Catégorie : Inexpensive

Holiday Must-Have French Gifts For All

It’s that time of year again! Paris is getting even more sparkly than usual and parties are being planned. Those of us that work in luxury retail are boosting on vitamin C! Oh yes, people are shopping and dropping. As for you… you get a little help from moi. I am so happy to send out a list of some… Read more →

Day Trip from Paris : Provins

Provins (the S is not prounced) is a little over an hour by train from Paris train station Gare de L’Est. It is a fantastic place to go with kids of all ages during the high seasons (April through October). The main attraction are the the medieval shows that are performed but also for the medieval architecture. And even if… Read more →

Jardin de Luxembourg : Kids Paradise!

We brought Bébé Chéri recently to the Luxembourg Garden for a day of kids fun and frolicking that was absolutely fantastic! For 4€ we had 30 minutes of stick weilding fun as our three-year-old brandished his boat stick with excitement and we raced after him trying to keep other garden-goers from losing an eye. Great fun indeed! Les Voiliers du… Read more →

PARIS IS A PARTY!

Coming from the United States, I have an ingrained expectation of finding all my festive party-throwing needs in one big party supply store. Alas, I have spent the last 15 years strugling to find what I want, ordering from over-seas, hand-making most of it (aka my wedding where I hand made EVERYTHING) and getting party supplies in Paris wherever I can find them;… Read more →

Morocco in Paris

Chéri and I had a weekend to ourselves recently with Bébé Chéri at my in-laws, and we decided to stay in Paris, but had a desperate need to feel like we were somewhere else. So I came up with a plan for a day of exotic travel that was accessible by the Paris metro. Since we only had the Saturday… Read more →

A Very Parisian Halloween

Article by Frank Cierpial Frank Cierpial 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… Read more →

Superflu Batignolles Paris

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… Read more →

Mon Petit Poulet

My little chicken : it almost sounds like one of those funny terms of endearment that the French use. they often say « My little duck » or « my little bunny » or « my little cabbage » or « my little flea » to children. Women often call each other « my hen »… so this almost strikes me as the male version. But no, it’s not a… Read more →

La Poste By Mail

If you live in Paris, you most likely hate going to the post office. (Of course it is probably just as annoying to go to the post office in most cities). But I never dreaded the post office until I moved here. Lines move slower than the clock on your last day of cork before vacation. Rarely are the postal… Read more →

Paris Loves Tourists!

Parisians may grumble about them, but then tourists grumble about Parisians, so it’s only fair! 😉 But I’ll let you in on a little secret… Paris loves its tourists! Really??? you ask? Well, it’s only because they bring an enourmous amount of business to a country that is leaning more and more towards a services industry. Besides luxury, tourism is… Read more →

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