Category Archives: Weekend

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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Summer Festivals in Paris

Melt your ears, not your ice-cream Ouch! There are so many festivals going on in and around Paris this year that you risk a burn-out. So here’s a quick refreshing dip into what’s on this summer…Paris Jazz Festival: on now … Continue reading

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Fawk off, Guy

 La Fête des Vendanges, Paris anthrovik They don’t do Guy Fawks’ Night in France. They don’t really even get what it is… and explaining that we like to set fire to giant straw dolls dressed up as Catholic rebels only confirms the … Continue reading

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100 Thousand Poets for Change

“Poets, musicians, songwriters, and artists from across the planet in a demonstration/ celebration to promote serious social and political change.” A poetry evening to fight the evils of the world * I like the sound of this, although I have to admit the … Continue reading

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Tasting the Radio

Someone’s listening… Close your eyes and picture this: There is a small concert hall.There are around 100 people.They are sitting on beanbags, spilling over the stage, sitting on the steps, lying behind the bar, lying on the bar…the room is bursting … Continue reading

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Don’t waste your weekends, get out of Paris!

Escaping Paris I don’t know about you, but a lot of my weekends go a bit like this:FridayIt’s the WEEKEND!7pm – Sprint out of work.7.30pm – Do something practical that I haven’t been able to do all week; like buy … Continue reading

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L’Ecurie Restaurant

Dining out in Paris, you will never have a problem with finding a restaurant. You may, however, find yourself a little taken aback by just how expensive eating-out can be in the French capital. Perhaps haute cuisine of Michelin … Continue reading

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