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Dream Jobs: My Journey to Becoming a Pastry Chef in Paris

Growing up, the Cordon Bleu was the holy grail of cooking schools. It was the school that had been around for more than 120 years, where my hero, Julia Child, had gone before changing the face of American cooking in the1950s. I thought of it in awe – about the French chefs barking out orders, the smell of butter, and pans flying about.
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Tech Tips: Choosing a System to Create an Ecommerce Site

Planning to launch an online store? Website expert Allanah Moore continues her tech tips column this month with a focus on choosing the best platform to create your website or blog with an ecommerce focus.
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ALP: Paris Opens Its Doors to a New Generation

A journalism student gets a boost of motivation from the workshops and resources of the recently renovated American Library in Paris.
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How to Attract Buyers to Your Home in a Competitive Market

Whether your home is in the city of light, the French suburbs or the overseas colonies, you need to charm, to surprise, to dazzle buyers. But how do you turn a showing into a buyer’s obsession in a competitive market? Our Paris based real estate expert explains how to make buyers line up at your door.
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Breaking Bad Habits to Do it Better in Paris

A yoga instructor shares her mindful tips for breaking bad habits and finding good ones no matter where in the world you are.
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6 Professional Tips for Taking Great Smartphone Photos

Oops! Missed that once in a lifetime moment on camera? Out of focus or out of frame? Betcha you thought taking photos on your smartphone was supposed to be a no-brainer. It is but taking GOOD photos needs some knowledge of what your mobile phone can do for you. Professional photographer Alexis Duclos shares his best tips for taking great photos on your smartphone.
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My Amazing Week in Mimi Thorisson’s Kitchen in France

From the moment we 3 Canadians laid eyes on Mimi Thorisson's book, A Kitchen in France, we began to dream of a trip to Médoc, to the warmth of that wine growing region and Mimi's rustic kitchen...
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Tech Tips: Choosing the Best System to Build your Own Website

Just a few years ago, building your own website was a highly technical matter. These days, there are numerous systems that make building your own website a breeze, even if you have no technical knowledge whatsoever.
Bastille Day in Paris

Join in the Bastille Day Fun With These French Phrases

Vive la France! If you love street parties, July 14th is French National Day (fête nationale), commonly known as Bastille Day in English-speaking countries. It's the mother of all holidays here, so here's some vocabulary to help you get into the spirit!