Auteur : 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.

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… 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 →

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