American in Paris

Treize Au Jardin

Or as I like to call it, The New Treize! Laurel and Kajsa, the dynamic duo of 13 A Baker’s Dozen, have done it again : created another magical address. This is the rebirth of a true labor of love. They said goodbye in March (2018) to their darling cozy spot we knew and loved on rue des Saints Pères,… 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 →

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 IS A PARTY!

Coming from the United States, I have an ingrained expectation of finding all my festive party-throwing needs in one big party supply store. Alas, I have spent the last 15 years strugling to find what I want, ordering from over-seas, hand-making most of it (aka my wedding where I hand made EVERYTHING) and getting party supplies in Paris wherever I can find them;… Read more →

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 →

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