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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 →

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 →

Spring Restaurant : Merci Monsieur Rose!

I probably would never have treated myself to such an extravagant meal had it not been for my very good friend, Alana, who is also a connoisseur of fine cuisine and has a palate that would challenge most of the well-known food critics out there (whomever they are). We wanted to have a girls’ dinner out and wanted something that… Read more →

A Parisian Restaurant with Friendly Service!

Le Clan Des Jules We found this fantastic little place on rue Brochant in the 17th. It has everything you would want on a cold dreary winter evening when you go out for dinner : warm colored décor, interesting and appetizing menu, friendly service, good wine, and a fun theme to the whole thing! So the theme is a sort… Read more →

My Mother In Law’s Saffran Risotto

I have been dying to share this recipe with you ever since Christmas eve.But first, credit due where credit is deserved : this is my mother in-law’s special Christmas eve recipe, and these images (and instructions) come from our Christmas eve family dinner with them, which is her holiday tradition. Chéri and I helped in the making of this so… Read more →

Ringing in 2014

Chéri and I had a fun intimate party for New Years Eve, at our place with Lisa of Ella Coquine with her chéri and our good friend Sophie. It was nice to just have a small group of good people gathered together to laugh, drink some bubbly, eat decadent delights and be silly until well past the pumpkin hour. I… Read more →

Le Petit Duc – Province à Paris

Le Petit Duc invited us over to their sparkling new boutique on rue de Rapp in the 7th to taste test their delightful products. Le Petit Duc has a two word philosophy : Pationelle & Tradisserie Which are actually two words mixed and matched together : Patisserie and Traditionelle. They have taken the two concepts and sliced them together to… Read more →

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