Parisian Living

Paris Summer Prep Lesson Two: The Bikini

At age 50, I moved to Paris. Impressed by the casual sexiness of the locals, I updated my wardrobe and skin care regime. But now it’s swimsuit season. Quelle horreur!
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Atelier Constance: An Artisanal Cobbler in Montmartre

Surrounded by old-style tools and expensive shoes in need of a reboot, Jerome doesn’t take any shortcuts, neither in his work or the materials he uses. The cobbler works with vegetable-tanned leather from French suppliers and sources high ...read more
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July Events in Paris: Paris Plages, Open Air Cinema & Tour de France

July means the beginning of les vacances in Paris and summer in the city also brings a variety of outdoor festivals celebrating cinema, music, and more....read more
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Paris Summer Prep Lesson One: Legs

No matter their age, Parisians’ clothing fits like a dream, their hair and makeup look effortless, and their posture says they’re very proud of their torsos. Young women wear skinny jeans with tops that drape over their cleavage like Greek ...read more
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Café or Caffè? French vs. Italian Coffee Culture

On paper, the difference is just one “f” between coffee in Italy and in France — caffè and café. OK, the accent switches, too, but let’s ditch the minutia. In practice, however, the two coffee cultures have much more to argue about with wild, ...read more
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Gare du Nord: Paris Revamps Railway Hood

Gare du Nord and its environs are in the midst of an exciting transformation and for the 200 million travellers it serves annually, it's not a moment too soon....read more
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Getting Paris Right the First Time

So you’ve decided to finally book a trip to Paris. Félicitations, you’re surely going to love it! So you’ve decided to finally book a trip to Paris. Félicitations, you’re surely going to love it! But let me tell you something. A lot of ...read more

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Moving to Paris: The Reality Behind the Dream

While I thought my high school French would be the main challenge of moving to Paris, it was just the start. As it turns out, when you look beyond the Instagram filter, Paris remains a lovely city, but also a lonely one. ...read more
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Multicultural Paris: Inside La Chapelle

If you’re eager to discover an authentic Paris neighborhood far from the touristy hordes, try visiting La Chapelle – a Parisian quartier on the border of the 10th, 18th, and 19th arrondissements. Here you'll find a diverse area, a world away ...read more
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Paris Street Art: A Guide for the Urban Explorer

Street art is often placed in obscure or unexpected places, so next time you’re out and about in Paris, keep your eyes open for artistic discoveries. Here are a few street artists you'll find if you have a keen eye....read more
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May Events: Tous à l’Opéra, Taste of Paris, Villette Sonique & More

May starts off with a nation wide invitation inciting music lovers to visit local opera houses across the country for Tous à l'Opéra. During the weekend of May 4-6 twenty five music venues in France, including the Opéra national de Paris, will ...read more
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Paris Through Your Eyes: Unique Photos and Original Stories Wanted

Are you an amateur photographer or budding freelance writer? Or an experienced Parisian ambassador looking to reach a new audience? We are currently looking for original contributions and unique pitches from skilled writers and photographers ...read more
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Paris Inspiration: One Artist’s Go-To Spots that Spark Creativity

Jessie Kanelos Weiner is a Paris based artist whose illustrations provide a playful perspective on la vie Parisienne. From a discrete corner café scene to the ubiquitous Parisian pigeon, Jessie documents the sights and details that are often ...read more