Finding Love In Paris! Part Three

Falling in love with a Parisian is beyond romantic, but what happens afterwards, when you realize you are no longer a tourist but a resident of this impossible but also impossibly beautiful city? This is the delightful twist on a travel memoir called Almost French by Sarah Turnbull.     Sarah is an adventurous and…

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The Paris Métro

Taking the Paris Métro was daunting the first few times. Ok, maybe even the first 10 times. Well, actually sometimes it still terrifies me. And I am not sure exactly what I am afraid of. It is super organized and fast. But yes, also not without its complications.   The Paris Métro The Paris Métro is not the…

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Finding Love In Paris! Part Two

As promised here is the second of the three Paris Memoirs that I highly recommend as delightful reading. This one reminds me why I love lunch! It is by Elizabeth Bard, another one of my favourite authors living in France, and is called Lunch in Paris. It’s a love story where she had me with…

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Winners of the Summer Giveaway: Announcing my Fall Giveaway!

For me, the best part of my Giveaway Draws is I get to know my subscribers.   Summer Giveaway Winner This is Luci Rizzo from Toronto, Canada. She won my Summer GIVEAWAY Draw for the Bottle of Chanel No. 5 Perfume. Congratulations again Luci. Luci and her husband, Marc de Bellefeuille (He is French Canadian),…

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My Top Three Things To Do In Paris This Fall!

Hello all — Welcome back dear readers! I hope you have had a wonderful summer (or winter if you are my cherished readers from Down Under). Are you ready for an exciting fall season reading my blog and perhaps traveling to Paris! I am always looking for fun new things to experience in Paris and…

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Finding Love In Paris! Part One

No, I am not talking about me. Not yet anyway! But I am a sucker for a love story, especially for one where someone did find true love in Paris. Here is a book I highly recommend.  New York Times bestseller Paris Letters by Janice MacLeod. Honestly, this is one of my favourite books ever!…

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La Salade Niçoise: Diana’s Test Kitchen French Recipe #3

“It must be the finest summer salad of all.”  Chef Gordon Ramsay     It was in Nice where this salad originated, that I had my first “salade niçoise”. That was more than 40 years ago but I still remember that it was was lunchtime and I was dining with a friend in a restaurant facing…

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Discover Provence with Dee

Dee Poquette’s love affair with Provence began 12 years ago.     She and three of her friends attended cooking classes at Julia Child’s home in Placassier nestled in the hills above the Côte d”Azur. (Julia Child and her husband built the house in 1967 and had it until 1992. You may remember seeing it featured…

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Bonjour Goes A Long Way!

A favourite American writer of mine, Elizabeth Bard, recalls an episode when she went shopping with her mother in Paris. Elizabeth lives in Paris and her mother was visiting.   In one particular boutique, her mother barged in  eyeing something she wanted to buy.  She approached a salesperson to assist her and was subsequently given…

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A French Woman’s Perspective…

“In travel we explore who we are. Through jewellery we reveal who we are! Isabelle Fish, Founder of Rue Pigalle When someone told me I had to connect with Isabelle Fish, and that her business was called “Rue Pigalle”, I was definitely intrigued. Rue Pigalle refers to the red-light district of Paris. And so I…

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