My Travel Insurance Checkup!

  “Diana, do you actually know what you are paying for?” That was the first question that Stacey Aarssen asked me. Stacey is a financial planner who specializes in educating people about the ins and outs of travel insurance. Personally, I have a travel insurance policy that provides annual coverage. It was very reasonable considering I…

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Peg’s Paris Cooking Class

  The Menu   Asperges avec Comte, Coriandre et Baies Roses Asparagus with Coriander, Pink Berries and a slice of Comte cheese     La Morue avec sauce Noilly Pratt  Cod with Noilly Pratt Sauce Carottes glacées | Glazed Carrots       Fondant au chocolat Disgustingly good molten chocolate cake     My good…

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French Perfume

  “Women in France don’t just love fragrance; they can’t imagine living without it.”   As I walk down the street in Paris, I notice that people smell nice. Not in a heavy or sickeningly sweet or disruptive sort of way, but just a light, seductively fresh and uncomplicated way. So much so that a…

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Small Museums

  Another great thing about Paris?   You are never very far from magnificent soul-enriching art.   Or a haunted house.       Right around the corner from the apartment I rented, no more than 30 metres away at 14 rue de la Rochefoucaut is an elegant three-story gray stone house.     You…

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French School

    If you have a week or more in Paris, you might consider building it around French language classes. A language-focused holiday is fantastic fun and some of the best vacations I have ever had! Not only does it enhance your visit, but you meet wonderful people and get into discussions you might not…

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With The Click of A Heel!

    Stepping inside Tanya Heath’s boutique in the St-Germain-des-Prés district of Paris is like a trip to the candy store. Especially if you are someone who love shoes!!!  (I know one of my best friends Lizzie Gilbert is already salivating!) One is drawn to the shelves displaying her elegant footwear; pumps, sandals and boots.But…

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My 2020 Paris Line-Up!

Welcome dear readers to 2020! I am kicking off the New Year on a high note.  I have learned that my blog has recently been acknowledged with an award.     Woman of A Certain Age In Paris was recognized as one of the Best Paris Blogs worldwide by an organization out of Massachusetts called…

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Paris Undressed!

  Ladies, let’s talk underwear!   I appreciate that some of you reading this blog may still be in your PJs.   But how many of you are planning to put on a beautiful lace or satin bra and panties under your clothes today, tomorrow, and everyday? Just for you.   I thought so.  …

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My Top Ten Christmas Gifts From Paris

  Christmas in Paris is magical.   Like many other cities in the world, the department store chains launch the holiday season with their much anticipated displays and decorations.   For starters, Parisians and tourists alike await the show-stopping Christmas tree at Galeries Lafayette, which is decorated differently every year.   This year’s dazzling multi-coloured…

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How To Become Parisian in One Hour

  Be prepared to practice your best Parisian Pout when you see the popular comedy show “How To Become Parisian in One Hour!” This one-man show plays into every cliché and stereotype that people all over the world have of Parisians; as envied for living in one of the most beautiful cities in the world;…

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