Answering the Most Googled Questions about Parisians

Whenever I am back in my hometown of London I’m often bombarded with questions about the French, as if they were a mysterious alien race. “Do the French like cheese as much as we think they do?” “Why do the French strike so much?” “Do you think the French will like me?” This made me […]

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5 Things That Have Disappointed Me About Paris

Paris is definitely one of my favourite places in the world, but it is far from perfect. From the constant striking to expensive food, read about what has disappointed me most about living in the capital.

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Secret Paris: A Day at the Jardin d’Acclimatation

Living in Paris means I get to explore corners of the capital often dismissed by tourists who come to see the city of light in all its splendour, from the top of the Eiffel Tower, or by strolling through the cobbled streets of Montmartre. The Jardin D’Acclimatation is certainly an attraction unheard of by most […]

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The Seven Ages of Paris: A Book Review

I received this book as a gift from my father while still at university. Unfortunately, between then and now this literary behemoth slowly became buried under compulsory books for university and my busy schedule. I rediscovered the book and felt that now was the time to read it, and share with you all my thoughts […]

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Halloween 2016 in Paris: what is there to do?

Discovering your dark side in the City of Light is not an easy task. Halloween festivities have not been adopted into French culture with as much fervour as they have in the states. But fear not fellow expats (or fear just a little bit), because your Halloween weekend will not be without some tricks or treats. 1. Celebrate Halloween […]

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Vintage Shopping in Le Marais

“When you buy a piece of vintage clothing you’re not just buying the fabric and thread – you’re buying a piece of someone’s past.” There is something I love about shopping for vintage pieces, the thrill of finding something beautiful and it fitting you is too much temptation to ignore. Being from London I have been spoilt […]

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Exploring the Louis Vuitton Foundation

Last weekend I found myself back in the Parisian suburb of Rueil-Malmaison, house-sitting for my boyfriend’s parents. Being La Nuit Blanche in Paris (an annual event where everything is open until late, with art exhibitions on display throughout the city) our plan was to go into Paris and explore it under the cover of night. With plans that evening […]

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