Category: Life in Paris

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.  […]

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New Year’s Resolutions

This week’s guest writer is Lydia Martin. As well as being my younger, exceptionally beautiful sister, Lydia is also a singer-songwriter. She is currently in her last year of a Music degree and will soon begin her teacher training course. She loves walking on the beach and a cold glass of New Zealand Sauvignon. Here are […]

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One Man’s Paris Story

This week’s guest writer is Thomas Bartlett. Thomas was born in Belfast and grew up in Galway. In his twenties he lived in Paris for four years, Spain for two and now he lives in Dublin. He has been a teacher, a restaurant manager, a waiter and a cook but he has finally alighted on what he was always […]

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