Monday, January 28, 2013

Les Soldes! Not just about the designer clothing

I am not a shopaholic. I like new things as much as the next person but just the thought of finding myself in a shop jammed packed with people desperately trying to find THE item at THE best price sends me into a claustrophobic fit. So when France has its annual sales you never find me out on day one before opening hours ready to pounce. I mean do I really need anything else?

Friday, January 25, 2013

Romancing yourself in Paris this Winter

Paris is for lovers. Or so they say and I tend to agree but you aren't limited to loving someone else, you can just love yourself enough to treat yourself to a special Paris holiday for one. This Valentine's Day doesn't have to be a sad one, not when we've got Paris.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

La Rallonge - A Montmartre Restaurant Opening

What Foodie hasn't dreamed of being part of a restaurant opening? Claire takes us to the opening night feast of La Rallonge, one of Montmartre's hottest new eateries. Who says so? We do!

La Rallonge - French gastropub opening - by Claire Thomas

I’d never been to a restaurant opening soirée before – especially not in Paris, food capital of the world - and had no idea what to expect. The words swanky, fancy, delicious come to mind. And terror, a little bit (what if I eat something in the wrong way?). But when Yetunde passed on her invitation to the opening at La Rallonge on Saturday night, I knew it was time to leave that trepidation at home.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Adventures in shopping (Paris Sales) with Claire

Navigating Les Soldes (The French sales), can require the force of a titan. Claire takes us along for her adventures in shopping in the Marais. Not everyone gets what they want out of the sales but you can still have a lovely stroll through and dream for the next time.

Adventures in shopping - by Claire Thomas

She sells more than seashells at the Paris Sales. She sells more than seashells at the Paris Sales. She sells more than sea… all right, so it’s not as tongue-twisting as the original. But when the bi-annual sales come to Paris, you better make sure that tongue is up to the task… first-come, first-served, so speak up!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Vegan pastries in Paris

In this Thursday's Food for Thought post, Monique takes us to a newly opened bakery in the heart of the Latin Quarter for a vegan baking experience. 

Monday, January 7, 2013

A New Year begins - Welcoming in 2013

I have to say that taking holiday decorations down is hardly as exciting as putting them up. Something a bit sad about disrobing the Christmas tree that we so joyfully selected in late November. But a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do.

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