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Classic French Cuisine on a Budget: Bouillon Julien Paris

Many have lamented traditional brasseries’ and bistrots’ decline into mediocrity. The pendulum may have swung back a little, and not a moment too soon for those nostalgic for affordable French comfort classics. The public’s insatiable appetite
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Paris Cats Part 2: How to Adopt Parisian Kitties (Lie)

I didn’t want cats when we got to Paris, but my husband, Sam, and the last remaining kid at home, Caleb, talked me into it. I was tired of fur and destroyed furniture and paw prints on the kitchen counter, but in a moment of weakness, I caved.
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A Design-Forward Paris Coffee Shop: Residence Kann

On a recent stroll through the Canal St. Martin, I stumbled upon the new coffee and concept shop Residence Kann. The cute, modern space, tucked off the canal on rue des Vinaigriers, boasts comfortable furniture, highly curated tableware, and a
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Paris Cats Part 1: Picking a French Kitty, or Two

By the time we moved to Paris, I was tired of pets. That’s why I put my foot down when we got to Paris. No pets. Caleb was the only kid left at home, and he’s going to college in four years, so there was no use getting pets. However, it soon
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January Events in Paris: Men’s Fashion Week, Classical Music, Soldes, Irving Penn & More

As usual January in Paris is full of many fabulous events to help forget the winter chill. Enjoy! -Erica The new year starts with a bang for fashion lovers in Paris. The city hosts Paris Fashion Week from January 17 to 25, which features both
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What to do on New Year’s Eve in Paris

New Year's Eve is an opportunity to treat yourself to a fun end to this season of fêtes, and it's hard to think of a more glamorous way to say adieu to the année than taking yourself out for a night on the town in Paris. Here are some great
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How to Choose Champagne for New Year’s Eve

No other beverage is more associated with New Year’s Eve than champagne. Viewed by many as the pinnacle of sparkling wines, the art of champagne making has been perfected in the eponymous French region for centuries. Selecting the right bottle
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A Zero Waste Living Shop in Paris: La Maison du Zéro Déchet

With the increasing awareness of the impact of excess waste on our planet, you might be wondering how you personally can help. La Maison du Zéro Déchet is not only a concept shop, it’s a resource center truly dedicated to zero-waste living.
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Best Books on Paris

The year 2018 was a banner année for Paris inspired texts, with first-time and seasoned authors releasing new books that we are sure you'll want to return to over and over again. Here are our favorite picks for the 2018 class of books that are
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Alternative Christmas & New Year’s Events in Paris

Paris is one of the most magical cities over the holidays. From gorgeous light and window displays to an extra joie de vivre circulating through the streets, the Parisians’ love of the festive season abounds. There’s actually much more to do
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Best French Clean Beauty Products

Beauty fans love a good cult French pharmacy product. But some of these favorites still include potentially harmful ingredients. There are lovely French beauty brands creating safe and natural cosmetics. "Clean” beauty is a global trend because
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France Expands Single Use Plastic Ban for 2020

After establishing itself as a front-runner in the quest to reduce pollution, France is now extending their plastic ban to be even more comprehensive. France first banned lightweight plastic bags, then become the first country in the world to
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The Best Australian-Style Brunch & Coffee in Paris

The Aussie brunch, or “brekkie” (short for breakfast), has taken off internationally. Australian’s love to travel, and have taken their passion for brunch and coffee with them, opening cafes in London, New York, and Paris. Locals have jumped on
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December Events in Paris: David Lebovitz, Permaculture, Christmas Markets & More

As winter settles into Paris and the weather gets cold, it's hard to find motivation to get out of your cozy apartment. Luckily this month brings with it several weekly events to add to commit to your calendar and motivate you to get out of the house.
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The Best Veggie and Vegan Burgers in Paris

Paris’ favorite form of American cultural appropriation is certainly in the form of burgers. This side of ten years ago, though, you’d be hard pressed to find a patty that wasn’t made of meat. Nowadays, however, things are much more
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Paris in Three Days: Favorite Spots Then Vs. Now

Once upon a time, I worked in the Paris tourism industry. It was 2008, Haven in Paris (boutique apartment rental agency that is now Haven In) had begun to take off, and I had the good fortune to get hired as its first full-timer and startup
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Artisanal Boulangerie & Brunch in Paris: Benoit Castel

Benoit Castel’s boulangerie in the 20th arrondissement may not be in the center of Parisian action, but it’s well worth the trek. And not just for the unlimited weekend brunch. Brooklyn ambiance and not a tourist in sight. During the week, the