Posts tagged "Paris"

Street art from around the world: Paris, New York City, Berlin, Tokyo, London, Prague and Chicago

Here it is. The image that kick started my street art obsession. It's a work done by Fred le Chevalier. It greeted me every day as my family returned to our apartment in the Marais. It captivated me - and caused me to seek out more street art in Paris.
Like so many great love stories, I fell in love with street art – in Paris. My love affair with the increasingly popular and hip art form began in the Parisian neighborhood of the Marais to be exact. Just over two years ago. Walking through many of the 20 arrondisements that make up the snail-shaped... Read more »

Peanut butter and Paris: Or, why I’ll never look at a small jar of Skippy peanut butter the same way again

Is there one food you can’t cook, taste or smell without thinking of a certain place or time in your lives? For me, it’s peanut butter. In Paris. I know, it almost sounds sacrilegious to even say that the one food that reminds me of Paris is peanut butter. But, it’s true. For me, it... Read more »

What's In Your Urban Tourist Bag?

Usually when I head out on my travels, I worry about what to pack and how much I can really fit in my suitcase. And, truth be told, when traveling with our family of four, my bag always out weighs the other ones – by a lot. I know you’re supposed to lay out your... Read more »
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Kid-Friendly Paris Parks, Playgrounds, Sites and Food

When I originally told people we were going to Paris with our two sons this summer, their reaction was usually a barrage of questions… Really? Why? Is it worth it? Will they even remember it? Are you crazy? Why not just go to “France” at Epcot? As you know from my previous post, we did... Read more »

A First Trip Abroad with Kids - to Paris

This summer my entire family traveled out of the country, to Paris, for the first time. And it quickly became the summer of many firsts. It was the first time my husband and I were brave enough to take our two sons, four and seven years old, on an eight-hour flight. It was the first... Read more »

I Miss the Summer Olympics: The Thrill of Watching the 2012 Games in Paris

I miss the summer Olympics. It’s been a several weeks now and my family still hasn’t filled the void. We feel like we have nothing to watch on TV. We feel like there’s nothing to really rally behind. And, we feel like our patriotism needs a jump start. We want our Olympians, our sports and... Read more »
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