Cool Weekend Ideas that Help to Forget Winter

If you're looking for some fun and different things to do in Paris during the winter months, consider the following: 1)Take a bike ride along the Seine. Dress warmly and either rent a Vélib or a bicycle from the many rental companies in the city. Head...

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A Cold Saturday in Winter that Warms the Heart

Remember that song that goes in part:"I love Paris in the winter when it drizzles.." Well, it's hard to love the city when you live here permanently with weeks and weeks of grey-white skies and rain. That said, there are still plenty of wonderful ways to...

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On Revisiting Retail for the 21st Century (Part Two)

From her creation of innovative trend books and audiovisuals since the 1980s to lifestyle analysis and research conducted for the world’s leading brands today, Lidewij Edelkoort has pioneered trend forecasting as a profession. She announces the concepts, colours and materials which will be in fashion two or...

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Everyday Aspects of French Art de Vivre

One of the chief reasons I came to France over 15 years ago was to discover and savor a way of life that makes every day a little bit sweeter and a little more bearable, even when life deals us some tough blows. The French call...

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A Different Spin on Teaching French Cuisine

On a bustling commercial street in central Paris, there is an oasis of tranquillity, elegance and warmth, in the home of chef and teacher Laetitia de Matharel. In near perfect English, she has been running for the past two years a private and unique cooking...

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A Blend of Elegance and Cool

A Blend of Elegance and Cool Marisa Osorio Farinha and Philippe Chupin have been shaping the world of jewellry and home design for almost 30 years, and have been making their mark on the world of home entertaining and fashion accessories not only in France but in...

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