Photo Diary | Oxford

One of the many glorious perks of living and studying in Paris is the amount of vacation we have.  They have the work hard-play hard balance down. At the moment, we are on les vacances d’hiver, aka it’s time for our … Continue reading

2 Hours in the Life of a Supermodel

Has anyone else ever wondered what it is exactly that supermodels do? I always figured it went a little bit like this: they show up in amazing cars at fancy studios, get their makeup done by a world-renowned name, sit … Continue reading

The Perfect English Wedding

It’s officially wedding season! The Englishman and I had the absolute pleasure of attending the nuptials of the gorgeous Philippa and dashing James. In the weeks leading up to the ceremony, I was told it would be a very traditional … Continue reading

May Giveaway on PatriciaParisienne: “Je T’aime, Me Neither”

Paris is the city of love.

All kinds of love. People flock to Paris for a myriad of reasons, including simply because, well, it’s Paris! My love of music, my family, and the city itself brought me back to the City of Lights. For some, it’s a charming Frenchman or woman, others an exciting new career. The mystique and thrill of Paris are the perfect ingredients for an adventure, especially one in romance. Want to know what these passionate moments are really like?

Je T’Aime, Me Neither is a glimpse into the life of a fabulous Canadian woman living and loving in Paris. April Lily Heise’s novel had me glued to her words, laughing out loud and cringing along with her. (Valentino’s twist…whaaaat?!)  I loved how despite some of love’s international ups and downs, Lily’s attitude was so positive. On the travel front, we readers get to see Paris through a fun-loving, young expat’s eyes. SO looking forward to trying some of these fabulous places she mentions!

Dating in Paris can include quite a few misadventures and hilarious (or not…) cultural misunderstandings. An honest and fun representation of what it is truly like to find love in Paris, this book is a must-read. It’s a perfect book to take on a train ride, a beach trip, or just to relax with. I had so much fun reading about Lily’s adventures! (Believe me, you want to hear some of these stories!)

Photo Credit: jetaimemeneither.com

Photo Credit: jetaimemeneither.com

Now for the Giveaway!

We are giving away a copy of the book and a special Paris prize to three lucky readers! The winners will also be featured on the Je T’Aime, Me Neither website. The giveaway runs from May 27 through June 5, 2013.

Here is how to enter to win:

1.) Like Je T’Aime, Me Neither’s Facebook page and follow her on Twitter.

2.) Like PatriciaParisienne’s Facebook page and follow me on Twitter.

3.) Tell us your favorite romantic anecdote in the comments section below!

Voilà! 1, 2, 3, done.

Can’t wait to read your stories!

xx PatriciaParisienne

Stratford-upon-Avon

The birthplace of Shakespeare

So, this week’s blog posts are all about England, since I cannot wait to be back in the land of the Spice Girls, Harrod’s, Harry Potter, Kate Middleton, and, of course, my Englishman! We visited the picturesque town of Stratford-upon-Avon after Christmas (hence the decorations in some pictures); I absolutely loved it!

Apart from the town’s obvious claim to fame, there are plenty of things to see. Stratford is small, walkable, and full of sights and monuments to discover, some of which include the pub that has been serving ale since 1594 (!!!), a fabulous Peter Rabbit store, and the Royal Shakespeare Company Theater. The theater’s nearby river area looks like a scene in a J.M.W. Turner painting. Being there is a surreal experience, almost as if you were transported back to Olde England. Surrounded by English people and their gorgeous accents with a pint in hand, overlooking the river, and with the best company a girl could ask for, my experience in Stratford was exceptional, to say the least.

Location

Located in Warwickshire county, Stratford-upon-Avon is on the River Avon, 22 miles southeast of Birmingham and 8 miles southwest of Warwick.

How to get here

The train from London to Stratford takes about two hours from either London Marleybone or Euston stations. You can find more details on the UK National Rail website. If you’re planning a trip to the Midlands, make sure to check out Blenheim Palace, the Cotswolds and Warwick Castle, all of which are in the surrounding counties of Oxfordshire, Worcestershire, and Gloucestershire. For more information on Stratford, visit the official city tourist guide.

Royal Shakespeare Company Theatre

The Royal Shakespeare Company Theatre has a fabulous Spring and Summer 2013 season that includes: Hamlet, The Icebook, The Winter’s TaleThe EmpressAs You Like It, A World My Masters, Titus Andronicus, All’s Well That Ends Well, Candide, and Antony and Cleopatra. After the show, head over to the Dirty Duck pub, grab a pint, and mingle with the actors.

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25 Things to Do Before I Turn 25

I’m turning a quarter century old this month.

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Can’t believe it! My 16-year old self thinks I am pretty darn old now. That being said, it’s a milestone, 25! In order to celebrate this big birthday properly, I’m compiling a list of 25 things to do before turning 25. So far, I have decided to be active every day (must look good in that birthday dress), climb the Notre Dame towers, meet three new people, post on my blog every day, memorize seven new arias, anddd that’s about it thus far. It’s enough to keep me busy for the new few weeks, but I would absolutely love to have a list of 25 things compiled by the end of the weekend. 

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That’s where you, readers, come in! Please feel free to help out and make suggestions; I’m excited to see what else I can manage to do before the big 2-5!

Wishing you a lovely weekend! 

xx PatriciaParisienne

 

Celebrating the 2500+ visitors mark today!

Today we are celebrating the milestone of having over 2,500 visitors to the blog!

2013 has started off really well; can’t wait to see what’s in store! I’m looking forward to an exciting year full of new discoveries and experiences in this beautiful city and abroad. Here’s to another 2,500 visitors…and many more!

To all of my readers: Thank you, merci, gracias, danke, grazie, ありがとうございます。Спасибо, dankie, شكرا, Obrigada, 謝謝 , Dík, dank u wel, Kiitos, გმადლობთ, ધન્યવાદ, תודה, Makasih, Go raibh maith agat, 감사합니다, Ačiū, takk, مرسي, ਧਨਵਾਦ , Mulţumesc, Хвала , Ďakujem, Hvala, tack, ขอบคุณ , Mālō, Teşekkür ederim, Cảm ơn ông!!!!!

xx PatriciaParisienne

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PatriciaParisienne has had over 1500 visitors! Thank you!

We’ve had over 1,500 views on the blog!!!!

To all of my readers: Thank you, merci, gracias, danke, grazie, ありがとうございます。Спасибо, dankie, شكرا, Obrigada, 謝謝 , Dík, dank u wel, Kiitos, გმადლობთ, ધન્યવાદ, תודה, Makasih, Go raibh maith agat, 감사합니다, Ačiū, takk, مرسي, ਧਨਵਾਦ , Mulţumesc, Хвала , Ďakujem, Hvala, tack, ขอบคุณ , Mālō, Teşekkür ederim, Cảm ơn ông!!!!!

xx PatriciaParisienne

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