PatriciaParisienne Presents: Melanie Stephens from the Gorgeous You Social Coaching Programme & Feed Your Awesome Machine

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When I first met Melanie Stephens, I couldn’t help but notice that she was glowing. I mean enthusiasm pouring out, huge smile, porcelain skin, shining eyes, just glowing! The girl exudes happiness, and her energy is magnetic. After getting to … Continue reading

And the winner of the Sweet Tayloula Giveaway is…

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Jenny Lewis! Thank you so much to everyone who entered the giveaway and a big merci to Sweet Tayloula for their box of sweets! Have a wonderful rest of your week, loves! xx PatriciaParisienne

Masters Project Marathon

Hello, darlings! Happy Monday!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Many of you know that I am doing a masters at the Sorbonne, and now, it’s crunch time, ladies and gentlemen. The deadline is coming up very soon – yikes! Like several of mes collègues, I’m working hard to get my project done these next few days (as you can see below), which unfortunately means the blog won’t be getting all the attention it deserves this week. However, being the social media addict that I am, I’ll continue posting pictures on my Instagram account (@patriciaparisienne) and sharing articles and news about Paris on my PatriciaParisienne Facebook page. A quick reminder – there is still time to enter the giveaway! We will be announcing the winner on Wednesday, August 21, 2013.

Here’s a song that I’ve been playing on repeat to motivate me while I write.

I am so looking forward to finishing this thesis and getting back to my other passions of blogging, singing, traveling, as well as continuing to work on several projects. (Hint: think lots of fun interviews with some amazing people, videos, a holiday album recording, and – crossing my fingers – a performance with an orchestra in Paris!)

Make sure to check back on Wednesday for the Sweet Tayloula Giveaway winner. Have a wonderful week, darlings, and enjoy the sunshine!

xx PatriciaParisienne

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So much sunshine and a fun game in front of me but still hard at work at the cricket!

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5 Links I Love

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1. Kristin Chenoweth, Cher, Edith Piaf, Celine Dion, Shakira – this lady can do them all! 2. Breaking news: I have finally found a love for cooking! This is a monumental moment in my life, and these fantastic recipes from Vogue.co.uk … Continue reading

Saint Tropez Holiday

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Earlier this summer, I had my first visit to Saint Tropez. The seemingly-mythical city is everything they say it is. I absolutely loved it! The water is beautiful, the yachts are huge, and the excitement is palpable. The Englishman and … Continue reading

Lola’s Cupcakes | London’s Guilty Pleasure

I’ve read about this English sensation for ages. They’ve been around by 2006, when friends Victoria Jossel and Romy Lewis began selling cupcakes from their homes. A smash hit, they moved to a Primrose Hill commercial kitchen, and after a … Continue reading

Burger & Lobster | London’s Latest Hotspot

The concept is simple: lobster and burgers. That’s all they need. The geniuses behind Goodman steakhouses have mastered the art of cooking these dishes. The menu consists of three choices: lobster, a burger, or a lobster roll, all for £20, which … Continue reading

[GIVEAWAY] Sweet Tayloula | English Sweets & The 21 Year Old Entrepreneur

“I want candy!” That’s all you can think when you walk into Sweet Tayloula, the sweet new addition to Royal Leamington Spa. Co-founders, as well as mother and daughter, Louise & Tayla had been making sweet bouquets and cake pops … Continue reading

Kooka Boora | Caffeination Station in Pigalle

“Kookaburra sits on the old gum tree, Merry merry king of the bush is he. Laugh, Kookaburra, laugh, Kookaburra, Gay your life must be!” This Australian song was one of my childhood favorites. When I found out that there was a cafe … Continue reading

Merci for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! | 7 Random Facts About PatriciaParisienne

Wow! Thank you so much for this award, A French American Life! Here are the award’s rules: First: Link back to the page that nominates you (Merci, A French American Life!) A lover of words and the world, I started my blog … Continue reading

Mint Tea Break | La Mosquée de Paris

I love the hustle and bustle of Paris, but sometimes you need a little moment of relaxation. La Mosquée de Paris is just the place to do that. The mosque has a restaurant and patio, which is a little slice of exotic … Continue reading

Best View of Paris | Must-See Rooftop Terrace

Where can you get spectacular views of the Eiffel Tower and the Sacre Coeur – at the same time? The location that’s been used as the backdrop for various fashion shows and events – the rooftop terrace of the French department store … Continue reading

Photographing the Opera | Palais Garnier

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Paris in the sunshine is one of the most beautiful sights in the world. As an aspiring opera singer and mezzo soprano, I am always inspired by the Opera Garnier. When Claire suggested a trip there to check out some … Continue reading

Raimo | Gourmet Ice Cream Shop

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When it’s hot out, I want nothing more than an ice cold drink or treat. After a picnic in the Jardin de Reuilly with the very talented Hallie, we went on a walk and found ourselves in front of the … Continue reading