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Breakfast at Muscovado

Breakfast at Muscovado

I have a new favorite breakfast spot in Paris, right by Bastille. While we all love croissants and baguettes, sometimes you need more. Muscovado offers delicious sweet and savory breakfast options. It's a cute little spot with friendly owners. Lines can be long on...

Speed Limits

Speed Limits

There's sad news for anyone (like me) who likes to drive fast. As of July 1st, the speed limit on two-way roads with no median divider has been lowered from 90 kilometers per hour to 80 kilometers per hour, unless otherwise marked. For those new to driving in France,...

Marks & Spencer Food

Marks & Spencer Food

My British and Brit-loving friends always rave about M&S grocery stores and I never knew quite what the big deal was. But today, while strolling through the Passage des Panoramas and the Passage Jouffroy, I came upon the small grocery store and now I understand....

Free IKEA Shuttles!

Free IKEA Shuttles!

Did you know that there are free shuttles from central Paris to IKEA? My IKEA bookshelf put to good use There's a shuttle to IKEA Paris Nord (the store you see on the way to CDG Airport) that leaves from Place de Clichy and Gare de l'Est and takes about 40 minutes,...

Paris Meetups

Paris Meetups

One great way to meet new people in Paris if you're new in town or just sick of your current friends and want to meet new people is to attend a Meetup. There are hundreds of Meetups in Paris. You can create an account on Meetup.com and follow as many groups as you...

Paris Newsletters

Paris Newsletters

Did you know that each arrondissement has an e-newsletter that is packed full of information on happenings in the neighborhood, city government initiatives,  upcoming events and even discounts on certain activities for residents? Here is the sign-up for my...

Lulu Dans Ma Rue: Help with the Odd Jobs

Lulu Dans Ma Rue: Help with the Odd Jobs

This spring, I needed to hang some baskets, a shelf and a mirror and I knew I'd mess it up if I tried it myself. But it wasn't a big enough job to necessitate calling in the contractor. So I gave Lulu Dans Ma Rue a try. Here is the end result: Lulu Dans Ma Rue is a...

Carte Citoyenne-Citoyen de Paris

Carte Citoyenne-Citoyen de Paris

Did you know that if you're a Paris resident, you can now sign up for a Carte Citoyenne-Citoyen de Paris? This resident's card gives you free and exclusive access to tours, visits, programs and a number of other services. Click here to order your card. Here is an...

French Presidential Elections

French Presidential Elections

There is a lot of worry and uncertainty, but also excitement in the air right now surrounding the French elections. This past Sunday, in the premier tour, 77.77 % of registered French voters narrowed the field down from eleven candidates to just two. (If you missed...

My Interview with Discover Walks

My Interview with Discover Walks

I was recently interviewed by Discover Walks about my Paris experience, my favorite Paris addresses and tips for visitors. The interview is now up on line. You can read it here! My Montmartre photo post editing with the Waterlogue app Discovers Walks offers walking...

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