La Récolte : Organic Boutique in Paris

Article by Melissa Ladd When I write the word « boutique » it is on purpose, because La Récolte is not just an organic grocer ordinaire, it is a darling boutique with all the charm and service you would hope to find in an establishment with such a title. La récolte is an almost all organic store (either organic or wild heirloom… Read more →

Ralph’s : American in Paris

Article by Melissa Ladd Some places, no matter where they are, just remind me of my roots. Ralph’s is one of those places. The Ralph Lauren restaurant at the flagship store on the boulevard Saint Germain is like opening a door in Paris and entering into New England. I felt like I had stepped out of Paris upon stepping over… Read more →

A New Wave of Portuguese Designers : Diego Miranda & Luis Buchinho AW2016

Article by Frank Cierpial In fashion school we learn about the big 5 (fashion weeks). There’s New York, Paris, London, Milan, and Hong Kong. The more experience that I gain in Fashion however, the more I realize that the big 5 is really just a big myth. In Italy, they say the big 6 which includes Rome. In France, it is… Read more →

Hotel Westminster’s Signature Cocktail

When a five star luxury hotel in Paris invites you to test their cocktail concept and Michelin starred chef Christophe Moisand’s menu, YOU DO NOT SAY « NON MERCI ». You say OUI OUI OUI and make time in your life for things like that! I brought a friend with me, one whom I knew would appreciate everything we were destined to… Read more →

Musée de la Contrefaçon – Museums of Fakes

Article by Frank Cierpial Contrefaçon in French, means « counterfeit items » in English. Yes, in Paris you can find museums for the authentic and the unauthentic, but the atmosphere is totally different. We go to art museums for the same reason that we go « window shopping » on Rue de Faubourg Saint Honore. We go to marvel at something; either we marvel… Read more →

Lolabar’s Amazing Gin Cocktails

Article by Melissa Ladd In the depths of January, it is hard to find the courage to head out in the evenings, with all that dreary weather, and cold wind. It’s easier to slip on some pajamas and be cozy on the couch. But, I was so enticed by the beckoning words « GIN COCKTAILS » on the invitation. I’m a sucker for a… Read more →

Paris Haute Couture : Ludovic Winterstan SS16

Article by Frank Cierpial Nostalgia is part of the human condition. Millions of people visit the Notre Dame de Paris everyday to see this relic that stands in Paris since the Middle Ages. Coming here for the first time from New Jersey was like going into a time machine and coming out 7 hours later my mind back in the… Read more →

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