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Le Mordant: A Carnivore’s Paradise in the Hip 10th Arrondissement

Le Mordant Restaurant in Paris' Upcoming 10th Arrondissement

Winter is swiftly arriving in Paris and locals are warding off the froid in perfect French fashion: by gathering around tables and sharing delicious, warm, homemade food. For those who haven’t perfected the art of preparing hearty winter meat dishes or simply don’t have a table big enough for all their friends, the solution to their plight is Le Mordant – a carnivore’s paradise clothed in chic interior design.

Located on the outskirts of the 10th arrondissement at a crossroads of just-barely-cool bars and Gare de l’Est sprawl, Le Mordant may be the harbinger of an up-and-coming neighborhood of the future. The sleek and modern design definitely secures its spot as a place to be instagrammed (a heavily attended Fashion Week event that was recently held at the restaurant gained it extra points in the blogerati scene).

Le Mordant Restaurant in Paris' Upcoming 10th Arrondissement

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Demain, The Film by Cyril Dion and Mélanie Laurent

Demain: Le Film

“People are tired of hearing about what’s going wrong in the world. Everything is going wrong. Telling people over and over again doesn’t get you anywhere. So we decided to try something different instead.” Demain did not disappoint. The movie takes its audience on a two-hour journey across the globe to visit (extra)ordinary men and women who are working to bring about positive change.

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Lavomatic, Hidden Cocktails Through a Laundromat in Paris

Lavomatic

I watched as my friend approached one of the washing machines, pressed something (I’m still not sure exactly what) and, to my surprise a door swung open, not to reveal the guts of a machine à laver, but a tiny dark staircase. Speakeasy was clearly my initial thought, but in climbing the narrow staircase and arriving at the top, my expectations were overthrown. 

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Ore by Alain Ducasse at the Palace of Versailles

Ore by Alain Ducasse

Overlooking the Pavillon Dufour behind the golden gates of the Versailles palace is the newest gem of the Alain Ducasse empire. Ore, the first ever full-service restaurant within the walls of the seventeenth-century palace, affords a peaceful and simple space apart from its rich surroundings. Taking its name from the Latin word for mouth, Ore is a gastronomic experience not to be missed. 

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Champagne, Tasty Side to Life Tours

A Day in Champagne

Since becoming à la mode among French and English nobility in the 18th century, Champagne has symbolized royalty, celebration, and the elite. Few are familiar with the other side to the unique, bubbly beverage. I jumped at the chance to join Sydney Krueger of Tasty Side to Life Tours, a certified champagne tasting expert, for a day of exploring the people, villages, and nature.

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November 2016 Events, Lola Marsh

November Events

Icons of Modern Art at Fondation Louis Vuitton, La Nuit Américaine, Le Mois Particulier, Fotofever, Lola March at Point Éphémère, Portes Ouvertes d’Anvers Aux Abbesses, Lauren Collins on When in French at Shakespeare & Company, Paris Cocktail Festival.

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Le Tout Monde Restaurant, Paris

Le Tout Monde

My favorite dining companion never fails to strike up a conversation when we’re in a restaurant- sometimes with a neighboring table, often with the server or sommelier. So it was no surprise that he immediately hit it off with the owner of Le Tout Monde when we enjoyed an apéro and entrées there on a rainy evening. The conversation quickly turned to vin nature – a shared passion, it turns out – and mutual acquaintances in the small community of French natural winemakers.

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Privé de Dessert, a unique culinary concept in Paris

Privé de Dessert 2

At PDD2 what you see is not what you get. The offshoot of Privé de Dessert, the quirky SoPi restaurant where entrées and main dishes look like classic French pastries, has brought the same fun approach to the Opéra neighborhood in the guise of a take-away “pâtisserie” with a twist. Every delicacy in this bright 2nd arrondissement café looks like a pastry, yet it’s anything but dessert.

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Le Triangle: Craft Beer in Paris

Le Triangle

The craft beer boom in Paris grown at such an astonishing rate that the market has essentially become saturated in a matter of years. The team behind Le Triangle had no problem making a space for themselves in Paris’ craft beer scene, as they simple pulled from their own particular passions- cooking, micro-brewing, and hospitality- to create one of the city’s few craft beer tap-houses.

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