Saturday, July 30, 2011

Sipping on Saturdays: Find your local Happy Hour!

For this week's Sipping on Saturday Ann-Marie takes us to a local cafe here in Montmartre for some great Happy hour prices!


As I am sure most of you already know Paris can be an expensive city! Like every big city and tourist destination it can be costly to grab a quick drink with your friends or family, unless you find some of the many great cafes and bars throughout the city which offer great Happy Hour prices.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Wednesday Wanderings: When Paris was a Woman Tour

Recently I had the opportunity to participate in a tour organized by Discover Paris! entitled "When Paris was a Woman". This tour highlighted some of the prominent women both foreign and French, who shaped the face of Paris with their literary and artistic contributions.



Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Tuesday Tidbit: Metro Guy Môquet

For this weeks Tuesday Tidbit Ann-Marie tells us the story behind metro station Guy Môquet.

Recently while checking in a guests at one of our apartments Cozy Carpeaux, the guest shared with me some of her knowledge regarding metro station Guy Môquet. The story of Guy Môquet is quite interesting and I thought I should share it with our readers.



Monday, July 25, 2011

Montreuil Market - Bargain hunting at Paris Flea Markets

This week Ann Marie takes us shopping to the Montreuil flea market where you can rub elbows with the locals in the hunt for the best bargains in town. 

It must be said that Paris is every shopper's dream, all the major fashion houses are located here from clothes to shoes and jewellery to handbags. Strolling along the Champs Elysees you can peer into the mesmerizing windows of Louis Vuitton, Swarovski, Hugo Boss and the list could go on and on. But for those of you who like me, don't quite have the budget to shell out that much cash why not seek out one of Paris' many hidden flea market gems.


Saturday, July 23, 2011

Sipping on Saturdays-Hotel de Crillon

For this weeks Sipping on Saturday Ann-Marie takes us to Hotel de Crillon for some afternoon tea.

As an Irish girl drinking tea is second nature to me, meeting up for some tea is a very sociable and common event and a great way to catch up with some friends. So this week I called up a friend I had not seen for ages and she suggested meeting at Hotel de Crillon (I thought to myself a beautiful hotel, why not!)

Friday, July 22, 2011

Friday Foto : La Basilique du Sacré Coeur de Montmartre

This week's Friday Fotos are taken of the beautiful Basilique du Sacre Coeur, which is situated right here in the fabulous Montmartre.



Thursday, July 21, 2011

Thursday Food for Thought: Classique French Jam Shortbreads

Now you have met Chef Briony Laberthionniere and you have heard all about the wonderful kiddies cooking classes with Cook'n with Class, why not try out her delicious Classique French Jam Shortbreads. A delicious treat which is great to make with kids!


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Wednesday Wanderings: la Fête Foraine du Jardin de Tuileries - Fun and Amusement for Big and Small

This Wednesday Ann Marie takes us wandering to La Fête Foraine in the Tuileries gardens a yearly tradition that marks the arrival of Summer in Paris (yes I know sometimes it may be hard to tell). 
 
I absolutely love fun fairs, so when visiting one of our newest apartments Tantalizing Tuileries near the Tuileries Gardens, I jumped with delight at the sight of the fantastic Ferris wheel which overlooks most of Paris. So in a typical child-like manner I dragged my friends to this old style, traditional fun fair for a fun-packed evening!





My favorite childhood game Hook-a-duck !



Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Tuesday Tidbit: Pont Neuf does not mean 'Bridge Nine'

Every day thousands of locals and tourist alike cross over the beautiful Pont Neuf bridge, but did you know that Pont Neuf does not mean Bridge Nine or the 9th bridge? Yes, though neuf does mean 9 it's not its only meaning. The bridge's name has absolutely nothing to do with the number nine!



Monday, July 18, 2011

Paris People: Cook'n With Class chef Briony Laberthionniere - From Down Under to the City of Light, a Pastry Dream

Paris is full of many people, some who chose to be here, some who got here by accident and some who were born here. All these amazing Paris people make the city pulse to a multicultural beat.



This week, Ann Marie takes some time to get to know one of Cook'n with Class' chefs Briony Laberthionniere. Briony is a bright bubbly Aussie, who followed her heart and her passion to Paris and hasn't look back since!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Sipping on Saturdays- Harry's Bar

Harry's bar has always been somewhere I have wanted to go, after reading countless books and articles on "The Oldest Cocktail Bar in Europe" I was very eager to take a peak inside and sit at the bar where so many famous people and writers came to get inspiration & drown their sorrows.(Maybe some of this talent will rub off on me, hey a girl can always dream!)



Friday, July 15, 2011

Friday Foto


"I love stores like La Vaissellerie where you can find all sorts of items for your home and great little souvenirs to take back with you. Not all of it will fit into your suitcase but there are probably a few little items you could make room for. From the kitsch to the trendy stores like La Vaissellerie are jam packed with goodies of all types. Take the Laguiole knives for example "





Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Saint Denis Basilica Cathedral


The beautiful Saint Denis Basilica gets it's name from the Gallo-Roman cemetery upon which it was built and which holds the tomb of Saint Denis, who was allegedly the first Bishop of Paris and is the Patron saint of France.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Bastille Day!

Photo compliments of Stacey Pedersen!

As most of you well know, July 14th in Bastille Day here in Paris. So I decided to keep you all up to scratch on your French history so you too can celebrate it across the globe! (Although I am unsure how well your boss will take it if you don't show up for work with the excuse "I was celebrating Bastille Day!")

Friday, July 8, 2011

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Wednesday Wanderings: Parc Asterix!

For this weeks Wednesday Wanderings I take you to the the world of Asterix! For those of you coming to Paris with their kids or who are indeed just a big kid themselves this is the ideal spot, the rides are more extreme then Disneyland and it has now opened the water park too. The park has something for every body to do!




Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Tuesday Tidbit: Key'Lib v's Autolib!

For this weeks Tuesday Tidbit we are talking about the new car sharing service Key'Lib, which is not to be mistaken with similar service Autolib!



Monday, July 4, 2011

Take me to Singapore Takeout with Chef André Chiang


I was utterly delighted when Michelle of Untapped Cities, informed me that I would be able to attend this exciting event at the Hippodrome at Porte d'Auteuil. The New York Time's named his restaurant Andre in Singapore as one of the 10 best restaurants in the world worth a plane ride. Now that is classy! So who could say no to such an offer dinner with chef Andre Chiang? And I didn't even have to buy a plane ticket.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Friday Foto: Enterrement de vie de garcon

Enterrement de vie de garcon is the celebration a groom amongst his fellow male friends and family undertakes before his big nuptials. Although when translated into English it means the burial of single life (that's not at all morbid?)

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