Parisian Living

The Top 5 Best Bulk Food Stores in Paris

Paris has seen a variety of 100% bulk food shops open their doors across the city. Here are a few of our favorite spot to stock up without wasting in Paris:
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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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March Events in Paris: Omnivore Festival, Half Marathon, Tutankhamun, Drake & More

March sees Paris come back to life, with terraces slowly filling with sun-seeking Parisians and pedestrians lingering in the streets a little longer to enjoy a blue sky. The added energy that spring brings will come in handy if you're trying to ...read more
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How to Have a Natural Birth in Paris

Your inner universe shifts forever when you find out you’re pregnant. It is a powerful event, a spiritual quickening. So enjoy it, bathe in that avalanche of novel feelings. And resist letting your reveries be ruined by thoughts of ...read more
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5 Cozy French Podcasts to Listen to This Winter

It’s been a while since the sun has shined on the streets of the City of Light. When it gets this cold, Parisians master the art of staying in and cozying up with a good book or podcast. From drama to true crime and pop culture, here are a few ...read more
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Paris with Kids: The Best of Kid Friendly in Paris

When Paris' mayor made the city's public transportation services free for children under the age of 11, she took a step towards reducing air pollution in Paris. This also made the city a more welcoming place for families. While urban ...read more
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Paris Cats Part 4: Finding a Pet Sitter in Paris

The hardest part of cat care in Paris, in my opinion, is finding a sitter while you’re on vacation. Our Paris neighbors are aloof and sophisticated, unlikely candidates for dealing with poop. The first time we went on vacation in France, Sam ...read more

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February Events in Paris: Chinese New Year, Agriculture Salon, Valentine’s Day & More

February is a month full of festivals and special events that annually delight Parisians. While the holidays may be over, the fun doesn’t need to come to an end—so say no to winter blues, put on a warm coat, and take advantage of what Paris has ...read more
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Where to Eat Around Notre Dame in Paris

Paris has hundreds of fabulous restaurants. Nevertheless, it can be hard to find a good venue among the dining options around Notre Dame, the most visited site in all of Paris. However, if you avoid the mediocre establishments lining the Latin ...read more
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Paris Cats Part 3: Taking Paris Cats to the Vet

Moving to Paris is already an adventure, but we decided to make it more exciting by adopting kittens. I had to utilize my high school French skills and even lie a little bit, as described in Parts 1 and 2 of Paris Cats. Today, we discuss cat ...read more
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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. ...read more
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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 ...read more
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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 ...read more