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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.


Best Paris Blogger -


Woman of A Certain Age In Paris was recognized as one of the Best Paris Blogs worldwide by an organization out of Massachusetts called 

Expertido’s editorial team based their decision on the following criteria — content quality, authenticity, uniqueness, data security, reliability and trustworthiness.

I am extremely honoured as I continue to grow a community of women (and some wonderful men!), who love Paris and things French.

And I have lots in store for you this year including some added features.


Cassis France. Photo courtesy of Dee Pocquette of

Traveling South This Year!


Of course, I will continue to explore Paris and bring you stories and ideas that you might not find anywhere else.

But I will also be expanding my reach travelling outside of Paris, and also finally taking that trip to Cannes and the Riviera that I did not get around to last year.

There is a wonderful story around this which I will soon share with you.



I will be doing an interview with the author of this yummy new book!

My Paris Book Club

One of the perks of having a blog is that international publishing companies now send me books to review.

I will be sharing those reviews with you and adding more Book Giveaways too!

My New Membership Program


I will continue to offer my blog to anyone who is interested and wants to sign up, but I will also be adding a Membership Program later this year.

It will provide additional resources and delve more deeply into some of subject areas that I write about.

For instance, I will be selling Paris-related products; offering additional discounts and giveaways;  and partnering with valued experts offering interactive online events that will help us all learn more about exciting travel options such as how to pack for Paris, as well as other subjects around French wine, fashion, cooking, language, culture, and yes even lingerie.

I will keep you posted!


YOUR Adventures as Women Of A Certain Age


I hope to profile some of you about your travels this year dear readers! Are you going to Paris or France in 2o20?

I would love to hear about it!

You can share with us what you are planning, and afterwards, what you liked, or didn’t! What you discovered, and perhaps what you encountered that you didn’t expect.

I find in Paris, for instance, there are always those serendipitous events that truly delight!.

Like a concert violinist who starts playing Mozart on a quiet street.  Or couples who turn up late at night in the summer to do the Tango!

Whatever you find don’t forget to take lots of pictures!


Paris Footnotes:

Speaking of lingerie above, my blog of December 15th about Kathryn Kemp-Griffin and her book, Paris Undressed was immensely popular!



Kathryn Kemp-Griffin, author of “Paris Undressed”


Kate published a fabulous article shortly after that blog in the Canadian national newspaper The Globe and Mail which I promised to pass along to you.

The link  is below along with the first paragraph.

“Lingerie scared me as a teenager. Later, it scared me as a wife, mother — and, perhaps most surprising, even as the owner of a lingerie company. For most of my life, I didn’t know what to wear, how to wear it or what to do in it. That’s what scared me most. Something happened — or was supposed to — when you put on lingerie. Latent expectation lurked behind every seam. Frills and thrills adorned by pouting, scantily clad models fueled a collective consciousness of sexy…”

Lingerie Retreats — 10 % Discount to Subscribers

Yes, you read that right.  Kate is also offering for the first time in 2020 Three-Day Lingerie Retreats — curious?

I was too because there is nothing like this anywhere else that I can find!

Check out the dates! She now has them on her website at

And note–Kate is graciously offering a 10% discount for these retreats but only to subscribers of this blog!




Thank you so much Kate! What a treat!
Kate’s book is also available for purchase right here!

Always love to hear from you so don’t forget to leave a comment below.

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  1. Lynn Patterson on January 5, 2020 at 11:17 pm

    You are so diligent in whatever you do. An honour well deserved! I have thoroughly enjoyed reading your blog and I look forward to what you have in store for this coming year. Congratulations!!!

    • Diana Bishop on January 9, 2020 at 12:25 pm

      I am so thrilled that you are enjoying my blog — thank you so much Lynn for all the support that you give me! Diana

  2. Gabrielle on January 13, 2020 at 6:08 am

    Congratulations on the award–highly deserved! I *love* the idea of the membership program–can’t wait to hear more about that.

    Speaking of books, have you read Paris Dreaming by Katrina Lawrence? I suspect this may have been on your radar a long time before mine, but just in case, it’s a completely immersive read by an Australian beauty journalist–which I didn’t pick up *just* for its pink cover, but that definitely influenced me 🙂

    • Diana Bishop on January 13, 2020 at 10:20 am

      I am excited about starting a membership program. I look forward to your feedback when I get it up and running. Thanks again for the comment. Diana

  3. Chdereyl on January 13, 2020 at 4:29 pm

    Congrats on the award! Finally I have found your blog! Have a wonderful 2020 full of many more adventures in Paris! I will be there in two weeks!

    Cheryl Kothe

  4. Vicki Pullen on February 2, 2020 at 7:28 pm

    Diana, congratulations, you are definitely living your best life…for all of us! Hope to see you in Paris some day!

    Vicki (James) Pullen

    • Diana Bishop on February 5, 2020 at 11:42 pm

      Thank you Vicki — I am enjoying every moment. Thank you for your comment and please send me your thoughts often!

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