Posts by DianaL:

  • My Perfect Day in Paris – with “Cakeboy” Frank Adrian Barron

    Over a porcelain pot of Sencha green tea and delicately frosted Korean sugar cookies, the ever-hospitable Cakeboy shared his dream day in Paris with us.

  • A Perfect Day in Paris – with Carrie Anne James

    After spending many years perfecting her French, teacher extraordinaire Carrie Anne James left her native California and took her French-teaching business French is Beautiful to Paris. Her warm smile makes her approachable as we discovered during an afternoon with Carrie Anne, who lets us in on her perfect day in Paris.

  • 5 Must-Visit Movie Locations in Paris

    Come with me on a tour of five Paris spots that I’ve experienced first in the movies, then in real life, to find out if they live up to their cinematic claims to fame.

  • Easy Weekend Getaways from Paris: 48 Hours in Strasbourg

    We’re kicking off our new series on our favorite weekend jaunts with Strasbourg, a city in Alsace, a region in Northeastern France known for its Franco-German heritage.

  • Summer Activities to Cool Down in Paris

    When temperatures tip over 90°F (that’s 32°C for the French), Parisians turn to summer activities that’ll help them cool down…and escape the sweaty crowds trying to do the same. Here are five of our favorite Paris summer activities that’ll keep you refreshed and give you an excuse to discover the city’s hidden treasures.

  • Paris’ Best Ice Cream Shops: Beyond Berthillon

    When temperatures hit 25°C in Paris, ice cream cones topped with elegant scoops of noisette or framboise suddenly become Parisians’ favorite edible accessory. Besides the famous Berthillon, I asked locals for their favorites. Would any of them measure up to, or exceed, Berthillon? I took upon myself the sticky and very sweet task of finding out.

  • What to Pack for Summer in Paris

    Once you’ve secured your summer vacation dates, booked your plane tickets to Paris and spent hours scouring blogs for the trendiest restaurants, the most fashionable boutiques and the off-the-beaten-path adventures, there’s only one last hurdle before jetting off: figuring out exactly what you pack for a vacation to Paris.

  • What to do on Bastille Day in Paris

    Known simply as le 14 juillet (July 14th) by the French, Bastille Day is one of the most important dates in French history. So how do you celebrate in Paris? Other than the annual military parade, here are some of our favorite Bastille Day festivities.

  • My Perfect Day in Paris: Lindsey Tramuta

    We’re delving into the lives of some well-known Parisians to find out what they would consider an ideal day in Paris in our new series My Perfect Day in Paris. To kick things off, Lindsey Tramuta, an American journalist and bestselling author of The New Paris, invited us into her apartment to chat about her ideal Paris day.