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Cortado at Ob La Di in Paris on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays: Yes, you can get a decent coffee in Paris

This year marks 20 years since I left home and moved to Paris where I ended up staying over 5 years.  Since I left in 2000, I have had the good fortune to have visited the city  fairly regularly and one of the things I have noticed, especially over the past few years is how […]

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Macaron au praline coco, Liegois a la vanille de Madagascar La Table des Cordeliers on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays: (some of) My favourite restaurants around Nérac (Lot-et-Garonne, France)

If you’ve been reading this blog for a little while, or following me on Instagram or Twitter, you’ll know how much I love France. You might also know that in the past year or so, I’ve been travelling here more than usual. I’m actually on my fifth trip here in 15 months which sounds like […]

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Eiffel Tower Paris on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Vacation in Paris? Yes please!

(Windows in Paris image from Shutterstock) Disclosure: I received a small discount on my Vacation in Paris apartment rental in exchange for a writeup about my experience and a post about some of my favourite foodie discoveries on my most recent trip. You can read my Gourmand’s Tour of Line 8 over on the Vacation […]

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Salted Caramel Macarons Teatime in Paris

Teatime in Paris! (and a recipe for salted-caramel ganache)

I’m very fortunate to have shared numerous teatime treats with Jill Colonna – author of the just-published Teatime in Paris! A walk through easy French pâtisserie recipes. We’ve shared petits fours and hot chocolate at Un Dimanche à Paris… … Mini “kouglof” at Lenôtre… … a Saint Honoré and a Tarte au citron at Pâtisserie […]

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A gourmet tour on the Paris Métro

A gourmet tour on the Paris Métro

If you follow me on Instagram, Twitter or Flickr, you’ll know that in March, I took a trip to France where I spent a few days in Paris.  I was staying in a part of the city I was not very familiar with – the 7th arrondissement – and before I left I was a […]

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Stavinsky Fountain in Paris on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Paris, differently

A guest post by Monica Shaw One of my big “achievements” of 2014 was #monthofbirthday. Most of us, including myself until last year, very humbly choose to celebrate our birthdays on one particular day, and if we’re feeling extravagant, maybe for a weekend. But I decided that I would make July all about doing as much as […]

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