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February 6, 2016

Saturday Project: How to Make a Terrarium (in pictures)

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This was the perfect Saturday project, required only a little planning and some time to putter. How lovely it is to have some green life in the apartment in the midst of a grey winter. There are a bazillion tutorials on pinterest on how to make a terrarium so if you do a little research […]

October 15, 2015

Top 4 Experiences in Armenia

Since the 1990s Armenia has become an increasingly popular tourist destination.  It’s a mystery to me and invokes a touch of curiosity and daydreaming. I’m wondering what exactly is there to see, taste and do on a trip to Armenia, this country at the crossroads of Asia and Europe. So in this post, I let my more experienced friends tell us about […]

March 20, 2015

10 reasons to ride the bus in Paris

When I tell foreign friends living in Paris that I prefer the bus to the metro, there is usually some surprise and admiration…and intimidation at using the bus system here. I didn’t use the bus until a few months after I settled in Montmartre because I also thought it seemed complicated. Making up my mind to […]

May 24, 2014

How I got the competencies and talents card for France as an Entrepreneur & Blogger| Carte de séjour compétences et talents France

My journey to residency in France actually began in 1997 when I left Canada at the age of 21 to spend a year as an au pair in Caen. I learned a lot that year: about the French language, the culture and the history, and I also learned a lot about myself. I learned that I loved […]

April 18, 2014

Cheap Eats Paris: 10 Things to Taste for 5€ or Less

Paris is expensive only if you want it to be. Of course, there are things you will want to eat when you are here that may require some serious splurging. However, if you’re on a budget and looking for day-to-day delicious eats, follow this guide to cheap eats Paris for 5€ or less and discover the […]

March 20, 2014

Finding a Paris Apartment Rental

It’s surely the #1 concern of travellers to this great city. It’s what I read about in expat forums and what I hear about from international students coming to Paris to study : Where am I going to live? How am I ever going to find a place to live in Paris?  As in many […]

December 13, 2013

A Warm Welcome Home: Wedgewood Hotel Review

There’s a reason why the Wedgewood Hotel & Spa in Vancouver has been placed on Conde Naste’s Gold List and named Reader’s Choice  #1 Hotel in Western Canada and Traveler’s Choice Luxury Hotel by Tripadvisor, among other honours. It’s warm welcome, rich rooms and exceptional customer service provided me with a much needed and gentle re-entry to […]

November 11, 2013

Gardens, Art & Soup: Things To Do in Marseille

Early in September I was sent on a lovely little assignment by Grown-up Travel Guide, which found me sat comfortably in 1st class on the TGV from Rouen to Marseille. Four fascinating and lux days in the European Capital of Culture! Gardens, art, caves, famous French fish soup and so much more were discovered on […]

August 21, 2013

Dining & Design at Droog in Amsterdam

A recent trip to Amsterdam found me recharging for a few hours at Droog, a light and lovely studio, cafe and hotel in the historical centre of this city known as “Venice of the North”. Crossing everyday objects with pleasing and functional art, Studio Droog is a beautiful space that offers well-designed and quirky pieces […]

July 15, 2013

Top Road Trips in America

What better way to explore America’s wide-open plains and vibrant cities than from the seat of a classic muscle car or a beat up banger? The vast continent has everything an intrepid explorer should need on the open road – new destinations, stunning scenery, unusual hidden treasures and a few interesting characters along the way. […]