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A Very Parisian Halloween

Article by Frank Cierpial

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For me, Halloween has always been a time for candy, creative costumes, and fun and why should Parisians sit that out? In school, I learned that Halloween is not really a thing in France, but based on what I saw over the past two days, it is. Yes, it’s true that the French like other Europeans generally celebrate the “Toussaint” as we call it in French, or  “All Saints Day” in English, which is what Halloween derived from in America. But they do celebrate Halloween as well. My first stop on my Halloween journey was to the Conciergerie which is a prison and is part of the Palais de la Cité which I will be talking to you about in a minute. My last stop was my favorite destination in Paris for drinks and fun, the famous…Sly Bar. They had an awesome and unforgettable Halloween party that ended a night of fun, costumes, and all things spooky in Paris. Let’s dive in!


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New at Le Musée du Chocolat

Article by Frank Cierpial

Frank Cierpial
Frank Cierpial
Whenever I read travel guides for Paris or watch shows on the travel channel on Paris, they always talk about the same things.  They base everything around The Louvre, The Eiffel Tower, and La Notre Dame de Paris.  While those things are magnificent and you must visit them… I repeat…you must visit them, but there are other fantastic activities to do in Paris.  When you live here and you think you’ve seen it all, you are always proven wrong by something wonderful and thought provoking. I visited « Le Musee Gourmand du Chocoloat » (aka : Choco Story ») here in Paris. Completely unaware that such a thing ever existed here, I found it to be one of the most amazing museums I have ever been to in my life.

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Kodak Moments : Remember When…

Melissa Ladd | Photo : Vincent Gigot

Article by Melissa Ladd

Raise your hand if you remember when we used to bring our camera film to the photo shop to get developed. Remember when we didn’t know what the images looked like beforehand? Remember the excitement we had when we would go pick them up!?! Oh I do, I remember those magical moments of opening that Kodak envelope with baited breath, hoping the shots came out how we had hoped, and even if the pictures that didn’t come out great they were precious, because they expose and illustrate a moment in our lives that we find important enough to capture and print onto photo paper. Remember when paper pictures were all we had?!?


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It’s important not to forget the importance of pictures, real paper pictures. It’s important to remember to make hard copies of those precious moments, our favorite moments, because pictures are more than just an image to « like » or comment on on facebook or instagram, pictures are all that’s left from fleeting moments that pass all too quickly. KODAK MOMENTS has a new tool that helps us keep those moments so easily, that it’s as simple as using a smartphone app.

(Free and easy giveaway below…)



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Superflu is Super fun! : A Batignolles Boutique

Superflu, meaning : extra, not necessary, a splurge… Superflu in the Batignolles, emulates that little urge to splurge with a giant « S ». But when you take the time to really look around, everything seems so absolutely necessary! It is a boutique literally for the WHOLE family. Your chéri will not be bored while you browse jewelry, cute sneakers, home decor and fun nick-nacks because he will have his own nick-nacks and more to browse. And be warned if you have kids, you WILL end up having to purchase something to appease them. Everything is almost irresistible! The best gift shopping selection, and fun souvenirs you can find in this quarter of Paris is definitely at Supeflu.

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Hotel Joke Paris : A Seriously Fun Hotel

Article by Chelsea Kindred

Happiness serves hardly any other purpose than to make unhappiness impossible.” – Marcel Proust

It is not often that your first step into a new hotel surprises and enchants you. In the lobby of Hotel Joke, toys abound, lighted balloons that change color hang over the reception desk, and a corner filled with games and books invites you to take a moment to relax and enjoy. Warm croissants, fresh fruit, coffee and drinks are available for the taking. You can breathe; you’ve made it here.

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Ambiancity Paris Picnics

At Prête-Moi Paris, romance is a staple for content, so I am glad I can finally share this fun video I did with Ambiancity to help them promote their romantic Paris picnic service. I met Sofiane of Ambiancity several years ago at a Tweetup event, and I have always been more than happy to promote him. He’s a hard working and creative gentleman and I just love the concept of his company. It’s so original : (Creating a sultry or romantic ambiance in your Paris hotel room!). So I only just LOVE the idea of bringing that same service outdoors (or indoors if the weather is bad).

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Summertime Tea Party with Patricia Parisienne

When Patrician Parisienne comes to town (she’s now married and based in London, but thankfully returns often to Paris), she has a whirlwind of soirées to attend and slew of friends to visit. Hard to do in just a few days. So she came up with a great solution… a tea party to which she invites all her friends in Paris…throw in some Sugar Daze cupcakes, a fabulous Habitat Parisien Paris apartment, some Kusmi tea, and some gorgeous handbags by Kasia Deitz and you’ve got yourself more than a tea party, you have an event! Put a bunch a young social media friendly women in the mix of all that and you can seriously get some promotion done, as well as have fun. Instagram was a buzz with #HabitatParisienXPatriciaParisienneTeaParty ! Continue reading Summertime Tea Party with Patricia Parisienne

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