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Le Dîner en Blanc Paris 2018

Our fifth Dîner en Blanc was extra special because it was the 30th anniversary and Olivia joined us this year! I was fortunate to have Antz craft these gorgeous crepe paper peonies for my headpiece. We found his Venetian mask for less than €7 at an art supply store near our apartment. I bought a… Continue reading Le Dîner en Blanc Paris 2018

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Bienvenue dans Notre Appartement Parisien

Bonjour Amis, Let me confess, the first two months were exhilarating and equally stressful for me. I was absolutely enjoying our time living in Nation (12th arrondissement) and exploring beautiful Paris but also I was staying up all night looking for potential apartments. Every time I got close to scoring a fabulous place, someone else… Continue reading Bienvenue dans Notre Appartement Parisien

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Moving Abroad: Finalizing our visas at the OFII in France

Hi There, So are you ready for this rad guide to finalizing our long stay visitor visa?! Here we go… Once you arrive in Paris at the airport you must go through customs and you get your passport/visa stamped with a date. We arrived in Paris on March 2, 2018. Wow, feels like years ago.… Continue reading Moving Abroad: Finalizing our visas at the OFII in France

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The Hoxton Hotel Paris

Bonjour from the most comfy, freaking awesome hotel I’ve ever stayed at. The Hoxton hotels are popping up in all major cities and they are my new favorite place to stay. Last month we stayed at the Hoxton in Shoreditch. I liked the hipster vibes in the lobby spaces (they had a photo booth and… Continue reading The Hoxton Hotel Paris

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Le Marche aux Puces de Saint-Ouen

Bonsoir amis, There is a huge antique (Brocantes) flea market in Northern Paris. You have to walk through a few blocks of fake flea markets before you find the real one. I’m talking really tacky jeans, shady looking jewelry and cheap knock-off designer sunglasses. There are guys also selling “Chanel” perfume and unboxed cell phones… Continue reading Le Marche aux Puces de Saint-Ouen

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Life in Paris: Month Deux

Bonjour mes amis, It has already been two months since our arrival in Paris! I cannot tell you how fast this time has flown by. We exchanged our house in LA with a sweet French couple in Nation (12th arrondissement) for the first two months so we could have time to apartment hunt. I am… Continue reading Life in Paris: Month Deux

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Moving Abroad: Paris the first month

Our time here has felt like light speed. The year before we moved Paris was the longest of my life. Now the days are flying by in an instant. So, what is life living in Paris like? It’s amazing, complicated, sometimes cold, strenuous, always exciting and the best thing that has ever happened to me… Continue reading Moving Abroad: Paris the first month

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Road Trips: Chantilly & Rouen

Bonjour, What a dream it is to wake up in Paris. We spent the first week here severely jet lagged, which meant instead of sticking to my schedule, we stayed up all night and slept in until noon. We didn’t get out of the apartment until after 3 pm! Whoopsie, I always forget how tired… Continue reading Road Trips: Chantilly & Rouen

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This is no Dream… This is Really Happening!

Nous sommes arrivés à Paris! I can’t believe we have been here three whole days. Of course time is flying by in this beautiful city. Our flight was seamless which is shocking considering how much grief our fourteen pieces of luggage plus our huge iMac computer was giving Antz and me. Thank goodness my Mom… Continue reading This is no Dream… This is Really Happening!

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Moving Abroad: Applying for a Long Stay Visa

This post is for you brave souls who are looking to move abroad for longer than 90 days, applying for a long stay tourist visa in the European Union. It’s a complicated, frustrating, expensive, stressful and exhausting endeavor but I believe it’s totally worth it.   I began researching how to apply for a visa… Continue reading Moving Abroad: Applying for a Long Stay Visa