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Paris in August Photo Credit: Kris Atomic   Back in August of 2013, I stepped off of a plane in Paris and soon discovered the strange phenomenon that is Paris in August. Anywhere from mid-July to the end of August, Parisians are more or less taking time off to enjoy les vacances

Part 4 Paris Expats: What it Means to Live in France   Photo Credit: Pierre Herman   Living in France, for me as an expat, means the opportunity of a lifetime. It means growth, maturity and culture clash - but not in a negative way - rather an intertwining of cultures. It's

Thrive as an Expat in Paris If you dream of moving to Paris either for a while or indefinitely, I want YOU to get a head start. Be aware of some of the mistakes I've made and seen others make that can improve your experience 10 fold if

(that you won’t find in a tour guide*) For the best things to do in Paris for a unique summer getaway**, let me inspire you with this list of 8 exceptional experiences you won’t find in any tour guides. You’ve visited the Louvre, Montmartre, and the Eiffel Tower and

So you’ve booked your flight, congrats! You’re one step closer to Par-ee and now you’re doing your research on where to stay in the city. The hotel/apartment search can be daunting considering the myriad of options you have out there. Here are my recommended areas to assist

The 20 arrondissements of Paris in a nutshell Here are the 20 arrondissements in a quick digest of Paris. Consider it your digital wine tasting of each area of the city to whet your pallet for your next trip. Every Parisian neighborhood is one of a kind. Each

Céline's fav 4 specialty coffee shops on the rive droite (right bank) of Paris. Here are my picks for the 4 best coffee shops in Paris on the right bank plus some Staff Picks* below.  Landing my first apartment with roommates in Le Marais district (3rd Arr.) when I

  Photo Credit: Priscilla Chai PARIS 101: Landmarks & Monuments As an expat living in France, over the years I have been asked time and time again what to do in Paris, where to eat, what to see and visit

  THE CITY THAT CHARMED MY HEART   "WHY DID YOU MOVE TO PARIS?"  T’is the million dollar question for an expat in Paris--why did I, a girl from Texas move to Paris? For a person who didn’t grow up necessarily being a francophile or learning French, I found myself in