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maximize your wardrobe

Are You Fashion Friendly? How to Maximize Your Wardrobe by Reducing your Closet

Use these tips from a Paris-based personal stylist and a home organizer to reduce your closet, maximize your wardrobe, and get the best out of your clothes.

French Canicule: Refreshing Ways to Survive the Sizzling Heat

With temperatures soaring in France, here are some refreshing ways to beat the heat and stay cool in Paris and other urban hotspots.
Roland Garros tickets

Tennis Fan: How to Snag Best Last Minute Seats at Roland Garros

Dying to see the top seed, world-class tennis players battle it out on the famous clay courts at Roland Garros? A die-hard tennis fan shares her insider secrets to snagging the best seats at the French Open in Paris – even at the last minute.
clean up

How to Get Everyone in the House to Clean Up the Mess!

Struggling to get everyone at home to clean up - including yourself? Try these fun, effective tips from a Parisian home organizer to make life easier.
living and working in France

Get Smart! 5 Tips on How to Live and Work with the French

Are you an expat trying to figure out the intricacies of living and working in France? The French are not as complicated as you think when you're armed with these tips...

10 Smart and Easy Cleaning Tips for a Healthier Home

Could the air in your home be harmful to your health? Follow these environmentally-friendly and economical cleaning tips to help you have a healthier home!
student's budget

6 Essential Tips to Boost a Student’s Budget in Paris

For young adults, Paris doesn't have to cost a fortune. Check out these helpful tips to maximize a student's budget and make the most of the city.
home organizer

How to Make Your Parisian Home Feel Much Bigger

Feeling cramped and cluttered? A home organizer gives her top tips for making a small Parisian apartment seem like a roomy retreat.
Paris on a budget

Living the Ideal Lifestyle in Paris on a Budget

An American student gives her tips and tricks for living her ideal Francophile life to the fullest while navigating Paris on a budget.
how to pack

How to Pack for a Stress-Free Holiday

Does the sight of suitcases make you break out in a cold sweat? Check out these tips on how to pack to make vacation preparation as painless as possible.