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Have you always wanted to visit Paris?

Hi!  My name is Nicole T. Smith, L.Ac. 

I am a licensed acupuncturist (that's what the L.Ac. stands for) and the owner of

The Pampered Porcupine Acupuncture, Inc.

I have been in private practice for over 14 years, based in Scotland, CT, and absolutely love what I do.

I am board-certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

Interested in a Paris Wellness Retreat?

Discover the yummy and healthy places to eat

Weight loss tips great for when on vacation

Private health assessment and weight loss plan

Healthy wines and cocktails


Private tours of Paris with insider tips

I first went to Paris in May, 2011, and my life has never been the same!

Please read about my adventures in the book, Paris Doesn't Fit in My Suitcase.

Follow along with the blog to see all the pictures that go along with my travels!


This is my fourth published book. You can view my other books at and I have also written numerous articles for newspapers and was the chief content contributor for an online healthy eating/weight loss company in France.

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