Author: Rosalie Ho (Rosalie Ho)

Master a classic French afternoon treat
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Master a classic French afternoon treat

First mentioned in a cookbook in 1755, we may guess that Madeleines were already popular at that time. These fluffy, shell-bottomed golden sponges are a delight.  These cakes are one of my favorites to bake.  Therefore,  I am sharing here with you the recipe from Le Nôtre ( famous pastry school). Ingrédients     130...

The splendour of Parisian architecture: Haussmannian Style
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The splendour of Parisian architecture: Haussmannian Style

Paris, the French capital of fashion and city of light, is fundamentally characterized by an architectural style called the Haussmannian style. What are the characteristics of this style ? A bit of history … In the middle of the 19th century, the center of Paris had the same structure as it did in the Middle Ages....

What souvenir food to bring back home ?
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What souvenir food to bring back home ?

One of the main reason people travel to France is, of course, the food. While we’d all love to bring home a personal French chef to recreate all our favorite French dishes or pastries, here are some ideas to make the French taste last longer when you miss the City of Light. What to bring...

Hermès, the luxury brand
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Hermès, the luxury brand

A family owned label for five generations Thierry Hermès, established a harness workshop in Paris that served the wealthy noblemen of Europe in 1837 ; Hermès made high quality, wrought iron harness and bridles for the carriage business, his success was awarded with the first prize at the Expositions Universelles in Paris in 1855 and 1867....

The Kiss at the turning point …
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The Kiss at the turning point …

As France is going through the Covid-19 outbreak, it has impacted on our everyday’s life – particularly on social life and the simple way of greeting from now on… If hugging is common greeting in the US among friends and family, French people almost never hug. In France, kissing is everywhere, everyday ! Kissing for...

French Natural Beauty Products in Pharmacy
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French Natural Beauty Products in Pharmacy

France has always been a capital of fashion and beauty since Queen Marie-Antoinette. She was admired for her grace and beauty in Versailles, that she took care with a certain coquetry. She revolutionizes cosmetics practices at that time, which basically consisted in covering up the dirt and bad smells. A bit of history… In the...

Notre Dame and Sainte Chapelle
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Notre Dame and Sainte Chapelle

In the heart of Paris, on the Ile de la Cité island, lies the Holy Chapel of Eglise Sainte Chapelle, a medieval Gothic chapel. The church was built sometime after 1239, commissioned by King Louis IX of France to house his Passion relics, among which included Christ’s Crown of Thorns. Sainte Chapelle remains one of...

Best secret museums in Paris
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Best secret museums in Paris

For every travelers to Paris, they always want to visit the Louvre Museum, the Orsay Museum, and all the greatest landmarks ! But if you want to experience more from the city, you can visit some of Paris highlights off the beaten tracks. Museums that are only known by the locals, or by just a...

5 Reasons to go to Paris
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5 Reasons to go to Paris

When it comes to visiting Paris, there are many reasons to get yourself to the most romantic city in the world. From the ease of getting to the French capital, to the city’s rich and opulent history, to the changing of the seasons, it is always a good idea to change air. Need more convincing...

My skin routine in winter
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My skin routine in winter

I come from Paris, an « ocean type » climate with continental influence. This means hot with a bit of humidity in summer, mild temperature with rain in winter. Besides the nice weather, Paris embodies the capital of cosmetic products and gastronomy ! These factors help me to maintain a clean and nice skin (despite...