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Online Dating in Paris: Finding Mr. French Might Be Easier Than You Thought!

Online Dating in Paris, Couple at Tuileres, Damien Roué

Damien Roué

After 20 years of happily ever after, my husband awoke one morning in our Paris apartment a changed man, a man in a midlife crisis. Family? Non, merci! He wanted to work endless hours, have a wife without children, hang with 30-year olds. We already had two kids and I was the other side of 40. In six weeks I went from that lady at dinner parties with an adoring husband whispering, “You are the most beautiful woman in the room” to single mom-dom.

Online Dating in Paris, Couple Paris Plage, Francois Digital

François Digital

Which is how I found myself dating online in Paris. My friends in the US had warned me that online dating is a nightmare. Men want young girls, or mothers to help them with their kids, or just a one-night stand. One-night stands sounded pretty good to me; after two decades of marriage, I suspected it would do me good to play the field. So I checked out my online options.

Online Dating in Paris, Couple at Parc des Buttes Chaumont, Charles Talbot

Charles Talbot

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Indian Cuisine in Paris, Sanjee in her epicerie choosing herbs

Indian Food in Paris: Part I

Paris might be fully deserving of its title as one of the culinary capitals of the world, but one thing that’s lacking on its food scene is good, reasonably priced Indian food in pleasant surroundings. The hole in the market is one of the reasons the upbeat 34-year-old Paris-born Indian Chef, foodie extreme, and mother, Sanjee, decided to launch Bollywood Kitchen, an Indian food blog and catering business.

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Featured Inaro, Tables

Inaro Wine Bar

Opened in June of 2012 Inaro, a cosy restaurant specializing in apéro dinatoire style dining, has recently made itself more available to neighbors and lovers of all things local. Starting this month, the space is open in the afternoon, providing French-origin lunch options with a menu that is entirely locally sourced. Organic bread and artisanal ingredients are available for take away or to enjoy sur place in the comfortable dining space, which is lined with wood brought from Brittany and constructed by owner Johan Bonnet’s carpenter uncle.

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Victor Hugo Luxe

Victor Hugo Luxe Apartment

One of Haven in Paris’ newest apartments, Victor Hugo Luxe (emphasis on the luxe), is found on a quiet street just minutes away from the Eiffel Tower and the Bois de Boulogne. The owner and interior decorator took the HiP Paris Blog through the nine-month long renovation process of this spacious, Belle Époque gem.

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Featured Farm to Table, Le Timbre 25

Farm-to-Table Restaurants in Paris

A few months ago, I attended a question and answer session about French food and the fait maison/frozen food question was raised. A few people said, “you just should know where to go.” But without any mandate and as a visitor to Paris, “knowing where to go,” is easier said than done. And for first-time tourists, it’s easy to end up somewhere that is beautifully authentic and appears to be using all fresh ingredients but well, isn’t. Here are five tips to keep you street smart when eating fresh, seasonal and farm-to-table in Paris.

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Featured November Events, Lykke Li Concert, I Knew Photos

November Events in Paris

Perfume Genius Concert, Festival les inRocKs Philips performances by Lykke Li, Chet Faker, and more, Fotofever, Le Fooding’s Passard et les Arpegiens event, Seymour Space launch, Fondation Louis Vuitton opening, Pancake Sisters, Le Poutch coffee shop, and the Paris Picasso Museum reopening.

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Featured Drinking at Home, En Vrac, full bottles

Wine in Bulk and Bottled Cocktails

With everything from simple corner cafes to trendy nightclubs, Paris is a paradise for those with a taste for the nightlife. Even so, sometimes a night off is in order. Fortunately, that doesn’t mean you have to eschew a bit of sipping, as Paris offers some interesting alternatives for your home-drinking pleasure.

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Montparnasse Cemetery graves, cachecache

Discovering Paris' Cemeteries

Temperatures are dropping as fast as the gold stained leaves that crunch beneath our feet, filling the air with the fragrance of autumn. Sedate men selling warm chestnuts balance their shopping cart-roasters at metro entrances. Fall has fallen on Paris and Halloween is just around the corner. The ideal season to explore the city’s darker side.

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Featured, Ici Meme, 1

Ici Meme + Gallerie Graphem

What happens when two fine art graduates of the prestigious École du Louvre team up with a French wine expert? A cadre made in French heaven: a wine shop art gallery hybrid for enthusiasts who like their Sancerre with a side of up-and-coming new art. Ici Même + Gallerie Graphem located steps away from the manicured gardens of the Promenade Plantée finds itself a home in this bohème corner of the 12th arrondissement.

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