Galette des Rois (King Cake) five-star recipe

What’s the big deal with the King Cake dessert? It’s that time of the year – no, not for making resolutions to eat healthier, silly. It’s the month of the galette des rois, or King Cake! What is it? Why, only an almond custard-y layer of heaven surrounded by light and buttery puff pastry. That’s[…]

French winter cheese and wine: Checklist

Wine and cheese go together like… Peanut butter and chocolate… …cupcakes and frosting… …the stars and the moon… Must we go on?! We’re sure you’ve all heard what a great pairing wine and cheese make, but do you know why? Do you know which wines to serve with which cheeses (and why)? Do you know[…]

French holiday traditions: celebrate à la Française

How exactly do the French get down for Christmas and New Years? I know what you’re thinking – if we’re celebrating the same holidays how different can it get? Well… get ready to be shocked and amazed, non-French people. We’ve mapped out the major winter holidays of Christmas and New Years to give you an[…]

Complete Guide: How to host an authentic French holiday dinner party

A complete A-Z guide on how to wow your guests with a perfect French meal Do you want to add a French touch to your holiday meals this year? The French can through some pretty epic dinner parties. Chic settings, great food, quality time and conversation… they seem to have it all just right. Let’s[…]

2017 Paris Holiday Market Guide

Upated Paris Christmas Markets, everything you need to know: which markets are best, opening days, pros, cons, and a map Do you call it Marché de Noël? Christmas market? Holiday market? Christkindlmarkt? Well, whatever you call it, these little markets are an pretty fun part of winter in Paris. But there are so many of[…]

6 Paris Souvenirs for a Sweet Tooth

Skip the eiffel tower shirts and come home with some delicious, unique souvenirs instead. Picture this – it’s your last day in Paris. You’ve seen all of the major monuments, the stunning architecture, and the pretty parks. You’ve drank the wine, you’ve had some laughs, you’ve maybe even done a few tours with us! You’ve[…]

9 (Surprisingly Easy) Ways to Avoid Tourist Trap Restaurants in Paris

How to avoid that 50 euro meal of stale bread and flat beer. Stale bread and flat beer, you may scoff. In Paris? Incomprehensible! But… though Paris is known for stellar food, there IS indeed a darker side to eating out in the Capital of Cuisine. Yes, I’m referring to the Paris Tourist Trap Restaurant.[…]

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[…]

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[…]

5 Unique Rainy Day Paris Activities

Paris is lacking a little vitamin D right now but that doesn’t mean we need to shut ourselves away in the darkness and hibernate until June actually feels like June… There are plenty of Paris activities to keep you going even in the worst of weather. Our suggestions below! CAFES I mean, we ARE in[…]

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[…]