French Beauty: An Interview with Renee Loiz

I can’t believe it, but I’ve been living in {and around} Paris for about 10 months.  While living here and observing Parisian women, I’ve found myself wondering how I can adopt their sense of beauty & style. I also turned 31 this year {what!?} and have started to think about how I can tap into that fountain of youth. Luckily, I have a friend who is a professional makeup artist that has been working in the industry for about 20 years. I contacted Renee to talk about these things, and she has so many helpful hints and reccomendations.  

First Trip to Paris

Since we arrived in September, my husband and I have entertained a number of visitors.  I feel like we’re still tourists in the city we’ve been living in for almost 10 months- having kids makes it difficult to get out and discover things, who knew? But we’ve come up with a Parisian tour, and if it’s your first time coming to Paris, I highly recommend you hit up these spots- even if they are basic.

The Secret {French} Garden

One day my husband was talking to a man from Oregon who has been living in Paris for many years now. They started talking about gardens in and around Paris, and he told my husband about a special place that few people seem to know about. 

Coffee in Paris: La Compagnie du Café

I never make it to Montmartre, but I'm so glad that my husband and I ventured there a few mornings ago. Not only can you get a good coffee, but you can get an education in interior design and parisian style.