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Train to Brussels
Aboard the TGV, french-speaking Belgium is less than an hour and a half away from Paris. Reputed for the confection of chocolate and beer, and its wealth of Art Nouveau architecture, why not steal a weekend away in Brussels?
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.
Vincent Van Gough's Last Days
In 1890 an overworked Vincent Van Gough escaped to Anvers-Sur-Oise. After several months in a rented chamber of the Ravoux Inn he took his own life. He lies beside brother Theo in a graveyard beyond the sprawl of yellow wheat.
Vintage Shopping in Paris
Though you'll have to scavenge through a sea of psychedelia, the allure of vintage shopping lies in finding that truly unique piece, something with history. Free P Star is my favorite place in Paris to shop for such wears.
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.
Walt Disney at the Grand Palais
The exhibit Il Etait Une Fois Walt Disney presents the different layers of artistic influence lying behind animation. Like peering through a kaleidoscope, a melange of film projections, storyboard sketches, paintings and models embellish the Grand Palais.
We Don't Say I Love You, It's Bisous!
Three little words that slip off my tongue with ease, I love you, prove to be disquieting to the family of my husband. Instead, they are replaced by the sweet, familiar French saying bisous.
Weddings and Courtships France - Book Review
Those longing to infuse daily life and relationships with romance will find practicable ideas in Lisa Shea’s book “Weddings and Courtships France.” It paints a picture of marriage from courtship, to ceremony, to life en couple.
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.
Where Paris meets Marrakech - At the Hammam
The Mosquee de Paris’ hammam lies just outside one of the oldest gardens in Paris, le Jardin des Plantes. You can spend the afternoon in a heat-induced trance which includes exfoliation, massage, and dessert for less than 50 euros, though some may find the experience too authentic.
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