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A Week In Paris, France, On A $101,000 Salary

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Are you a furloughed federal employee? We'd love to read your Money Diary. Submit here.Today: a communications director working in software development who makes $101,000 per year and spends some of her money this week on roses. Editor's note: All prices hav...
Tags: Facebook, Fashion, Music, France, Time, House, Paris, Fifa, Sharp, Starbucks, Virgo, Paris France, Picon, Left Bank, Pret, Galeries Lafayette


Ho-ho-hum. Christmas in Paris

When you’ve gone around the merry-go-round of life as many times as I have, all you really want for Christmas is a thrill. Fact is, I don’t need more things (though a cattle prod would make a nice stocking-stuffer; I’d use it on those people trying to mow me down with their motorized scooters). No, what I want these days is adventure, tension, risk. Unfortunately, Paris tucks away its general surliness for the holidays, the way you might return Grandma to the old folks home. Everything is p...
Tags: Travel, France, Trees, Christmas, French Culture, Paris, Santa Claus, Scott, Frankenstein, Galeries Lafayette, Pisa, Living in Paris, Beggars, Scott Dominic Carpenter, Understanding Paris


Christmas in Paris

December is especially nice to find Christmas decorations. Hotels have nicely decorated interiors and, of course, the department stores go all out. Galeries Lafayette always has a fabulous tree under its beautiful dome. The Piaget company probably paid for the tree-just a guess. Closer to the tree looking up at the dome.   Looking down. Underneath. A little boy looking in a lavishly decorated and animated department store window.   Some animation and music done periodically with the Christma...
Tags: Travel, Christmas, Paris, Tree, Window, Decorations, Youtube Video, Galeries Lafayette, Piaget, Life in Paris


Gunman kills at least two in French Christmas market and flees

With France still on high alert after a wave of attacks commissioned or inspired by Islamic State militants since early 2015, the counter-terrorism prosecutor opened an investigation. Amid fast-moving, confusing scenes it was not clear if the suspect, identified by police as Strasbourg-born Chekatt Cherif, 29, had been cornered by commandos or had slipped the dragnet. "There was confusion initially but they locked the front doors pretty soon after the gunshots," said U.S. citizen Elizabeth Ost...
Tags: News, France, Islamic State, Strasbourg, Galeries Lafayette, Chekatt Cherif, Elizabeth Osterwisch


Paris braces for 'ultra-violent' riots as moderate 'yellow vests' urge protesters to stay away

Paris is bracing for a day of “ultra-violent” unrest on Saturday as moderate figureheads of the “yellow vest” movement urged protesters to stay away from the French capital on Saturday. The city is preparing for lock down with a string of stores, museums and landmarks, including the Louvre, Eiffel Tower and Galeries Lafayette shut for security reasons. Luxury boutiques, restaurants and businesses on the Champs-Elysees and around the presidential palace are under orders to close. Many were being ...
Tags: News, France, Paris, CGT, Toulouse, Emmanuel Macron, Anne Hidalgo, Macron, Galeries Lafayette, Philippe Martinez, Edouard Philippe, Christophe Castaner, Muriel Penicaud, Castaner, Elisabeth Borne, Benjamin Cauchy


Christmas in Paris 2018: Galeries Lafayette

Today starts my annual coverage of the Christmas windows and festivities in Paris.   Galeries Lafayette is first up and this year the windows convey The Dream Factory, which includes theAdvent calendar, the gift factory, Santa Claus village, and New Year’s Eve dinner.   Inside is the towering Christmas tree stretching up to the top of the glass dome decorated with precious jewels from Piaget.   40 Boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Metro: Chaussee d'Antin  https://haussmann.g...
Tags: Travel, Fashion, Holidays, Shopping, Paris, Santa Claus, Galeries Lafayette, Piaget, Antin, Richard Nahem, Montmartre St Germain, Boulevard Haussmann, Famille Mary, Paris Galeries Lafayette


Amazing Christmas window displays

One of the most enjoyable parts of the holiday season isn’t gift-getting, or gingerbread house-making, or tree-decorating — it’s perusing those eye-catching Christmas displays in shop windows. This time of year, stores go all out to make sure you’ll check out their wares, even if you never actually set foot inside the store itself. From Broadway-inspired scenes complete with costumes and props to glitzy, high-end displays, some of these windows are sheer works of art. Here are nine of the mos...
Tags: Travel, London, Holidays, New York City, Manchester, Broadway, Santa, Harrods, Christmas Decorations, Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy, Tiffany, Tiffany Co, London Birmingham, Bergdorf Goodman, Herald Square


Most beautiful Christmas trees

If you need a little help to get into the holiday spirit this year, get yourself a winter drink with a side of holiday treats and a tour of the world’s best and most elaborate Christmas trees. These towering pines (or sand piles, in some cases) are decked to the nines and shine brightly for celebrants around the world to enjoy. 1. Zócalo Christmas tree — Mexico City, Mexico Photo: Henryk Sadura/Shutterstock Christmas time in Mexico City welcomes the return of a gigantic tree in Zócalo Squ...
Tags: Travel, New York City, Christmas, Taiwan, South Dakota, Mexico City, Brazil, Rio De Janeiro, Norway, Christmas Tree, Taipei, Christmas Trees, Rockefeller Center, All, Vilnius, Paris France


Top 25 free things to do in Paris

You really don’t have to spend much money at all to enjoy Paris. Sure, food and a hotel will require a bit of an investment, but if you play your cards right, you can soak up the best Paris has to offer without dropping an extra euro. That’s because there are hundreds of free things to do in Paris, from markets to churches, parks, and concerts. We’ve pulled together our favorites below, with something to appeal to every type of traveler. Have something to add to our list? Add your own free favor...
Tags: Travel, France, Unesco, Paris, Bastille, Eiffel Tower, Oscar Wilde, Notre Dame, Montmartre, Louvre, Seine, Hôtel De Ville, Martin, Wi Fi, Belleville, Saint Germain


Put These Picture-Perfect Destinations On Your Winter Travel List ASAP

Leaving your house in the dead of winter can feel like an herculean task, especially when the weather is gloomy and there's black ice on the ground. But getting out of town sounds like the perfect antidote for our mounting seasonal affective disorder: We want a vacation, and we want it now.While we would normally recommend a beach break as a nice way to deal with the weather, there's something to be said about destinations that pull off the winter wonderland look spectacularly. We're talking ab...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Japan, Instagram, Prague, Paris, Edinburgh, Nagano, Main Street, Balmoral, Versailles, Rowling, J K Rowling, Park City Utah, Arthur, Prague Czech Republic


The 7 best pastry shops in Paris

There is a bakery in every village and on every city block in France, so you’ll never find yourself craving a sweet treat with nowhere to indulge. But, if you’re in Paris and want to try out more than the run-of-the-mill pain au chocolat and tartes tatin, you’ll have to dig a little deeper than the simple neighborhood shop and head to some of the fanciest food spots in the capital. There, you’ll find incredibly beautiful and tasty pâtisseries that will take your tastebuds way beyond the bougi...
Tags: Travel, Food, France, Gare du Nord, Paris, Mont Blanc, Marais, Stohrer, Marcel Proust, Madeleine, Adam, Coco Chanel, Dominique, Nicolas Stohrer, rue Montorgueil, Galeries Lafayette


Architectural oddities in Paris

There are a ton of things to see in Paris, but many of them involve standing in line for a couple of hours and spending some cash. If you don’t want to do that or if you need a break from the crowds of visitors, you can still see some amazing Parisian artwork, and be outside getting some exercise and fresh air while doing so. So, plug these addresses into Google Maps, slip on some comfy shoes, and schedule your visit to Le Louvre for another day, because you’re going to walk around and see so...
Tags: Travel, Barcelona, Architecture, Amine, Paris, Eiffel Tower, Google Maps, Antoni Gaudí, Loo, Montmartre, Seine, Rapp, All, Place des Vosges, Montparnasse, Garnier


How to Plan a Day Trip from London to Paris

A day trip to Paris from London is the perfect addition to a trip to England! Thanks to the fast and efficient Eurostar train, it’s never been easier to visit Paris for a day. Honestly, one day isn’t enough for Paris — ideally, you should spend as much time there as you can. But not everyone has lots of extra time to spend. So is it worth it if you only have one day to spare? Absolutely — a day trip to Paris is always worth it. Even if all you have is one day, you can still make it the best day...
Tags: Europe, England, New York, London, Featured, France, Blog, Cities, Gare du Nord, Paris, Heathrow, Eiffel Tower, Zara, Notre Dame, Montmartre, Louvre


Apple Watch store at Isetan Shinjuku shutting down on May 13th

World's last Apple's dedicated Watch Store; the Isetan department store in Shinjuku, Tokyo is said to be closing on May 13th. Apple earlier this month has opened a store in the Shinjuku which is right across the street in the upscale Isetan department store meaning that two Apple Stores so close would remain open concurrently.  [HTML1] Apple currently operates just over 500 stores worldwide. The Apple Watch at Isetan Shinjuku is one of the three pop-up stores worldwide dedicated to watches a...
Tags: Apple, London, News, Blogging, Paris, Shinjuku, Galeries Lafayette, Apple Stores, Shinjuku Tokyo, Isetan, ISETAN Shinjuku, Apple Shinjuku


Galeries Lafayette heir joins French tycoons in opening art foundation

Guillaume Houzé’s cultural centre will rival that of France’s richest man, Bernard ArnaultIt is a truth universally acknowledged, that a Frenchman in possession of a good fortune may not be in want of a wife, but a private cultural foundation.Bernard Arnault, France’s richest man and the head of the luxury goods group LVMH, has his Louis Vuitton Foundation based in a building in Paris resembling a glass cloud, designed by the architect Frank Gehry. Continue reading...
Tags: Art, Europe, Business, France, World news, Culture, Architecture, Art and design, Paris, Frank Gehry, Luxury goods sector, Lvmh, Galeries Lafayette, Louis Vuitton Foundation, Bernard Arnault, Guillaume Houzé


Paris Bra Shopping for the Well-Endowed Woman

Article by Secrets of Paris contributor Yvonne Shao It has recently come to our attention here at Secrets of Paris that some of our more buxom sisters feel slighted by the Paris bra industry. Lingerie stores are as ubiquitous as rats in the City of Light, but they usually only stock the most common sizes, which around here seem to be 30A all the way up through 30B. Do you pass by Princesse Tam Tam and think, “I wore that size in fourth grade?” Do the sales ladies in Etam glance at yo...
Tags: Travel, Shopping, Paris, Jane Austen, Omaha, Starbucks, Plus Sized, George Clooney, Underwear, Lingerie, Women's, Galeries Lafayette, Etam, Claire de Lune, Chantelle, Métro Hotel de Ville


Put These Picture-Perfect Destinations On Your Winter Travel List ASAP

Leaving your house in the dead of winter can feel like an herculean task, especially when the weather is gloomy and there's black ice on the ground. But getting out of town sounds like the perfect antidote for our mounting seasonal affective disorder: We want a vacation, and we want it now.While we would normally recommend a beach break as a nice way to deal with the weather, there's something to be said about destinations that pull off the winter wonderland look spectacularly. We're talking ab...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Japan, Instagram, Prague, Paris, Edinburgh, Nagano, Main Street, Balmoral, Versailles, Rowling, J K Rowling, Park City Utah, Arthur, Prague Czech Republic


Christmas in Paris 2017: Galeries Lafayette

Galeries Lafayette has the best Christmas tree ever this year. The massive tree extends from the lobby, soaring up the last floor of the Art Nouveau atrium up to the famous dome. It’s like the board game Candyland posted on a tree. There’s gobs of candy covering every square inch in purple, pink, lavender and blue mylar. The windows feature a sweet love story this year, the fervent race between Pierre the pigeon and his love dove Coco, on the backdrop of a carnival fairground. Hot air ball...
Tags: Travel, Fashion, Holidays, Shopping, France, Paris, Pierre, Galeries Lafayette, Paris Metro, Richard Nahem, Montmartre St Germain, Boulevard Haussmann


Put These Picture-Perfect Destinations On Your Winter Travel List ASAP

Leaving your house in the dead of winter can feel like an herculean task, especially when the weather is gloomy and there's black ice on the ground. But getting out of town sounds like the perfect antidote for our mounting seasonal affective disorder: We want a vacation, and we want it now.While we would normally recommend a beach break as a nice way to deal with the weather, there's something to be said about destinations that pull off the winter wonderland look spectacularly. We're talking ab...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Japan, Instagram, Prague, Paris, Edinburgh, Nagano, Main Street, Balmoral, Versailles, Rowling, J K Rowling, Park City Utah, Arthur, Prague Czech Republic


See Thursday’s top photos and viral videos from around the country and the world

Carrie Underwood performs “Softly and Tenderly” during an In Memoriam tribute at the 51st annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) Students wave US and Chinese flags as they send off US First Lady Melania Trump and China’s First Lady Peng Liyuan after their visit to the Banchang Primary School in Beijing on November 9, 2017. China’s President Xi Jinping hosted US President Donald Trump at the imposing Great...
Tags: Photos, Asia, London, News, China, Russia, India, US, Spain, Sport, Catalonia, Turkey, Iran, Karen, Beijing, Britain


How to spend three days in Paris

Previously on EuroCheapo, we’ve presented helpful itineraries for a one-day trip to Paris that takes you to the city’s main attractions and a two-day trip that also includes the Left Bank and Montmartre. For a three-day tour, you’ll have even more liberty to wander a bit and take your time, and we’ve come up with a plan on how to spend three days in Paris. And once you book your Paris hotel, you can focus on the fun. More Paris tips • When is the best time to visit Paris? • Paris: 50 Ways to sav...
Tags: Travel, Paris, Eiffel Tower, Opera, St Etienne, The Louvre, Napoleon, Paris Hotels, Montmartre, Van Gogh, Louvre, Pantheon, Seine, Dailycheapo, Planning For Paris, Metro


French Stuff a French Brings Back from France – 2017 Edition

Backpack weight at check-in in Nantes: 15 kg The first five days after we came back from France went by fast. I gave Mark his French LEGO, did four loads of laundry, filled up the fridge, caught a cold, cleaned the house, opened the mail, translated one document and reviewed another, called a friend and washed bedsheets. Then, and only then, I finally brought the yellow bag to my room. I had set it aside in the hallway when I unpacked. I wanted to deal with it later, after all the post-travelin...
Tags: Travel, Google, France, Lego, Canada, Nantes, Product Review, Mark, Rexall, Galeries Lafayette, Arnica, Nuxe, Roger Gallet, Le Petit Marseillais, French Summer 2017, Mark French


2-step image search

When searching for an image, there are 2 steps:What sort of image works best?What actual image is the best (and can I use without copyright issues)?Recently, I needed a panorama overview of a retail store. Most stores do not have 20 meter high ceilings (a waste of space, a waste of energy), and stock image sites only provide images of actual stores under an editorial license (news papers can use them, marketing presentations not).A broad Google search brought me to the Galeries Lafayette in Pari...
Tags: Google, Images, Paris, Speaking, Galeries Lafayette


The Art of the Chilled Out Trip to Paris

Paris is a city that I return to again and again. The city feels like home to me — and for that reason, my more recent visits are less about sightseeing and more about chilling out. For me, what I enjoy most is the feeling of being in Paris. You can’t get that anywhere else. And I know that sounds rather obvious, but seriously, you can get a bit of a New York feeling in parts of Boston, or vice versa. Same thing with London and Rome, or Bangkok and Hong Kong. Paris, however, has no equal. Pl...
Tags: New York, London, Wales, Scotland, Germany, Boston, Rome, Paris, Poland, Luxembourg, Slovakia, Kardashian, Bangkok, Notre Dame, Montmartre, Louvre


So This Is Why A $10,000 Burger Exists

We all have our splurges. Where some people prefer to drop serious moolah on a pricey handbag, others part ways with their wallets in favor of luxury beauty products. But would you ever shell out serious cash for something you could only use once — or, rather, only eat once? It's the question I ask myself every time I hear a story about the world's most expensive ice cream sundaes (haven't the tasters heard of any of these delicious alternatives?) or a $500 pizza. I'm happy to drop money on fo...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Dubai, Las Vegas, Galeries Lafayette, Le Gourmet, Pink Caravan team Pink Caravan, Asma Al Fahim


Paris Photos

Again, another mix of photos around Paris: I like this light fixture seen in the window of a cafe. I went to the Cognac-Jay Museum to see paintings done of Venice about the Carnaval through the ages. I didn’t get any photos of the art. It was interesting but the museum is so small and clogged with people that I didn’t enjoy myself. The explanations were put below the paintings requiring you to bend over to read them and when you did you automatically blocked the way of people trying to pass. A...
Tags: Travel, Photos, Paris, Venice, Joan, Dome, Galeries Lafayette, Gare de Lyon, Carnaval, Life in Paris, Clock Tower, Cognac Jay Museum, Light Fixture, Jay Museum


Top 25 free things to do in Paris

You really don’t have to spend much money at all to enjoy Paris. Sure, food and a hotel will require a bit of an investment, but if you play your cards right, you can soak up the best Paris has to offer without dropping an extra euro. That’s because there are hundreds of free things to do in Paris, from markets to churches, parks and concerts. We’ve pulled together our favorites below, with something to appeal to every type of traveler. Have something to add to our list? Add your own free favori...
Tags: Travel, France, Unesco, Paris, Bastille, Eiffel Tower, Oscar Wilde, Notre Dame, Montmartre, Louvre, Seine, Hôtel De Ville, Martin, Wi Fi, Lawrence, Belleville


Disneyland Paris: Galeries Lafayette

 
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Disneyland Paris: Paris Is Waiting For You Print Ads via BETC

Disneyland Paris, the city of Paris, and the Île-de-France Region are unveiling a new joint campaign to promote tourism in the area, highlighting the magic of Paris and its Region.Disneyland Paris is Europe’s number one tourist destination, and is uniting with the City of Paris and the Île-de-France Region to give pride of place to France’s capital city through their first joint tourism ad campaign “Paris is waiting for you.” Favourite Disney characters such as Mickey and Minnie invite visitor...
Tags: Europe, France, Advertising, Disney, Barcelona, Paris, Eiffel Tower, Disneyland, Disneyland Paris, Minnie, Mickey, BETC, Anne Hidalgo, Fontainebleau, Galeries Lafayette, Atout France


Parisian of the Month: Virginie David

Virginie David worked at Galeries Lafayette when I met her a number of years ago and now she designs and produces gorgeous bespoke jewelry in Paris. Where were you born and where did you grow up? I was born in Paris XVIe and grew up in Boulogne, in southwest Paris. What was your upbringing and your family life like? I had a happy and pampered childhood. We traveled often, especially to different countries to buy precious stones. I had an easy but strict schooling. How and when did you...
Tags: Travel, London, Colombia, Usps, Paris, Dubai, Zambia, Fuji, Van Cleef, Boulogne, Galeries Lafayette, Richard Nahem, Parisian of the Month, Montmartre St Germain, Virginie David, Dior Joaillerie