Parisian Living

Decoding French-isms: Market / Restaurant Lingo

littlebrownpen.com/chicline.com I used to think I was pretty good at French… until the day I actually moved here and realized just how nuanced the language is when it’s coming at you from all angles. Old people, young people, drunk people, foreign people—they all have their own distinct accents, cadences, and vocabularies. I quickly learned that […]
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L’Institut du Monde Arabe: Contemporary Architecture in Paris

When I lived in the 5th arrondissement, I spent hours pounding the pavement (or the cobblestones, as it were) just exploring and trying to make sense of the diverse elements that make up the neighborhood: the historic Place de la Contrescarpe ...read more
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Rose Bakery – Lunch in the Marais

Carrot Cake at Rose Bakery: rachelwoodmassey.files.wordpress.com After all the great things I have heard about Rose Bakery on rue des Martyrs, and the number of times I have tried to go there but never made it for some reason or another, I ...read more
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An American Blogger in Paris: First Impressions

Blogger Kari Geltemeyer is currently staying in Haven in Paris’ Livingstone Penthouse, and we were so excited to find that she’s been writing about her experience on her blog Litwit. It’s always so fun to see this city through ...read more
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Help an American Girl in Paris

parisviewfinder.blogspot.com As a new girl, a new American girl, in Paris, I’ve been inundated with suggestions on where to go, what to eat and, in general, how to suck the most from my Paris experience. Often, these suggestions are truly ...read more
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Back in Paris: Adjusting to Life at a French Pace

Erica Berman After seven months away, I’m back in Paris for a while and am greedily soaking up every minute of it. After two weeks, I’ve slipped back into many of my happy habits, though I’ve come to realize that settling back into my Parisian ...read more
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La Vaissellerie: Kitschy French Kitchen Supplies

Erica Berman It’s hard for me to pass by the Vaissellerie St. Antoine without stepping inside to poke around for a few moments. I inexplicably find myself stroking the blades of knives, holding quirky corkscrews up to the light, brandishing ...read more

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Winter Indulgences: Why I Love February in Paris

Erica Berman & Alain Ollier I’ve always loved Europe in the winter—and Paris in particular. And by winter, I mean real winter: January and February, when the holiday crowds have cleared out and it’s gray, gray, gray all day. I can sense you ...read more
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Wandering in Belleville: Living Art on Rue Dénoyez

Not only do I live in Paris’ coolest up-and-coming neighborhood (Belleville), but I also live just off of the coolest street in this neighborhood (Rue Dénoyez), which locates me in the epicenter of Parisian coolness. It’s an ...read more
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Paris Grays: A Collage by Nichole Robertson

Our friend Nichole (at Little Brown Pen) regularly puts together wonderfully creative color collages using images from around Paris. Her gray collage manages to capture the feeling of winter in Paris perfectly… All photos: Nichole ...read more
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Packing for Paris: The Anticipation Builds

Gerard Laurent, Pariscool.com I have that electric feeling that can only mean one of two things: either I’ve put my finger in a socket, or I am headed back to Paris. Luckily for me, it’s the latter. After seven months in North America, I am ...read more
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Romantic Paris: Valentine’s Day in the City of Love

Photos: fineartamerica.com, littlebrownpen.blogspot.com, www.azurs.net Paris has long been known as the City of Love, and with good reason. It is a place full of beauty, from the winding Seine river reflecting the city lights to the Sacré-Coeur ...read more
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Stéphanie Césaire: Luxury Handbags by the Rue Saint-Honoré

vintageinstyle.com; moviemaidens.com Photos: courtesy of Césaire. One thing that women the world over can agree on is that the search for the perfect partner is fraught with its share of trials and errors. The urge to collect can be too tempting ...read more