Monthly Archives: February 2013


The concept of a nationwide, two week vacation for the purpose of skiing seems somehow frivolous. But perhaps it’s just my envy as an American, not having grown up with same luxury.  In Colorado, we generally take day trips or long weekend ski trips.  Either that or we move to the mountains for the ski season and become “ski bums”.  But the French take this holiday very seriously, as they do all vacations.  Making sure their kids get rigorous training in the sport is no exception either.  Frivolities aside, it’s a fantastic institution!...

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After the venue and the administrative hurdles for the civil ceremony, the next (and most fun!) step is to find that dream wedding dress for you to  walk down the aisle in.  And where better to find this dress but in Paris, right?  Well, not quite. Dress shopping in Paris is definitely not as straightforward as one might imagine.  The concept of the one-stop-shop multi-designer warehouse shops like Kleinfeld’s in the US, really do not exist here. Instead, each designer has their own showroom where they sell their designs only.  The only......

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For most people, living in France does not just mean eating croissants and drinking good wine every day. This blog post is a part of our series, An Expat Life, exploring what it is like for an expat to live and work in Paris. Through these profiles of expats who have made their lives here, we will show you the different opportunities that exist in France and the (many) struggles that go along with them. People from all walks of life find their way to Paris for one reason or another. They piece......

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Love: likely the most prevalent word that comes to mind when thinking of Paris.  Why?  Well, that depends who ask.  Our ancient city oozes with the making of romance and whimsy.  Try to imagine how many love stories have played out behind the great walls, enchanting streets and intoxicating gardens.  And as we naturally jump to the thought of stereo-typical love, two lovers wrapped in the other’s embrace, I dare to say love will never be so small.  The spirit of this city, the quiet subtlety of it’s refined, ageless beauty will......

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This is the second instalment of our temporary series on wedding planning in Paris. I will be getting married to my wonderful fiancée this summer and we are sharing our planning tips and secrets with you. Once you have all of the administrative papers being processed for the civil ceremony at the Mairie, the next big thing is to find a venue for the reception. Nothing is more romantically French than having your wedding in a French chateau. This is common and there are some really beautiful chateaux for rent throughout France.  Within Paris, there......

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For most people, living in France does not just mean eating croissants and drinking good wine every day. This blog post is a part of our series, An Expat Life, exploring what it is like for an expat to live and work in Paris. Through these profiles of expats who have made their lives here, we will show you the different opportunities that exist in France and the (many) struggles that go along with them. Of all the ways to come to France legally, getting sponsored by a company is by far one......

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