Catégorie : Bon Plan

BYOB (Brew Your Own Beer)

In search of an interesting gift for Chéri’s 40th birthday, I thought about a forty year old bottle of whisky…aaaand then I learned the price. €€€€€! I figured it would be better to save that kind of money for vacation. So, I asked around and someone suggested a beer brewing workshop. Bingo! Chéri loves beer, so do I, and it… Read more →

Circus Bakery Paris

Those who know me, know that just the name of this bakery is enough to beckon me there. But as luck would have it, their baked goods are worth the treck from my corner of Paris. As I opened the door, the intoxicating scent of cinnamon engulfed me. Decadent was the word that escaped my mouth. I felt like I… Read more →

Nadia the Shoe Fairy

I could not decide on the title for this post. The « Courtyard of Happy Feet » was the second runner up. I also considered « There’s Something About Nadia, or even simply « Rouge Patine, » but, there IS just something about Nadia and it requires a magical title. It was one of those days where things just happened magically. I magically caught the… Read more →

A Taco Craving Adventure

I don’t know what it was that caused my taco craving, but it was something fierce. Me, who loooooves my charming neighborhood, les Batignolles, and doesn’t often cross the city unless absolutely necessary, well… The taco craving made me do it. It took me 40 minutes and a few methods of transportation, and I found myself at the bottom of… Read more →

Les Epiciers Modernes

An « Epicerie » in French is an entire concept. For some time now it has technically been the mini mart down on the corner where you can grab some milk that you forgot at the market and don’t have time to go farther. But historically, an Epicerie has been more than that. If translated literally an « épicerie » could be called a… Read more →

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 →

Cider and Sarrasin Crêpes Satisfaction

Guillaume, we call him the crêpe guy at the Marché des Batignolles, makes the most amazing crêpes. He sources his buckwheat flour locally to be a more eco friendly commerce, as well as to support other local commerce. Sarracuisine. Read more →

Day Trip from Paris : Provins

Provins (the S is not prounced) is a little over an hour by train from Paris train station Gare de L’Est. It is a fantastic place to go with kids of all ages during the high seasons (April through October). The main attraction are the the medieval shows that are performed but also for the medieval architecture. And even if… 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 →

One Smart Parisian Habit To Adopt 

The Parisian, and incidentally the French, are often known for their healthy life habits. They can be associated with moderation when it comes to food and drink; a less-is-more approach to using make-up; and even sensible practices when it comes to garnishing their wardrobe.  I have integrated one of those good habits into my life and I benefit greatly from… Read more →

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