Where to Find the Best Picnic Spots in Paris

There are few things more blissful than a picnic in Paris. Beautiful weather, friends, cheese, baguette, red wine… what’s not to love? Over the years, I’ve picnicked almost everywhere in Paris — from the Seine to the banlieues to everywhere in between. So I wanted to put together a guide on my recommendations for where … Read more

My Paris Food Diary

What to eat and drink in Paris

When I lived in Paris I was all about international food, from dim sum to Korean to Lebanese. But on this trip I just wanted old-school French gastronomie – think French onion soup, crêpes and cholesterol-laden salads. As I’m rarely in France these days, I wanted the classics. Here is the best of my Paris food … Read more

The Pros and Cons of Au Pairing in Paris

La tour Eiffel’s elegant frame decorates walls and bedside tables of hopeful Parisians all over the world.  This tall overbearing symbol of Paris has come to represent a fantasy thousands of people aspire to, which explains why France remains one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. However, for some, simply traveling to … Read more

Back to Paris, My Home Away From Home

After my five-week Eurotrip across Italy, Switzerland, England, Wales and Spain, I knew there was one place in Europe I still had to drop by- Paris. As long-time readers know, I spent a year in Paris working as an au pair, drinking cider on the Seine and becoming the oh-so-clichéd American expat in Paris. I made a lot … Read more

My Favorite Paris Food Splurge: Lunch at Pierre Sang

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After a year of thoroughly exploring the Paris restaurant scene,  there was still one gaping hole in my virtual foodie CV- going out for a fancy meal. So for my last lunch in Paris, I headed to Pierre Sang with my Paris-based PIC, Edna.

And in the spirit of going all out on my last day in city, we opted for the 35-euro five-course menu. When in Paris, right?

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