When I arrived in France, I had no idea how different my dream was from the reality. It was really a shock. In the end, the key is learning how to adapt. If you can do that, then you can reap the benefits of a lifestyle and culture and that truly emphasize quality of life. In Paris, reality is so much better than the dream.
In my photographs and E-Books, I share what it’s like to really live in Paris and what it takes to accept a totally different reality.
Even shopping is different in France. The best is often hidden, so you really do have to know where to go. Equally important, you have to know how to act in the stores. Originally I wrote a shopping guide, Best Buys and Bargains in Paris, which not only has great stores and shopping tips, but also explains the “shopping etiquette” you need to get the best service. On my tours we explore non-touristy neighborhoods to experience what life is like ‘behind the scenes’ in Paris.