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International Yoga Day under the Eiffel Tower

The first International Yoga Day was observed around the world on June 21st, 2015, including a gathering of 1,500 eager yogis beneath the Eiffel Tower. According to Narenda Modi, the Prime Minister of India, “Yoga...
Free Persephone, Paris

Paris is a cosmopolitan city, attracting expatriates from around the world. But when it comes to chic meeting spots for smart, savvy newcomers to commingle, there's a lack of options outside of bars and cafes. Ex-New...
The spa at the Shangri-La hotel Paris

I'm a firm believer in enjoying life's finer pleasures, some of which can easily become weekly rituals. A morning yoga class, haute cuisine dining, or watching the sun set behind Notre Dame as day...
The pharmacy at 54 rue de la Bourdonnais is a historic monument

There’s just something about those French, n'est-ce pas? The French are renowned for – among other illustrious things – their style, flair, and beauty. It’s not that the French are innately more beautiful than the rest...

Yoga is all the rage not only in the United States but now in France with yoga centers popping up everywhere in Paris. Classes are being offered in a wide range of venues and locations from...

As we all know, when it comes to la beauté, nobody knows how to maintain a strict regimen better than une Parisienne.  For decades, the Frenchwoman has meticulously planned and executed her skincare routine,...

To enter the world of Parisian Palace Hotel Fouquet’s new U Spa Barrière Shiseido is to enter into the world of Omotenashi. This Japanese word has only an approximation of translation into English, the...

Noël, the French word for Christmas comes from the French phrase, "Les Bonnes Nouvelles" or "The Good News".  In SW France, particularly in the rural farming communities of the Gers department, where I live,...

Gift giving isn’t always easy. The best gifts are the ones that show that you really thought about your ‘giftee.’  They are often the sort of gifts that the person might have not thought...

In the northern part of the Marais is a lovely little market tucked away with two main entrances via small passageways. It is called le Marché des Enfants Rouges and it is the oldest...

A seashell coin purse belonging to a lady of the Victorian era.A pair of brass opera theatre binoculars, Lorgnettes, worn as fashion rather than to enhance vision.Or simply a time-worn frame filled with black-and-white...

This past May, Mexico Cooks! traveled to Paris--yes, that Paris--with a specific mission: to compare markets in the French capital with markets in Mexico City, Mexico's capital.  Above, well...you know! Prior to traveling to Paris,...