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10 Things You Should Know About Fête de la Musique

Fête de la Musique

Fête de la Musique is celebrating its 34th year this Sunday, January 21st in the French capital, and it’s one of those events that literally can’t be missed, unless you decide to hole up in your Parisian apartment watching movies with the windows closed. But, that would be truly dommage (a shame). This year’s theme, […]

Are You Buying High-End or Luxury?

Buying High-End or Luxury

Often used interchangeably, the words luxury and high-end are splashed across a mélange of consumer goods, from clothes to cars to the vintage ear cuff you bought in that off-the-map boutique. So, what’s the difference between the two?

African Fashion Pops Up in Paris at Moon Look

African Fashion

Coco Chanel once said, “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and remove one accessory.” In other words, she believed in the style mantra that less is more.

The 10 French Gift Ideas Your Mom Will Love This Mother’s Day

Mother's Day

Although Mother’s Day is coming up this Sunday in the US, the French don’t celebrate until the last Sunday in May. The honored traditions are pretty similar, with there usually being a family dinner and meaningful gifts and cards to give. If you’re looking for some last-minute Mother’s Day gift ideas, here’s a list of […]

French Men: Love em or Hate em?

French Men

“Girls go to college to get more knowledge and boys go to jupiter to get more stupider”, we think it’s safe to say that is an international mantra among women in the dating pool. If you’re looking for an international love-scapade with a French man, read and see if booking your ticket is the right move. 

2018 Guide to Shopping in Paris

stock shops Paris

Section 1: Discount Shopping in Paris Section 2: A Little Known Shopping Street in Paris Section 3: Shopping in Paris for Women Bonus Section: High End vs. Luxury Shopping Discount Shopping in Paris 2018 Guide   Discount shopping in Paris might seem overwhelming to first-time visitors or to those on a budget. Because of its […]

Chinese Gets an American Makeover in Paris at Huabu

Chinese food Paris

Talk about a culture smash. Chinese food in Paris is hard to grasp, like a slippery noodle escaping your chopsticks. Generally speaking, the weird thing about Asian food in Paris is that more often than not, the Japanese own Chinese traiteurs (delis), while Japanese restaurants or sushi bars are often run by the Chinese.

How to Breakfast Like a Parisian

Parisian breakfast

When it comes to breakfast, like many other things in their culture, the French keep it simple. Here are a few ideas to get you eating breakfast like a Parisian.

Get Picked Last : How to Avoid Pickpockets and Scam Artists in Paris

pickpocket in paris

As wondrous as Paris is, there is a dark side to counter its rosy appearance. Non, this is not about the intermittent periods of grey weather or the sometimes serious lack of decent customer service. It’s about one of the most dangerous groups of people in Paris : the Pickpockets.

It’s All in the Bread Part II : A Guide to the Top Parisian Boulangeries

Boulangeries in Paris

Last month, we educated you a bit on the different types of French breads and how to navigate your local boulangerie. However, in the land of liberty, equality and fraternity, not all Parisian baguettes are created equal. 

Slim Down in H20 : Water Biking in Paris

water biking in Paris

Fitness in Paris used to be anything but à la mode. American fitness enthusiasts inspired the traditional ‘Pff, ça se fait pas’ (It just isn’t done) reaction. However, there is good news for those who weren’t blessed with the coveted skinny gene that so many of these Français seem to possess: ‘sport’ is now IN.