Category Archives: off the beaten track

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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Culture on the rails – La Halle Pajol

The 18th arrondissement in Paris is so much more than the Sacré Coeur! From the arty 104 to the delicious Marché Olive, the Town Hall has been investing money in previously run-down areas and encouraging the creation of vibrant cultural … Continue reading

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La Recyclerie – cultural space on Paris’ old railway

Not to be confused with last month’s post, La Recyclerie is the current ‘place to be seen’ if you’re in Paris’ trendy crowd, but does the hipster hype make it worth a visit? I dragged two friends along – one willing, one … Continue reading

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