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[…]

Best 3 reasons to visit Laduree Champs-Elysees

Ladurée is a global household name, and many travelers are lucky enough to have a Ladurée in their home country. Yes, since its humble beginnings in 1862 as a simple bakery, Ladurée has now become an international brand. You can find shops in London, New York, Sydney, Tokyo, Singapore, Dubai… But let’s not get ahead[…]

Summer must-do: Printemps Rooftop Cafe

As nice weather arrives in Paris, there’s nothing better than grabbing a drink or some food with a view. And with the bi-annual Paris sales happening (I know you’ll be out there taking advantage of some sweet deals!), introducing you to the Printemps department store’s rooftop café ‘Déli-Cieux’ seems like the perfect idea. If you’ve[…]

7 reasons you shouldn’t skip Petit Palais

The Petit Palais is an often-overlooked attraction in Paris. Travelers are charmed by the Champs-Elysées, awed by the Arc de Triomphe, seduced by the Seine river, and gung-ho about the Grand Palais. Somehow the Grand Palais’ little sister gets lost in the mix of all the incredible sites clumped into one neighborhood. But I’m here[…]

Caféothèque for a Central-Paris Lunch and Coffee

Working in tourism, I’m constantly asked questions about Paris. Travelers who do our tours, visiting family or friends, friends of friends, random people on the street… It seems they all believe I am a beacon of Parisian knowledge! (I am.) However, something I still struggle with is restaurant recommendations in ‘touristy’ parts of Paris. Well[…]

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[…]