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Legeron Feature

A Visit to Flower Maker Legeron

One of the best parts about living in France is getting to visit some of the most incredible craft atelier houses still creating handmade pieces for the world of fashion.  I have always wanted to visit Legeron and buy some flowers for my work, so I finally made time go into Paris and visit this […]

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Bordeaux Feature

A Weekend in Bordeaux

One of the best things about living in Europe are the many possibilities for weekend adventures.  This past weekend Thomas and I with his family set off for Bordeaux. I didn’t know much about this south west region of France other than it produces some of the most famous wines in the world.  Only a […]

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Passages Feature

The Passages of Paris

One of my favorite things to do in Paris is to visit the hidden passages throughout the city.  Developed between the late 18th century and the mid-19th century, these covered pedestrian walkways haven’t changed much since their opening so many years ago.  Once you step inside these passages, you will be transported back in time […]

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European Lifestyle Feature

Live Like a European in North America

After living abroad for almost 5 years, coming back to Canada is both a relief and a little frustrating.  I am suddenly aware of the consumerism attitude that North Americans are so well known for.  I feel like everyone drives a huge car, eats tons of food, and watches too much television.  I never realized […]

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Le Train Bleu Feature

Le Train Bleu

If you are looking for a unique French food experience in Paris, make a reservation at Le Train Blue.  Located in the train station at Gare de Lyon, this beautiful restaurant offers views of the station while you enjoy a fancy meal.  This beautiful, ornate restaurant opened in 1901 as part of the 1900 Exhibition […]

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Brassai Feature

Brassaï – For The Love of Paris

Last week I visited the Brassaï photography exhibit at Hotel de Ville in Paris.  The exhibit shows the work of Brassaï and his vision of Paris from his early childhood memories of the Belle Epoque time period capturing the life and times of the city through the 1930’s and 40’s.  The time where elegance reigned supreme, […]

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Feature Flower Market

Paris Flower Markets of Cité

One of my favorite things to do in Paris is to visit Île de la Cité and stroll through the flower market.  When most people visit Notre Dame, they don’t realize that just down the street is a beautiful flower market.  Housed in iron pavilions, it is open 7 days a week from 8am to 7.30pm  […]

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A Weekend in Rouen, France

This past weekend, Thomas and I decided to hop on another train, this time to explore the city of Rouen which is part of the Normandy region.  The weekend before we had a mini break in Orleans which you can read about here.  This is really becoming a habit, and we are really enjoying exploring […]

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Baguette

Stereotypes of France

1.  The French are bad drivers – I guess you could say that they are aggressive drivers.  I know whenever I am in a car whipping around the streets of Paris, I am usually hanging on for dear life!  They also use their car horns uncontrollably about every 30 seconds.  I had never heard so […]

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View from the Ibis hotel

A Mini Break in Orléans

After being back in Rambouillet only a couple of weeks after the holidays, I already had the itch to travel again.  I guess you could say I have caught the travel bug!  Looking at the map of France, I knew we didn’t want to venture too far from Paris for only one night so Orléans seemed […]

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