Make Paris Yours

A guide to experiences you need to have in the city

tartine merci

Paris is a tricky, slippery little city. It can be like a grandmother: gorgeous,  bedecked in jewels and richness. Or it can be like a punk-ass teenager: dirty, assuming attitudes, out until dawn. It can be a scholarly middle-aged man, going to the same cafes and perpetually reading the same books; it can be aRead On >>

The 11 Different Kinds Of Paris Lights

And How They'll Make You Feel

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While we were in America, we wrote a lot of articles so we’ll be reposting them here! Here’s one of our favorites, from Rachel, about the different kinds of lights you’ll find in Paris (originally posted on Thought Catalog and Huffington Post) –  image – Hervé BRY One of my favorite emotions is pre-emptive nostalgia –Read On >>

How to Get Fat in Paris

Without Even Trying!*

macaroons

1. Constantly go to cafes. Order coffee. It’ll come with a large jug of full-fat milk and will taste so bitter, you’ll need to douse it in sugar. You’re going to need a croissant to break up the strong flavor of coffee. It’ll be made almost entirely of butter. 2. Buy “souvenirs” for friends andRead On >>

That Time Jess Visited Rachel in Paris

a Dialogue about the "Lessons" that were learned

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Jess: Here’s the primary memory I have of my trip in Paris visiting you. I GOT SCALPED. A FRENCH WOMAN NAMED SANDRENE SCALPED ME. Do you remember this? Rachel: Of course I remember this! How old do you think we are?! That was only a couple of years ago. I remember that you were goingRead On >>

Cheese and tomato buttery biscuits

A perfect summer snack

delicious tomato scones

I’m a still-wandering twenty something, and it’s a good week if I manage to plan a full 7 days’ worth of menus and meals. It’s during these organized weeks that I begin to feel like a capable adult. The rest of the time? Well, I muddle through. Busy life, chaotic city, stressful commute – moreRead On >>

BOOK TRAILER Premiere!

Shot in Paris and Beijing

Graduates in Wonderland Paris screenshot

Our book trailer, filmed in Beijing and Paris, and put together by our good friend Qiao Li. More about the making of it later – for now – enjoy! We hope you like it!!! Love these screenshots:  

Paris vs. New York: The Dog Round

The Hounds of New York Vs. The Pooches of Paris

dogs postcard

When Rachel saw this postcard, she immediately began questioning her French, because she only knows the above French phrase “une crotte” as, well, a dog’s mess (pardon our French). Either way, it did bring back memories of living in Paris. Our good friend from college just got a puppy and we’re too jealous to evenRead On >>

What Is a Bobo?

Paris vs. New York: Round 4

bobo beard postcard

We have to admit: we stared at this postcard for a long time trying to figure out what the difference between a Bobo and a Hipster is. The only thing it made us do is laugh at the word “bobo.” But, a little digging into the words themselves made things clearer. Bobo actually started outRead On >>

Paris Vs. New York, Round 2

Winter Delights or Snow Disasters

winter postcard

PARIS Snow in Paris is rare, but when it happens, it’s magical. You get a light dusting; anything more than that, as this postcard probably implies (“Five centimeters and it’s panic”) and things shut down. Buses take forever to come, it’s slippery inside everywhere, and everyone declares that this is the “coldest winter Paris hasRead On >>