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Doors & Doorsways in Paris, France Travel

In past posts, I’ve shared my love of doors – their character and their beauty. They are probably one of the things that I most photograph whenever I find myself out and about, and over the years, I’ve built up quite the collection. This isn’t my first post about doors in Paris, nor will it likely be my last. But if you’re looking for something...

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TUO Travel Undergarment Organizer Review Travel

After years of pretty regular travel, I have my system for packing down. Organization is my thing. Especially when it comes to physical space and packing can be a pretty enjoyable process for me (as long as I’m sure of everything I need to bring). But there’s always one part of packing that I’ve been a bit unsure of, and that’s how to organize my...

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Maille Mustard in Paris, France Culture & Cuisine / Travel

Established in Marseille, France in 1723, Maille has since opened boutiques featuring its mustards, cornichons, salad dressings, and oils in Paris, London, New York, and Bordeaux. Antoine-Claude Maille, a distillateur-vinaigrier (distiller and vinegar-maker), saw great potential in vinaigre (vinegar) and so he invented the “Vinaigre des quatre voleurs” (Vinegar of the Four Thieves) meant to be swallowed by the teaspoon along with water to fight the...

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Clear The List | Monthly Language Learning Strategies Update | April Language Resources / Travel

It’s April I’m getting ready for the launch of my new ebook and ecourse that will be released over at Fluent in 3 Months on language learning for introverts, and I am also excited to share some of the resources and materials I’m working with to continue learning Korean as a part of the challenge I’m doing with Lindsay Dow.  For those of you new to #clearthelist, I would like to...

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Maison Georges Larnicol in Paris, France Culture & Cuisine / Travel

When it comes to pastries, chocolates, and macarons, there are an endless numbers of shops to choose from in Paris. But when it comes to the Breton pastry kouign amann and its bite-size companion, kouignettes, there’s one particular spot that comes to mind – Maison Georges Larnicol. The location on Boulevard Saint-Germain is one of three Paris locations, but the original family owned business was...

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Laduree in Paris, France & A History of Macarons Culture & Cuisine / Travel

Macarons, delicious meringue-based cookies that come in a variety of flavours, are a staple item in French bakeries despite their 8th century Italian origins. So how did an Italian treat find its way into French hearts? Via Catherine de Medici. Upon her marriage to Henry II of France, Catherine de Medici brought along a few of her Italian pastry chefs in 1533. At this time,...

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