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Paris’ Maison du Pastel: A Feast of Color

Diamond White, Autumn Leaves, Naples Yellow. These are just some of the color creations lining the walls of the historic Maison du Pastel boutique in the 3rd arrondissement. The shop sells a range of pastels that date back to the 18th century.
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Les Fleurs: Eclectic Handcrafted Artisanal Gifts in Paris

An eclectic gifting go-to carrying wares from (almost) exclusively small producers? This place does exist and it’s hiding steps from the bustling rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine in Paris’ 11ème arrondissement....read more
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La Main Noire: Elevating Paris’ Café (and Tea) Scene

The latest addition to the Australian school of how-to-start-your day is La Main Noire Collective a group of coffee professionals and devotees who cite Australian coffee and brunch culture as their main inspiration in their quest to “enhance the ...read more
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Aujourd’hui Demain, Paris’ First Vegan Concept Store

The continued growth of vegetarian restaurants and speciality shops in Paris is proving to be much more than a passing trend as an increasing amount of Parisians are swapping out their steak-frites for a bol végé. The green movement in Paris has ...read more
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Society Room: Art de Vivre and Shopping in Paris’ 8ème

What if you stepped into one of those swoon-worthy Parisian pied-à-terres, only to find everything was available for purchase? This is the idea behind Society Room, a fully furnished – and fully shoppable – townhouse in the 8ème. ...read more
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Catch of the Day: Ethical Seafood in Paris

Poiscaille functions much like a CSA, a sort of farm share in which members pay to support local artisans in exchange for fresh, locally sourced produce. Instead of farmers, Poiscaille supports fishers with the help of their members, who sign up ...read more
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Montmartre: Exploring the New, Hip and Delicious in One of Our Favorite Paris ‘Hoods

Even the small village around metro Abbesses is constantly evolving with new cafés, restaurants, and shops opening all the time. If you find yourself in the 18th arrondissement visiting Sacre-Coeur or the Moulin Rouge, make sure to stop by some ...read more

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Beyond Colette: Paris Concept Store Shopping and Dining Bliss

While die hard fans will argue that nothing will ever replace the innovative space and business model of Colette, the unique combination of shopping and indulgence that it offered can still be found in the capital....read more
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Printemps du Goût: A Paris Shopping Institution Focuses on French Terroir

On January 10th the iconic Parisian department store Printemps followed the example of competitors Le Bon Marché and Galeries Lafayette by opening their own épicerie fine, Le Printemps du Goût....read more
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Dealer de Gourmandises: A Homemade Candy Shop in Montmartre, and More

Montmartre has a new sweet spot as it welcomes the Dealer des Gourmandises, a candy shop featuring homemade, locally sourced, organic and artisanal products....read more
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Keeping Stylish in the Rain: Inside Paris’ Last Umbrella Repair Shop

Pep's is a unique umbrella repair shop helping Parisians get through the rain this winter. ...read more
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All Good Things Must Come to an End: The Closing of Colette, a Paris Fashion Institution

Colette, which has been described by Forbes as ‘The Trendiest Store In The World’, is a Paris institution. Chanel designer Karl Lagerfield famously declared that it’s the only shop he visits “because they have things no one else has”....read more
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Knife Shopping and Sharpening in Paris: Recommendations From a Chef

A trusty knife is the best accessory a cook could ask for. Without a good knife, our handiwork is useless. Sharpening your knife is absolutely essential and even if you buy the most expensive, beautiful knife, it’s not going to get the job done ...read more