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April in Paris

“April in Paris, this is a feeling no one can ever reprise”.  E.Y. Harburg On Tuesday, we hopped on our Air France flight from Nice to Paris.  I had booked us into a hotel on Avenue MacMahon, just steps away from the Arc de Triomphe so getting to the hotel after our flight was easy. […]

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Tip #82: How to avoid rude Parisians

The weather was unusually warm in Paris last week and it seemed like the entire city was outside.  The Champs Elysées was packed with happy tourists and relaxed Parisians basking in the sunshine.  I can understand why people travel to Paris in the springtime. What I don’t understand is travelling to Paris and leaving common […]

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Paris in the springtime

Today is my last full day in France.  I leave for Toronto tomorrow afternoon; D heads back to Coustellet before joining me in Toronto next week.  The only upside to travelling to Toronto on my own is that I will have a week to catch up with my family and friends before D arrives.  Initially, […]

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Having my cake

Paris is for lovers. And for those who love cake! As is usual during our trips to Paris I have the days to myself.  I generally decide in advance, through Google searches, direct recommendations, and re-reading blogs, how I will spend my free time.  So, for the two days that I had to myself on Tuesday and Wednesday I knew what I […]

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My moment of zen

This moment of zen was brought to you by Sugarplum Cake Shop. Imagine: layers of raspberry cake with strawberry buttercream cream cheese icing and a pot of rooibos tea. Zen indeed. Stay tuned for more…

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One luxurious night in Paris and meeting new friends

I love Paris.  The best part about being in Paris can be the hotel stay.  (It’s sometimes the worst part too as some of the reviews you find online don’t paint a clear and true picture.  Eh bien…) Our most recent visit to Paris was lining up to be among the best.  D had meetings […]

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Baby, you can drive my car

I’m back.  Sort of.  I’m not in Paris.  I’m sitting in a hotel room in St Witz (pronounced ‘vits’) just north of Roissy/Charles de Gaulle airport.  But I am in France baby! D and I arrived at Roissy on yesterday morning.  We touched down 1 hour earlier than scheduled thanks to really strong tailwinds.  It […]

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Championship running in Avignon

Sports.  I love sports.  I used to do track and field in school.  Heavy emphasis on the track part.  I loved it.  I was the queen of the 100 m, 200 m, and 4 x 100 m relay.  It was so much fun.  I competed in city-wide events and did really well too. Last night, […]

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Me, my shadow, and Paris made three!

Wednesday was a little anti-climatic after the events of Monday evening.  I went searching for inspiration.  Lucky for me I was in Paris, one of my favourite cities, and I had some free time on my hands.  Here’s a list of things I heard on Wednesday before heading south.    “You are a tableau, a work of […]

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Breathing much easier

Just a brief post to update my earlier post. I stayed up as late as I could last night.  I figured I would go to sleep when my body could no longer stand being awake.  Shortly after publishing the post, and much to my surprise, there was a knock on the hotel room door.  On the […]

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