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Archipel: Sébastien Cordoleani’s New Range of Locally Made Leather Bags

Archipel Paris; Handmade leather bags by Sebastien Cordoleani

Tucked away in a secluded garden on top of the hill of Montmartre is the joint home-studio of Sébastien Cordoleani, sole designer and craftsman at Archipel, a new Parisian brand presenting a range of innovative and elegant leather bags.

Sébastien, an industrial designer, holds a dominant presence within the French design scene. After having trained at the ENSCI – Les Ateliers, for more than ten years he has profited from major collaborations with French furniture designers such as Tolix, Moustache, and Ligne Roset. He also continues to develop research projects with prominent craft workshops both locally and across the globe, most notably at Villa Kujoyama in Kyoto and the Villa Noailles in Hyères.Archipel Paris; Handmade leather bags by Sebastien Cordoleani More »

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Muse Florist, Montmartre Paris

Muse Flower Shop

There’s a secret garden on rue Burq. It’s cool and fragrant, and as colorful as an artist’s daydream. “I absolutely think flowers should be a part of everyone’s daily life, says Majid Mohammad, the force behind this ever-changing, ephemeral garden, Muse, Montmartre’s neighborhood flower shop, where he designs bouquets and arrangements for every occasion and budget.

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September Events in Paris; Roger Tallon Le Design en Mouvement retrospective

September Events in Paris

Artisinal Soap Workshop at La REcyclerie, Roger Tallon Retrospective, Foodamour Festival, l’Écran Japonais, Paris Food Art Week 2016, Cocktail Street, Grand Fooding San Pellegrino Plats de Résistance.

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Montmartre Roundup

Montmartre Roundup

I have a confession to make. Even though I’ve spent a good portion of my adult life exploring Paris, I’d never dedicated ample time to discovering Montmartre. Sure, I’d seen all the “must-see” spots, however, it wasn’t until this past trip that I truly experienced the neighborhood and subsequently fell in love with it. Here are my favorite addresses for an ideal day touring the famed butte.

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Grape Harvest in the Loire France

Grape Harvest in The Loire

The hot days of summer inevitably inspire winemakers to tackle the practicalities of the harvest. Here in wine country, the build up to the harvest comes with a contagious energy. It’s not just the time when winemakers collect the fruit of their hard work throughout the year, but it’s also a festive time, with teams of workers spending their days in the vines.

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Interview with Josh from Paris Wine Company, Wine Weekend Day Trip Giveaway

Wine Weekend Giveaway

We’re teaming up with Paris Wine Company to give away two tickets to Wine Weekend’s day trip to Champagne on October 10th. And to get in the mood to celebrate our favorite bubble beverage, we sat down with Josh, Owner of Paris Wine Company, to learn more. Paris Wine Company is hosting its first Wine Weekend in Paris this fall and it’s not to be missed.

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Adjusting to 'Madame' in Paris

The M Word

The first time it happened, it caught me off-guard. I paused for a microsecond, then shook it off as an isolated incident and continued on with my day. A few weeks later, though, it happened again… and then again… until one day, it just became the norm. I am talking, of course, about that two-syllable word that is an inevitable rite of passage for every young woman living in France. “Madame.”

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August 2016 Events in Paris, Rosa Bonheur Birthday

August Events in Paris

Black Movie Summer Festival, Godspeed You! Black Emperor at Le Trianon, Hypefest, Jazz at La Villette, Rock en Seine, Rosa Bonheur’s Birthday.

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4 Saisons Solidaires; a new food market concept coming to Paris

Halles Alimentaires

Food activists celebrated a victory on July 5th when “4 Saisons Solidaires,” a proposition introduced by the Communist Party, was passed by the Paris Council. The initiative is set to facilitate the opening of new food markets around the city, but this time the focusing on providing sustainable, seasonal, and local produce to low-income communities.

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