Chocolate in France: Past & Present

Although the Swiss or Belgians are probably the most well-known for their chocolate expertise, the French are an up and coming competitor. Not only can the French create delicious cocoa creations, they know how to enjoy them too! Taking a step back into history, chocolate...

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Top Spots in Paris for a Private Kiss

Palais Royal Gardens If you're looking for a quiet, peaceful garden to sit on a bench for a moment and steal a smooch, the gardens of the Palais Royal is the perfect spot. Other gardens may be just as beautiful, but many are more open areas with lots of...

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Love Lock Bridges

You've seen them in cities all over the world-- in all shapes and sizes; with names and dates ranging many years; on bridges, gates, lampposts, fences, and more. If you're not so familiar with this, couples write their name (and usually the date) on a...

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Winter Wedding in the Palais Royal Gardens

Although the winter weather puts a chill in the air and silver skies, this certainly doesn't deter a happy couple from the most romantic city in the world. Rayni and Branden met one another when Branden joined the firm at which Rayni was already working....

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Chocolate Macaron Recipe

This light, bite-sized cookie has certainly become a staple in French pastry shops, and is always a crowd pleaser! Caution: Although they can be a bit challenging to create picture-perfect macarons on your first attempt, practice makes perfect-- and tasting your mistakes along the way...

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New Year’s Resolutions à la Française

New Year’s resolutions are vowed year after year-- get fit, stop smoking, eat better, learn something new, spend more time with the family. Sound familiar? Being two weeks into 2014, these same personal goals and promises are probably becoming more and more difficult to uphold with...

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Wedding Dress Trends of 2014

No matter what your taste in fashion is, it is no secret that the wedding dress, whatever design or color, is one of the most important pieces of the whole wedding day. Here is a sampling of some of the top bridal gown styles you’re...

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Mini Quiche Recipe

This is a classic quiche recipe with a twist! If a whole quiche is just a bit too much sometimes, but you still love this classic French staple, try this perfectly downsized option instead! A normal serving size is 3 mini quiches, but 1 or...

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Midnight in Paris Proposal

It doesn’t get much better than a proposal in Paris, but this past December, we helped organize a proposal that will set the bar a little higher, even in the most romantic city in the world. One evening during their trip to Paris, the couple...

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Antoni Gaudi’s Barcelona

Antoni Gaudi is to Barcelona as Frank Lloyd Wright is to Chicago. A Spanish Catalan architect who belonged to the Art Nouveau movement, Gaudí first designed in the style of Gothic and traditional Catalan architectural modes, but soon developed his own unique style. The architect's...

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