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What does Haute Couture Fashion Have to Do With Me?

A fashion designer and blogger reflects on how the creativity and innovation of Haute Couture designs continue to inspire her.
Beef Bourguignon

Classic French Beef Bourguignon Recipe

Living in Paris, one of the classic French dishes I have always wanted to master is Beef (Boeuf) Bourguignon. Here's a stovetop adaptation of Julia Child's recipe.
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Acupuncture in Paris: How to Help Relieve Back Pain

When your back hurts you are not alone! Back pain, especially low back pain, is one of the plagues of modern life. Nearly eight out of ten people get it at some point. Healthcare systems worldwide spend billions treating it. Unfortunately there’s not a lot that western medicine can do. Fortunately there’s a less invasive option: Acupuncture.
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What It Means to Live in a State of Emergency Facing Terrorism

For expats whose jobs, spouses or dreams brought them to France, 2015 was a year when one could legitimately wonder whether the pleasures of life in this country were going to be compromised by the increasingly alarming trajectory of violence, and tension, which resulted from the attacks of January and November. The refrain of "they shall not win" could not eradicate a general feeling of unease felt by many Parisians, and not only expats, in the weeks after November 13.

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