Pampered in Paris: A Guide to the Best Spas, Salons and Beauty Boutiques

– Spa Ida Delam has moved to 6, Rue de Bellefond, 75009 Paris 01 55 32 37 60 from its previous location in the 6th arrondissement, -The Wassana location at 28, rue de St Petersbourg, Paris 75008 has moved to 17, rue du Mont Doré 75017, Paris, Métro:Rome. tel: 01 45 22 44 44

The Little Bookroom Guide to Paris with Children: Play, Eat, Shop, Stay

Official Invitation: Paris With Children Release and Signing Event, April 26, 5pm-7pm

-Correction to the address for La Bonbonnière de Marie café in the Champ-de-Mars park: Angle avenue Charles Risler et Adrienne Lecouvreur, 75007 Paris. It’s tucked away near the pedal cars. -The École Ritz Escoffier, the Ritz Culinary School (Ritz Kids), is closed for renovation until 2014; -Le Bon Marché has moved its children’s clothing and toy department […]

Back to Work! (and the Altitude Summit Conference)

Wow! So many trips, so many life adventures since the last post. I would hope so, it’s been a long time. Yikes. I’m getting back to the writing gig slowly but surely. For those who don’t know, our family added Levesque #4 into the mix just about two years ago. Alexandre is a radiant, energetic […]

Highlights: Scottish Highlands

We’ve just moved to California from Arizona, a move which became virtually all-consuming–four months since my last update–yikes!  Otherwise, I admit, I’ve spent most of my time and energy on my paid writing gigs rather than on updating this site–I think that’s a natural choice.  Time is scarce with three little ones!  It’s been fun […]

Paris Photography Tour

Hoping to see Paris with new eyes, I signed up for a photography tour of the city last summer. I googled and found a company with stellar reviews, Better Paris Photos. Registering was quick and simple, response almost immediate.  I proposed a few potential dates and when we found one that worked, was assigned to […]

Odette, Paris, Choux à la Crème (Cream Puffs)

When I was in Paris in 2011 researching The Little Bookroom Guide to Paris with Children, I found a cute shop in the Marais that specialized in cream puffs (choux à la crème en français). Since then, it’s become a bit of a trend in Paris and a handful of other choux shops have opened. […]

Bilingual Summer Day Camps for Kids in Paris

Bilingual Summer Day Camps in Paris for Kids How young is too young for ‘study abroad?’ Enrolling a child in a summer camp program in a foreign country definitely isn’t for all kids, but it’s an incredible opportunity for some. Vacation day camps exist in many of Paris’s most well regarded bilingual schools–and they are […]

Summer Travel Highlights Part 1

  Not sure how many posts this summer travel highlights “series” will be…difficult to believe it’s over.  It’s been a whirlwind of a summer and my kids are already back in school! We’re back home in Arizona, mostly settled in, so I’ll get back to posting here and there.  Our summer travels, which were quite […]

Paris: Day 3

Paris: Day 3

We made it safely to Paris! I’m testing whether or not the Iphone 5 camera is superior to my Iphone 4. All of these photos were taken with my new phone, so I apologize in advance for the quality as I’m getting used to it. I felt so organized on the trip over; I’d brought […]

Packing Advice

Packing Advice

I was asked about Packing tips in a Q&A on The Collected Traveler. The links didn’t come through to the products I was talking about so I’ve provided them below. Hope this is helpful! If you’ve got any good packing advice, traveling with or without children, please post! Do you have any advice about packing? […]