Category Archives: off the beaten track

Vegan cooking class in Paris: Pastry (yes!)

Disclaimer: I am not vegan and not even 100% vegetarian. But I do like learning new things, and dairy-less pastry class was fun. (read on) Advertisements

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Alphabet challenge: F & G !

(Welcome back to my short series on following the alphabet every time I & partner eat out in Paris. Today: F and G.)

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Panto in Paris: “Jack and the Magic THANG”

A quick post to say how excited I am about this Thursday’s pantomime “Jack and the Magic THANG”, involving several close friends as directors and designers, and performed by students. It’s a modern take on the traditional fairytale, and will … Continue reading

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Alphabet Resto Challenge: E !

Last night we ticked off E as part of our alphabet restaurant challenge by discovering Ethiopian cooking! Big success…

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Coworking café craze

Forget offices or working from home in your PJs, it’s all about coworking in cafés now. I’ve been seeing more and more of these cute work-friendly spaces popping up around Paris, so I’m office-ially drawing your attention to three I’m … Continue reading

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In defence of the French spirit: the clandestine bar ‘Syndicat’

*updated Editor’s note: now with tables outside – more practical, less secret* Walking down my road last week, I notice, for the second time, a very conspicuous  bouncer standing outside an old shop front with posters plastered over the doors and … Continue reading

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Freak out at the Manoir de Paris

Halloween. The French suck at it. Except…  …in one building in Paris’ tenth arrondissement, where they’re really very good. Think: scary costumes, a lot of shrieking and a bloody pastry chef, all contained within in a really old haunted building. … Continue reading

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