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French Fridays: The New Parisienne

Hello and Happy French Friday!  If I say “French woman” what comes to mind? Most likely the stereotypical image of a tall, thin, well-dressed woman with perfectly red lips, maybe sipping a glass of wine. She’s elegant, seductive, gorgeous. And she’s in Paris, right? Well you’re probably in good company as this is an image […]

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French Fridays: Making croissants with La Cuisine Paris (virtually)

Ok, so we all know Paris will see fewer visitors this year due to  travel restrictions. I’m sure if you were planning a trip there this summer, you’re pretty sad to not be able to go. But the good news is that, thanks to the magic of technology, if you have flour, butter, yeast and […]

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French Fridays: Paris on Air

Hello and Happy French Friday! Today’s post is dedicated to a feel-good read that is something I am sure we all need more of right now! Oliver Gee is the Australian journalist-turned-podcaster voice behind the successful The Earful Tower and Paris on Air is his first book (hopefully not his last!). As an Australian who […]

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French Fridays: My Grape Paris

You know those times when you’re reading a book and think “I wish I had written this”? Well today I’m talking about a book that many of you will read and think that but which I read and thought “I COULD have written this!” in SO many parts. Laura Bradbury’s My Grape Paris is her […]

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Paris Ever After

You might remember earlier this year, I read Karen Burns‘ The Paris Effect (read my review here) in one sitting – it’s one of those “I’ll just read one more chapter” books that you suddenly discover you’ve finished before you know it. It’s also one of those books you find yourself wondering “But what happens next?” […]

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French Fridays: Paris Picnic Club

You might know that I lived in Paris in my late 20s. Bought a one-way ticket, ostensibly so I could finish my PhD in French literature. I think if I look back and I’m honest, I probably knew that degree would never be completed – I wasn’t really sure why I was doing it (other […]

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