Carla Coulson, Eiffel tower, seine river, pont alexandre III, paris, dusk paris, carla coulsonCopyright Carla Coulson

Just the mere mention of coming to Paris sets most girls in a spin and has little champagne bubbles of excitement flowing through our veins.

I have lived in Paris for 11 years in the Marais district and have been lucky to see wonderful places thanks to many great photography jobs.

I’m not a guide but this is my personal Paris and I hope it will help you plan your trip and get to see some of the off-the-beat beauty that this great city has.

Here are some of my posts about Paris:

Great coffee in Paris

Before we get started and hit the shops, streets and museums you are gonna need a great cup of coffee. These are my recommendations.


Carla’s ultimate guide to Paris

I originally wrote this list for my best friend who was coming to Paris for the first time and only had a couple of days. Since she is my bestie I wanted to take her to the heart of all the things I love in Paris that wasn’t on the main tourist beat.


4 stars Hotels in the Marais

OK so I am a little obsessed with the Marais. But if you love beautiful shops, ancient architecture and the feeling you are in a place that is happening you will want to stay here.


Quirky Paris – A look at the Parisians

Sometimes it’s nice to stop and reflect on what makes Paris and the Parisians so special.


Affairs of the heart

Paris and my relationship and what this great city has taught me



Sifnos, greek islands, turquoise water, summer beaches, greece, cyclade islands, carla coulsonCopyright Carla Coulson

I love Greece. For the past 6 years I have spent each summer in the Greek Islands. I love the simplicity of life, the slow pace and the true feeling of having your energy revived.

Here are some posts about people, places and living in Greece:

Inspiring Lives – Claire Lloyd 

Claire Lloyd and partner Matthew Usmar Walkswithdogs left their busy lives behind in London and moved to the Greek Island Of Lesvos. This interview is about the change and living on a Greek Island.


A Greek Island Dream House

Not only is Claire Lloyd a super talented photographer but she creates beautiful homes.


Sifnos – Places I loved

We are constantly searching for the quietest, least touristy Greek Islands. Sifnos was a favourite.


Addicted to Greece

A little of my holiday last year in beautiful Lesvos.