Celebrations

Celebrations
getting married in France

Paris Plunge: Hot Off the Press-Engaged and Planning a Wedding in France!

After just three months in France, I feel like my story is just getting started. There’s no way I want to limit myself to one country or the other – I want both! So my Frenchman and I are getting married in France. But I'm getting ahead of myself. As with all things French, there are a lot of hoops to jump through before you get to walk down that aisle.
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Euro 2016: How to Enjoy or Survive the Soccer Madness in Paris

This summer, it's soccer mania all across France, host country of the Euro 2016 championships! Learn some French expressions to help get you in the spirit, and find out where you can join in on the excitement around Paris, outside of the stadiums.
Pink Rose

One Mother and One Maman to Help Me Get By

With Mother's Day around the corner, a British expat reflects on how lucky she is to have not one but TWO wonderful Mamans in her life.
Saint Valentine's Day

A French Women’s Guide to Celebrating Saint Valentine’s Day

A French woman gives her advice on making the most of Saint Valentine's Day, a celebration of seduction, eroticism and elegance.
Emily Song and vintage watches

How to Afford a Designer Vintage Watch

Owning a designer watch is only a dream for many of us. Now you can find a designer vintage watch in mint condition for half the price ... and you won't believe the origin of this timeless piece.
AAWE Bazaar

Find Great Bargains at the Biggest American Bazaar in Paris

It’s the biggest and longest-running “brocante”, or bazaar, in Paris organized by the city’s American community. The annual AAWE Bazaar is a mind-blowing one-day rummage sale.
thanksgiving pumpkin pie

The Joys of Baking a Thanksgiving Pie in France

One of the challenges of baking American goodies like Thanksgiving pie in France is finding the ingredients you're used to. Here are tips from a pro chef to help!
kid's birthday party

How to Throw the Best Kid’s Birthday Party in Paris

A mom and self-professed master at throwing the best kid's birthday party gives the lowdown on all the top workshops, venues and entertainers in Paris.
Thanksgiving in Paris

An American Thanksgiving with a French Touch

For the past 30 years, my family has celebrated Thanksgiving in France, far away from the U.S. Our annual tradition is to invite another family, or sometimes a few couples to our home, and often our children each invite a friend to enjoy the “experience”.
Father's Day in Paris

Original Ideas for a Fabulous Father’s Day in Paris

It's time to honor Dads for all that they do! If you're stumped for new ideas, check out these offbeat tips for celebrating Father's Day in Paris.