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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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Shoe Master Massaro

In 2002, Chanel purchased 7 ateliers in Paris, and Massaro was one of them.  A master shoemaker, this atelier built in 1894 supplies boots, pumps and mules to Chanel and also creates one of a kind pieces for celebrities and royalty.  Take a look into the Parisian atelier in this wonderful video of the master […]

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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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Karl Does Christmas

In this month’s edition of Harper’s Bazaar US (Jan/Feb 2014), Karl Lagerfeld speaks about his feelings for Christmas and the holidays.  Photographing his team for this Harper’s Bazaar issue, he draped each employee in yards of silver garland which is a little out of character for Karl.  The article states that he hates Christmas day […]

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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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In the Kitchen – French Flan

One of the best things about living in France is trying all of the traditional foods from the many different regions of the country.  The patisserie is one of my favorite places to visit and choose a different treat each time.  My fiance, Thomas is the one who first introduced me to the French flan […]

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Fleur de Lis Painted Decorations

I am currently going through a white phase, so I needed some new white pieces to include in my decor.  In keeping with my French obsession I also wanted something related to France/French decorations.  While at an antique market, I came across these wonderful fleur de lis finials and thought they would make great ornaments […]

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