Lisa Czarina Michaud

The Expat Mom Experience: Paris Fashion Post-Baby

The air in Paris is getting cooler and the metro a little busier with Parisians restored from summer vacation, which signifies la rentrée is in full steam. September marks the unofficial start of
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The Expat Mom Experience: To Paris and Back with Bébé

In our son Georges’ almost two-year life, he has crossed the Atlantic twelve times. And you would think after ten times, mom would have the
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The Expat Mom Experience: Reconsidering Paris

If being an expat felt like the ultimate exploration into the unknown, the birth of our son Georges made me discover Paris once again, this time
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Les Pinces: A New-England-Style Lobster Joint with a Parisian Twist

Four French restaurateurs delighted lobster lovers with the opening of Les Pinces in the chic Marais quartier, steering away from the opulence
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Inside Steel: Paris’ Premiere Coffee and Cycling Shop

Expanding from its start as a cycling magazine, Steel Cyclewear & Coffeeshop offers a hub for coffee and cycling enthusiasts alike. Inspired by
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Rude or Simply French? Debunking the Cultural Clichés

What is it about Paris that incites such strong feelings? For a city that relies so heavily on its tourism industry, Paris and the French have
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Inside Honor: A Closer Look at One of Our Favorite New Paris Coffee Shops

A new addition to the Paris coffee movement is Honor Café, where the quality of the coffee corresponds with the quality of the service. Mere
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The Perfect French Playlist for Springtime in Paris

I’ve compiled an edit of my favorite French songs that helped me make sense of this gorgeous language, and at the same time had me tapping my
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The Parisian’s Paris: Fabulous Dining Around 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
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Ici-même + Gallerie Graphem: Wine Meets Art in Paris’ 12th Arrondissement

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