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Paris art & culture

Paris Arts & Culture: 14 Top Picks for Fall-Winter 2017-2018

The new Paris art & culture season is packed with must-see exhibits, from rare retrospectives to visiting collections to new ways of looking at old friends.
Valentine's day in Paris

6 Sexy Ways to Spend Valentine’s Day (or Any Day) in Paris 

Roses, Moulin Rouge show, dinner cruise on the Seine, Champagne toast with the Eiffel Tower sparkling in the background... zzz. Oh, sorry, did I nod off? It's just hard to get excited about the same old predictable "romantic" tour of Paris. If you've been there and done that, or find all of that too tacky to even consider, then you need some new options to sex up the evening.
Christian Dior Dresses

Dior: Celebrating 70 Years of Dream Couture

The Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris hosts this sensational retrospective of the art and life of Christian Dior and his famous fashion house as it celebrates 70 years of haute couture.

7 Tips to Flirting and Seducing Like the French

The French are kings and queens of the art of seduction when it comes to flirting. Follow these golden rules and let the fun begin!

The Magic of Running the Disneyland Paris Half Marathon

Marathon Woman Laura Moore describes the exhilaration of taking part in the Disneyland Paris half marathon at one of the most magical places on Earth.
Children's workshops in Pars

Children’s Workshops in Paris Encourage Kids to “Learn and Dream”

Meet the Parisian Mom whose search for original children's workshops in Paris led her to create “Apprends et Reve” or “Learn and Dream."
Syrian War

Book Excerpt: “The Morning They Came for Us: Dispatches from Syria”

War means endless waiting, endless boredom. There is no electricity, so no television. You can’t read. You can’t see friends. You grow depressed but there is no treatment for it and it makes no sense to complain—everyone is as badly off as you. It’s hard to fall in love, or rather, hard to stay in love. If you are a teenager, you seem halted in time.
girlfriends

La Parisienne and Le New Yorkaise on Girlfriends, Beauty Rituals and New Beginnings

It’s easy to think of beauty in terms of how you look, measured by clothes, wrinkles and pounds. The funny thing is the most beautiful people I know don’t worry much about those things...
Crazy Rich Asians

Crazy Rich Asians: Can the Movie Captivate the French Audience Too?

An Asian-American blogger in Paris wonders if Crazy Rich Asians, the first American movie featuring all-Asian cast in 20 years, will mean as much to French-Asians as it does to her.
Woman stretching in park. © Alexis Duclos

From Breathless to a Paris Marathon Runner

Let’s be clear. I am not a runner... I grew up in a swimming pool, and therefore my body was conditioned from a very young age to believe that exercise only took place in zero gravity environments.