Bellanda at International Women’s Day Party

Bellanda at International Women’s Day Party

Originally posted on Atelier Bellanda: Oil Paintings & One of a Kind Photographs:
Please join me, my paintings & more at the International Women’s Day Party! For more information/free registration, please click here: http://buff.ly/1dlb3LG ***I will post photos in the very near future for those of you who are unable to make it to the…

Returning to the Source: Starting Anew

Returning to the Source: Starting Anew

There is something about starting a new year that makes many evaluate the year that has just gone by. Over the last few weeks, I have heard and read an overwhelming amount of information about starting anew, broken promises, hopes, dreams, and about updating last year’s resolutions. Our eight year old, who happens to live a … Continue reading

Last Days of 2013 in Paris… Thank You For Making This An Awesome Year!

Last Days of 2013 in Paris… Thank You For Making This An Awesome Year!

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I began this Paris expat blog a little more than a year ago, but we now have 5100+ followers with visitors from 108 different countries across the planet. This has been an incredible blogging journey and I hope that you will accept my heartfelt thanks for such a wonderful reception.  I … Continue reading

Paris Lights The Sky In Honor Of Nelson Mandela

Paris Lights The Sky In Honor Of Nelson Mandela

While driving by the Eiffel Tower just before the Christmas holidays, we stopped the car to take in the view. A true definition of humanity, inner strength and courage… we were blessed by your passage here on earth. The heavens now shine brighter with your presence. Rest in peace, Nelson Mandela. Forever grateful, Bellanda

Do Parisians Really Need A Rule Book On Metro Etiquette?

Do Parisians Really Need A Rule Book On Metro Etiquette?

Recently, the Paris Transit Authorities published a new rule book in order for Parisians to act more civil on the metro. These rules are written in an old-fashioned and comical way, and are accompanied by humorous sketches. To give you a little idea of their content, here is a rough translation of some of the rules. (The … Continue reading