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February Events in Paris: Le Jeu de la Bouteille, Les Jeudis Arty & More

February Events in Paris 2015: Valentine's Day Events, Festival of Firsts, Les Jeudis Arty, Paris Face Cachée, Le Jeu de la Bouteille with Paris Popup, A Nous Paris Fireworks

Paris Face Cachée

Ah, February. Paris just saw its first snow of the season, Valentine’s Day is around the corner…it’s a great time to be in the city.

February Events in Paris 2015: Valentine's Day Events, Festival of Firsts, Les Jeudis Arty, Paris Face Cachée, Le Jeu de la Bouteille with Paris Popup, A Nous Paris Fireworks

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When You're Sick in Paris: Practical Advice on Seeking Medical Attention in French Pharmacies, Doctor's Offices, and Hospitals

Sick in Paris? Medical Assistance 101

The day we moved to Paris, I had pneumonia and my eight-year-old had a confirmed case of strep throat. Snow fell, the thermostat plummeted to historic lows, and the by the next morning my very Californian five year-old was sick too. Here’s how I became the expert on seeking medical attention in France.

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The Parisian's Paris: Best Restaurants, Boutiques, and Bistros around Nation

Bistros and Boutiques at Paris' Nation

While Nation may never be the next Parisian hotspot complete with a cool NYC-inspired acronym (I tried SoOb for South of Oberkampf but oddly it never took off), here are some spots worth checking out in the event that you find yourself off the beaten path on Paris’ east side.

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How to Date in Paris: What to wear, what to eat, and what to talk about with the Frenchman of your dreams

Dating in Paris

The first date arrived and panic set in. What should I wear? What would I say? What had I gotten myself into? I turned to the source, my elegant, size 0 Parisienne friends and fired off my questions. They took me by the hand, sat me down at the nearest café, and ordered a round of champagne.

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Les Chouettes Restaurant, Bar, and Lounge: A Cosy and Refined Art Deco Gem in Paris' Fashionable Haut Marais

Les Chouettes Restaurant and Lounge

Newly opened on Rue de Picardie in Paris’ Haut Marais neighborhood is the visually pleasing Parisian bistro Les Chouettes. With an elegant interior by design firm Lázaro Rosa Violán, the three-story restaurant and cocktail bar feels like a modern rendition of the Parisian art deco lounge.

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Le Super Petit Marché: A Retro Grocery Store in Paris' 18eme, stop in for artisanal and local produce

Le Super Petit Marché

Martine Boutin left corporate life in Paris’ La Défense business district to open a retro-style grocery shop near the mairie of the 18th arrondissement, keeping the neighborhood stocked six days a week with products that are often only available at farm shops in the countryside.

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Lead Charlie Hebdo, Montage Republique

Je Suis Charlie

Paris. We love you and our hearts are heavy for you. What happened at Charlie Hebdo will be with us forever. The families, colleagues, and victims are in our thoughts and prayers. There is the promise that we can use this momentum of hope to move forward and make us all better people, this world a better place. A world where freedom of expression prevails. Everywhere.

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A Noste: After Work Drinks, Tapas Small Plates, and Fine Dining Restaurant in Paris' La Bourse Neighborhood

A Noste: Drinks and Tapas Small Plates

The area surrounding metro Bourse, teeming with business people and local employees during the day, generally vacates and becomes a ghost town after work hours. All that is changing with the arrival of A Noste, a split level tapas and fine dining restaurant on rue du 4 Septembre.

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The Best January 2015 Events in Paris: Les Soldes, Film Festivals, Expositions, Dance Performances, International Design and Decoration

January Events in Paris

Les Soldes, Truffaut Exhibition, Fête du Graphisme, Faits d’Hiver, Paris Déco Off, La gastronomie vietnamienne dans tous ses états, Pastel et nu by Nicolas Party, L’asso AgoraFrog hip-hop event.

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