Posts by Erica Berman:

  • Inside the Residence Kann Coffee Shop by Canal St Martin in Paris

    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.

  • Solidarity, Peace, and Hope in Paris. Nous Sommes Tous Charlie.

    Paris. We love you and our hearts are heavy for you. What happened at Charlie Hebdo will be with us forever. The families, colleagues, and victims are in our thoughts and prayers. There is the promise that we can use this momentum of hope to move forward and make us all better people, this world a better place. A world where freedom of expression prevails. Everywhere.

  • My Montmartre, HiP Paris Blog, Photo by Erica Berman

    My Montmartre: Erica’s Favorite Spots In Montmartre

    Montmartre. My Parisian neighborhood. My home, on and off, for over 20 years. Over the years, many things in the neighborhood have changed and evolved but I have remained faithful and dedicated to this little slice of Parisian happiness. SoPi has exploded and Montmartre has gentrified. Real estate values are up. Abbesses now evokes hip, funky and stylish.

  • 5 Octobre: Handmade Jewelry in Paris’ Marais

    On a rare afternoon off, I took a stroll in Paris and came upon 5 Octobre and Sophie, its adorable owner. She has wonderful gem of a boutique selling her handmade jewelry in the Marais. After hearing a little bit more about her unusual story, I’m so glad to share it with you here – […]

  • Le Chateaubriand: Hip, Inventive and Sophisticated Dining in Paris’ 11th

    Erica Berman Located by Parmentier bobo hipster central and one of my personal favorite up and coming Parisian neighborhoods, Chateaubriand is certainly no new kid on the block. Gandhu & Sarah After following the ups and downs and mixed reviews of Chateabriand for years — the best, most creative food in Paris for some, too […]

  • Leaving Italy For Paris

    Coffee is still good. Coffee is still cheap. The sun is still shining. The Italians are still smiling. My taxi driver was friendly. I got to the airport too early. My check in was easy.

  • Still in Italy, Paris Here I Come

    I’m still in Italy.  The coffee is still fast and the Italians are still ever so sweet. I’m still in Italy, but not for long. Bogliasco (above) & San Disiderio, Liguria, Italy I will soon be leaving the country of sunshine, smiles and scooters where everything is possible and everything is doable. Genoa, Italy I will […]

  • L’Office: A Delicious Paris Neo-Bistro in the 9th

    L’Office owner Charles Compagnon Coming off a string of mediocre Paris meals, I was less then lukewarm about heading out to, yet another Paris neo-bistro. Anticipating haughty service and below average food at a high price in banal ambiance, I almost bowed out of my recent girl’s night out at L’Office. Going into this meal […]

  • Fast Coffee in Italy – Quick, Cheap and Delicious

    Coffee and focaccia – Breakfast in Genoa In Italy, coffee is delicious, quick, and to the point. You arrive, you order, you drink, you go. Now, your day can start or your afternoon can continue. Your barrista probably knows your name, the name of first born child, where you live and, most importantly, what kind […]

  • August in Paris: The City’s Still Buzzing

    August. An ideal time to be in Paris, as long as you don’t expect endless days of sunny hot weather or being able to work on the perfect tan. Yes, as the current season has shown, Parisian summer weather can be unpredictable! Being in Paris in August is still fabulous (and my favorite month of […]

  • My Green Getaway: Eco Friendly Vacation in Bio-Friendly Brittany

    Eco House Tremeoc Brittany Summer is here and the crowds are starting to flee Paris for the coast. As I tend to do things in reverse and will be staying in Paris this July to enjoy all of the amazing summer festivals and events, I hit Brittany for a two-week jaunt in May, just before […]

  • French Restaurant Etiquette: Dining in France Like a Local

    TheCarol Dining in a restaurant in France is pretty much the same as in the US, or is it? Looks can be deceiving. In fact, eating out in France is quite different from the typical North American restaurant experience. I often relive with humor a French family vacation filled with my family showing up for […]

  • Very Swell – Underground Concept Dinners,Teas & Cocktails in Paris

    When Sweet Pea Baking in Paris followed me on Twitter I was intrigued by the idea of an American baking for Frenchies in the city of light. Upon meeting Sweet Pea (aka Alisa Morov) I was seduced by her vivacious personality and her innovative new project  Very Swell not to mention sated by her sinful 2-pepper […]