Friday
Feb242017

Photo of the Week


Even in winter Paris is beautiful!

Tuesday
Feb142017

Stock up on Used Books for a Good Cause

Thursday
Feb022017

Secret Tip: The Train to Chantilly

Did you know you could hop on a train in Paris and in less than a half hour be in the historic town of Chantilly? Before you plan your own escape to the countryside, find out the secret to getting the right ticket!

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Sunday
Jan292017

French Thrift Store Shopping Online

I'm a big fan of the French charity thrift shops Emmaüs, so I was thrilled to find their new online shop, Label Emmaüs, which selects the best clothing, accessories, furniture, decor, electronics, music, books, children's toys to sell online with delivery available throughout France. 

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Tuesday
Jan032017

Three Restaurants Worth the Walk: L'Avant-Goût, Le Pramil, L'Antre Amis

Where on earth can you get a decent meal in this city? I know, I know: that's a crazy question. After all, we're talking about Paris—the place that invented the Michelin star system and the word gastronomie, and that basically created the modern restaurant. And yet, and yet... I'm going to talk about good food at reasonable prices.

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Monday
Jan022017

Chanter en Yaourt - Yogurt Singing

Last year I went a little crazy at the Paris Ukulele Festival and bought an adorable, mint-green ukulele. I played both clarinet and percussion in my student days, but I had zero idea how to play any stringed instruments. So I started out by watching YouTube videos, until I got stuck. Then I asked for help from my French friend Fred, who has been playing guitar since the 1980s. And I got a vocabulary lesson.

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