Best Friends in Paris

My closest friend, Shardie, and I had an AHA moment in Paris!   Here it is — Women of a Certain Age are not SELFIE material.    This is what we discovered when the two of us headed out to wait for the moment when the world’s most recognizable tourist attraction, the Eiffel Tower, transforms…

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Behind Doors In Paris

I think Paris is obsessed with doors. With so many famous monuments, museums, and other exquisite sites, you might think that doors in Paris would not get much attention. But this is a city acutely addicted to detail.  No opportunity to create and enhance beauty is ever wasted . So the humble door becomes yet…

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The Paris Fashion Show

Paris Fashion News: This appears to be the new fashion trend in Paris — wearing your winter jacket off the shoulder! I admit I am no fashion guru. I do love clothes but it has taken me all these years to figure out what looks good on me and what doesn’t. I am not sure I…

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Older Women Younger Men

Of course I do not know her personally but I am a big fan of Brigitte Macron, the wife of French President Emmanuel Macron – and not just because she seems like someone I would like to meet and interview, but mostly because of what she represents. The French first lady is one of the…

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The French Man

“I love that in France a man thinks nothing of complimenting a woman that he doesn’t know;  he compliments her on her smile or her hair or whatever—and it doesn’t mean anything more than, ‘I appreciate you.’ ”  This quote I discovered  while reading about French men and it reminded me of a story. A…

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Visit Paris With A Parisian!

Meet my new friend in Paris, Marita Sakote!  I met this delightful woman exploring one of the most fantastic resources available for visitors to Paris that few people know about! It’s called Paris Greeters and I found it to be a really great and enjoyable way to see Paris with someone who really knows the…

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Red Lipstick is Sooo French!

I have never worn red lipstick!  Never, not even at Christmas. And now I have been more reluctant to try because I figure such a dramatic colour might age me. Can anyone relate? Still, I notice in Paris, that while French women of a certain age don’t wear a lot of makeup, they do wear…

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My Paris Café

Café Gabrielle Probably one of the things that I love most about Paris is its café culture. It might surprise you to know that in the late 1880’s there were some 42,000 cafés in Paris, whereas now there are a mere 7000. Yet that still means there is almost one on every corner. When I…

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An Apartment in Paris!

Over the years I’ve tried different forms of accommodation on my visits to Paris,  everything from staying in boutique hotels to living with a host, or host family to keep up my French. My preference, however, is renting an apartment, especially for a longer stay. My most recent accommodation has been a huge success. It…

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How Old IS a Woman of a Certain Age?

We all know that Parisian women have a reputation for being ultra chic, but did you know that their maturity and experience are even more revered as they age? Yes, Parisian women command, and perhaps it is because they also demand, respect. I like that! Especially now that I am in my sixties. I can…

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