Tag: life

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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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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Breaking My Silence

Before I start I have to tell you all that this article has been the hardest article I have ever had to write. Exactly a week ago today, the unthinkable happened. Paris, my beautiful home and a city I love so dearly, was attacked by terrorists. Terrorists who brutally murdered 129 innocent people in cold […]

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Welcome to my Neighbourhood

This week’s guest blogger is the wonderful Isabelle Andover. Isabelle is a Paris-based writer of chicklit. Her debut novel, Cocktails at Le Carmen, was published by Simon & Fig in June 2015. Originally from England, Isabelle lives with her tabby cat Oscar, who occasionally blogs about apartment-style living in the City of Light. In addition to fully embracing the culture […]

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From Pensford to Paris

A new week, a new guest blogger! Hannah Moore is originally from Bristol. She’s a third year student at the University of Birmingham studying English Literature and French Studies. Hannah has just started blogging for her year abroad and she’s hoping to document her whole time here with weekly posts. She’ll be writing about everything: film, food, days out, nights […]

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Frenchie- my Favourite Wine Bar

As a blogger I’m always keen to discover new places in Paris, especially when it involves wine. During the summer, going for “un after work” drink with your friends a nd colleagues is an absolute must. The sun is shining and the city is bursting at the seams with bars that are all waiting to serve you […]

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The French you don’t learn at school.

I’ve been asked a lot recently to explain how I learnt French; how I learnt to speak quickly and fluently and most often of all, how I learnt to sound like a Parisian. Interestingly, people always presume that I studied here or that I studied French at school for many years and that’s why I […]

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You know you’re in Paris when…

1. You sprint everywhere You sprint for the metro because you can’t bear to wait two minutes for the next one and you power walk, all the time, even on weekends. Your normal walking pace triples because you have to keep up with the crowd or you’ll literally get trampled. Then you realise that tourists […]

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