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
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 […]
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? […]
Book Release and Signing Event! April 26th, 5pm-7pm!
Katie Wilson, the owner of Garage Boutique for Kids, in Scottsdale, has graciously offered to host a book signing event for the release of Paris with Children! I’ll post an official invitation once I have it, but it’s open to everyone, so please come–the more the merrier! Award-winning bakery, Classic Cakes & Confections is also […]
An Early Peek at The Little Bookroom Guide to Paris with Children: Play, Eat, Shop, Stay!
The release date for Paris with Children is set for April 16, 2013, but you may be able to find it in a few retail stores the first week in April–I’ll let you know which ones once we’ve got it squared away. Here’s a glimpse at the book; I’ve also posted a few excerpts under […]
The Greatest Packing List of All Time
En largo camino paja pesa. On a long journey, even a straw weighs heavy. -Spanish proverb It’s packing time again–we (me, Matt and the girls) are off to Paris next week for work and play. This packing list by Doug Dyment, comprehensive yet efficient, has forever been my favorite. If you’re traveling with specialized equipment […]