ph7 lunch spot vegan veggie alkaline paris

Hip hip hooray for VeggieTown (formerly known as the 9th/10th arrondissement). Veggie tourists, this is the area of Paris you’ll want to be based in when you come to the City of Lights. There’s something magical afoot – it seems there’s alway a new veggie-friendly hotspot opening in this neighbourhood! There are veggie bowls a gogo, vegan ...

Ann-september-faves-pic

You know that feeling in the pit of your stomach when the weather turns cold? That… Did I reeeeeally wish for this during the summer months? It’s freeeezing! feeling?  Like, what was I thinking looking forward to wearing sweaters and scarves… Yeah. That gibberish has all been silenced. Utter nonsense. I wish it were 80° F still. Granted, ...

cloud cakes vegan bakery cupcakes carrot cake

Have we got news for you: there’s a delightful new cake shop in town…and it’s vegan! Your new vegan bakery HQ is called Cloud Cakes, and they serve matcha lattés, quiches, cupcakes, carrot cakes… even croissants, for fabulousness-sakes! Vegan Bakery Treats in the Centre of Paris May I just re-iterate that it’s all vegan! Ann and I are ...

manger dehors et sain en france

I know. I live in France. And words that come to mind when thinking about French restaurant gastronomy often begin with foie and end with gras. (i.e. rich/greasy.) Not… light, and cruciferous. And you may be thinking, she must just make a constant circuit of the growing number of veggious places in Paris… that’s how she’s ...

ann's july favorites

Paris is perfect in July. Sure there are tourists, but half of the Parisians are in the countryside or somewhere southern, so most of my local haunts are uncommonly calm, and the weather is (usually) warm and lovely. August, on the other hand, is another story. Paris becomes a sort of monument petting zoo for tourists, and all the ...

Picture Jennifer Goupil from Caelo

There’s a magical place in the 2nd Arrondissement of Paris. It’s called Caelo Yoga. Nestled neatly at the end of a hidden courtyard on the Rue Montmartre, you’ll instantly know you’ve found this cove of zen by the warmth that awaits you…. because it’s all kinds of warm. The warm welcome you’ll receive — in ...

Recently, Ann and I went to see the forward-thinking documentary Demain. It highlights individuals and groups around the world who are thinking up innovative solutions to the ecological problems we face, and exploring ways to develop economic strength in local communities. It was inspiring to see examples of successful urban farming, the widespread adoption of a plant-based diet, and thriving local currencies (such as the Totnes pound – making ...

Dear Vélib, The time has come to express my ardent admiration. All this love has been boiling up inside me for quite some time, and it’s time you knew… You’ve changed my life. You’ve fostered another level of love for Paris that I never even thought possible. (Because, after all, Paris and I were already the ...

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