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hunting season

Twice a year shopkeepers gird their loins in order to take on the masses that wait outside their doors, armed and ready for les soldes. This happens now, in January, and again in July, and seeing as I’m a mere train ride away, I decided to partake in the madness after dropping off the youngest at the nurse’s house. 405 more words

La Vie Au Pair

Christmas Lights

I’ve already shared a pic of our sweet little Christmas tree (we’re up to two ornaments now!), but I also want to share some of the fancier decorations we’ve seen around Paris. 208 more words


Paris is on sale!

The headline is a bit misleading.  What I mean is that the soldes season has arrived in France, the twice-yearly period during which retailers are permitted by law to reduce prices.   252 more words


Joyeuses Fêtes! - Happy Holidays!

Christmas is always a magical time of year for those who love the Christmas spirit. I didn’t have to search far for the magic in Paris… 309 more words