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I love……Paris

Bastille Day is July 14th. Let’s celebrate this wonderful city. Paris…… I love….. freshly baked croissants and baguettes, choosing cheese at the local fromagerie, punnets of summer’s new seasons berries, french champagne, pastry shops, sitting in cafés watching the world go by, local food markets, Paris’ many fabulous restaurants……. but it’s not all about food I […]

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Merci – Shopping for a cause in Paris

Shopping wasn’t a priority on our recent trip to Paris but I did manage to finally visit a shop that I had been wanting to see for a while. On the edge of the Marais,  Merci, has a reputation as a shop with a cause. Whilst running their famous children’s wear label, Bonpoint, the owners, Bernand and Marie-France […]

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Sunday Market on Rue Montorgueil

On a freezing Sunday in Paris we were watching our friends run in the Paris Marathon. After they had passed us, we dashed to the local cafe for a pastis to warm our bones before heading back to the apartment to add another layer of warm clothes. It was fortunate that we did as otherwise […]

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April Flowers at the Hotel George V

On this trip to Paris, one of the first places I returned to was the Hotel George V, so I could see what wonderful flower displays florist Jeff Leatham had again created for the hotel. Last year, the flowers were a mass of blue orchids, delphiniums and hydrangeas with a touch of red dahlias and […]

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