Secret Paris You Need to See

Secret Paris You Need to See

Growing up in the States I was raised to be weary of alleyways. My mother was not the one who enforced this.  Even now, living in France, I am still nervous about entering alleyways. But when I do muster up the courage to wander through an alley I am pleasantly...
Marais/ Crêpes

Marais/ Crêpes

On a particularly cold and wet day in Paris, my husband said to me that he wanted to see the real Europe. At the time we lived in the 15th arrondissement, but to him, it was nothing to what we had experienced in person and the movies.  So, we hopped on the metro and...
My mother said I wouldn’t like Paris

My mother said I wouldn’t like Paris

When I was a little girl my mother vividly told me of her time in Paris-a city that, in her opinion seemed more like a chaotic nightmare than the romantic haven others have portrayed. She despised the crowds, the bustling streets, and the determined taxi drivers,...