Posts by Ali Postma:

  • Expat Entrepreneurs in Paris: La Chambre Paris

    Moving to a foreign country, learning a new language, and finding work is daunting enough, let alone starting your own business! But that’s exactly what Ian and Alison from French bed linen company La Chambre Paris have done. We recently spoke to American-born Alison about life in the City of Light.

  • A woman looking in a store window. It is for the store Repetto in Paris. The woman has lng dark hair and is wearing a black coat with a red and black backpack. She is only visible from the side.

    What to do in Paris and Online in January

    Eat some cake, do some online shopping (the soldes are coming!), and catch a virtual event or two, whether you’re in Paris or not.

  • A street in Paris at dusk. There is a café n the corner with a black awning and Christmas lights decorated it. There is also a white awning with the words "Service Non Stop 7/7" written on it in black. There are people walking in the street and the café is lit up.

    How to Celebrate New Year’s Eve Like the French

    There are plenty of ways you can have a festive and French New Year’s Eve celebration at home. Here are some tips to help make it a special night.

  • Left: a woman wearing white knee high boots. She is also wearing a white dress and a white jacket. The upper half of her body isn't visible. She is leaning against a white column. Right: a black and white photo of a woman sitting in a chair in a n empty room. Her back is to the camera and her hair is long and flowing down her back. She has on a black skirt and her top is bare. There is a light shining to the left.

    The Best French Winter Fashion

    Winter is upon us, and while I’ve noticed Paris winters getting milder and milder, it’s still cold enough for this Australian. Here are some fashion staples by French brands.

  • What to do (Online) in Paris in December

    In Paris, our second lockdown isn’t due to end until December 15. But never fear, there are plenty of online events happening to keep us busy.

  • French Holiday Gifts You Can Buy Online

    You may not have been able to travel to France this year and indulge in a little shopping, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do it online. Here are some holiday gift ideas.

  • View of the Seine River in Paris in autumn. There is an arched bridge that can be seen and the trees feature orange, green, and yellow trees. Parisian buildings can be seen to the left.

    What to do in Paris (Online) in November

    We’re currently in lockdown in Paris, which means many of the events that were planned this month were canceled. But with Covid-19 comes silver linings: More and more content is becoming available online to keep us occupied while we stay at home. And even if you aren’t in Paris, you can participate in these events too! So here is some of what’s online this month.

  • French Netflix Series for Watching While You Stay at Home

    France has recently entered another national lockdown in the hopes of curbing the spread of the coronavirus. With the cold weather setting in, I could think of worse things! So now that we can’t have late nights out, it seems the only thing left to do is to snuggle up in bed and watch a good French Netflix series.

  • What to do in Paris in October & Online Events

    If you’re lucky enough to be in Paris this October, some of our favorite events are going ahead in Covid-adapted formats. And if you’re not, there are still some events you can participate in virtually!

  • Autumn in Paris: French Fashion for Fall

    Autumn is here and that means its time to pack away all of my summer dresses and sandals, and pull out all my winter woolies, coats, and boots.

  • La Rentrée Events in Paris

    After the quietness of August, the city comes back to life in September and there are plenty of events to attend, albeit in tweaked Covid-friendly formats.

  • Paris’s Best Non-Touristy Museums

    There are smaller museums in Paris that are still rich in content. They are less touristy, and all the more perfect for a leisurely culture fix.

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    August in Paris: Restaurants & Cafés Staying Open

    Lots of restaurants and cafes close in August, which can make it tricky to find somewhere to eat and drink if you’re visiting the city, or one of the few locals (i.e. me) to remain. I’ve made it my mission to hunt down some of the best restaurants and cafés that will be open this month in the city:

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