November 15, 2018
Celebrate Christmas in Paris at Galeries Lafayette premium
Christmas in Paris is a holiday of traditions. Neighborhood lights are strung, making the City of Light shine brighter. The familiar tunes of Christmas ring out from churches, and Parisians are full of cheer, especially because of all the wonderful food and drink that mark the holidays. Everybody has a tradition or two that they […]
November 3, 2018
13 Places to Eat near the Opera in Paris premium
Lunch in Paris. There’s arguably no city more magical for enjoying a meal while taking in your surroundings, from the Parisians enjoying everyday life in the city to ancient architecture that remains some of the most fascinating in the world. Palais Garnier is one of those pieces of architecture, and enjoying a meal while overlooking […]
October 11, 2018
14 of the Most Historic Hotels in Paris premium
Paris needs no introduction. You don’t have to have visited for the name to elicit thoughts of romance, fine arts, fashion, and centuries of history. History is something that can be consumed in countless forms throughout the City of Light, from the aged wines to the renowned hotels that transport travelers through time. Visitors can […]
September 23, 2018
How to Pack for Paris in the Fall (without looking like a tourist) premium
In my article, “5 Ways to be a Better Tourist in Paris, “ I interviewed Parisians regarding their biggest pet peeves concerning visitors. Along with the loud talking, most mentioned sloppily dressed tourists as an annoyance. OK, so it’s not just enough to ask visitors to dress better, without defining what better constitutes {at least […]
America, France and the Great War: 10 Places to See World War I History in France premium
On June 28, 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, was assassinated in Sarajevo. This event, along with Germany’s concern over the French and British Colonial expansion and the desire for more of Europe’s coastline, led to the start of the Great War. When the conflict ended on November 11, 1918, about […]
August 22, 2018
The City of Light (and Literature): Eight Great Books to Read about Paris premium
The Galeries Lafayette on Boulevard Haussmann has been one of Paris’ fashion institutes since 1893. But the ornate upmarket department store is more than just a must-visit destination for fashion enthusiasts from around the globe. La Librairie is a haven for bookworms, with plenty of great books to read about Paris and beyond.

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