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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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Origami workshops in Paris!

This blog is about discovering some of Paris’ hidden gems. Today, I’m sharing a recent discovery – a shop and atelier entirely devoted to beautiful hand-made paper creations. I took part in one of their workshops, and here’s what I … Continue reading

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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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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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The AntiCafé

Pay for time. Eat and drink for free. That’s pretty much how it works at AntiCafé in Paris. You pay depending on how much time you spend in the café, and FOOD AND DRINK IS FREE. Yes. And UNLIMITED. Claire … Continue reading

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A Smell to Remember

Your personal perfume from Paris By Nico Paix at Flickr It’s Mothers’ Day in France today, and here’s an idea that will get you maximum mummy points. The ‘Studio des parfums’ in Paris’ Marais quarter offers perfume workshops where, for 75 euros … Continue reading

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Tatts Out Paris

It’s the event you’ve all been waiting for…  The “Mondial de Tatouage” (World Tattoo Convention) is back after 13 years of retirement, and is taking place over three days at the excellent 104 arts space in Paris’ 19th arrondissement. From … Continue reading

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