Paris

A Strange weekend in Paris

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When our friends, the wonderful photographer and model Bonnie Strange and her boyfriend, actor and musician Wilson Gonzalez, told us they were going to Paris for a few days, but were still in need of a good place to stay, we told them about Wimdu.com, a platform that provides private rooms and apartment rentals. They picked a place they liked, Bonnie took lo[...]

Paris Syndrome

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. Have you ever arrived somewhere and been so utterly disappointed with what was waiting for you; dirty streets, unwelcoming locals, terrible weather and rude waiters? Sometime a city just doesn’t live up to your expectations but no need to fear, there is now a medical condition related to this destination disappointment; introducing Paris Syndrome or Syndr[...]

Lock your love in Paris

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Every time I’m in Paris I seem to find myself on Pont des Arts (the bridge linking the Left bank to the Louvre museum) for one reason - I’m a horrible romantic! . For the past few years the bridge has been a sort of living museum to love from around the world. Lovers engrave their names on a padlock, attach it to the railings on the bridge, kiss then throw[...]

HI Matic - hotel for a new generation

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As I was roaming the World Wide Web today I came across something I felt was the answer to all my prayers, so naturally I wanted to share it with you. Imagine you could take what you love about hostels and combine it with what you love about hotels - then maybe you would wake up at the new HI Matic Hotel in Paris. First things first. During my recent t[...]

Last-minute NYE tips for Paris, London or New York

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New Year's Eve - the one night of the year that we repeatedly have too high expectations for. Awaiting a kiss from Mr. Handsome at 12 o'clock sharp while you're at the perfect party with your girlfriends, sipping bubbly and dressed to the nines? It may be a long shot, but one you're especially likely to succeed at if you're in one of the world's inofficial "[...]

Paris Nostalgia - Part II

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The thing about Paris is that it never gets old. Or older. Or younger. Somehow, in Paris time stands still. That's part of what makes it so special. The streets are filled with life, food and smells and on every corner there is a photo waiting to be taken. When you go to Paris and really see it, you'll know why it's called the city of love. And the beauty of[...]

Paris Nostalgia - Part I

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Visiting Paris is always a slice of magic. I once lived in here for 3 years and I still get enchanted by the pittoresque streets, the little cafes and the charms of French people. After an almost 2 year-absence I went back last week for Paris Fashion Week. However, I ended up spending next to no time at shows but wandered the streets of the French capital[...]

Visiting Versailles in the fall

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As one of the largest and beautiful palaces in the world Le château de Versailles should (hopefully) be high on the list of places to visit when you are in Paris. The royal reign at Versailles ended in the late 1700's around the time when the French were in the mood for choping off some heads and thus decapitated their King and Queen (Louis XVI and Ma[...]

Travel links of the week #4 - all about France

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Bonjour Travelettes, as I am planning a road trip to Paris I recently collected some websites and information about "the city of love" I'd like to share with you this week. Do it in Paris reflects all the insider world of a real Parisienne's Paris. With adresses, guides, events, recepies, the latest fashion styles and a blog it offers an insight into t[...]

Paris: Café Couture

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While having a monthly visit on my favourite DIY blog "Oustapop" I came across this great concept in Paris. In March 2010 Martena Duss and Sissi Holleis opened the fashion version of the internet café, the "café couture" called "Sweat Shop". They offer sewing machines to rent for 6€ an hour, professional advice and help included. Next to coffee and cake they[...]