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Paris in August Is Paradise!

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 08.02.2015 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

No worries, if many small shops, such as local butchers, bakers, cheese and fruit shops are closed for the month, there is never going to be any shortage of food in Paris! After all, we're talking about the capital of good food!

Paris Restaurants: Vegetarian Edition

Heather Keleher | Posted 07.31.2015 | Travel
Heather Keleher

Of all the wonders that French cooking is known for - fish, fowl, and foie - vegetarian options can often be difficult to find on the typical Parisian menu.

An Appetizer Sure To Dazzle Even The Most Hard-To-Please Guests

Iris Ruth Pastor | Posted 07.31.2015 | Fifty
Iris Ruth Pastor

On the right, clad in funky turquoise shoes, is my special friend, Tawny. The friend I met in first grade, long before boobs, braces and boyfriends. But she's not the best date in the world. How could she be? We are both happily married. So she may not be the best date, but she is the best traveling companion.

Paris Is Getting Its First Skyscraper In 40 Years

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 07.29.2015 | Travel

The city of lights is about to look a little different.  Previously enforced height restrictions have prevented high rises from altering Paris' s...

Come to Mama

Pam Peterson | Posted 07.28.2015 | Travel
Pam Peterson

As a designer, slash, travel blogger, I like to think that I have my finger on the pulse of, well, design and travel. Imagine my delight when I discovered that I would be in Los Angeles just when the ultra-cool French hotel brand, Mama Shelter, would be opening their first United States outpost.

Le Bristol Paris: LuxEcoLiving's Best Hotel in the World

LuxEco Living | Posted 07.25.2015 | Travel
LuxEco Living

What becomes a legend most? Is it the fancy fair and location? The illustrious list of guests dating back to the turn of the century? Or could it be a cat? Maybe more than one.

12 Tips for Seeing Paris with Kids

Jerry Lanson | Posted 07.27.2015 | Travel
Jerry Lanson

When my wife Kathy and I set out for a week in Paris with our grand-daughter we wanted to do something really special for her. Who would have thought traveling with a 7-year-old would prove so much fun for us, too?

The Grand Tour: Paris

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.23.2015 | Travel
Maria Rodale

The Grand Tour continues... Hello, Paris! Best salad of the whole trip, enjoyed at Hotel Le Meurice, Paris. The Eiffel Tower! Never enough E...

L'Epicure in Paris Is the Epitome of Three-Star Dining

John Mariani | Posted 07.22.2015 | Taste
John Mariani

L'Épicure is now a place where a wide variety of people are clearly having a very good time without pomp or ceremony.

In The Last Stretch Before COP21, We Need A Greater Focus On Transparency

Psamson Nzioki | Posted 07.21.2015 | Green
Psamson Nzioki

COP21 is one of our last chances to act, before climate change becomes irreversible. If we fail, our generation's legacy could become one of abiding injustice, to the voiceless of today and tomorrow. But as a transparency expert from Kenya, I know that a deal in Paris is not the end-all: it is only the beginning.

The Day Little Jimmy Scott Sang Just for Me

Susan Sisko Carter | Posted 07.20.2015 | Arts
Susan Sisko Carter

I was a little girl, with a big vibrato, recording my first single in Newark, New Jersey. Okay, I confess: it was a demo. But still, there I was at Savoy Records, a label whose catalogue of R&B, jazz, and gospel artists included Charlie Parker, Dexter Gordon, The Clara Ward Singers and John Lee Hooker.

The Climate Post: Power Plants Emissions Fall; Progress Unevenly Distributed

Tim Profeta | Posted 07.16.2015 | Green
Tim Profeta

Power plant carbon dioxide emissions have decreased 12 percent from 2008 to 2013 but remain 14 percent higher than 1990 levels, according to a new report by Ceres, four large utilities, Bank of America and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).

'Hands Off My Church' Petition Plays On French Fears Over Islam

Religion News Service | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.16.2015 | Religion

PARIS (RNS) More than 40,000 French have signed a rousing “Hands off my church” petition in recent days denouncing a Muslim leader&r...

Dining Out From Bistro to Deluxe in Paris

John Mariani | Posted 07.14.2015 | Travel
John Mariani

Anyone who says Parisian cuisine has fallen behind that of cities like Barcelona, Copenhagen and Lima have clearly not been to France in this century. There is currently more excitement and innovation in Paris restaurants than at any time in its history.

What a Million-Dollar Home Looks Like Around the World

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.14.2015 | Business

In Shanghai, China's most expensive city, a luxury property priced at $1 million would be about the size of a small one-bedroom apartment in the U.S.

The Faithful Shopper: Best Bikinis to Get Your Beach On (Hamptons Edition)

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 07.14.2015 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Obviously a Hampton's favorite by the multiple locations! Boutiques offer an eclectic mix of elegant, comfortable, and colorful women's clothing, accessories, fragrance, home décor, beachwear and swim.

Minimal Springtime Paris Packing List

College Tourist | Posted 07.14.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

By College Tourist; Author: Timpani Woodson, Northern Arizona University 14 items to look chic during a visit to the City of Lights. The weather in...

Why We Need to Keep Talking About 2 Degrees

David Saddington | Posted 07.13.2015 | Green
David Saddington

We must keep aiming for 2 degrees, in the same way that organizations aim for zero waste targets or zero workplace accidents as this reinforces that results above these thresholds are unacceptable and can be improved.

The Hotel San Régis Paris France: LuxEcoLiving's Best Hotels in the World

LuxEco Living | Posted 07.10.2015 | Travel
LuxEco Living

This magnificent 5 star Hotel is one of the most precious finds in all the world! Hotel San Régis is just steps away from the epicenter of fashion...and more!

Will Bill Clinton Apologize in Srebrenica?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 07.10.2015 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Whether there was acquiescence or complicity before or after the fact of the fall of Srebrenica, Washington pivoted its policy toward satisfying Milosevic's territorial demands. The mythology of peace in BiH continues to be dominated by tales of age-old hatreds as well as ethnic chauvinist politics.

The World's 5 Most Romantic Places to Share a Kiss | Posted 07.09.2015 | Travel

The city of Paris announced that it would bid "adieu" to the Love Lock Bridge, where couples have visited to write their names on a padlock, affix it to the bridge and throw away the key. But have no fear: We've identified some other smoochworthy spots in Paris and beyond. Pucker up.

Smoking Gun on Betrayal and Genocide

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 07.08.2015 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

New evidence makes undeniable of what some of us have alleged for almost two decades as a "yellow light" or "green" from Washington, Paris and London to assault and overtake the UN "safe area" and also NATO "protected zone" of Srebrenica.

Americans Can Now Afford Paris Again

John Mariani | Posted 07.07.2015 | Travel
John Mariani

As the song says, "I love Paris in the springtime. I love Paris in the fall. I love Paris in the winter when it drizzles. I love Paris in the summer when it sizzles." I suspect most people do. But I love Paris most of all when it is affordable, which it has not been for many years . . . until now.

Americans' Favorite International Summer City Is...

trivago | Posted 07.07.2015 | Travel

Hotel search analyzed the most popular international destinations for Americans traveling out of country this summer and discovered that culture and historic cities are the most sought after sights for 2015.

French Banned From Canada and the US?

Llyane B. Stanfield | Posted 07.06.2015 | Travel
Llyane B. Stanfield

So much pain triggered by a subject that, for others, would be a hot topic for chit-chat. Such dramatic history - and the players of the 'drama' don't get to enjoy the entertaining part - they end up having their heart split in two, because they can't speak their language, just like everybody else.