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Living in Paris

The 10 Valuable Lessons I Learned From 17 Years Living Abroad

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 03.07.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Seventeen years living overseas, first in Ireland, then France, now Panama, have taught me... 1. Patience ... the kind of patience you learn doing time.

The 13 Pros And Cons Of Living In France

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 07.21.2014 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

One of the things I appreciated most about my years living in France was the opportunity it gave me to sit back and watch the French at work, play, and rest, to experience la vie francaise right alongside them, both la belle and la bête.

How To Live Your Retirement Dream By Splitting Time Between Foreign Countries

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 07.14.2014 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

You don't have to choose a single destination for where to launch your new life in retirement in a new country. You can create a kind of cocktail of destinations, choosing to spend your time in not one place but a number of different places where you'd enjoy different weather, different lifestyles, different costs of living, different neighbors and different ways to spend your time.

How I Celebrated Valentine's Day On My Own -- Without Being Lonely

Laurie Lesser | Posted 04.16.2014 | Fifty
Laurie Lesser

On the one hand, I thought, how sad to buy flowers, champagne, and nice food and look forward to an evening spent with me, myself, and I. But, on the other, what could be better? No, expectations, no disappointments, just me, myself, and I. And all three of us like it that way.

Why Singer Rhonda Nicole Loves Paris

Quia Querisma | Posted 03.16.2013 | Travel
Quia Querisma

Spending a semester abroad did satisfy a few of her Parisian daydreams, but there were moments that were lonely and sobering. Still, her life-changing adventure only further fueled her wanderlust. Rhonda shared her American in Paris story with me.

Paris Is for Lovers

Vivian Norris | Posted 12.10.2012 | Travel
Vivian Norris

Sartre wrote that France was a woman, and I would add that Paris is the beloved lover. A less romantic soul may not agree. But Paris must be earned.

Tap Dancing A La Louboutin

One For The Table | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
One For The Table

I walked right past Christian Louboutin last weekend. He made an impression. Louboutin is Paris' most well-known ladies shoe designer, notable for his sky high heels and their trade-mark red patent sole.

Le Sénat

One For The Table | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
One For The Table

The Sénat is the former palace of Catherine de Medici. She did not fool around. The walls and ceilings drip with gold. The Hub put it best: "This doesn't shout democracy."

Eloisa James' Parisian Christmas

One For The Table | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
One For The Table

This year my husband and I are on sabbatical from our respective universities, so we packed up loads of books, two children and four laptops, and moved to Paris.