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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 →

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How to Enjoy Paris  in Two Days

Article by Melissa Ladd  Here’s how to take on the City of Light with a mere two days. We did it on our mini staycation recently.  First,  pick a hotel with a great location, like right near the Eiffel Tower perhaps! We stayed at the Hotel Plaza Tour Eiffel,  which is just step away from the Trocadero esplanade yet tucked into… Read more →

ZipJet – Laundry delivered in Paris

Laundry, that bane of my existence. That chore that you always have to accomplish but is never finished. Bébé Chéri, the delight of my life, insists on « helping » me…what a little dear. Usually he unfolds whatever I have folded, but he does help carry the laundry to the machine, and quite proudly too. I made up a little song for… Read more →

Nighthawks – Cocktail Delivery in Paris!

The magic of social media has struck again. Nighthawks Paris and I found each other on Instagram and fell in cocktail love. Not only are they the first in Paris do offer this type of delivery but they also offer cocktail deliveries in Paris from some of the coolest, newest, trendiest bars in town! Nighthawks is a spectacular option for those evenings when you want… Read more →

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Galeries Lafayette Gourmand Gourmet & Grocery

Probably the chicest grocery store in Paris aside from La Grande Epicerie over at Le Bon Marché, the Galeries Lafayette saw a need in the very commercialized Grand Magasins quarter : a low count of grocery stores! So much fashion shopping and so little places to get your daily goods. That has all changed now in this beautifully organized grocery… Read more →

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Paris Helpline – a human link to Paris

Once in a while, you meet someone who has the kind of energy that is as impressive as it is efficient. After a chance find on Twitter, I met Laure de Boerio for coffee to talk about her brilliant business project Paris Helpline. I asked her for a meeting with a blog post in mind, but I was thrilled to… Read more →

24 Hours in Paris – Prête-Moi Paris Style!

Sometimes friends will email me and ask for advice on what to do with a long layover in Paris. Or better yet, some friends will deliberately schedule a long layover, just to get a « Paris fix » (it’s like a drug you know)! If it were me, I would certainly schedule a long layover, but I live here so I am… Read more →

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