Posts Tagged ‘women’

Things to Do in Paris and NOT to do!

There are thousands of articles on things to do in Paris, this is exactly the opposite. Its also very important to remember the things NOT to do!

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Shopping: Rue Etienne Marcel

When I first moved to the Montorgueil quartier, I only had eyes for rue Montorgueil….

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Packing for Paris: Eight Essentials

Packing for any trip can be frustrating and daunting. But when you’re heading to the fashion capital of the world….

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French Beauty: Lotions and Potions

Visitors to Paris are often curious about the number of pharmacies they see throughout the city….

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Paris Museums at Night

There’s something magical and mysterious about museums late at night, the privileged access to the usually forbidden….

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Audrey Hepburn in Paris

I always picture Audrey Hepburn in Paris. Even though she never lived there. Even though her first breakout movie was….

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How to Tie Your Scarf Like a Parisian

The leaves are starting to turn and the temperatures at night are going down. Next week it will be official, fall is just about…

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Perusing the Passages of Paris

If you don’t know about the Paris passages, you must learn. I don’t mean to sound professorial, but I made the same mistake….

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Paris Beauty: A Mother-Daughter Makeover in Paris

Since moving to Paris, I’ve gotten older, and my sweet, cuddly five-year-old is now a mature teen. It’s funny how that happens. With the passage of time, my skin has changed, and my daughter has gone from playing dress-up to wearing makeup. This fall I realized we both could use a professional makeover to learn some Paris beauty tips that would help us deal with our perfectly aged selves. It was settled, and we both agreed that a makeover in Paris was in order.

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Le Comptoir Général, a bar in Paris

Coziest Paris Bars

As winter descends on Paris and the temperature falls with the rain (and even snow), it’s hard to motivate oneself to get out of the house or hotel. And once you’ve been outside, wandering the chilly streets beneath an umbrella, there’s nothing that sounds better than a nice cocktail, a fireplace and a plush couch. For these wintry days, there are cozy Paris bars for every kind of Paris girl.

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Paris shopping: luxurious lingerie at Eres

Paris Shopping: Lingerie

The French do underwear so well that the English adopted their word for it: lingerie. And with Fifty Shades of Grey a runaway best seller soon to hit the silver screen, it’s safe to say that sexy is “in.” Sounds like the perfect time for some serious Paris shopping—the kind that involves looking for souvenirs you won’t want to share with just anyone.

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Paris fashion: green dress by Lutz Huelle

Paris Fashion: Color!

There is a myth that Paris fashion demands that Parisians wear only black. Today the team at L’Exception brings you beautiful, bright-colored dresses for day or evening. Architecturally designed monochrome dresses can be worn so chicly, and they let you stand out from the crowd even if you are not accustomed to wearing color.

This spring and summer, we love these two signature pieces from Lutz Huelle, a talented French designer who emphasizes the original cut and the luxurious material that he uses.

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Paris Fashion: L’Exception

Dior, Saint Laurent, Chanel. Fashion that sounds oh so Paris. But with blazers priced at more than 1,000 euros, there are very few women, even in Paris, who can afford to stock their closets with these iconic brands. The truth is that very few Parisiennes own these international designers, and it’s not just about the budget. One of the keys to Parisienne chic is developing one’s own style, which means finding those little-known designers that not everyone else is wearing.

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Paris fashion: colorful stripes on a scarf by Milleneufcentquatrevingtquatre

Paris Fashion: Accessorize with Scarves

Bienvenue, spring! The sun is finally shining on our faces. While we can’t wait to get out our summer wardrobe, it is still a bit chilly to put on a T-shirt or a tank top. For this transitional period, the scarf becomes the inevitable Paris fashion accessory. The rule is simple: choose a top and a colorful scarf, or a colorful top and a matching simple scarf.

While animal prints are everywhere […]

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French lessons: a mirror to oneself

French Lessons: L’Amour-Propre/Self-Esteem

French Lessons is the story of an American woman’s transformation while visiting Paris, when she is befriended by a wise, witty and chic French godmother.

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