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  Today I officially launch “THE SHOP” on my website!   For the last year or so, I have been searching for and trying products that I think align with my brand, Woman of a Certain Age In Paris.   That is, for mature women who are busy, active, get-on-with-it type of people, focussed on…

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Woman of a Certain Age in Paris Presents: A Guide To Paris’s Best Kept Secrets   My Live Interview with Heather Stimmler Travel Writer, Tour guide And Creator of “Secrets of Paris”   TUESDAY, December 8th 12:30 pm EST/9:30 am Pacific 6:30 pm CET (Paris) 5:30 pm (London) Click HERE to Register! It’s Free!  …

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  Forty-odd years ago when I first went to Paris, I wouldn’t even think of drinking water from the tap.   One look at the murky Seine river with centuries of pollutants was enough for me to do what Parisians do, buy bottled water instead, using it even to brush my teeth.   In restaurants…

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*See Book WINNER at the bottom of this post! Note:  Just want to say that my heart and thoughts go out to the people of Paris and France who are dealing not only with another national lockdown but the horror of these gruesome terrorist attacks.      I’m a  little late for my annual review…

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  I never wear orange!   Not because I don’t love the colour, but clearly it doesn’t love me.   If you are old enough to remember getting your “colours” done, I discovered back then that I am a “summer.”   I got a little booklet with swatches of colours (which I still have)  that look…

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  By now, if you haven’t seen it, you have heard about this hot new Netflix series called Emily In Paris!   It is targeted to millennials and post-millennials, but others and mostly women, of all ages seem to be flocking to this 10-part series.   I get a few emails a day from friends…

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Woman of a Certain Age in Paris Presents: How To Fall In Love with A Frenchman!   My Exclusive Interview with Samantha Vérant, Best-selling Author of “Seven Letters From Paris!”   TUESDAY, November 10th 12:30 pm EST/9:30 am Pacific/6:30 pm CET (Paris) 5:30 pm (London) Click HERE to Register! It is Free!   Imagine this. …

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How times have changed! Remember Kraft cheese slices?     You can still buy them, but they are not called a  “processed cheese product,”  for nothing.  There is simply not much cheese in them.* (See ingredients list at bottom of the blog) I grew up on grilled cheese sandwiches using Kraft singles. On fancy occasions,…

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The first time I went to  France I ate my way across the country. I remember one particular time when I was invited to a family lunch by one of my students. It was an idyllic French scene. We were about 20 around a large table, al fresco in the countryside.     The first…

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When I take pictures for my blog, I sometimes first go looking for related photography from the professionals for inspiration. I know quite a few in this field, many of whom I am delighted to say read my blog. Julie Williams is one of these talented people, an award-winning photographer, who is able to capture life’s…

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