• Paris Street, My Own Random Small Tips for Visiting Paris, https://karenhugg.com/2019/06/12/tips-for-visiting-paris #Paris #France #travel #tips #smalltips #summer #visitingParis

    My Own Random Small Tips for Visiting Paris

    This summer I imagine a lot of people will be visiting Paris. It’s an easy city to get around in with a compact layout and excellent subway system. It, of course, has amazing history and architecture. There are hundreds of blog posts on what to look out for and what…

  • Jardin Botanique de Paris, A Hidden Gem of the French Open Is Its Parisian Suburb, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2019/06/03/parisian-suburb #Paris #FrenchOpen #RolandGarros #tennis #Boulogne-Billancourt #Parisiansuburb #sights #France

    A Hidden Gem of the French Open Is Its Parisian Suburb

    If you’re blessed to watch tennis in person at the French Open, you’re probably spending a lot of time near the Roland Garros stadium. It’s located in the lovely Parisian suburb of Boulogne-Billancourt. This city formed by the merging of two former cities, Boulogne-sur-Seine on the north side and Billancourt…

  • In Search of the Perfect Street in Paris, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2019/03/14/perfect-street-in-paris #Paris #street #RueSaintPlacide #TheForgettingFlower #novels #books #KarenHugg

    In Search of the Perfect Street in Paris

    One of the most beautiful features of Paris is its streets. I love the ornate buildings, I love the beautiful landmarks, I love the stately cathedrals, but I also love the streets. They are cobbled unevenly, smoothly paved, or somewhere in between, geometrically decorated with modern pavers. They are grand…

  • A Hidden Garden in Paris Waiting to Be Discovered, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2019/03/04/hidden-garden-paris, Photo by Guilhem Vellut #SquareBoucicaut #Paris #France #parks #gardens #secretgarden

    A Hidden Garden in Paris Waiting to Be Discovered

    In Paris, there are plenty of grand gardens to visit: Jardin des Plantes, Jardin du Luxembourg, the Tuileries to name a few. But there are also small gardens that offer a respite from the city. One such garden is the Square Boucicaut in the 7th arrondissement. It’s notable not only…

  • Paris Plant Shop, How Little Plant Shops Inspired a Big Paris Dream, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2019/01/16/plant-shops/ #Paris #plantshop #novels #books #TheForgettingFlower

    How Little Plant Shops Inspired a Big Paris Dream

    I’ve always thought owning a plant shop would be a fun job. I wouldn’t want to manage a full-on nursery, that seems too complicated, but I wouldn’t mind owning a small store that specializes in rare and unusual plants. An Oasis of Greenery This is because I’m convinced plant shops…

  • Five Fantastic Books to Help You Dream About Paris, Paris Gift Books, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2018/12/15/books-about-paris/ #books #Paris #France #InaGarten #EugeneAtget #TheNewParis #food #cooking

    Five Fantastic Books to Help You Dream About Paris

    One of my favorite things to do is hang out on the couch and flip through picture books about Paris. If I can’t be there in person, at least I can be there in spirit. My fascination with the city is about art, romance, architecture, food, history, plants, and leisure.…

  • Deborah Lawrenson Knows How to Surprise and Delight

    Deborah Lawrenson is a versatile author who can write humor, mystery, historical fiction, and even espionage. She specializes in secrets, lacing her stories with clues and danger that keeps readers turning pages and asking questions. Her first novels dealt in satire, Hot Gossip, Idol Chatter, and The Moonbathers, before she…