Cup of Jo readers are always asking how to take family vacations that won’t break the bank. Here, in partnership with Capital One, 11 parents share their best tips and tricks for how to travel on a budget, including the best souvenir you can get at the supermarket…
On getting there:
We buy our airline tickets in two parts.… Read more
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Best of April

Buy Clotilde’s latest book, The French Market Cookbook!

• We’ve had an eerily summer-like month of April, with cherry blossoms and lilac and wisteria blooming everywhere, unending afternoons at the park, and blissful dinners on sidewalk terraces.
• I have been to see the exhibition Dutch Artists in Paris, which ends on May 13, and L.O.V.E.D. it. My favorite part was seeing the paintings Van Gogh painted of Montmartre when he lived on rue Lepic, behind a handsome blue door I always point out with relish on my Montmartre tours. And now, based on the view he painted from his apartment, I’ve even figured out which window he was looking out from!

Vincent van Gogh, Vue depuis l’appartement de Theo, 1887.
• This month, I also want to recommend a little store I love called Sept Cinq, which sells clothing and accessories all created by Paris-based designers. I especially like the jewellery from BDM Studio, and got myself a ring I adore.
Meet me at these events!
I will be presenting my new cookbook Tasting Paris at these two events. Please come meet me if you can!
Paris, France: Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 7:30pm
Talk and book signing at the American Library in Paris, 10 rue du Général Camou, 75007 Paris, M° Ecole Militaire, 33 (0)1 53 59 12 60.
The event is free and public; a suggested donation of 10€ will help support the Library’s programming.
Tasting Paris will be available for purchase.
Dallas, Texas: Saturday, June 2, 2018, 7pm
Book signing at Interabang Books, 10720 Preston Rd. Ste. 1009B, Dallas, TX 75230, (214) 484 4289.
The event is free and public.
Tasting Paris will be available for purchase.

A Montmartre shirt designed by yours truly
Would you like to wear a shirt that celebrates the beauty and charm of Montmartre in a unique, hand-drawn way? I have just the shirt for you, available for men, women, and children, with an illustration I drew inspired by my beloved neighborhood.

Learn French before your next trip!
If you have plans to visit France in the near future (or just daydreaming about it!), working on your French is such a great way to prepare for your trip. I have partnered with Frantastique, a fun and well-crafted online French course, to offer you your first month free, no strings attached.
The courses are delivered by email daily, you can customize them to your level and preferences, and that one free month should give you a good idea of what it would be like to learn or improve your French over a longer period of time. Are you in?
Cherry blossoms at the Jardin des Plantes
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We present StarSpace, a general-purpose neural embedding model that can solve
a wide variety of problems: labeling tasks such as text classification, ranking
tasks such as information retrieval/web search, collaborative filtering-based
or content-based recommendation, embedding of multi-relational graphs, and
learning word, sentence or document level embeddings. In each case the model
works by embedding those entities comprised of discrete features and comparing
them against each other — learning similarities dependent on the task.
Empirical results on a number of tasks show that StarSpace is highly
competitive with existing methods, whilst also being generally applicable to
new cases where those methods are not.