Elise Marafioti

Sans Pantalon: No Pants Subway Ride In the Parisian Metro

On Sunday, January 12 at 3pm, a curious group of Parisians gathered together in front of the Arc de Triomphe to coordinate their collective metro ride to Bastille. While moving across the city en
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Le Café des Chats: Cat Cafe Arrives in Paris

Imagine: it’s 1pm in Paris. It’s lunchtime, you’re hungry, and you really need to take a break to unwind from a stressful day at work. Where do
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Coffee Culture Revolution in Paris: The Black Market

The famous Café Procope, Paris’ first café, was serving this new, caffeinated beverage to the likes of Voltaire – rumored to have consumed 40
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Ten Belles: Paris’ Coffee Pros Strike Again by the Canal St Martin

As I parked my Velib on a rare sunny afternoon in Paris, just steps from the Canal St Martin, I could already tell I was in for a treat.  I made
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A New Trend Brewing in Paris: Artisanal Beer At People’s Drugstore

Although the trend is nothing new stateside, the French have been a little slow to hop on the artisan & craft beer bandwagon. This could be
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Une Vie Parisienne in New York City

Paris (Oncle Tom) Returning home to New York hit me with the biggest culture shock I’ve ever felt. Now, I’m no stranger to culture shock. My
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