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[…]

French holiday drink guide: 9 festive options to try this year

Cocktails and drinks to bring a Parisian touch to your holidays Do you reminisce endlessly about your time in Paris? Are you looking to make your holiday celebrations a bit more chic? And dare I say… a bit more boozy? Well, if the answer to any of those questions was yes, I am going to[…]

Everything You’ve Wondered About Hanukkah Explained

Are you curious (or confused) about Hanukkah? We’ve got a useful guide to this remarkable Jewish holiday below! It’s December, and you know that the holidays are just around the corner. Suddenly your Jewish friends start talking about Hanukkah, and without warning you’re hearing words like Menorah, latke, the 8 Days, and dreidel being thrown[…]

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[…]

18 Unique Paris Gifts They Will Actually Thank You For

This holiday season, give them gifts they’ll actually thank you for. Enough with the keychains, notebooks, and cufflinks splattered with “I love you Paris”. Down with the Eiffel tower salt shakers, the Paris skyline magnets, the berets, lthe badly-translated wall art… This holiday season, gift something unique! Something your Paris lover will actually appreciate and[…]

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[…]

Paris Christmas Markets and Local Delicacies

Many people might wonder, why visit Paris in the ‘off season’ (November – January)… when really there is so much that Paris has to offer during this time! Yes it can be a wee bit chilly some days, but the lines are infinitely quieter for all the major tourist attractions. Not only that, but if you[…]