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An American Thanksgiving in Paris

An American Thanksgiving in Paris

Ah Thanksgiving…it’s that time of year Americans come together to give thanks for all they have, celebrate family and friends and kick off the holiday season. Thanksgiving Day is traditionally a holiday to give thanks for the food collected at the end of the harvest season. The food remains today the centre of any Thanksgiving,(…)

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A Glimpse of Autumn in my Favourite Places

A Glimpse of Autumn in my Favourite Places

Autumn, or Fall as the North Americans call it, is my favourite season of the year. Yes I know I’m supposed to be a patriotic island girl but really I just love the cooler temps this time of the year, the beautiful earthy colours as the leaves change and fall off and most importantly the scrumptious warm(…)

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Ask a Local – Feature #8 Paris, France

Ask a Local – Feature #8 Paris, France

Whenever I think of Nicolas Hontanx I think of delicious French food. Why? He’s French and had worked, managed and co-owned various restaurants in Paris over the years, including my favourites. He’s spent time in the US where he even worked at the Four Seasons in Boston and studied hotel management/hospitality in Lausanne. In his spare(…)

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Happy Bastille Day France!

Happy Bastille Day France!

Bastille Day? It will take a couple dirty looks, if not confused, from the average French person if you ever called it that in France. That’s because locals call it La FĂȘte Nationale (The National Celebration) and or more commonly le quatorze juillet (the 14th of July). But me, in all the glory of my English language(…)

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Why climb the Eiffel Tower with your BFF!

Before moving to Paris officially, I went for a quick visit with one of my closest friends. It was the first time there for both of us. Off course we explored all of the typical tourist sites. In fact she had so many museums on her list, by the time I moved a few months later I(…)

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