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Paris In Holiday Dress

Posted on Dec 10,2018 by JanSmi

Holiday season in Paris? It may not be springtime with blossoms and leisurely mornings in outdoor cafes, but it is one of the best and loveliest times to be in the City of Lights. { read more }

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Galette des rois la Crme dAmande

Posted on Nov 27,2018 by JanSmi

January 6 is the Feast of Epiphany, celebrating the arrival of the Three Kings in Bethlehem to visit the baby Jesus. The Kings give their name to the pastry treat that is widely eaten in France to celebrate this dayla galette des rois. This version is perhaps the best known. Its a flaky puff pastry cake filled with almond cream and a special surprise! { read more }

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Tips For A Great Market Experience

Posted on Oct 25,2018 by JanSmi

The market has to be one of the greatest experiences for tourists and its certainly one of my favorite activities when Im on holidays! Here are some tips to help you navigate the markets and get the most out of your experience! { read more }

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Our Literary Paris

Posted on Sep 21,2018 by JanSmi

Literary Paris, the Paris of Hemingway, Flanner, Dos Passos, Baldwin, the Fitzgeralds and E.E. Cummings, was about the furthest thing from our minds when we moved to the City of Light in 1978. { read more }

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Favorite Foodie Souvenirs

Posted on Aug 28,2018 by JanSmi

One of the best things about visiting Paris is the food, right? When Im leaving Paris, Im always sad that I didnt get to eat all the foods I had on my to eat list (its a thing, right?). A great way to extend your vacation beyond your return date is to bring back some edible souvenirs and while thats really the subject for an entire book, here Im sharing the items I most often buy to bring home. And the best news is that you can buy most of these at the supermarket! { read more }

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August In Paris

Posted on Sep 21,2018 by JanSmi

Ah, August in Paris. The lines at the Eiffel Tower are longer than the Tower is tall. From the end of the queue at the Louvre, the Pyramids of Egypt seem closer than the one marking the entry to the great museum. Souvenir shops are jammed. { read more }

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