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Creative Grace

April 24, 2017 by Kim

If you were one of Paris’ 20 arrondissements, which one would you be? The wealthy 8th, the shopaholic 1st? Maybe the hipster 11th is more your bag? Whichever one you… Read more…

Categories: Art, Culture, Places

Square Roots

March 1, 2017 by Kim

Think of modern day politics and you’d be forgiven for thinking the end of the world is fast approaching. We have an orange cartoon villain as the leader of the… Read more…

Categories: History, Paris, Places

Rose and shine

February 8, 2017 by Kim

It’s on my friends. Forget conquering Williams and centuries of bloodshed on the battlefields, when it comes to epic contests between France and England, we only have to look towards… Read more…

Categories: Food, Paris, Places

Elevated Expectations

January 22, 2017 by Kim

When you consider the choices on offer, months don’t get much worse than January. Last Monday marked what is billed as ‘Blue Monday’, what has officially been calculated as the… Read more…

Categories: Culture, Paris, Places, Shopping

Last Tree Standing 3: Fir the Love of God…

January 6, 2017 by Kim

Bonne Année readers! I hope you’ve been well treated/rested over the festive period, and are ready for another year of Paris Small Capital action. I certainly am. Apologies for the… Read more…

Categories: Occasions, Paris, Places

It’s not easy being green…

November 28, 2016 by Kim

…So said some frog or another on a lonely Monday afternoon. Well, whatever his particular woes, he may have had a point, but in the Paris of 2016 under the… Read more…

Categories: DIY, Paris, Places

By Georges, what a view

October 15, 2016 by Kim

If you have the fortune of having the soul of a country bumpkin like me, you’ll appreciate how living in the big, bad city can frequently rattle the nerves and… Read more…

Categories: Culture, Paris, Places

High on a hill stood a lonely vineyard

September 26, 2016 by Kim

Paris might be the bitchy queen bee of its country, pulling in the tourists like bears to honey with its luxurious superiority over its smaller French cousins, but there’s one… Read more…

Categories: Culture, Food, History, Paris, Places, Wine

On the right track

August 30, 2016 by Kim

Hey you! You with the terrible sunburn over there. Have a good holiday? Great! Me? I’ve still got a week in Sardinia to cope with, as my milky English skin… Read more…

Categories: History, Paris, Places, Travel

Gut instinct

July 31, 2016 by Kim

If you’re currently in Paris in this hazy last gasp of July, I’d bet the last slice of Raclette that you’re relaxing languidly in a rattan chair on a terrace… Read more…