8 Cool Ways Paris is Going Green

Ecology in Paris is not an abstract idea, it’s our health, our quality of life, and the means of the future. That’s a quote from Anne Hidalgo, mayor of Paris. She’s been a big factor in Paris’ recent push to be less polluting and more ecological. Of course as the city that hosted the COP21[…]

5 Unique Paris Parks Perfect for Picnics

Don’t get caught with your picnic-pants down this year – go somewhere unique. Image: Wikicommons Spring in Paris… le sigh. One of our favorite authors, Henry Miller, once said, “When Spring comes to Paris the humblest mortal alive must feel that he dwells in paradise.” We couldn’t agree more! Know what else spring in Paris[…]

Melting Chocolate-Caramel Minicake

For those days when you don’t give a damn about diets (aka those days when you’re French). Is it funny because it’s true, or sad because it’s true? The French certainly don’t seem to go on diets, generally keeping to their carb & cream with a side of wine ways. I’m sure they don’t eat[…]

5 Ways to Keep Warm in Paris This Winter

If you have been in Paris in January, you know what I mean when I say ‘brrrrrrr’. Winter sweeps a chill through the city, one that seeps through layers and layers of sweaters and socks… Now, in reality the temperature isn’t really that cold (never below 30°F), but you know what they say: everything is[…]

9 Best French Authors of All Time

The French have given us more than just good wine and sweet treats… turns out they have a way with words, as well. We really can’t discuss literature without mentioning a few of the French greats. Where would we be without one-liners like ‘Love is a reciprocal torture’? Thanks Monsieur Proust! Read on below to[…]

When Hollywood comes to Paris

I was innocently strolling my neighborhood when I saw a street blocked off to traffic. “Strange,” I thought, and I figured there must have been a fire though I couldn’t see any fire trucks. I continued walking down the street and before long I apparently accidentally stepped into a time machine because I was –[…]

Restaurant review – La Balançoire

SURPRISE: I had a wonderful Saturday night meal in the heart of Montmartre… which as you may know is studded with ‘tourist trap’ restaurants. Well, being a Seeker of Sights you can imagine that I snooped around until I found the cutest little restaurant that could in no way be called a ‘tourist trap.’ This[…]

Instituutti: Coffee and Contemplation in Central Paris

I love Paris. And all that is typically Parisian… including the small spaces. I find them charming! But I will admit that sometimes spending day after day in a standard cramped Parisian café can get a tiny bit claustrophobic. When I’m feeling that way, I head to Instituutti for an afternoon of airy, light ambiance[…]

Top 7 Paris Christmas Markets 2014

In French it’s ‘Marché de Noël,’ in English we would say Christmas markets or Holiday markets, in German it’s Christkindlmarkt….Well, whatever you call it, these markets are an amazing part of winter in Paris! Below I’ve curated my top 7 holiday markets for you with descriptions, pros and cons, and all the necessary information. Runners-up[…]