Paris Life


Summer Dining Guide

Every year, when the weather gets warm and the days get longer, the Parisians come out of hibernation and fill the hundreds of restaurants our city has to offer. With so many options to choose from, we’ve done the work for you and tested all the newest restaurants (as well as old haunts) to give your our favorite blog post of the year: our summer dining guide. Indoors or outdoors, reservations or not, here are our favorite restaurants of the summer:...

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Fit and Fab in Paris | Part 1: Gyms in Paris

As summer rolls around everyone starts thinking about getting in shape and working on their “summer body.” While we think every body is summer ready, regardless of shape or size, for those looking to make the most of summer and get fit, we’re thrilled to introduce you to our fitness partner, Kristin Merryman of Paris International Fitness. PinFit will be doing a 3-part blog series over the summer to talk about fitness, health, and wellbeing in Paris. If you’re interested in working with her just shoot us an email!...

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An Expat Life | Matthieu Waddell

Meet Matthieu, a seasoned inspirational expatriate having spent 20 years in Paris. Matthieu explains how the French language has shaped his expatriate experience, from growing a business to even cultivating a new persona. He speaks on the importance of “adaptability” as a key to happiness and success, not in just living abroad, but in flourishing given the constraints of our day-to-day life. Finally, he speaks about his yoga practice, and his mission to help those in the expat community feel a sense of belonging and refuge from a life built on relocation....

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Guest Post by Apart Inn Paris | Top 3 Paris Apartments

We would like to introduce you to one of our most recent partnerships with Paris based rental agency, Apart Inn Paris. We are excited to be working alongside them in the future, and wanted to share with you a little about the agency and the beautiful apartments that they have on offer for vacation rentals. If you’re thinking of coming to Paris anytime soon, then we highly recommend you check out their selection of properties in Paris for a truly local Parisian experience.  ...

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Peonies, Flower Shopping, and Healthy Eating

Allow us to introduce you to Lucia Chauvet, a Parisian born, multilingual foodie, photographer, and adventure-lover. Lucia started her blog, Lucia Talks Pictures, in 2016 with the idea to share her knowledge of food and photography in Paris, from the perspective of a multicultural life. If we could all share one common interest, food is probably the first thing that springs to mind! We are very excited to feature Lucia this week as a guest post on SFP, to have an insight into a couple of her MANY food experiences in Paris.......

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SFP's Favorite Terraces

With the gorgeous spring weather we’ve been having, the Parisians are coming out of hibernation to fill up our iconic terraces. No one wants to sit behind a computer all day instead of basking in the beautiful sunshine! So, if you feel like calling in sick and getting a jump start on your summer tan, head to one of these terraces, we guarantee you’ll have a good time!...

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Your Guide to the French Educational System

The education system in your country may come as innate knowledge, but from the outside looking in, the educational roadmap may be harder to navigate. As many of you are quite literally moving from the familiar to the unfamiliar, SFP thought it would be helpful to cover some of the topics central to your new way of living. The education system is perhaps one of the most important topics for those living in Paris with kids. It may be a bit tricky to comprehend on your first go, but understanding how kids come......

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SFP Neighbourhood Guide | 10th arrondissement

It’s been a while since we’ve posted a neighbourhood guide, and despite the ever changing food scene in Paris, we still have our old and reliable go-to’s. We thought we would share with you our favourite coffee shops, restaurants, bars, and hotels that we feel would give you a full and well-rounded experience of the 10th arrondissement in Paris. As one of the trendier and younger neighbourhoods of Paris, it’s important to experience this area like a local would, and to discover the charm of it yourself. Boutique shopping, coffee drinking, and......

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Skiing in France

With the winter season in full swing and the upcoming school ski holidays, we thought we’d help you with booking your ski vacation! The sheer amount of resorts in France, not too far from Paris, can make choosing one a challenging task. Here are our top 3 suggestions for ski resorts in France to suit different styles and budgets....

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