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Homies – That Cozy Spot in Paris


Article by Audrey of Audrey Meets World

Homies restaurant is located in the middle of the Marais on a narrow, low-traffic street near the Saint Paul metro. It’s touted as serving Peruvian plates accompanied by French wines in a Brooklyn-esque atmosphere. Here, everything is homemade and based on the sumptuous, well-developed flavors, and I believe it.

I found this spot by accident while running a few weeks ago. After seeing macaroni and cheese on the menu, I knew I had to return to try this almost-impossible-to-find-in-Paris dish.

Homies mac and cheese in paris

And return I did. Last Saturday a friend and I stopped by for lunch. Upon arriving, I was delighted by the deconstructed interior. The plywood bar, chalkboard drink list, exposed pipes, and hanging light bulbs created a casual, industrial-chic and cozy atmosphere. Continue reading Homies – That Cozy Spot in Paris

New at Le Musée du Chocolat

Article by Frank Cierpial

Frank Cierpial
Frank Cierpial
Whenever I read travel guides for Paris or watch shows on the travel channel on Paris, they always talk about the same things.  They base everything around The Louvre, The Eiffel Tower, and La Notre Dame de Paris.  While those things are magnificent and you must visit them… I repeat…you must visit them, but there are other fantastic activities to do in Paris.  When you live here and you think you’ve seen it all, you are always proven wrong by something wonderful and thought provoking. I visited « Le Musee Gourmand du Chocoloat » (aka : Choco Story ») here in Paris. Completely unaware that such a thing ever existed here, I found it to be one of the most amazing museums I have ever been to in my life.

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Hotel Edouard 7 Puts the Chic in « Boutique Hotel »

Melissa Ladd | Photo : Vincent Gigot

Article by Melissa Ladd

We were invited to discover one of the most charming hotels on the Right Bank of Paris, the Hôtel Edouard 7, which is the ONLY hotel on the avenue de l’Opéra, and full of history and decoratively inspired by this British prince and king who loved Paris. (He probably loved Paris as much as I do from the looks of it!) … What a delightful hotel we discovered. It’s like a jewel box or a theatrical dressing room and the perfect place to stay in Paris for a cozy or romantic getaway. And if you already live here, it’s the perfect place to go for drinks after the Paris Opera show lets out, or a fancy dinner when you are all dressed up for the ballet. I could even imagine myself staying in one of their suites as a pretend « getaway » (since I do already live here) where I feel like I am off on vacation for a weekend, and I wouldn’t even have to get on a train or plane to feel like I’m off somewhere special!

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La Mode, Le Vin & Le Fromage

Article by Frank Cierpial
Frank Cierpial
Frank Cierpial
After a bit of hiatus from blogging, I am back.  Not only am I back, but I’m finally living in Paris and the inner Parisian in me that was always clawing his way out is in his own element for the very first time.  My classes at ESMOD start next week, which is so opportune because I was given the privildge that I always dreamt of which is brining all of you Paris Fashion Week.  Paris Fashion week is totally different from the Fashion Weeks that I experienced prior in New York.  Ici, Fashion lives. Here, fashion has a life of its own and Parisians, no matter what they do for a living, no matter who they are, and no matter whether they are fashionistas or not…all come together through the language that we all speak being: Fashion.
Fashion Prete Moi Paris
Photo : by Melissa Ladd
Parisian fashion really goes beyond the label.  I have seen H&M, Chanel, Longchamp, and Alexander McQueen walking down the streets of Paris today and all coexisting together.  I see scarves, denim shirts, plaid all being worn according to a person’s own taste and twist which makes it interesting.  It is a truly exciting time to be in Paris.  It is an exciting time to not be in school and able to go to fashion shows.

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Galeries Lafayette Gourmand Gourmet & Grocery

Probably the chicest grocery store in Paris aside from La Grande Epicerie over at Le Bon Marché, the Galeries Lafayette saw a need in the very commercialized Grand Magasins quarter : a low count of grocery stores! So much fashion shopping and so little places to get your daily goods.

That has all changed now in this beautifully organized grocery boutique in the bottom floor of the Galeries Lafayette home department building on boulevard Haussmann. The displays beckon to you to pluck some of that juicy looking fruit, or fill a paper sachet full of nuts and grains, and the whole thing is surrounded on all sides (and above) by a massive food court with an extensive choice of restaurants and food stands with EVERY kind of cuisine you could hope for, ready and waiting for your order.
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Luxury Life for an Afternoon @ Le Grand Hôtel du Palais Royal

Oh what a lucky life it is, when the chance to test the spa at a five star luxury hotel in Paris, comes wafting my way on a warm summer breeze. I was so delighted to be invited to test the spa with a massage and a visit of the beautiful luxury boutique hotel : Le Grand Hôtel du Palais Royal. Oh what a jewel this gorgeous place is, tucked away on a quiet street just steps away from the Louvre and the Palais Royal gardens. It is everything from classic architecture, to subtly chic decor, and everything you hope for in five star service. It was with pure happiness that I spent my afternoon there getting massaged, tasting wonderful food, and oggling this historic monument.

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Mon Petit Poulet

My little chicken : it almost sounds like one of those funny terms of endearment that the French use. they often say « My little duck » or « my little bunny » or « my little cabbage » or « my little flea » to children. Women often call each other « my hen »… so this almost strikes me as the male version. But no, it’s not a term of endearment, it is a brand new rotisserie spot in the middle of the Batignolles quarter. It is their third address in France, and the first one in Paris. And it is a hit, especially on Sundays for that midday meal. Their first Sundy open they actually ran out of chicken! It seems the Parisians want their roast chicken and to eat it too. Mon petit poulet…it’s even great for those on a student budget! So you really can have your chicken and eat it too!!!

Mon Petit Poulet
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