Jun. 9

Dîner en Blanc 2016–the best night in Paris!

For the past three years we’ve been going to Dîner en Blanc. It’s without question our favorite night of the year here in Paris. Sure, Bastille Day (Fête nationale) probably ranks as our favorite overall day.  There’s the parades, air show, picnics, and the fireworks.  But for one incredible night- Dîner en …

Jun. 16
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Riding Velibs on the famed cobbles of the Champs-Élysées

Continuing along this week’s trend of cool summer Parisian events, Sunday was Velib’s big annual event on the Champs-Élysées.  For those into the cycling scene, you’ll no doubt be familiar with the locale as being the scene for the finishing stage each year at the Tour de France (both for …

Jun. 15
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A Night at Diner en Blanc 2015!

There are a near never-ending flow of cool events and things to do within the city, but I think that there’s really a handful of events that rise above everything else into the ‘Epic’ status category.  Some of these are public/open events (like Bastille Day at the Eiffel Tower), and …

Jun. 1
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5 Random Things I Did This Weekend in Côte d’Azur

We just wrapped up an awesome few days with friends down on the other side of the country – here’s what we were up to! 1) Flew down to the French Riviera Getting a slight head start on the weekend, we hopped the short 1hr flight from Paris to Nice …

Jul. 15
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5 Awesome Things I Did and Saw on Bastille Day 2014

Being in Paris now a few years, there appears to be no bigger single-day party than Bastille Day.  Now technically it’s not called Bastille day.  Rather, locally it’s known as Fête nationale (National Celebration) or Le quatorze juillet (14th of July). Despite the name the celebration is very much like …

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Memorable Moments in my Paris Journey

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We’re moving to Paris… tomorrow!

Yup, that’s right, we’re packing up shop and moving over to the land of …. and of chocolate macaroons! Actually, rather, we’ve already packed up shop – over three weeks ago. The stuff is slowly plodding it’s way across the Atlantic (just off the coast of Newfoundland as of tonight).

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Moving into the apartment in 40 seconds

Last week, we showed you our final apartment selection with the House Hunters style series.  However, getting all of our stuff into our apartment was probably even more fun.

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Going to the farm and picking fresh produce!

One of the things we both really enjoy doing is going to u-pick farms and picking our own fruits and vegetables.  In the past, we’ve primarily picked apples, blueberries, and strawberries.  Given it’s fall (crazy, huh?), we figured it was time to go out and pick some apples.

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The Beaches (Paris Plages)

Let’s make this clear up front – Paris is nowhere near a beach. The closest oceanesque body of water with sand is roughly 200 kilometers away – and the water there isn’t terribly warm either (the nice stuff is down south).  So what do the Parisians do in the hot summer months (aside from close up shop and leave)? They truck in a boatload of sand and setup a beach right in the heart of Paris on the Seine.

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My Paris Swim/Bike/Run Resources

Are you coming to Paris? Looking for places to swim, bike and run?  Or just simply want to see where I swim/bike/run?  Well, here’s the skinny on all my favorite training locations – complete with maps and downloadable routes.

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