Restaurant

Say Fromage! Batignolles Cheese Bar : Formaticus

It was a butcher shop until recently. It probably closed because of all the competition in the Batignolles covered market. And now this lovely address with an Art Nouveau façade is a charming little cheese bar and fromagerie. Formaticus. Formaticus has fresh cheeses to take away with you and savour at home, or on a picnic; or you can snag one… Read more →

Mamma Primi – Italy in the Batignolles 

The success story of Victor, Tigrane and their somewhere north of 240 Italian collaborators have literally taken Paris by storm. Two French guys who have a major thing for Italy and Italian cuisine, opened their first restaurant in the South of France in 2015. They have not seen a wane in their popularity since. In fact it just keeps getting… Read more →

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How to Enjoy Paris  in Two Days

Article by Melissa Ladd  Here’s how to take on the City of Light with a mere two days. We did it on our mini staycation recently.  First,  pick a hotel with a great location, like right near the Eiffel Tower perhaps! We stayed at the Hotel Plaza Tour Eiffel,  which is just step away from the Trocadero esplanade yet tucked into… Read more →

A Parisian Ski Lodge with a View

 Article by Frank Cierpial  Café de L’Homme is one of those cafes in Paris that you cannot miss. I have a rubric on which I rate establishments for dining out. I call it  the “Dining Out Trinity” and it is based on a line from my idol: The great Carrie Bradshaw. She said that in New York, you either looking for… 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 →

The So Parisian…Hotel Montalembert

Another little luxury moment popped up in my schedule the other evening for a soirée of discovery at the gorgeous Hotel Montalembert. It was recently renovated and redecorated and doted with a new menu. Pascal Allaman is the signature of this Bessé Signature hotel, the small group of boutique luxury hotels owned by Anne Jousse. What pleases me the most… Read more →

Breakfast at Le Grand Hotel du Palais Royal

I do love enjoying a moment of luxury from time to time. It gives life that little spark you need to empty the clouds from your mind and boosts your mood. One of the places I love doing that is Le Grand Hotel du Palais Royal. And even better, I began my day with a little escape into a plush experience… Read more →

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