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The Parisian Kitchen Cooking Class and Market Tour

Parisian Kitchen: Join a French Market Tour and Cooking Class

I have never been great in the kitchen. My family is filled with wonderful cooks and bakers, but it has always been clear that I did not inherit that gene. My father owned a restaurant and has always encouraged me to be an adventurous eater. My mother is well known for her cakes and decadent buttercream frosting. My brother collected TV infomercial kitchen appliances and loved experimenting with them. Does any one remember the Perfect Pancake Pan or the Fasta Pasta Microwave pasta cooker? Those were some of his favorites. Growing up, while they were concocting delicious meals in the kitchen, I was reading a book.

Parisian Kitchen: Join a French Market Tour and Cooking Class

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French and American Cultural Difference: Empty Nester in Paris

Empty Nester in Paris

With my youngest child leaving the nest, American friends send me “awws” and sad-faced emoticons, declaring, “Now you’ll be empty nesters.” My Parisian friends raise glasses in a toast, asking if I plan to follow Mr French on his business trips and enjoy long weekends across the globe.

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Weekend Trips from Paris: 48 Hours in Marrakech

48 Hours in Marrakech

Just three hours by plane from Paris is the red city of Marrakech. There’s a reason the city has been a favorite of creative types and designers. The colors and the chaos are intoxicating. And because it’s a relatively quick flight you can feasibly tackle the city in a long weekend.

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Exploring Paris' Streets: Rue Popincourt & Folie Méricourt

Streets of the 11ème

Split only by the busy boulevard Voltaire, the rue de la Folie-Méricourt and rue Popincourt form a bridge between the Oberkampf and Voltaire neighborhoods of Paris. While located in one of the more bobo arrondissements, this corner of the 11th has thus far resisted gentrification.

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Paris' New Concept Cafés Combine Artisan Coffee with Boutiques

New Concept Cafés in Paris

It’s no longer hard to find good coffee in Paris. Lomi, Ten Belles, Cream, HolyBelly—the list of places to drink impeccable joe goes happily on. For those who have hit up all the traditional cafés, a growing selection of “concept” cafés offer novel spaces in which to savor a cup of java.

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A summer internship in Paris with HiP Paris Blog

HiP Paris Blog Internship

Last August, with a passport and plane ticket in hand, I said goodbye to my family and stepped onto an airplane headed to Paris. For the next year, I would learn a great deal through experiencing French culture firsthand and through my editorial internship with HiP Paris Blog.

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Exploring Paris by boat

Paris by Boat

Some of the most enchanting views of Paris can be seen from water level, and travelers with sore feet are rewarded by a fun way to explore the capital’s waterways and gardens. Luckily, there is a wide variety of options for those ready to take sail and see the city in a new way.

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June Events in Paris: Festivals, food, parties, pop-up boutiques, and more

June Events in Paris

L’AEROPORTO, Maison de Surf, La Revanche des Faubourgs by Le Fooding, Les Nuits de Paris, Urban Films Festival, Festival Onze Bouge, Weather Festival, Fête de la Musique, Solidays, and Garorock Festival.

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Enjoy a meal or an apero at Brasserie Barbès, a terrace overlooking Paris' up-and-coming Barbès neighborhood

Brasserie Barbès

This year’s most anticipated brasserie address in Paris finally opened its doors this April after a two-year refurbishment. While Brasserie Barbès has been criticized for making the unpolished Barbès neighborhood too “bobo,” the staff makes patrons feel welcome just as they are.

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