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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.
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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
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Livening up the Left Bank: Trendy New Addresses in Paris’ 7th

The Gros Caillou (or “big pebble”) neighborhood spans from Invalides to the Champs de Mars in the 7th arrondissement. Recently opened businesses are revitalizing the district with their youthful energy. ...read more
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An Independent Tea House’s Success in Montmartre: Neo. T.

Nestled on rue de Martyrs, Neo. T. is a tiny tea shop that brims with carefully sourced teas from small producers, sold along with tea making accessories and cute oriental knickknacks....read more
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A Bio Butcher in Paris: Buying Organic Meat in Montmartre

If your experience of shopping for meat in Paris is limited to picking up a shrink-wrapped steak at Monoprix or roast chicken that’s been sitting all morning under a heating lamp at the local market, do yourself a favor and step into the ...read more
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Living Like a Local: How To Spend Sunday in Paris (Part III)

Parisians take relaxing very seriously. France is world renowned for its 35-hour workweek, its terrace coffee sipping, August vacations, people watching and sleepy Sundays, bien sûr! Here are some local Parisian tips for making the most of your ...read more

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Les French Desmoiselles: Ethical Fashion Made in France

Les French Demoiselles, brainchild of young Marseillaise designer, Fanny Grosbois, is designed for “urban dreamers.” With an aesthetic that embodies the femininity and elegant simplicity, the styles are timelessly French....read more
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Empreintes: A New Concept Store Dedicated to French Craftsmanship

One of the newest gems of the Haut Marais, the Empreintes concept store is dedicated to fine art. At four stories and 600m2 of floor space, it’s one of the largest concept stores in the city, but you won’t find any kitschy trinkets here. The ...read more
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Winter Strolls: Three Itineraries for Soaking Up the Festive Atmosphere + Giveaway

There’s something particularly special about Paris over the holidays. Of course there’s the sparkling street lights, the enticing window displays, the abundance of heavenly holiday treats, but it’s something more than that. Spirits ride on this ...read more
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Holiday Shopping: Unique Christmas Gifts from the City of Light

Rebecca Plotnick Photography Gift-giving is one of those benevolent acts that requires several critical components to come together in order to make the perfect package: it should be creative and thoughtful, yet useful; selflessly chosen, but ...read more
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Made in Paris: Local Designers in Paris’ Haut Marais

Living as a local designer in the uber-chic North Marais gives me insights into not only the most fashionable cafés in the neighborhood, of which there are many, but also of the most noteworthy boutiques. It’s an area lesser known to tourists, ...read more
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La Cantine de Merci. Lunch in Paris’ Trendiest Concept Store

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 ...read more