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The Measure of my Powers

Today’s book review is about not judging a book by its cover. I remember the first time I read about Jackie Kai Ellis  and thinking “Wow, she has such a great life!”. Founder of the successful Beaucoup Bakery and The Paris Tours, Jackie seemed to have it all – living between Vancouver and Paris, a […]

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French Fridays: The Paris Effect

The book I’m sharing for this week’s French Fridays is one you might want to add to your Spring Break reading list or, if you’re planning that far ahead, perhaps your summer list. I read Karen Burns‘ The Paris Effect in one sitting this past March Break – it’s one of those “I’ll just read […]

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French Fridays: The Bonjour Effect

So… you think you speak French, huh? But did you know that “to understand and speak French well, one must understand that French conversation runs on a set of rules that go to the heart of French culture”? That’s right, like any language, speaking French fluently isn’t just about knowing the correct vocabulary and verb […]

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Book review (and a 2018 goal!): My zero-waste kitchen

It’s a new year! Did you make any resolutions? Set an intention? Pick a goal? Choose a “word” for the year ahead? I’m still working on all that, reeling a little from 2017 to be honest, but one thing I’m constantly trying to work on (and not just around the time of New Year’s resolutions) […]

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French Fridays: Two books for Francophiles

Love France? Have some Francophiles on your holiday list? Here are a couple of books you might be interested in. A Taste of Paris: A history of the Parisian love affair with food by David Downie Curious about the “Parisian love affair with food and wine“? Downie’s A Taste of Paris (one of the tastiest […]

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French Fridays: L’Appart by David Lebovitz

I found myself nodding in recognition as I read David Lebovitz’s latest book, L’appart: The delights and disasters of making my Paris home. I may not have bought an apartment in Paris and renovated it, but lived in Paris in tiny garret apartments for nearly five years, much like David’s first home AND I’ve bought […]

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