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Yanique Francis in Paris

MyParisianlife.com: Your city guide to life in Paris, from an insiders point of view.

If you love Paris, pretty things and food (from a classy meal at Le Meurice to the greasy burger at PNY) chances are we already have a lot in common! Find weekly to-dos and many reviews of the best and trendiest restaurants, bars, coffeeshops and discover stories on neighborhoods and Parisians right here, everyday.

This website can help you find a romantic restaurant, activities with your kids, plan your next visit, discover places and treasures or share practical information on life in Paris.

Our aim’s is to provide everything you need to have your BEST Parisian Life.



  • Are you a writer, photographer or croissant eater eager to share your love of Paris? We love to collaborate!
  • Company or brand wanting to do a partnership? We only work together with brands we truly like to tell our readership about the experience or use when it?s truly tried and tested by us. We love to create unique stories and experiences!
  • Just want to say hi, email us!

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ABOUT The Editor:

Hi I’m Yanique.

I moved to Paris in the beginning of 2007 from New York. In the first few months it was a whirlwind of excitement and new discoveries never imagined.

In my free time I’m usually finding ways to embarrass my kid, trying to capture every meal on instagram (I’m a weirdo I know!), people watching “en Terrace” somewhere or riding around town on my bicycle. I’m also an avid cook and budding wellness practitioner.

As a side note: I’ve given birth here, my son is in the school system here (has also gone to the creche here), have gone through many of the administrative things that foreigners go through, I’ve worked for a french e-commerce company to a university (I went from speaking zero French to being fluent).

If you’re thinking of moving here permanently, send me an email with any questions you might have. I know what it’s like to have been a fish out of water.

I’m also doing some one on one chat sessions to help prepare for your move!


I hold a Masters degree in Global Marketing Communications. I’m a Writer, Digital Consultant and Event Planner. Of course my favorite full time job is being a mommy.

I started blogging back in college in 2003. Then ran a fashion blog for 5 years. Stopped that to focus on MyParisianLife and today I just run this wonderful blog and plan weddings over at ElopeinParis – We plan intimate & fun weddings and elopements in the most romantic city in the world, Paris!


I have to say I’m loving my Parisian life – and you can too!



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You can use the photos if you ask nicely and give back credit. Please don’t steal.


profile photo taken by gal pal Audrey