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.

H.A.N.D.  Cafe Paris 

This past Fall, I did a fun little photo shoot with Le Bijou Parisien for my article on their trendy Parisian fashion and accessories. And while on that shoot we happened upon a darling café that I have been meaning to blog about, Hand café. H.A.N.D. stands for Have A Nice Day, which you most certainly will if you have a meal here!  Mathieu… Read more →

I Work in Luxury Sales

I work in luxury sales.  It sounds gorgeous doesn’t it? “luxury sales”. In truth, I’m a salesperson in a boutique for a luxury brand, and even though there is often a sort of pejorative regard for such an employment, I love my job and the company I work for. Many people who find out what I do and where,  often… Read more →

Book Boutique for Bébé Chéri in the Batignolles 

I love buy things for Bébé Chéri. Clothes, food gifts,  toys, and I always feel happy when I  have purchased something for him. But especially when I buy him books. The best thing you can do for your child is to teach them the value of reading. Well,  he doesn’t read yet, but I want to instill in him a… Read more →

ZipJet – Laundry delivered in Paris

Laundry, that bane of my existence. That chore that you always have to accomplish but is never finished. Bébé Chéri, the delight of my life, insists on « helping » me…what a little dear. Usually he unfolds whatever I have folded, but he does help carry the laundry to the machine, and quite proudly too. I made up a little song for… Read more →

The #PreteMoiParis7Years Blog Party

After two months of planning and preparation, Prête-Moi Paris was finally able to celebrate 7 years of blogging with a circle of amazing bloggers and friends at the luxurious Hotel Bel Ami. To help us celebrate we invited Le Bijou Parisien and Le Cadeau Français as well as Bertie’s Cupcakery to join us for the fun. Our generous « co-hosts » offered up… Read more →

Historic and Modern, Hôtel Bel Ami, Paris

Bel Ami, a novel written by renowned French author from the 19th century, Guy de Maupassant, this Hotel which has taken on the name of that title used to house a printing press, where the famous novel was first published. Just steps away from the famous literary cafés, Café de Flore and Les Deux Magots, the Hotel Bel Ami has… Read more →

Born-in-Paris Beer : La Parisienne

Chéri likes to occasionally grab us a few artisan beers at the local beverage hop spots in the Batignolles. One day he came home with one so perfect it was fate : La Parisienne. A beer made by Parisians for Parisians in Paris! I’m surprised no one had thought of it sooner. The eye catching label is what pleased me… Read more →

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