I Sampled Some of Pierre Hermé’s More Unique Macaron Flavours

Pastry provocateur Pierre Hermé has delighted consumers in France, Japan, the USA and beyond with his bestselling macarons since 1998. Being no stranger to the macaron-making process myself, I wanted to explore these tasty treats beyond the classic chocolate, vanilla and raspberry flavours. Pierre Hermé is a macaron maestro, known for turning classic flavours on their […]

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A Peek Inside a 19th Century, Parisian Apartment

As a tourist, or even a local, you will often find yourself gazing up at the formidable apartments that line the great boulevards of Paris with their heavy, ornate doors. Very rarely, however, do you get to see inside one of them. I have been fortunate enough to dine at local Parisienne Florence’s luxury Parisian […]

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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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