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Classic French Cuisine on a Budget: Bouillon Julien Paris

Many have lamented traditional brasseries’ and bistrots’ decline into mediocrity. The pendulum may have swung back a little, and not a moment too soon for those nostalgic for affordable French comfort classics. The public’s insatiable appetite for a quality bargain has meant that les bouillons are experiencing a revival. Newcomer Bouillon Julien entered the field this past summer.
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Parisian Living

Paris Cats Part 2: How to Adopt Parisian Kitties (Lie)

I didn’t want cats when we got to Paris, but my husband, Sam, and the last remaining kid at home, Caleb, talked me into it. I was tired of fur and destroyed furniture and paw prints on the kitchen counter, but in a moment of weakness, I caved. Sam and Caleb called me from the cat adoption agency. Between them they didn’t speak enough French to satisfy the cat adoption people....read more
Coffee

A Design-Forward Paris Coffee Shop: Residence Kann

On a recent stroll through the Canal St. Martin, I stumbled upon the new coffee and concept shop Residence Kann. The cute, modern space, tucked off the canal on rue des Vinaigriers, boasts comfortable furniture, highly curated tableware, and a cozy backroom perfect for meetings or a quiet moment....read more
Parisian Living

Paris Cats Part 1: Picking a French Kitty, or Two

By the time we moved to Paris, I was tired of pets. That’s why I put my foot down when we got to Paris. No pets. Caleb was the only kid left at home, and he’s going to college in four years, so there was no use getting pets. However, it soon became clear that the entire future happiness and wellbeing of two-thirds of the family was in jeopardy unless we got a cat....read more
Events

January Events in Paris: Men’s Fashion Week, Classical Music, Soldes, Irving Penn & More

As usual January in Paris is full of many fabulous events to help forget the winter chill. Enjoy! -Erica The new year starts with a bang for fashion lovers in Paris. The city hosts Paris Fashion Week from January 17 to 25, which features both ready-to-wear and haute couture fashion for men. Fashion shows and trade events take place across the city; the Grand Palais, the Palais Brongniart, ...read more

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What to do on New Year’s Eve in Paris

New Year's Eve is an opportunity to treat yourself to a fun end to this season of fêtes, and it's hard to think of a more glamorous way to say adieu to the année than taking yourself out for a night on the town in Paris. Here are some great options for celebrating the New Year in Paris. ...read more
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How to Choose Champagne for New Year’s Eve

No other beverage is more associated with New Year’s Eve than champagne. Viewed by many as the pinnacle of sparkling wines, the art of champagne making has been perfected in the eponymous French region for centuries. Selecting the right bottle for the most sparkling night of the year can be a daunting task. These expert tips will help guide you choose the best champagne for New Year’s Eve....read more
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A Zero Waste Living Shop in Paris: La Maison du Zéro Déchet

With the increasing awareness of the impact of excess waste on our planet, you might be wondering how you personally can help. La Maison du Zéro Déchet is not only a concept shop, it’s a resource center truly dedicated to zero-waste living. It’s the first place of its kind in Paris, and hosts a program of workshops, conferences, screenings, and urban walks, as well as a beautiful and ...read more

Food & Drink

The Best Australian-Style Brunch & Coffee in Paris

The Aussie brunch, or “brekkie” (short for breakfast), has taken off internationally. Australian’s love to travel, and have taken their passion for brunch and coffee with them, opening cafes in London, New York, and Paris. Locals have jumped on the bandwagon too. The New York Times describes Australian brunch as ‘bright mashups of foods that are healthy, natural and luxurious all at once’. So ...read more

The Best Veggie and Vegan Burgers in Paris

Paris’ favorite form of American cultural appropriation is certainly in the form of burgers. This side of ten years ago, though, you’d be hard pressed to find a patty that wasn’t made of meat. Nowadays, however, things are much more veggielicious — and hoorayfor that! Be it of the bean, grain, soy, or seitan variety, Paris is the new go-to for piled-high veggie burger creations. Here are our ...read more

Artisanal Boulangerie & Brunch in Paris: Benoit Castel

Benoit Castel’s boulangerie in the 20th arrondissement may not be in the center of Parisian action, but it’s well worth the trek. And not just for the unlimited weekend brunch. Brooklyn ambiance and not a tourist in sight. During the week, the boulangerie doubles as an informal office for laptop-equipped locals, who drop by for coffee and viennoiseries....read more

Treize au Jardin: American Comfort Food in Paris

Treize au Jardin is both restaurant and tea salon, an inviting and whimsical space perfect for lunch, brunch, apéro or un petit café and decadent dessert en terrace. Treize is now open until 9pm seven days a week, making it an original place for an after-work drink. Brunch is served on both Saturdays and Sundays, and is best enjoyed with a tea pot of gin and tonic. They even have a resident ...read more

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