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French Fridays (Book review): My part-time Paris life

Admit it, you’ve dreamed of leaving behind your everyday life and moving to France (or Italy, or the Caribbean or… fill in the blanks!). Haven’t we all? But for most of us, it’s just not feasible to up and completely leave one’s life, job, family, house etc and start again in another country. It’s why […]

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Win a copy of My Part-time Paris life (Canada/ US) (CLOSED)

Win a copy of My Part-Time) Paris Life (US/ Canada) Thanks to St Martin’s Press, I have one copy of My (Part-Time) Paris Life (I wrote about it here) to give away to one lucky reader in the US/ Canada. How to enter: There are 2 ways to enter (maximum of two entries per person […]

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G Detou near the the rue Montorgueil on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays: A day in and around the rue Montorgueil (75002, Paris)

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 my most recent trip. You can read about a few of my favourite Paris markets on the Vacation in Paris blog. Long-time readers will know that I lived for a […]

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Book review: The Only Street in Paris: Life on the rue des Martyrs by Elaine Sciolino

I think we all have an “only street”.  Where everyone feels like family, where everyone knows everyone else’s business. It’s the street  where you can buy everything you need, access any service you could wish for. It’s like a condensed version of your city.  My “only street” here in Toronto is Roncesvalles Ave.  We define […]

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Denise Acabo at L'Etoile d'Or in Paris on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays: A l’étoile d’or (Paris)

I first learned about Denise Acabo’s famed Paris chocolate store, L’Etoile d’Or from David Lebovitz a couple of years ago when a gas explosion in the basement of the building destroyed the shop.  An extraordinary chocolate shop carrying the likes of Henri Le Roux caramels, Bonnat and Bernachon (the only Paris address to carry the […]

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The Modern Flâneur

How do you plan for a trip? Are you the type to have every minute programmed with no room for spontaneity? I’ll admit that I do tend towards being that type of trip planner but recently, I’ve opted for less-planned trips which allow me the time to discover a place differently.  Take my recent trip […]

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