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AUTUMN & WINTER 2023, Issue Nine - The Paris Quarterly, by This French Life

AUTUMN & WINTER 2023, Issue Nine - The Paris Quarterly, by This French Life

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 𝗜𝘁'𝘀 𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲! 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝗶𝘀 𝗤𝘂𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗹𝘆 𝗚𝘂𝗶𝗱𝗲, 𝗔𝘂𝘁𝘂𝗺𝗻 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟯 𝗘𝗱𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻. 

As many of you know, Autumn is a precious time for me. When I dreamed of this edition, I imagined forest walks, colorful leaves underfoot, and the cheerful animals that played amongst the trees. I thought of cozy fires and blankets, warm drinks and good books, fairytales, and fables, and the spaces and places where you can get lost in this season's fantasy and romance. 


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Embrace the Essence of Autumn & Winter in France!

Discover the hidden gems and seasonal wonders of Paris and beyond in this unique 238-page digital edition. Journey through cozy eateries, charming hotels, and vibrant French culture—all from the comfort of your home or in preparation for your next adventure to France.

What Also Sets This Edition Apart?

Indulge in custom artwork featuring adorable French animals living their best lives, complete with whimsical narratives and charming illustrations. Unearth the cozy and quaint corners of French life, brought to you with imagination and expertise.


𝗙𝗔𝗤𝘀 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗹𝗼𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗮𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗯𝗼𝘁𝘁𝗼𝗺 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗺𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗮𝗴𝗲. 𝗠𝗲𝗿𝗰𝗶!


🍴 Where to Eat in Paris

  • Cocooning Restaurants: Immerse yourself in some of Paris's most intimate eateries, carefully curated to combine exceptional food and service with a cozy "French campagne" countryside ambiance.
  • Featured Stories: Read in-depth about unique establishments like Le Clarence and Le Doyenné and the artisans and chefs behind them.
  • Expert Tips: Find all the info you'll need to book your dining experience, plus get additional restaurant recommendations for your ultimate Paris culinary journey.

"The concept for this section was to feature unique restaurants in or near Paris with cozy environments, floral motifs, or a "French campagne" countryside ambiance, exceptional food, and service. 

These restaurants are small French businesses looking for your support, with expert artisans, chefs, producers, and exciting stories to share. I provide all of the details for booking reservations, where to go, and what to expect, as well as the restaurant stories for places such as Le Clarence, Le Doyenné, l'Ile, Stern Restaurant, Comptoir des Fables, six top super cozy Paris brunch locations, and six additional restaurant recommendations, plus even more addresses to save."

🏨 Where to Stay in Paris

  • Floral & Cozy Hotels: Discover top Parisian hotels that embody the same aesthetic as our cocooning restaurants—floral, countryside, and utterly comfortable.
  • Variety of Options: From family-friendly choices like Hotel Mazarin to luxe experiences and forest retreats, find the perfect stay for any budget.

"In this expanded section, I share the stories of some of the newest, best hotels in Paris, all of them extremely beautiful but with the same aesthetic as the cocooning restaurants - floral, countryside, cozy ambiance, unique and rich environments, top quality services and amenities, all located in excellent and safe neighborhoods, but they are still affordable choices. Articles include one of the newest top hotels that just opened up about a week ago, Hotel Mazarin, the gorgeous La Fantasie, El Dorado, plus four family-family hotel recommendations, four luxe offerings, four mid-level properties, four budget hotels to book, and four forest retreats near Paris."


🎨 Arts & Literature

  • French Culture & Hidden Gems: From autumnal movies to a specially curated list of French bootmakers, this section is your ticket to French culture, effortlessly blending art, literature, and hidden stories.

"In this section, I share songs, French-inspired books to read, autumn movies based in or about French lifestyle and culture, art shows not to be missed during the fall/winter season, a curated list of French bootmakers and their shop locations in Paris, and an exclusive article by that shares with you the stories and hidden animals of Paris, that live all around the city. And unique to this edition, I include seven journal pages, each with custom designs."


🍂 Culinary Delights

  • Seasonal Recipes & Tips: Master the art of French cooking with recipes focusing on figs, mushrooms, chestnuts, and pears.
  • Farmers Market Guide: Downloadable shopping lists and exclusive video content to elevate your local market experience.

"In this section of my autumn edition, I share French history, shopping & storage tips, and six recipes for figs, mushrooms, chestnuts, and pears - all very popular French ingredients during the autumn season. I provide a downloadable meal planning shopping list, access to the Bastille marché video where I share tips on how to shop at a Paris farmers market, SIX new Paris coffee shops to try, and where to buy tea in Paris."


🌸 Gardens & Floral

  • Leaf-Kicking Parks & Chateau Courances: Explore the natural beauty of France, whether it's kicking leaves in Parisian parks or visiting historical landmarks.

"Here I share the top Paris parks to go kick the leaves in, a section on French forest fables perfect for sharing in front of the fire, and an extended article about Chateau Courances - a French castle that you can visit, shop, and stay at."


🌳 Culture & Activities

  • Famous French Forests: Plan the perfect fall hike in France's renowned forests with history and travel tips.
  • Parisian Geocaching: Transform your regular walks into an exciting treasure hunt.

"In this category, I write about famous French forests throughout the country that you can visit, plan hikes in, and enjoy during this stunning autumn season. I also share two Paris regional hikes and two Parisian geocaching excursions, plus history and details on the famous Fontainebleau forest and how to visit this stunning park."


🍏 Travel in France

  • Normandy Cider Route: Embark on a journey through one of France's most delicious traditions, with recommendations and a seasonal cider recipe.

"In this edition, I focus on the Normandy cider route, which I have visited twice now. I share details, history, where to eat nearby, and my favorite village in Normandy - she's a true treasure. Finally, to wrap up this section, I also provide you with an autumnal recipe that uses French cider, perfect for the holiday table no matter where you are in the world."


📆 Events

  • Your Autumn in Paris Guide: Wrap up your reading with top events and a free, five-day Paris autumn-inspired itinerary.

"In the very last section of this book, I provide you with what I consider to be the top events in Paris this Autumn, as well as free resources, including a five-day Paris autumn-inspired itinerary. All of this is included in the instant digital download, now for sale on my website for $7.95." 

What's the Price?

Uncover France's autumnal and winter delights in this instant digital download, now available for just $7.95. 

Why Choose Our Digital Download Magazine?

  1. Unparalleled Expertise: Authored by an American living full-time in France, this magazine is your gateway to unrivaled knowledge and expertise in all things related to French travel. Benefit from insider tips, meticulously curated itineraries, and a wealth of local secrets that only a true connoisseur can provide.
  2. Immersive Experiences: Immerse yourself in the captivating tales of French history, indulge in the exquisite flavors of regional cuisine, and unlock the hidden treasures of charming towns and breathtaking landscapes. Our magazine offers a kaleidoscope of experiences that will ignite your wanderlust and leave you yearning for more.
  3. Personalized Recommendations: From the iconic landmarks of Paris to the quaint villages nestled in the countryside, we provide tailor-made recommendations to suit your unique preferences and interests. Whether you seek art and culture, culinary delights, or off-the-beaten-path adventures, we've got you covered.
  4. Stunning Visuals: Let your imagination soar as you explore the visually stunning pages of our digital download magazine. A feast for the eyes, it showcases the picturesque beauty of France in all its glory, enticing you to embark on your own extraordinary voyage of discovery.
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Why Choose Us?

  1. Expertly Curated Insights: Shannon Pratuch has meticulously crafted this magazine to ensure it encapsulates the essence of France, from its iconic landmarks to its hidden gems. With her unrivaled expertise, you can trust Shannon to guide you on a remarkable exploration of this enchanting country.
  2. Tailored Experiences: We understand that every traveler is unique. That's why our magazine offers personalized recommendations and itineraries, allowing you to craft your own French adventure based on your interests and preferences. Discover the art, culture, history, and culinary delights that resonate with your soul.
  3. Visual Splendor: Immerse yourself in the visual feast that awaits within our digital pages. Stunning photography and captivating narratives will transport you to the heart of France, igniting your imagination and sparking a deep longing to witness its beauty firsthand.
  4. Instant Access, Endless Possibilities: With our convenient digital download format, you can instantly access the magazine and carry the magic of France in your pocket. Whether you're planning your trip or yearning to relive cherished memories, our magazine is your passport to unforgettable experiences.




𝗙𝗿𝗲𝗾𝘂𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗹𝘆 𝗔𝘀𝗸𝗲𝗱 𝗤𝘂𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 (𝗙𝗔𝗤): 

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A1: You will receive instant access. The link to your download is in the confirmation email.


Q2: What is in the digital download that I receive? 

A2: You will receive a PDF that gives you access to two magazine versions! Option 1 is the complete PDF magazine, which is excellent if you prefer to save it to your iPad or e-reader for viewing. Option 2 is a link and access to view the magazine online. 


Q3: Do you have a print edition of this issue of the Paris Quarterly magazine available for purchase?

A3: Yes, it will be available on Amazon. Visit my Author page for all of print editions.


Q4: I need help accessing the digital download or I am still waiting to receive my confirmation email. Can you help me? 

A4: Yes, please use the contact form or email


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