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.

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 →

Roy René Confiseries 

A provincial brand of traditional almond sweets is almost one hundred years old as of 2017! Born in 1920, the confiserie Roy René comes straight out of the heart of Aix-en-Provence.  One of the most charming regions of France, I have been lucky to have visited it several times.  Along with olive oil, artists and lavender, this region is also known for… Read more →

One Smart Parisian Habit To Adopt 

The Parisian, and incidentally the French, are often known for their healthy life habits. They can be associated with moderation when it comes to food and drink; a less-is-more approach to using make-up; and even sensible practices when it comes to garnishing their wardrobe.  I have integrated one of those good habits into my life and I benefit greatly from… Read more →

Paris and Spring and Pretty Things 

Spring is always a beautiful season in Paris. The blossoms, that last just for a couple weeks, turn this city into a fairytale. Lucky for me I got a couple weeks of vacation and a visit from my mama chérie to enjoy April in Paris.  Read more →

French Breakfast 

The best kind of breakfast out in Paris, according to me anyway, is not the overpriced, complicated, you-need-to-reserve-a-table brunch kind. Non, it’s the roll-out-of-bed and head to your favorite café kind where you can have a café crème, à fresh croissant and a « tartine » (baguette with butter and jam). Simple. Delicious. What more do you need in the morning (in… Read more →

Le Salon Du Quartier- Hair Salon 

I walked by this darling address, Le Salon De Quartier, the day it opened in March 2017. It immediately drew me over to peer through its vast windows. So light, airy yet cozy inside.  I am not all that loyal to any particular hair salon. I know some women are but I get me hair cut so seldom that it doesn’t… Read more →

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