Prête-Moi Paris

An American in Paris, blogging about Paris, the expat life, luxury, fashion, culture, people, places and pieces of the city of lights.

Jardin de Luxembourg : Kids Paradise!

We brought Bébé Chéri recently to the Luxembourg Garden for a day of kids fun and frolicking that was absolutely fantastic! For 4€ we had 30 minutes of stick weilding fun as our three-year-old brandished his boat stick with excitement and we raced after him trying to keep other garden-goers from losing an eye. Great fun indeed! Les Voiliers du… Read more →

Le P’tit Musset

This charming little purple decorated café has been tempting us ever since we moved to the Batignolles quarter. Well I finally went. It’s everything you could want from a French café, great food, charming atmosphere without the cliché decorum and it’s full of locals. Le P’tit Musset 132 rue Cardinet 75017 Paris Read more →

Happy Holidays 2017 from Prête-Moi Paris!

Dear readers, I am not as frequent about posting as I would like. Life does take a front seat to the blog these days. Bébé Chéri is getting bigger, and will be attending school next Fall, Chéri and I are busy working parents in the ever churning city of Paris. I try to post on Instagram much more often for… Read more →

New York Fashion House, Kate Spade Takes on Paris

Kate Spade, the queen of Fun New York fashion, has taken the leap over the « pond » (the Atlantic ocean) and snagged a very chic address on rue Saint Honoré, in the heart of Paris, and on one of THE best shopping streets in the City of Light. I found myself with five minutes to spare the other day and ducked… Read more →

Say Fromage! Batignolles Cheese Bar : Formaticus

It was a butcher shop until recently. It probably closed because of all the competition in the Batignolles covered market. And now this lovely address with an Art Nouveau façade is a charming little cheese bar and fromagerie. Formaticus. Formaticus has fresh cheeses to take away with you and savour at home, or on a picnic; or you can snag one… Read more →

Grand Hôtel Du Palais Royal : Summer Swank 

My apologies for the long hiatus (a month and a half) since last posting. Life was extra delicious and I wanted to enjoy it without the distraction of the blog.  But I must share with you the lovely moment I had at the Grand Hôtel du Palais Royal earlier in the summer. A cocktail party to celebrate summer and the new video… Read more →

Mamma Primi – Italy in the Batignolles 

The success story of Victor, Tigrane and their somewhere north of 240 Italian collaborators have literally taken Paris by storm. Two French guys who have a major thing for Italy and Italian cuisine, opened their first restaurant in the South of France in 2015. They have not seen a wane in their popularity since. In fact it just keeps getting… Read more →

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