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On the Perfume Trail in Grasse
Grasse is renown for the production of luxury fragrances. Learn about the perfume making process and other ways local fruits and blossoms are enjoyed. A guide to the museums and sites to visit on the perfume trail in the south of France.
A Lion in Paris - Children's Book Review
The illustrations, a beautiful combination of drawing and collage, are what make Un Lion à Paris one of my favorite children's books. Take a look inside...
Gender Gap in Sports
A look at why there’s a noticeable gender gap when it comes to which sports are acceptable for women to play. A call to arms, little girls put down your dolls.
Pregnancy and Birth in France
When starting a family it is nice to have the support of the French social systems in place. Here is a look at some of the advantages of having a baby in France.
What to Wear in Paris
Nobody wants to stand out as a tourist. Here are some tips on what to wear when visiting Paris with both style and comfort in mind.
Visiting the Paris Opera
Tickets to a performance at the Opera de Paris entitle their holder to a red velvet seat within a grandiose belle époque space. Find out a little more about one of my favorite buildings in Paris and get tips on how to secure affordable seats for yourself at the Opera Garnier.
Fitzgeraldien Summers in the South of France
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel Tender is the Night is inspired by the couple that made summering in Juan les Pins fashionable in the 1920’s. Learn about the Art Deco villa they possessed, their favorite places to sunbathe and the trend of wearing pyjamas to the beach.
How to Order Coffee in France
Indulging in cup of coffee in France means more than just getting your caffeine fix, it is an opportunity to enjoy the commotion of life unfolding around you in a moment of meditation. Here is how to order the right cup...
Midem – Music Industry Gathers in Cannes
The music industry gathers in Cannes each January for three days of networking and concerts called Midem. Here are some highlights from the invitation only music festival where international bands assemble to present newly released albums.
Up-dos Made in France – Cut by Fred
Stylist to the stars, Fred's weekly blog is a bank of advice on achieving the right cut and color. I like the video demonstrations of him effecting messy up-dos on waifish French models and peeking inside the Parisian apartments of friends he visits for hair SOS.
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