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Summer week-end getaway to Paris

Posted by Alexandra in Art, Hidden Gems, Lifestyle, Temporary Events

Paris is always a good idea, especially when summer’s around the corner and we’ve got 2 airlines serving the destination from Vancouver (Air France & Air Transat). For all of you who are going soon, here is an inspirational 4 days / 3 nights week-end gateway filled with ideas to make your Parisian stay a memorable experience. Flying out on a Wednesday,…

3 reasons to explore La Butte aux Cailles

Posted by Alexandra in Hidden Gems, Lifestyle

Today I’m taking you to a place where I used to hang out as a student twenty years ago. Beer was cheap and patios blooming as soon as the first rays of spring sun would come out. You could find the most affordable hearty salad in Paris and enjoy Fete de la Musique (June 21st of each year) listening to music &…

My 3 favourite romantic spots in Paris

Posted by Alexandra in Hidden Gems, Lifestyle

Paris being the city of love (!) and Valentine’s day being around the corner it was meant to be that I would share with you my 3 favourite romantic spots to spend time with your sweet heart while you’re in Paris. Some are obvious, others less so. Let’s get started. Right in the heart of Paris, one of the most…

A different perspective on Paris with Better Travel Photos

Posted by Alexandra in Hidden Gems

Born and raised in Paris, I rarely took pictures of my surroundings: Paris was the place I was going to school and work – period. Although this was involving walking in Hemingway’s footsteps in rue Notre-Dame des Champs or Simone de Beauvoir’s in St Germain des Pres, it was my daily commute routine – yes there is such a thing as daily commute routine even in…

Niki de Saint Phalle & the Nana Power

Posted by Alexandra in Art, Temporary Events

I knew very little about her. For the longest time she was just the artist behind the Stravinsky fountain near Le Centre Pompidou Until I saw the retrospective organized by le Grand Palais in Paris this Fall. It was then that I realized what a remarkable woman and a major 20th century artist she had been. Born in 1930 in a conservative French-American family, she first…