Celebrations

Celebrations
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.
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.
Chinese New Year in Paris

Where to Celebrate Chinese New Year in Paris

Happy Year of the Fire Rooster! Looking for ways to celebrate? Here's a guide to where and when to join in the festivities for Chinese New Year in Paris!
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!
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!

Father’s Day in France: Two Teens Who Think Their Dads Are Cool

Father’s Day in France is this weekend, so we asked two teenagers to tell us what makes their relationship with their papas special and how they plan to spend the day.
UEFA Euro 2016 logo

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.
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.
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”.
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.