Monthly Archives: April 2014

Femme d’Inspiration: a Q & A with Blue Illusion

Read my Q&A with Blue Illusion here, with the chance to win a signed copy of Delicious Days in Paris.

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Baguette to Bistro: a Food Tour with Context Travel

This morning I took a quick tour through the scribbled notebooks of my recent trip to Paris. By the time I had finished, I not only felt incredibly hungry but I also realised just how many wonderful tastes and pleasures … Continue reading

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On Beautiful Bookshops

Originally posted on 1001 Children's Books :
It is not long now until I embark on a long and exciting adventure throughout Europe, working, playing and travelling for four and a half months through London, Paris, Edinburgh, and lots of amazing…

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The Green Fairy – drinking Absinthe in Paris

The sun is shining as I walk the streets savouring my final precious hours. Yes, it’s time to leave my beautiful Paris and tomorrow I fly home. It’s been a busy few days with two dreamy nights in lovely accommodation: … Continue reading

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Vintage Jewellery in Le Marais

With just a few days left until I leave Paris I decide to spend my last Saturday afternoon in and around one of the best shopping streets in Le Marais, the long rue des Francs Bourgeois. Crammed with interesting and … Continue reading

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A Stroll through the Luxembourg Gardens

The trees are starting to leaf, there’s a riot of sunny yellow flowers and spring is in the air at one of my favourite parks, Le Jardin du Luxembourg. Grab your coat and come with me as I take a stroll through … Continue reading

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Three French Foodie Gifts

Yesterday, I joined a delicious three-hour ‘walking seminar’ with the renowned tour company Context Travel. Called Baguette to Bistro: Culinary Traditions of Paris, this particular walk provides a wonderful insight into the food traditions of France, with visits to some of the … Continue reading

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Coutume Instituutti, Paris

After a string of mediocre coffees over the past week, things hit an all-time low when I was served the ‘worst coffee ever’ in the designer Café Vitra by Be Alain Ducasse at Printemps yesterday. This morning I snapped. I pulled … Continue reading

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