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Paris Take-Homes: Kitsch Kitchen Souvenirs

Paris Take-Homes: Kitsch Kitchen Souvenirs

No matter where you walk in Paris, it’s hard to escape the tacky souvenir stands and shops overflowing with tourist tat that you’ll probably end up buying but will probably never use. Sure, there’s no harm in a miniature Eiffel Tower — they are cute — but...
Paris Walks — An Amble Around Arty Montmartre

Paris Walks — An Amble Around Arty Montmartre

Arty Montmartre may have been depicted in countless paintings by artists like Toulouse-Lautrec and Utrillo, and starred in movies such as Moulin-Rouge and Amélie, but still it must be one of the most misunderstood and misrepresented of Paris neighbourhoods. Too easily dismissed as touristy by...
Poking Around Les Puces de Paris

Poking Around Les Puces de Paris

Poking around les Puces de Paris is one of my favourite things to do. And we all love to have a poke around a good flea market once in a while, don’t we? Do you? Paris certainly satisfies any inclinations to rummage with its profusion...
Snapshots: Paris on a spring afternoon

Snapshots: Paris on a spring afternoon

We thought we’d share some snapshots with you taken in Paris the other day. Spring has hit Paris with a blast of welcome sunshine — and there’s nothing like Paris on a spring afternoon. The Parisians we’ve been meeting have all been saying this was one of the...
Price Check: a Paris supermarket shopping list

Price Check: a Paris supermarket shopping list

What makes shopping in Paris special is its specialty stores. Sure it has wonderful markets, well-stocked supermarkets, and elegant department stores with fabulous food halls, but the best produce is always to be found at the shops that specialise in a particular produce. But we...
Spring in Paris, the Markets Lead the Way…

Spring in Paris, the Markets Lead the Way…

Spring has arrived in Paris and with it the celebration of the spring vegetables and fruit that define the season far more reliably than the weather. While the sky might still change from beautiful, crisp and clear in the morning to offering a drizzle in...
Our Home Away From Home in Paris

Our Home Away From Home in Paris

The charismatic location of our latest home away from home in Montmartre-Pigalle, in Paris’ 18th arrondissement, is a captivating area that, with its population of artists, bohemians and budget tourists, little old ladies and ladies of the night, simultaneously manages to be cool and vulgar,...