The 5 best things I ate in Paris: February 2012


Falafel, lamb tagine, salted caramel cheesecake and more. My top five eats in Paris this month:

Blue Skies in Paris

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Crystal blue skies, wispy cotton bud clouds…photos of Paris’ recent bout of lovely weather, taken from my strolls through the city:

Asuka: Japanese fare in Montmartre


In which a much-anticipated lunch at a cozy sushi joint in Montmartre doesn’t turn out quite as expected.

A funny thing happened on the way to get sushi

Montmartre neighborhood

A morning full of random surprises and oddities while attempting to find a hole-in-the-wall sushi joint in Montmartre.

Comfort Food Abroad: Lola’s Cookies

Lola's Cookies

In Comfort Food Abroad, I highlight where expats can find those little slices of home while living overseas. First up: Deluxe Brownies by Lola’s Cookies in Paris, France.

In Photos: First Snow in Paris

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Photos of the first snow of 2012, as the big European freeze hits Paris and causes it to snow twice in one week!

Making the most of Les Soldes in Paris

Soldes shop sign

Literally just meaning “the sales”, Les Soldes are the best time to shop in Paris, because they are the two — yes, only two — times a year when all of the city goes on sale. Here I share my tips and favorite finds from the Paris Sales.

Disappointing yet Enlightening: Chinese New Year in Paris


The year marked the first time I’ve celebrated Chinese New Year alone. It was disappointing, but in the end, not a completely wasted experience.