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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 …
I’ve decided that the French take partying to a whole new level. When someone here says costume party they don’t just throw on some sheets (toga) and call it done. Nope, they go all out and rent high end customs from or in the style of the period. And, that …
Tonight we participated in the famous Dîner en Blanc de Paris (Dinner in White of Paris). This event is now in its 26th year, and this year some 13,000 people joined in the fun around the city. The event also takes place in a few other cities around the world. …
With the summer over, it’s time to get some more Paris Blog posts up and (no pun intended) – cookin’ again. In fact, cooking would be the name of the game tonight. We had kept on toying with the idea of doing some sort of cooking class while here. There’s …
(Written by The Girl, here’s a link to her last update!) Hi everyone! It’s that time again for an update from Bertie’s CupCakery. I meant to give another update before now, but things at the shop have been super busy and, well, better late than never! Thank-You! First and foremost …
Memorable Moments in my Paris Journey
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).
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.
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.