Category: Life in Paris

Je T’Aime…Maybe? – An Interview with the Fabulous Lily Heise

Lily Heise is a Canadian writer and romance expert based in Paris. When she’s not getting into romantic mischief, she writes on dating, travel and culture. In addition to her books and website (Je T’Aime, Me Neither) her writing or commentary has been featured in the Huffington Post, Conde Nast Traveler, Business Insider, Refinery29, The […]

Read more

My Disney 5k!

Yesterday, thanks to my wonderful friend Laura, I had the chance to run a race at Disneyland Paris. To be totally honest, I didn’t even know that Disney held races before I saw Laura’s collection of beautiful Disney medals. When she told me there was going to be a race weekend in Paris for the […]

Read more

How running changed my life

Anyone who knows me, even a little, knows that I have always hated running. At school, I dreaded cross country and would do everything in my power to find a way to get out of it. When we would run through the woods where I knew that the teacher’s couldn’t see us I’d stop and walk, blaming my slow time on […]

Read more

Cour des Petites Ecuries – Paris’ Best Kept Secret

This adorable little courtyard is, and has been since I discovered it, one of my favourite secret spots in Paris. I lived in Paris for almost 5 years before I finally found this little piece of heaven nestled in the heart of the buzzing 10th arrondissement. Special thanks to my wonderful friend Kath who took me […]

Read more

Bagging a Bargain in Paris!

As much as I love Paris, I have often found the price of certain things to be quite baffling. Things that cost next to nothing in England are triple the price here and to make matters worse, these are generally the basic necessities so you can’t decide not to buy them. As a result, I […]

Read more

4 Things to do in the City this Month.

Although March is finally upon us, winter is still clinging on in Paris. The parks are blustery and people everywhere are wrapped up warm in thick scarves and woolly hats. It’s easy to choose to stay indoors with the cold weather but don’t miss these great things in the city this month.  1. On a Wednesday, […]

Read more

Be Different this Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching many couples in Paris are planning candlelit dinners and romantic strolls through the most romantic city in the world. Adorable, right? Not really. I’m not anti-valentine’s day in any way, but I do think that although these ideas are undoubtedly very sweet, they are a bit too conventional for my tastes. Valentine’s Day, […]

Read more

Pardon My French!

When you’re learning another language it’s quite natural to have horrible lost-in-translation moments. Especially ones where you make what seems like a small mistake and later find out that it was quite a colossal error. Well, that has happened to me, a lot.   So when my great friend and talented vlogger Lucien Hilaire invited me to […]

Read more

Ten Reasons Why I love living in Paris

1. French women don’t wear a lot of make up. French women are all about being au naturel with regards to their make up. Their attitude to make up is simple; less is more. A strong lipstick with a flick of mascara is the perfect day or night combination. Less make up, but no less confidence. Pretty […]

Read more

Greedy for a Galette des Rois!

Here in France, January is a time of after Christmas blues, new year’s resolutions and GALETTE. If is your first January in Paris, don’t start your new year, new me diet yet because you are most certainly going to have a cheat day, or a cheat week with the galettes floating around. They are irresistible.  […]

Read more