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Holiday Must-Have French Gifts For All

It’s that time of year again! Paris is getting even more sparkly than usual and parties are being planned. Those of us that work in luxury retail are boosting on vitamin C! Oh yes, people are shopping and dropping. As for you… you get a little help from moi. I am so happy to send out a list of some… Read more →

Hotel Marignan: Limon Bar and Rooftop Terrace

It was a hot midsummer evening and we were headed to Hotel Marignan to investigate their Limon bar that reopened about a year prior (2017)… At first glance, I thought it would be just some five star hotel bar with leopard print pillows trying to impress me with mediocre cocktails….BOY was I in for a surprise! Nothing against leopard print… Read more →

Treize Au Jardin

Or as I like to call it, The New Treize! Laurel and Kajsa, the dynamic duo of 13 A Baker’s Dozen, have done it again : created another magical address. This is the rebirth of a true labor of love. They said goodbye in March (2018) to their darling cozy spot we knew and loved on rue des Saints Pères,… Read more →

Jardin de Luxembourg : Kids Paradise!

We brought Bébé Chéri recently to the Luxembourg Garden for a day of kids fun and frolicking that was absolutely fantastic! For 4€ we had 30 minutes of stick weilding fun as our three-year-old brandished his boat stick with excitement and we raced after him trying to keep other garden-goers from losing an eye. Great fun indeed! Les Voiliers du… Read more →

Le P’tit Musset

This charming little purple decorated café has been tempting us ever since we moved to the Batignolles quarter. Well I finally went. It’s everything you could want from a French café, great food, charming atmosphere without the cliché decorum and it’s full of locals. Le P’tit Musset 132 rue Cardinet 75017 Paris Read more →

PARIS IS A PARTY!

Coming from the United States, I have an ingrained expectation of finding all my festive party-throwing needs in one big party supply store. Alas, I have spent the last 15 years strugling to find what I want, ordering from over-seas, hand-making most of it (aka my wedding where I hand made EVERYTHING) and getting party supplies in Paris wherever I can find them;… 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 →

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