About Me

I’m Susu – fashionista, artist and world-traveler. I live in French America – Quebec City, Canada. My daytime job is a businesswoman and an English teacher. I own a company called Susa English. I enjoy venturing thru life in my chic and shock style.

My life is made of work, sports (jogging, stepper and zumba), blogging, Starbucks (I love daily, luxurious coffee moments), and traveling. My clients often comment on my clothes. My exuberant style is part of the English learning show.  After the workday, I do an hour of sports to get in some me time. I spend my evenings relaxing on the couch, cuddled up in my pink fluffy robe – blogging and watching TV. I believe in the sweet balance of working hard-relaxation

I was born in Finland. I went to school in the USA. I got my first work experiences in Paris and now I’m a business owner in Canada. I started this blog in Paris in 2007 – I love that city and how it taught me so much about life, and opened my eyes to fashion.



  1. n

    A wonderful blog; I don’t really enjoy fashion blogs usually but this is nice. It makes me feel good. :) Thank you.

  2. Missy Miller

    Thank you for your words on my blog..I was so happy to hear from you. After a few days of stalking your blog I now feel official enough to comment that…

    AH! I have a crush on you.
    I have no fashion sense for myself because years of ED robbed me of taking any vested interest in my appearance and YOUR blog inspires ME to step it up.

    Second of all.. I studied French in college and for a while became a serious Frankophile wannabe. And I just find it amazing that you just…you went there. And here you are.
    That takes courage.

    I know you have it. Courage and strength. And I know you will use it to treat yourself like the fabulous, (I have to add beautiful here even though looks are not important but still…do the cat calls get annoying?) woman you are.


  3. Red Lipstick Style

    such a nice introduction. I was so close to re-starting my blog last fall, but my mother had a heart-attack and I’m just lacking time for everything except work and caring for her. You are so right that we have to take time for ourselves as well, or we will start to just be barely alive. Thank you always for your beautiful inspiration.


  4. Shannon from Healthiful Balance

    I just found your blog (through the comment you left on mine) and I love it! You are such a beautiful person inside and out! Thats so cool that you’ve lived in so many places before. I used to live in Florida too and miss the warm weather and the beach so much! I’ve also been to Paris before and it was so nice! :)

    Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog! It put a big smile on my face and made my day!!! <3

  5. Paris Karin (an alien parisienne)

    I was stopping by because I am re-doing my blog links (updating and so on) and wanted to make sure I had your link correct. I wanted to tell you how much I LOVE this introduction! I think you are a brave and amazing woman, Susa, and I wanted to send you a virtual hug. I absolutely love the way your blog has transformed over the years, and the current focus and look is just so beautiful.

    As always, best to you in your recovery, and huge hugs from Paris. You are missed here! :)

  6. Joyce

    Dear Susa,

    My name is Joyce and I work for ExpatFinder.com.
    ExpatFinder.com is a free one stop website for people preparing to move or working and living overseas. We provide a myriad of services for expatriates and we have over 2,000 articles to help and support the people moving around the world and we are now creating an interview section to help the expats with real life experiences!
    We quite enjoy your blog about living in Paris, it is very interesting and informative. Would it be possible to interview you to further share some of your tips and feature some of your first hand experience as an Expat and your interview will be published on our Expat Interview section as a guide for our expat readers. The questions are mainly about the day to day lifestyle of an expat. If it would be possible, could you also send some photographs that we can use?
    Of course, if you accept, we can add a link to your blog or some of your website.
    The questions are enclosed, feel free to respond freely. You can return the doc with your answers if you accept this invitation.
    Thanks in advance and do let me know if you prefer other means to conduct this interview and we would be happy to accommodate your terms.

    Best regards,

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