My decision to stop blogging at The Paris Traveler was not an easy one to say the least. Throughout the months that I’ve been blogging here I have gained a faithful readership that I am so grateful for, and I want to thank everyone who has made TPT a part of their day, but as most of you who write blogs know, it takes up a good part of your time.
I thought I would be able to juggle everything, but there are just so many hours in a day and I had to put a number of my things on …read more
When you think about the recent divorce between French President Sarkozy and the former First Lady, things were definitely far from cosy, to say the least! What’s interesting, however, is the way the French perceive this marital seperation and the way the American public would react if an American president were to divorce his wife after only several months in office.
First of all, I don’t think it would ever happen! What First Lady would decide to throw in the towel even if she was in the midst of some sort of Presidential scandal?! (Hmm, does Hillary ring a bell? As …read more
Who wouldn’t want to have a four star French chef in their kitchen everyday of the week cooking for them? Well, if you’re not as lucky as I am, you can always go to the Carrousel du Louvre for the Salon Cuisinez!
There you’ll find everything you’ll ever want to know about cooking from top chefs taking part in this three day expo. So, from cooking classes for kids, to learning how to make a number of decadent chocolate soufflés, there is truly something here for everyone! Or perhaps you’re more into learning about all the latest gadgets that make cooking …read more
I never thought that I would be writing more than one post about rugby on my blog, but can I help it if Paris fans continue to grow as Les Bleus continue to win! I mean when even the statues in Paris begin to wear rugby T-shirts or you see T-shirts suspended in the middle of the street, you know that rugby fever has run amok!
I know I said back at the beginning of September when I first wrote about the Coupe du Monde de Rugby that I personally would rather go shopping than watch the rugby matches, I was …read more
I love Paris in the Fall, actually the song April in Paris would have been Autumn in Paris if I had written the lyrics. Most years there’s a period during late September – early October when the leaves are turning and the weather is warm and mild like an Indian summer and the world just seems right as you stroll through the gardens of this fabulous city.
I know my readers come from all over and as the weather begins to turn cooler in some parts of the world; it’s turning warmer in others areas, but I thought it would be …read more
Does this sound like you? You’re in Paris for only a short visit and you want to meet some locals, but you don’t know how to go about doing it. Or perhaps you want to do some networking, or maybe be discovered while you’re in the City of Lights! What about if you’re a poet….? Or a bit short on cash….? Did you know there are a number of cafés that will give you a drink for a poem, or dinner when you buy a drink?!
Well, head over to the Paris Info website where they have a whole list of different cafés that …read more
I was talking on the phone the other day with a friend who bought the bestseller “French Women Don’t Get Fat“ by Mireille Guiliano. She’s hoping to shed a few extra pounds. I told her to save herself the time and the effort, French women do get fat! I did go on to say, however, that ‘Parisian Women Tend Not To Get Fat’, but it has nothing to do with all the blah, blah, blah, written in Guiliano’s book.
Well, maybe I am a bit harsh, but the truth of the matter is, when you live in Paris it’s really hard to …read more
As the summer winds down (although it wasn’t much of a summer weather wise) after the 15th of August Parisians begin to return home for the start of the new school year and a return to the workplace, which the French call, la Rentrée. Paris little by little begins to bustle once again with activity and people everywhere, looking tanned and healthy, are still somewhat in holiday mode. Not for long, however, just as the beautiful bronze color hue begins to fade, reality sets in that the leisurely days of summer are fading just as fast!
A few days are left …read more
Let me vent here a little, afterall what good is having a blog if you can’t vent, right?! I have this pet peeve that drives me crazy! I’m an avid reader and I love not only books, but also reading newspapers, magazines, other blogs, etc. but I can’t for the life of me understand why people think it’s necessary to show others how much (or how little) French they know!
I really haven’t found this phenomenon used so extensively with any other language than French. Do people actually think it’s so chic, or that others will be so impressed, when they …read more