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Arc de Triomphe
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7 Ways to Finance a Trip to Paris for Two

So you want to visit Paris, France but have no idea how to finance your dream trip. You might be thinking “Oh, I’ll never be able to go there, it’s far too expensive” or “I’ll go to Paris one day” but never make a plan to actually go. Well, I’m a strong believer in making [...]

French Macaron Recipe
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French Macaron Recipe

When I think of delectable little macarons I think of Paris, and in particular Ladurée in Paris. Ladurée is a luxury French boulangerie and patisserie renowned for their sweet treats including their world famous Macaron. They are one of the best known makers of macarons in the world. In late 2011 my husband and I [...]

Vanilla Sable Recipe
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Vanilla Sable Recipe

Winter mornings at home with my children is synonymous with baking delicious biscuits, Madeleines, cupcakes, and all sorts of scrumptious treats. Vanilla Sable, or Sablés à la vanille in French, is a buttery shortbread biscuit which is said to have originated from Caen, in the province of Lower Normandy, France. These little morsels are a [...]

Madeleine Recipe
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Madeleine Recipe

Petit lemon and butter tea cakes which melt in your mouth; that is what a Madeleine is.  They are delicious morsels, which will win the hearts and taste buds of even the most avid sugar-avoider. This Madeleine Recipe has been adapted slightly from Rachel Khoo, from The Little Paris Kitchen. I’ve made these Madeleines from [...]

Parisian Garden Party
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Parisian Garden Party

Flowing dresses, hues of pink, gold and cream, the smell of roses; Spring is in the air in Paris. The gardens in Paris are exquisite and by far some of the best in the world. The famous Luxemburg Gardens in Paris is my all time favorite due to it’s grandiose renaissance palace, beautiful pond filled [...]

Boeuf Bourguignon Recipe
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Boeuf Bourguignon Recipe

Traditionally, a Boeuf bourguignon also called beef Burgundy, or boeuf à la Bourguignonne originated in the Burgundy region (in French, Bourgogne). Boeuf bourguignon is one of many peasant dishes, like the Coq au Vin, being slowly refined into French haute cuisine. I have adapted this slow cooked Boeuf Bourguignon Recipe from Rachel Khoo, author of [...]

Why I Love Paris
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Why I Love Paris

I could begin by explaining the archetypical reasons of why I love Paris; because of the history, food, culture, romantic atmosphere, the language, but this is not the only reason why I love this city. Saying these reasons alone would simply be an abstract to what Paris is really about and it would not give this [...]

Croque Madame Muffins Recipe
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Croque Madame Muffins Recipe

Croque Madame Muffins are the perfect thing to eat for petit déjeuner (breakfast). I first saw these the other night while watching The Little Paris Kitchen hosted by Rachel Khoo (who is now my most favorite cook ever!!). She’s an English cook living in Paris who opens up her tiny little Parisian apartment at night [...]

High End Parisian Fashion have Aussie Crocodiles in the bag
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High End Parisian Fashion have Aussie Crocodiles in the bag

Imagine strutting down the most illustrious street in Paris, the Champs-Élysées, flaunting your brand new high-end Hermes Birkin bag handmade to perfection. Your new addition has welcomed you into the exclusive most-expensive-handbag-club. It feels amazing, you look wonderful and it’s so exclusive; it is beyond fashion itself. But how do you feel about the crocodile [...]

Versailles Inspired Cupcakes
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Versailles Inspired Cupcakes

The other day I caught the creative bug again and decided to indulge in some cake decorating. My kids love it when I get creative in the kitchen because they know there’s something in it for them. The licking of the spatula and bowl, and of course the enjoyment of eating it when it’s finished! [...]

Dive into the world’s largest image of Paris
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Dive into the world’s largest image of Paris

I was searching the internet this afternoon for Parisian inspiration when I came across Paris-26-Gigapixels.com. If you ever wanted to visit Paris but can only indulge in photos from Google images or Google Earth, then Paris26Gigapixels is the next best thing! The website displays the world’s largest stitching of 2,346 individual high definition photos offering [...]

Pont Alexandre III and views of the rooftops of Paris -  Image Copyright  Frenchatheart.net and it's owners.
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City of Paris

Some photos of our amazing trip to the French capital city of Paris City of Paris

Pastries from A la Flûte Enchantée Paris
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French Pastries

Below are some photos we took of delicious French Pastries while we were in Paris. French Pastries

Café crème. Coffee at Le Wilson in Paris, France.
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Café Crème in Paris

Un café crème s’il vous plaît! In English: One white coffee (coffee with milk) please! I’m not usually one for coffee but when my husband and I had breakfast at Le Wilson in Paris I was converted. Their breakfast menu and coffee is delicious. Though I do have to admit their steaks aren’t that great [...]

Sarah's Key - A Historical Fiction book set in Paris.
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Sarah’s Key

Sarah’s Key – a shocking and profoundly moving story! Tatiana De Rosnay, author of Sarah’s Key, tells a haunting story of a historically tragic past, mystery, suspense and love. The story follows protagonists Julia Jarmond and Sarah Starzynski. It begins in Paris 1942 when the French Police began rounding up all Jewish people into the [...]