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5 Things to do in Paris this Winter!

Living in a city like Paris has its advantages, especially in November and December when it transforms into a winter wonderland. Winter has officially arrived in our beautiful city and personally I can’t wait to enjoy it! The frosty weather has descended on us and in my current festive spirit, I have decided to write this blog to help all […]

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The French You Don’t Learn at School – Part Five

The French you Don’t Learn at School is back and I can’t wait to share some new expressions with you! The goal of these posts is to help anyone learning French understand some well known and popular phrases that you definitely won’t learn at school but that you’ll need to understand a lot of Parisian […]

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What Happens When You’re Sick in France

I often pride myself on the fact that I can answer a lot of administrative questions about life in France. I know how to get a social security number, how to rent an apartment, how to pay taxes, how to open a bank account and even, how to get French nationality. However, this past week […]

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Pink Mamma – Big Mamma’s New Baby

After the success of East Mamma, Ober Mamma, Mamma Primi, Big Love Caffè and Popolare, Big Mamma has opened yet another incredible restaurant at Pigalle – Pink Mamma. And wow, they really have outdone themselves this time! An Instagrammer’s paradise, Pink Mamma consists of four different levels, each different and unique in their own way. As soon […]

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Modern Map Art – The Must Have Map for Chez Toi

When I first discovered Modern Map Art I just KNEW I had to have one for our new apartment. They are so contemporary and cool, making them the perfect addition to any apartment. And best of all, you have a large choice of cities to choose from! I, of course, chose Paris as the place […]

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A Day in Champagne!

When my parents came to Paris recently, I wanted to do something special with them to celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary. They’ve been to Paris so many times now, and although it’s never difficult to find new things to do, I was still looking for something out of the ordinary. After a few weeks of unsuccessful searching, […]

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Rent a Boat on the Canal and be a Sailor this Summer!

Before I lived by the canal this past year, I never even KNEW that you could rent a boat out, let alone rent one without having a licence! Thanks to Marin d’Eau Douce you can rent a boat and drive up and down the canal! I recently did this with a group of friends thanks […]

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How to: Rent an Apartment in Paris (without losing your mind)

WE DID IT! WE ACTUALLY FOUND AN APARTMENT! I almost couldn’t believe it when I put my pen to paper and signed for our new apartment, it was such a relief! This was my first time really looking for an apartment and trust me, finding a flat in or around Paris isn’t easy. You need […]

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The French You Don’t Learn at School – Part Four

As most of you know, I’ve been living in France for a while so I’ve had a lot of time to try and perfect my French. The one thing that’s difficult however, is that no matter how many words I learn there are still new words that I don’t know. These words aren’t necessarily in the French dictionary […]

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Lost In Frenchlation – The Ultimate Cinema Experience!

Although Lost in Frenchlation sounds like the title of my first 3 years in Paris, it’s actually something much more interesting! So what is Lost in Frenchlation? “The concept was born out of the frustration experienced by Lost in Frenchlation’s Co-Founders, Matt and Manon, when they couldn’t go to the cinema together due to Matt’s lack […]

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