History

Historic and Modern, Hôtel Bel Ami, Paris

Bel Ami, a novel written by renowned French author from the 19th century, Guy de Maupassant, this Hotel which has taken on the name of that title used to house a printing press, where the famous novel was first published. Just steps away from the famous literary cafés, Café de Flore and Les Deux Magots, the Hotel Bel Ami has… Read more →

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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 →

Hotel Edouard 7 lobby

Hotel Edouard 7 Puts the Chic in « Boutique Hotel »

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… Read more →

La Poste By Mail

If you live in Paris, you most likely hate going to the post office. (Of course it is probably just as annoying to go to the post office in most cities). But I never dreaded the post office until I moved here. Lines move slower than the clock on your last day of cork before vacation. Rarely are the postal… Read more →

Oriza Legrand – Perfume legends

There are perfume brands, and then there are perfume legends. Oriza Legrand is of the latter type. It is a brand that began centuries ago; in 1720 to be exact. Sadly it did not survive the hardships of WWII and the company closed down. But, two devoted connaisseurs, Franck Belaiche and Hugo Lambert, took on the challenge of reviving the… Read more →

Some Things Never Change : 19th Century Parisian Activities

Expo : Les Parisiens de Daumier. Until March 4th… HURRY! 3€ Entry. Galerie du Crédit Municipal de Paris 55, rue des Francs-Bourgeois – 75004 Paris. Mon-Fri 9am-5pm – Closed Sundays I first heard about this expo via the blog Paris, Maman et Moi. Being a 19th century French literature fan (I have the entire collection of Balzac – and FYI,… Read more →

A Wonderful Time seeking Coco Chanel

I was invited to join a fun and delightful tour with a new company called Wonderful Time. They were in the final stages of testing their tours, and asked me to join a group (thanks to Pamela of francophilia who put me in touch with them, and who joined me on the tour) for a tour of Coco. THE Coco.… Read more →

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