Monday, December 31, 2012

Ringing in 2013

So the 21st of December came and went with no end of the world in sight - thankfully. 2012 has been an eventful year, so much so that it whizzed by.

We took you dining with us in Paris
We  wandered with you throughout the city and beyond
We toasted with you on Saturdays
We shared all sorts of things to do in Paris
We presented our photos to you to get you dreaming
We helped you with your search for your home away from home in a Paris vacation rental

I would like to thank all of you who followed us throughout the year and all those guests who put their trust in us. We hope that you enjoyed Paris and that we will see you again soon.

I hope to keep you just as entertained, informed and well accommodated in 2013. 

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year! Bonne Année!

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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Ringing in the New Year with Champagne

Ringing in the New Year with Champagne - by Preston Mohr

Our favorite wine specialist, Preston Mohr, gives us some wonderful suggestions for toasting in the new year in style - French style that is, with champagne bubbles of course. But with so many champagne options, which one should you buy? Well he's got some suggestions for us.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Season's Greetings from Feels Like Home in Paris

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Wishing you and yours a happy holiday

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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Bread baking behind the scenes - a visit of Au Pain d'Antan with chef Alex

For this week's Thursday Food for Thought post, chef Alex Dreyer of Cook'n With Class takes us on a working visit at a local Montmartre boulangerie that has stood the test of time. Nothing fancy here, just good bread and a long day of hard work. If you've ever wondered what goes into those wonderful French breads and pastries you've stocked up on during your trips to France, you'll want to read Alex's colorful account. 

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Bertie Makes great cupcakes at Bertie's Cupcakery

It was truly a pleasure to meet baker Bobbie Parsons and find out about her route to Paris. Paris is full of interesting people and it is certainly one of the world's biggest melting pots. It's always nice to wander about and stubble upon people who are living out their dreams in the city of light, adding one more sparkle to this great city. Bertie's CupCakery is another one of those stars and we hope you'll go by and check it out and try one of those yummy cupcakes. 

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Montmartre's Northern bar trends: Rosie

You may have noticed if you have ventured over to the North side of Montmartre that this is a slow changing neighborhood. It's Bohemian meets bobo meets immigrant population is creating some noteworthy establishments. Lodged between Boulevard Barbes and the various stairs leading you up to the Butte, this area is coming of age as the young hipsters are taking hold of and transforming various bars, restaurants and cafes. This is where you will find the little coffee shop, Black Market, the great stinky little cheese shop, Ramage et Fromage, the florist Les Mauvaises Grains, the fab restaurant without pretension, Cheri Bibi and more.

Monday, December 3, 2012

The Route to France

By Yetunde Oshodi

Okay so the title of this post is a bit misleading. I mean I am not exactly talking about a trip to France at least not exactly. Last Friday a year's journey came to an end (or some might say to a new beginning). Last Friday I became a member of the Republic that is France. Let me put it another way, last Friday I became French. 

Saturday, December 1, 2012

World AIDS day December 1st 2012

Post by Yetunde Oshodi

I remember when I was in high school and we had a guest speaker come in on World AIDS day to talk to us about HIV/AIDS. I distinctly remember him asking the class if any of us knew anyone who was HIV positive. I think maybe just one of two people raised their hands. I often wonder if today the same group of people were sitting in a room and were asked this question, how the numbers would have changed. I knew no one at the time who was either living with or who had died from complications associated with HIV/AIDS. I wish I could still say the same today.

Doni Belau of Girls Guide to Paris, sent out an email asking us to consider putting up a donation button for her charity, Ubuntu Africa (UBA), who have put together a campaign to celebrate Dec. 1st World Aids Day with their Ambassador this year being actress/singer Vanessa Williams. Their objective is to educate people and raise money for the kids they take care of in South Africa who are HIV+. I must truthfully say that I was reticent at first, thinking, well why just South Africa after all my personal experience takes me to an entirely different country and wouldn't just a general donation to AIDS research be more in order. But then I took some time to think about it and I finally concluded that every little bit counts and to be honest I have no idea what my donation to a larger organization would really go towards. This seems so much more personal and real.  If ever we will one day be able to say that HIV/AIDS is no longer a part of our lives, we have to start somewhere and education is key.

I hope that you too will support UBA.

Donate Now - Ubuntu Africa

Every donation makes a difference … $2,500 supports one UBA child for a year; $500 provides a month of medical supplies; and $100 provides a hot meal to all 200 UBA children.
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