Paris Cocktails (a book for Paris lovers) by Doni Belau

Doni Belau (founder of Girls Guide to Paris) is also now a published cocktail expert, with her gorgeous book : Paris Cocktails. She offered me a copy which I am absolutely delighted to have, and love to consult it for a cocktail recipe or inspiration for a fabulous place to go get a drink in Paris. (Plus it’s a steal… Read more →

Paris cocktail bar E7

Imagine if Haute Couture was a Cocktail… Bar E7 Paris

Article by Melissa Ladd So you know I love love love the Hôtel Edouard 7. I got an eye popping tour of the rooms and suites topped with a fabulous dinner back in the fall of 2015. Well, Frank and I were back there in March, sipping cocktails off the brand spanking new Bar E7 menu. We were incredibly impressed with… Read more →

Lolabar’s Amazing Gin Cocktails

Article by Melissa Ladd In the depths of January, it is hard to find the courage to head out in the evenings, with all that dreary weather, and cold wind. It’s easier to slip on some pajamas and be cozy on the couch. But, I was so enticed by the beckoning words « GIN COCKTAILS » on the invitation. I’m a sucker for a… Read more →


A Very Parisian Halloween

Article by Frank Cierpial Frank Cierpial For me, Halloween has always been a time for candy, creative costumes, and fun and why should Parisians sit that out? In school, I learned that Halloween is not really a thing in France, but based on what I saw over the past two days, it is. Yes, it’s true that the French like… Read more →

Le Dépanneur Bar and Terrace

Last Summer, Chéri and I had drinks on the terrace of Le Dépanneur, in the trendy area of the 9th just below Pigalle (refered to as SoPi). Across the street on the little tiny plaza on the corner of rue Douai (what Jimmy Buffet refers to as « rue de la guitare ») there was the corner boutique on the ground floor… Read more →

Le Perchoir Marais – Temporarily The Best Rooftop Terrace in Paris

You know… I haven’t even been to the original Perchoir. But I don’t care at this point, the Perchoir Marais suits me just fine, and the only time of year I really want to be on a rooftop terrace is in the Summer (or early Fall I suppose). And I love, love, love the Marais location of this terrace, so… Read more →

Le Fantome – Cocktails, Tacos and Video Games

In the trendy Tenth arrondissement, there is a great place for a whole variety of Parisians or visitors to enjoy from 11am to 2 in the morning : those of us over the age of 30 who remember what the original Pacman was like, the kids of those same thirty-somethings who will be fascinated by all there is to distract… Read more →

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