Katrina Lawrence

Sure, we’d all love to be in Paris for Christmas. But when we can’t get to the City of Light for the festive season, at least we can bring some of its yuletide sparkle into our own home. Read on for how to celebrate Christmas à la parisienne … Lower the Lighting Lighting is one […]

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The genre of Paris books — whether non-fiction studies about the City of Light, or novels set in the French capital — is an eternally popular one, and 2023 has continued to see the category expand. Below is a crème de la crème of this year’s Paris reads; whether vividly informative or seductively escapist, they […]

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Legendary soprano Maria Callas — surely the very definition of the word diva — was born a century ago. In many ways, Maria seems timeless, eternal — such was her artistic impact on the world. In fact, she died way too young: in 1977 at the age of 53, in her Paris apartment at 36 […]

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Napoléon Bonaparte is never far from the cultural imagination; he is arguably the most famous French person of all time. But the one-time Emperor of France is back in the news in a big way, thanks to the release of Ridley Scott’s Napoleon. While the movie was mostly filmed in England, Malta, and Morocco, you […]

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