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From Brooklyn to Paris: A Baker’s Tale of Transition and Doughnuts

A Brooklyn doughnut maker's move to Paris

I was working as a pastry chef in Brooklyn when I met my now-husband, Leo. While I didn’t realize we would get married in less than a year, I will confess that I did secretly wish my Frenchman would whisk me away to the land of pastries, cheese, and wine. And whisk me away he did… If you had told me one year ago today that I would be living in Paris now, I would have laughed and shrugged my shoulders. And here I am, writing this from my Parisian apartment in Montmartre.

A Brooklyn doughnut maker's move to Paris

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Valentine's day 2016 in Paris.

Valentine's Day Itineraries

Paris, the City of Amour, is perhaps the most idyllic place to spend Valentine’s Day. But it’s much more than breathtaking vistas overlooking the Seine and its quiet cobbled passages ways. Design your own unique and très romantique lovers’ day by following in the footsteps of love on these three offbeat itineraries.

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We round up our favorite February happenings around Paris.

February Events in Paris

Les Jeudis Arty, HOPUP D’HIVER I Les Dîners Bons, Paris Face Cachée, Jean-Michel Alberola at Palais de Tokyo, Helena Almeida at Jeu de Paume, Jamie XX @ Zenith.

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City Life vs Country Life

City Vs Country

It had only been a few months since I moved to the French countryside, but my city life already seemed like a distant memory. In exchange for a Parisian apartment, I now have a house in the Loire Valley, complete with dwarf goat, giant, basketful of freshly harvested walnuts and vegetables, and 150 bottles worth of Gamay juice fermenting.

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A cult beverage in Paris: Hydromel de Paris

L'Hydromel de Paris

Locals and tourists alike are well acquainted with Paris’ Catacombs. But there is something aging beneath Place Denfert-Rochereau besides the famed bones of the departed. Audric de Campeau, beekeeper extraordinaire likely best known for his coveted Miel de Paris, crafts his Hydromel de Paris beneath the city’s streets.

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On the hunt for Paris' best butchers. Here are some of our favorites.

Best Butchers in Paris

Shopping for meat in Paris is a great way to discover French specialities and find inspiration for new recipes. French cuisine favors using the whole animal and encourages preparing the meat for main dishes, and here are some of our favorite addresses for stocking up.

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A Weekend in Honfleur

In late November, as a several-month stint in Paris was coming to a close, I was far from ready to leave. Perhaps it was due to the fact that fall had flown by, or that I had met a sweet Frenchman. Likely both. A weekend jaunt to Normandy’s Honfleur was exactly what I needed.

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Isabelle Bonté, Sneakers

January Events in Paris

Haute Couture Fashion Week, Les soldes, Fête du Graphisme, Martin M. H. Schreiber Talk at MEP, Sneakers objets de désirs, Gueules de Parisiens: la grande Expo, Classics Only R & B at La Bellevilloise, Paris Cocktail Week, Fête de la coquille Saint-Jacques.

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Steel, coffe shop and cycle wear in Paris.

Happy New Year 2016!

Steel Cyclewear & Coffeeshop, Jean-Marie Heidinger As 2015 comes to a close, the requisite annual nostalgia is setting in. The past year has been a trying one for the city of Paris, but certainly not without many positive and exciting happenings too. On behalf of Erica and myself, I want to take a moment to[…..]

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