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7 Great Ways to Eliminate Plastic in Your Bathroom by Creating Your Own Beauty Products

A Paris home organizer offers her astute tips on how to eliminate plastic packaging at home by creating your own natural beauty and cleansing products.
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5 Tips to Handle the Onslaught of Visitors to Paris

Every year, approximately 46 million visitors will walk the narrow cobblestone streets of Paris, and when you live in Paris, you sometimes feel like you are personally responsible for about half of them. That may be a slight exaggeration, but it is true that when you live in the City of Light, everyone you know will want to visit at some point, and you’ll find that once the spring season has begun, your spare couch will suddenly become the busiest hotel in the city.
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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.
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Secrets to Creating French Luxury Style with Second-hand Clothing

A sustainable stylist shares her secret to building a designer wardrobe by embracing luxury second-hand clothing from dépot-vente boutiques in Paris.
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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.
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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.
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My Paris Touch to Help Expats in France during the Best and Worst of Times

Whether you're new to Paris or are dealing with new challenges, this French woman can help you make the city feel like home.
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Why and How Women Can Stamp Out Money Worries Now

Whether you're an entrepreneur, a stay at home mom or starting a career, it's better to deal with your money worries before a crisis hits. Here's how...
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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.
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DIY: How to Create Your Own Holiday Wreath

To get into the holiday spirit, I like to organize a small get together with friends to create a beautiful, hand-decorated wreath. For me, as an interior designer, it’s the perfect fun activity...