Parisian Living

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 Quarter and drift a little further afield, there are some hidden gems. Enjoy a delicious meal at one of these best restaurants near Notre Dame ...
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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
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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 ...read more
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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 ...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
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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 ...read more
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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 ...read more
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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 ...read more
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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 ...read more
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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....read more