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Secret Scents: An Organic Perfume Brand to Lift Your Mood

“Clean” perfumes are all the rage these days, and with good reason.
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The Best French Fashion Brands for Summer

Summer is finally here and that means it’s time to talk about summer fashion....read more
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Where to go in Paris’ Canal Saint-Martin Neighborhood

Once an industrial hub, the Canal Saint-Martin area is now one of the trendiest, most dynamic quartiers in the city, with creative restaurants, fun fashion, and bars bursting with boisterous crowds....read more
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Inside IKEA’s first Central-Paris Store

The ultimate catch-22 of every Parisian has to be decorating their apartment. But there is one easy solution to our space-starved woes: IKEA. Things are looking up for us budget-conscious Parisians, because IKEA has finally opened a store right ...read more
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Paris’ Best Baby Stores

Young and old alike are attracted to the prospect of visiting Paris, and what better way to share and commemorate the experience than by investing in tangible souvenirs that will keep the spirit of Paris alive in your family?...read more
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Paris’ Best Neighborhood Markets

More than just points of sale, markets bring together communities and are indispensable resources to anyone who lives in Paris and likes to cook. Here are a few of my favorite Paris markets and addresses in their surrounding areas....read more
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Luxury Shopping in Paris Made Easy

I recently learned that a lot of Anglophones are intimidated by walking into Paris’ luxury shops. To make things easier, here are a few tips to keep in mind as you venture into the world of couture....read more

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5 French Fashion Brands for Looking Like a Parisienne

If I can’t look French, at least I can dress French, right? And dressing in French brands is a good start. So if you’re also a foreigner wanting to look the part, here are some of my favorite French brands to help you look more Parisian....read more
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Eataly Paris Opens Its Doors

Popular Italian food hall Eataly has opened their 39th outpost in Paris, the first in France. Located behind the BHV in the heart of the Marais, this massive marketplace is set to be the epicenter of Italian food in Paris. ...read more
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Citypharma: Where to Buy French Beauty Products for Less

While Paris has its share of boutique beauty shops, sometimes you have to trade the lovely shopping experience for a good deal. That’s where City Pharma comes in. The discount parapharmacy is located in the Saint-Germain neighborhood and is ...read more
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The Best Sustainable, Ethical & Fair-Trade Shopping in Paris

There is an increasing movement in France to support eco-minded commerce, with consumers demanding a certain ethical engagement from the businesses they support. Shops promoting fair trade are on the rise in cities across France, and Paris is no ...read more
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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 ...read more
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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. ...read more