Paris Independent Wine Growers’ Salon Nov 26-30

Illustrations Michel Tolmer Paris is not only a great place to drink wine, it’s also a great place to buy—especially this week. From November 26-30, 2009, the annual Independent Wine Growers’ Salon (Salons des Vins des Vignerons Indépendents) will take place at Paris’ Porte de Versailles. This event is the perfect occasion to taste and […]
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Slow Food – Euro Gusto 09 in the Loire Valley, Nov 27-30

Photo: Despite its name, the Slow Food movement is gaining momentum, and the new Euro Gusto event is proof that the Slow philosophy—“good, clean and fair”—is here to stay. Euro Gusto, which will take place from November 27-30 in more
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Nov 18-24: the Environmental Film Festival at La Pagode

The 27th International Festival for Environmental Film runs from November 18 – 24 at La Pagode, the left bank’s famed artsy cinema house. Thirty-six countries are represented with 104 films, so there should be something to suit every more
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Le Beaujolais Nouveau Est Arrivé! (Well, almost…)

Photo courtesy of French Wine a Day While those of us in the U.S. look forward to the fourth Thursday of November – our beloved Thanksgiving holiday – in France, it is the third Thursday of the month that has become a day to celebrate. It is on more
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I Know How To Cook – Ginette Mathiot’s Classic Cookbook translated: Chocolate & Zucchini’s Clotilde Dusoulier at WH Smith in Paris – Tuesday, Nov. 17

Our friend Clotilde Dusoulier (of Chocolate and Zucchini) has helped to edit the English version of Ginette Mathiot’s classic french cookbook, Je Sais Cuisiner. This book is the bible of French cooking and can be found in just about every more
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Paris by Appointment Only: YSL’s Country Home Blow Out at Christie’s France

Our friend Zeva Bellel at Paris by Appointment Only has the inside scoop on the upcoming auction of country home furnishings of deceased designer Yves St. Laurent. If you have a chance to attend the auction from November 17-20, you could own a more
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Portes Ouvertes Montmartre: Ateliers From Anvers to Abbesses Open Their Doors

Monmartre’s legacy as Paris’ artistic epicenter continues this weekend, when the annual “Portes Ouvertes Montmartre” returns. For three days only, the artists of Montmartre will open the doors of their ateliers (artist more

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Contemporary Art Week in Paris: A Recap

Donald Urquhart’s An Alphabet of Paris (Arletty to Zizi) — Courtesy of Last weekend marked the end of one of Paris’ most feverish cultural weeks during which 4 contemporary art fairs competed for the attention of collectors, more
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“French Cinema Now” film festival in San Francisco Oct 28-Nov 4

Calling all San Francisco film buffs and francophiles … The San Francisco Film Society’s French Cinema Now—a new seven-day annual festival—is taking place from October 28 – November 4.  Co-hosted by the French-American more
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High Culture in Paris This Fall – Classical Music Concerts for All

Vingt Paris’ David Britain fills us in on classical music concerts, ballets, and operas you won’t want to miss in Paris this fall… Text by David Britain You may know of the hazy jazz dungeons in the 5ème, and scene-y indie rock more
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Food Writers (David Lebovitz, Dorie Greenspan & Alexander Lobrano) Discuss Dessert Wed Oct 28 – American Library Paris

all photos coutesy of If you’re like us, you’ve got a serious sweet tooth. Indulge it this Wednesday, October 28, at 7:30pm by heading to the American Library in Paris to hear acclaimed food writers Dorie more
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Eiffel Tower (120 Years Old) Will Sparkle in the Sky every night for 3 months! The Eiffel Tower is one of those icons that still thrills me every time it sneaks into my line of vision. Whether from the rue de Belleville in the 19th, the steps of the Panthéon in the 5th, or the bridges on the western more
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Fiac Paris, Oct 22-25, 09 Contemporary Art’s Creme de la Creme True to Parisian form, Fiac, the international contemporary art fair taking place October 22-25, aims to impress. Hundreds of works, spread throughout the Tuilleries gardens, the Cour Carrée of the Louvre and the Grand more
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