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American-born travel journalist and guidebook author Heather Stimmler-Hall created the Secrets of Paris in 1999 to share the hidden side of the City of Light. Discover what you've been missing:

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Calendar of Paris Events

October 8-12
The theme for the 81st annual Fête des Vendanges, the grape harvest festival, is Montmartre Fête les Poètes. Events include a parade, grape stomping, the food & wine tasting village, cooking demos, live music, and tons of other fun stuff. Check out the entire program, the online boutique (get your commemorative bottles of wine!) and other info about the festival here.

October 12 
Stock up on fall reading material for a handful of euros and support the English-language SOS Helpline at their Autumn Book Sale today from noon-4pm at Orrick Law Offices (31 ave Pierre Ière de Serbie, 16th, M° Alma-Marceau). Paperbacks €1, hardcovers €2, all categories for adults and kids, as well as bake sale items. Those who want to donate books can drop them off during the sale.

October 16-17
Blending culture with social, Sinfonietta Paris brings you an evening of Mendelssohn and Brahms exquisitely performed by a brilliant ensemble of young professional musicians. At the Institut FInlandais (Latin Quarter, 60 rue des Ecoles, 5th) from 8-11pm. Tickets €25 (wine and hors d'oeuvres included). The address will be mailed once confirmed; the performance on the 4th December is in the 17th; on the 5th December it's in the 1st. Register on the website; places limited. 

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Monday
Dec112006

Win a Naughty Paris Tour!

Looking for that extra-special Christmas present? Wondering how you can help those less fortunate than you during the holiday season? Want an insider peek into the naughty side of Paris? Of course you do!

Lucky for you, it's time for the annual Menu for Hope campaign to benefit the United Nation's World Food Programme. For just $10 donation per ticket, you get a chance to win some really cool prizes donated by foodie bloggers from around the world, including personalized cookbooks, gourmet food goodies, wine-tasting classes, gastronomic tours of various cities, and....(drum roll, please)....the very first Naughty Paris tour by Yours Truly!

Offered as a sneak preview of my upcoming guide, "Naughty Paris: The Good Girls' Guide to Being Bad in the City of Light", the Naughty Paris half-day tour (for up to four people) includes visits to an upscale corset and fetish clothing boutique, an erotic literature store, and even a naughty perfume maker whose scents will make you blush! And to keep up our energy, we'll be sure to stop between each boutique for some naughty indulgences -- a handful of heavenly French pastries, a shot of sinfully strong absinthe liqueur, and a mug of wickedly thick hot chocolate (or creamy Italian gelato, depending on the season). Of course, the lucky winner also gets to pick my brain during the tour for all of the best naughty nightlife recommendations, from the sexiest cabarets to the best clubs to check out the local singles' scene! 

Not interested in Naughty Paris? No problemo! Menu for Hope raffle isn't completely random -- you get to actually choose which prize you want to win. The list of goodies and how to participate in the raffle can be found at  here. The campaign ends on December 22nd. Winners will be announced and the prizes sent to corresponding winners after January 1st 2006.

Note: Menu foir Hope III will once again be using the site FirstGiving to collect the donation, which, in the interest of transparency, will do all the collection and forward the funds directly to the World Food Programme.

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Reader Comments (1)

You are indeed a very naughty girl...but not too naughty for making some a terrific contribution to Menu For Hope III.
The auction's off to a roaring start, thanks to you and many others. Hope that your readers will enjoying bidding on your tour, as well as the many other fabulous prizes available!
December 12, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterDavid

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