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There’s no going back once you’ve experienced the tender melt of cultured-cream butter on the tip of your tongue. But I wondered: what exactly makes this ubiquitous ingredient so good here?share
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.share
Brother-and-sister team Benjamin and Nina hit upon the idea of Insidr. It’s a phone, but also more than a phone. Each 4G-equipped Android is loaded with exclusive Insidr content developed for a variety of traveler needs: singles, couples, friends, seniors and families will find recommendations tailored to their travel style.share
Paris abounds with design galleries, chic clothing boutiques and tile-floored bistros serving market-fresh cuisine, but rarely do you find more than one together under the same roof. Merci is a delightful exception, rolling out the best of fashion, design, and lunch into one stunning space in the Haut Marais neighborhood.share
Café by day and cocktail bar by night, Café Chilango is a labor of love led by Rodrigo Kambayashi and Luis Rendón. The pair are serious about serving authentic Mexican food, seeking out ingredients that make their way to Europe via Spain and concocting everything in-house, from the meat marinade to the guacamole.share
At L’Épicerie des Environs, you’ll find a local – or nearly local – version of just about everything you need to make a delicious dinner (and even clean up after): fruit and vegetables, rice from Camargue, pickles from Burgundy, fruity sorbet from Essonne, and even dish soap made in neighboring Vallée de Chevreuse.share
France is waking up to a world beyond Italian roast, and good coffee is now accessible in major French cities. Café Cuillier, which just opened its third location in Paris, has made it its mission to get people here as excited and concerned about coffee as everything else they eat and drink.share
Since moving to France I am regularly licking butter off my fingers while making tart crust or smooshing fat slices onto hunks of bread in the morning. There’s no going back once you’ve experienced the tender melt of cultured-cream butter on the tip of your tongue. But what makes this ubiquitous ingredient so much better here?share
Sandwiched between coffee shop Ten Belles and florist Bleuet Coquelicot, Mrythe is one of the Canal Saint Martin’s newest tenants. In addition to serving sandwiches, salads and gluten-free pastries, they offer a selection of take-away apéro baskets that demand to be eaten canal-side.share
It’s no longer hard to find good coffee in Paris. Lomi, Ten Belles, Cream, HolyBelly—the list of places to drink impeccable joe goes happily on. For those who have hit up all the traditional cafés, a growing selection of “concept” cafés offer novel spaces in which to savor a cup of java.share
A craft brew revolution is sweeping the city. Whether you’re new to brewing (or even beer) or just looking for a comfortable place to test out recipes, Paris now has a headquarters for novice and experienced brewers alike: Brew Unique, the city’s first brew-on-premise location.share
Shay Ola cuts an imposing figure in the tiny kitchen of DBB, his newly-opened restaurant just around the corner from République featuring a fresh take on Mexican fare.share
Inspired by the recent craft beer and cocktail movements in Paris, Nicolas and Sebastien Julhès launched their own distillery in the heart of Paris. La Distillerie de Paris starts production in 2015 with a gin, a vodka and a malt spirit which will be Paris’s first local whisky.shareManage consent
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