Le Bon Marché: The First Department Store in France

January 9th, 2022 by
I rarely spend time in department stores but in November and December 2020, I worked for a French brand called Scarlette Ateliers at the Bon Marché. Surrounded by fancy French lingerie, I was settled in a comfortable armchair, embroidering knickers, pajamas, and nightdresses. On my breaks, I wandered around the…

What’s on in Paris this Winter

November 23rd, 2021 by
In the last two years the museums of Paris, just like everything and everyone else, had to deal with all sorts of changes. Now, the museums of Paris are slowly getting back on track and this winter some great new shows are opened and ready for visitors. One of the…

Learn While You Explore the World

November 21st, 2021 by
Do you Enjoy Learning While You Travel? Then this list is for you! We put together 13 inspiring tours to awaken your senses while restoring your health and vitality as you explore... Wellness & Culture Tours A Great Start to 2022 in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica Reignite your energy &…

An Easy French Dessert to Bake Today!

October 21st, 2021 by
There is such beauty in simplicity. Take this French apple tart. It’s three ingredients that combine to make an easy statement piece for any occasion. The pattern on top with its repeating shapes and golden glossy hue tell you what’s to come… a delicious crisp thin French apple tart. Eat…

Discovering Mexico City Like a Local

July 17th, 2021 by
With a population of more than 20 million people, Mexico City is one of the largest cities in the world. Only in recent years, travelers have been making their way to the Mexican capital to find themselves pleasantly surprised with everything this metropolis has to offer. Here, vestiges from Pre-Hispanic…

Tips for Solo Female Travel

June 18th, 2021 by
As a woman who has done a fair amount of traveling alone, there are things you need to be aware of when traveling solo. Different cultures mean different norms for locals and visitors. But fear not! Solo female travel is rewarding and fun, there are just a few key things…

Music in Paris

June 2nd, 2010 by
Year round at the various churches there are offerings of Mozart, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, gospel music and, at Christmastime, “Ave Maria.” It is particularly lovely to sit in one of the churches, such as Sainte-Chapelle or St. Julien le Pauvre, and enjoy your surroundings and the music in Paris. Look…

The Best Museums in Paris

June 30th, 2010 by
This is a very subjective list of the best Museums in Paris. Centre Pompidou Place Georges Pompidou, in the 4th Arrondissement. 01 44 78 12 33. Closed Tues. The place for modern art in a building that remains cutting edge even though it’s over 30 years old. Cité de l’Architecture…

Art in Paris

June 30th, 2010 by
Portes Ouvertes We love getting a sneak peek into Parisian artists’ studios, and the best time to do that is during Portes Ouvertes (Open Doors), usually organized by neighborhood. There is the annual Portes Ouvertes Ateliers d'Artistes Anvers-aux-Abbesses, covering a large area of the 18th and 9th Arrondissements, where artists…

Dance

June 30th, 2010 by
Where to see Dance Performances in Paris Folies Bergère 32, rue Richer, in the 9th Arrondissement. 08 92 68 16 50. Folies is a bit of a mixed bag, despite the 130-year pedigree and reputation. The decor is highly reminiscent of the Moulin Rouge (the less said about dance at…
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