The Wine Lover’s Guide to Paris

Clos Montmarte

Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne. These are the magical words that elicit dreams of corks popping and the aromatic scents of black cherry, vanilla and spice. Naturally, these are the regions that come to mind when planning a wine tasting trip to France. You might be surprised to know that you can combine a French wine tasting […]

Making Macarons in Paris

Making macarons in Paris with Cook'n with Class

Macarons are one of my favorite things in the world. There’s just something about the colorful meringue cookies with luscious fillings like black currant or strawberry sandwiched between them that I simply can’t resist. I’m hardly ever in France for more than a few hours before I have a little bag of macarons stashed in […]

Four Tips to Maximize Your Time in Paris

Eiffel Tower

Audrey Hepburn famously said “Paris is always a good idea.” We couldn’t agree more! Like most of our readers who travel when you can get away from work, we’ve also visited Paris on short breaks. Of course, as a first time visitor you want to see it all but that quickly becomes a pretty ambitious […]

A Guide to Christmas in Paris

Trocadero Christmas Village

Christmas in Paris is simply magical! Paris at Christmastime is as refined as the city itself. Every corner of every quartier has its own special enchantment from lively outdoor ice skating rinks to the many charming Christmas markets that line the streets and squares. Paris isn’t called the City of Light for nothing, and especially […]

The Traveler’s Guide to Short Breaks

Tim and I in Rome

Not everyone can travel full time. It may seem like it and some months it certainly feels like it, but we don’t travel full time. We both hold full time jobs; Tim has 30 vacation days per year plus government holidays and I have 5 weeks plus 11 company holidays. We’d love to be able […]

2012 Paris Motor Show

Lexus LF-LC

I’m not going to lie, I’m a car guy. There are a couple of websites I visit daily just to see what’s new in the car world. As I was trying to figure out what to do during my weekend break while in Germany, I saw a post on the Paris Motor Show. A quick […]