Bonjour and Bienvenue!  Want to hop on a plane and travel to France? Why not join me and indulge in a bit of “armchair travel.”  As a writer and artist living full-time in Paris, I like to dive beyond the surface, past the elegant historic monuments and into what it is really like to live in France.

The daily life, the ups and downs, and the everyday moments, let’s go on a little jaunt, shall we? Bon voyage!

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souvenirs from France

42 Best Souvenirs from France

One of the most visited countries in the world, France offers a multitude of beautiful cities, coastlines, and culinary delights. You can spend days wandering around Paris or wandering around the French countryside. And one of the things you will want to do is to pick up a few French souvenirs from your big trip!

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Illustration of Couple walking with baby near Notre Dame and the bouquinistes in Paris

Living in Paris: the Good, the Bad, the Ugly

It is called the Paris Syndrome: the severe culture shock that tourists experience upon realizing that the Paris of one’s dreams is not the reality. And that is for visitors, imagine if they lived here!

I don’t intend to dash all your dreams but the reality of living in Paris is that it is not all it is cracked up to be. After being in Paris for over 10 years, I have to bemusedly point out a few pros and cons…


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