Hannah Wilson

Hannah is a young twenty-something blogger who decided to swap the constant sunshine of her California hometown for the grandeur and charm of Paris. She loves discovering unique shops, parks, cafés and restaurants in Paris, and currently lives in Versailles with her Swedish husband.

Website: http://www.frenchcalifornian.com/


Posts by Hannah Wilson:

Traditional Christmas Food in France: How to Have a Festive French Holiday Feast!

Traditional Christmas Food in France: How to Have a Festive French Holiday Feast!

The French have some wonderful food traditions when it comes to the end-of-year holidays! If you have an affinity for all things French, then why not incorporate some of these traditions into your own holiday table this year? From pre-dinner drinks to dessert, keep reading to find out how to throw an amazing holiday party—the French way! ... Read More

A Rare Film of Paris in the 1920s – Then vs. Now!

A Rare Film of Paris in the 1920s – Then vs. Now!

We came across a fascinating film that shows scenes of Paris during the 1920s, and thought it would be fun to see how much the city has transformed since then. As it turns out, not much has changed in 100 years! From the Garnier Opera to waiters’ uniforms, Paris continues to be one of the most beautiful and historic cities on earth! ... Read More

Buly 1803: The Most Unique Beauty Boutique in Paris!

Buly 1803: The Most Unique Beauty Boutique in Paris!

Rooted in a once-famous 19th century cosmetics brand, this beautifully styled boutique offers some of the most unique and interesting fragrances, natural oils and beauty products in Paris. Not only is the packaging delightfully antique, they also have an in-house calligrapher who labels all the products—you’ve never seen a store quite like this! ... Read More

The 2016 Holiday Window Displays Have Arrived!

The 2016 Holiday Window Displays Have Arrived!

One of the best parts of spending the holiday season in Paris are the festive decorations all throughout the city, and that includes department store window displays. Sparkling, animated and magical, they bring out the inner child in everybody: You can’t help but smile! Here’s a look at some of the best windows of 2016! ... Read More

Transform Your Home Into a Bohemian Parisian Escape

Transform Your Home Into a Bohemian Parisian Escape

If you love the artistic past of Montmartre, Puccini’s famous “La Bohème,” or the film “Amèlie Poulain,” then you have probably day-dreamed about living the free-flowing, bohemian life of an artist in Paris. With a few clever design touches, you can bring that Bohemian-Parisian feel into your own home, no matter where you live! ... Read More

My Paris Perfect Week in the Jasnieres Apartment

My Paris Perfect Week in the Jasnieres Apartment

It’s one thing to see the Eiffel Tower sparkle from the street, and something entirely different to see it sparkle every single night in a warm apartment, while drinking wine and wearing your most comfortable pajamas! Keep reading to see what it’s really like to stay in the gorgeous Givry apartment in the fabulous 7th arrondissement! ... Read More

7 Amazing Art Exhibitions Coming to Paris this Fall

7 Amazing Art Exhibitions Coming to Paris this Fall

This autumn, the museums of Paris are pulling out all the stops when it comes to art. From an interdisciplinary homage to the beloved writer Oscar Wilde to an intimate look into the life of Rembrandt – the undisputed master of Dutch art in the 17th century – you won’t want to miss these inspiring fall art exhibitions! ... Read More

Here’s Why You’ll Absolutely LOVE Paris this Fall!

Here’s Why You’ll Absolutely LOVE Paris this Fall!

With exceptional seasonal produce in the open-air markets, gorgeous foliage in the parks and a massive Slash Sale on tons of apartment rentals, there couldn’t be a more perfect time to come to Paris! Here are five unbeatable reasons why autumn in Paris is truly one of the most magical times of year! ... Read More

5 Super Cool Concept Shops to Visit in Paris

5 Super Cool Concept Shops to Visit in Paris

As a fashion capital of the world, Paris is known for its exclusive collection of shopping venues. You may already know about the designer boutiques and historic department stores, but have you checked out the amazing array of concept stores? Here are 5 of the trendiest and most well-curated fashion & lifestyle boutiques in Paris! ... Read More

A Look Inside the Petit Palais – a Beaux-Arts Masterpiece!

A Look Inside the Petit Palais – a Beaux-Arts Masterpiece!

From its shining golden gates to its incredible mosaics, staircases and courtyard, every square inch of the Petit Palais is a masterpiece in itself. Add to that its diverse art collection, fascinating history and free admission, and you’ve got one of the best sites in the entire city! Come take a peek inside this amazing building. ... Read More

A Quirky Home Décor Boutique in the Heart of the Marais

A Quirky Home Décor Boutique in the Heart of the Marais

From antique magnifying glasses to gilded picture frames and taxidermied butterflies, De Bouche à Oreille is a veritable cabinet of curiosities. This small treasure chest of a shop on a quiet street in the Marais district is the perfect place to shop for a truly unique home décor piece that will easily fit in your suitcase! ... Read More

My Paris Perfect Week in the Barsac Apartment

My Paris Perfect Week in the Barsac Apartment

Staying in the Barsac apartment rental for an entire week was a dream come true for me and my best friend. We were just steps away from all the amazing food shops along Rue Cler and only a few blocks from the Eiffel Tower! Come see what it’s like to live like a Parisian in one of the most classically French neighborhoods of Paris! ... Read More

The Best Designer Shopping Streets in Paris

The Best Designer Shopping Streets in Paris

As a major fashion capital of the world, there’s no better place than Paris to shop for designer duds. Whether you’re more of a classic Chanel and Louis Vuitton lover or you’re looking for more avant-garde brands, Paris has multiple neighborhoods filled with luxury boutiques. This list covers all the best streets and quartiers in Paris for designer shopping! ... Read More

Our Most Family Friendly Apartment Rentals in Paris

Our Most Family Friendly Apartment Rentals in Paris

Cramming the entire family into a single, tiny hotel room can be amusing at first, but becomes downright ugly once day three rolls around! That’s why we highly recommend – for the sanity of both you and your kids – to opt for one of our multi-bedroom apartment rentals for your next family vacation to Paris! ... Read More

4 Exciting Things to do on Bastille Day in Paris!

4 Exciting Things to do on Bastille Day in Paris!

This year’s Bastille Day celebrations are going to be amazing. Start the day with an impressive military procession down the Champs Élysées, then end the night with a gorgeous orchestral concert and fantastic fireworks show in front of the Eiffel Tower! If you’re bold enough to endure the crowds, it’ll be an unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experience! ... Read More

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