Monthly Archives: March 2013


Though the weather might not look it, it is officially spring. All across the city, plants are starting to pop up in gardens and trees are beginning to bud. The perfect way to bring that spring spirit home is by planting your own flowers! Though most of us are not fortunate enough to have a garden to plant bright, colorful flowers in, there are other ways to bring touches of spring plants into your life. You can get creative with potted plants on your balcony or hanging planters on the exterior railings......

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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. When Harriet first came to Paris in 2007 as a student at the American University,  something clicked inside......

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After our wonderful yoga session a few weeks ago with Meritxell, we have been exploring some of Paris’ best personal fitness specialists and Kristin Merryman, who started InFlow Fitness, is exactly that. Kristin offers in home or office personal training that includes Strength Training and Cardio and has added other trainers to her team that offer Pilates and Yoga classes as well. She specializes in private...

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They say Denver is reminiscent of Paris in how the Platte River winds through the city, a bit like the Seine runs through Paris.  Although clearly there is no comparison, Denver has charm of it’s own.  If you ever find yourself on that side of the globe, gazing at the majestic Rocky Mountains and a craving for some French cuisine overtakes you, take heart!  We have a list of our favorite, little Francophile addresses to be discovered while in the Mile High City.  From the magical absinthe bar at À Côté  to......

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The traditionally American concept of Brunch took Paris by storm a couple of years ago and it seems to be a trend that is sticking around. Parisians are very serious about Le Brunch. Normally served on Sundays (though some places have started to offer Saturday brunch too), a Parisian brunch involves many courses and usually takes a couple leisurely hours. Most places do not take reservations for this weekly affair and as a result you may find yourself waiting in line for a table or being turned away at the door if......

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Collaboration is the word buzzing around Paris these days.  Jenny and Tara, the lovely and innovative ladies from The Sporting Project, have given us a refreshing display of what that can look like today.  These New York based beauties have moved camp to Paris in order to fuel the flames of this growing concept among local business owners.  Their mission which, “meets fashion, discovers art, shares food and livens culture”,  has come to us most recently in the form of pop-up events.   However, we are happy to say that their permanent location......

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The glimpse of springtime weather this week seems to have brought us Parisians out of our winter hibernation. A friend and I hopped on her Vespa and headed over to the upper Marais to check out the newly opened combination coffee shop/concept store The Broken Arm. We walked into the light filled coffee shop and sipped down a deliciously beautiful café crème made on their state of the art La Marzocco coffee machine. Their coffee comes from Solberg & Hansen, the...

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As winter sings it’s final songs, we begin to entertain thoughts of sunshine and wardrobe changes.  Hibernation season can be very anti motivating when it comes to getting exercise and keeping our bodies healthy and limber.  Yoga, in my mind, is a perfect remedy for rusty joints, tight muscles or just  overstressed minds and bodies. To give you a more intimate, absolutely personalized experience, allow us to introduce to you Meritxell, our private yoga specialist!   This lovely gem of a woman, hails from Barcelona and has called Paris home for 10 years.  Referred to......

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Paris is a very small and very densely populated city, creating an incredible demand for apartments. People seem to be willing to do just about everything and live just about anywhere in order to say they live in Paris, as is apparent from the recent story of a man who lived for 15 years in 1.56 square meters! Apartments go quickly when they are available so it is important to act fast. Be prepared with your completed dossier full of financial and personal information before you start looking so you can make......

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