my first time doing it and it is pretty interesting!  Day 15 means that I am half-way through the 30 Days of Indie Travel series sponsored by Boots N All.  It has been interesting challenging myself to a third daily post and I can tell you it is not something I would do every month! Today's prompt: What is your favorite (or least favorite) city and what do you love (or … [Read more...]

Grand Vefour Dessert

After a glorious, decadent lunch at Le Grand VefourLe Grand Vefour in the Palais Royale in Paris, I had this delicate strawberry and tomato tart with and ice made of greens on top.  It was not too sweet and the perfect ending to a perfect meal. I always prefer to go to these Michelin-starred restaurants for lunch because it is less expensive than dinner, and I think you get a less-harried … [Read more...]

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Best fondues in Paris (plus bonus fondue tips!)

Love cheese? So do I. But, have you ever tried to prepare fondues at home? Well, I did, and you know what? It wasn't really all it is cracked up to be. However, after several attempts (I’m persistent) I learned a few things about how to do it: You cannot put just any cheese in the fondue.  It's better to use prepared powder (it’s always the same: The more expensive, the better it will … [Read more...]

Bittersweet

I first I became acquainted with Paris in 1989. However this Fall it has been 20 years that I became madly and deeply in love with Paris. A place that has a hold on my heart like no other. A place that completely transform me whenever I visit. It's presence in my life has been a constant, even when there have long been periods of time between visits. Time does not diminish this love … [Read more...]

How to Fall in Love with Paris

How to fall in love with Paris? For me, it was love at first sight, but it took two times! Falling in love with the enchanting French capital is not difficult. In fact, many of us do it. And once we have fallen in love we return again and again to feed the obsession. So how should one begin this life-long romance? I have a couple of suggestions of ways to get to know this beautiful city and … [Read more...]

5 Fantastic Fall Foods to Eat in Paris

As autumn approaches I have my eye on Paris. October is my favorite time of year in the city I love, particularly when it comes to seasonal food. Of course, in my opinion, the food in Paris is wonderful throughout the year but some of my favorites are available during the time when the leaves are turning colors, the air is getting brisker (and Parisians are getting grumpier!) and the layers are … [Read more...]

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French Friday – Best places to spend a rainy day in Paris

Rainy days in Paris are a perfect excuse to visit the indoor stuff in Paris that let your imagination run wild. On a rainy day in Paris, you can explore the wonders of outer space or delve into the mysteries of the deep blue sea; discover great stories in a bookstore that’s a great story in itself or spend an afternoon being treated like royalty. Armed with a good slicker and your umbrella, … [Read more...]