Parisian Living

VIP Paris: Let your private Concierge do the work

Time is precious, and time in Paris is even more precious. Whether you’ve been here a hundred times or are seeing the city with fresh eyes, there is always something new to discover—an unexplored neighborhood, a new restaurant, a little known boutique, a clandestine art gallery, a hidden wine bar. And whether you live here […]
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Cinema Under the Stars – Free Cinema at la Villette – en plein air

Now that summer is in full swing, Parisians will seek out any excuse to loiter outside for as long as possible. Luckily, the Cinéma en Plein Air festival at the Park de la Villette gives them an excuse to do just that! Back for its 19th year, ...read more
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Cul de Poule — dining at the rue des Martyrs’ Hen’s Arse.

Photo by JasonW Text by Geneviève Sandifer If there’s one thing I think New York has perfected over Paris, it’s the art of the casual, delicious and reasonably inventive bistro meal. Most Americans first landing in France would disagree ...read more
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Chocolate and Zucchini: A Food Writer’s Recipe for Success

All photos courtesy of chocolateandzucchini.com “I’m not a local food celebrity,” Clotilde Dusoulier assures me, as she sips her Perrier on a café terrace in Montmartre. And she’s right; she’s not a local food celebrity. She’s an international ...read more
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Paris Street Music: Fête de la Musique, 21 June 2009

Paris is a wonderful city to wander. With winding streets, beckoning café terraces and chestnut trees reaching out their soft leaves to passersby, it’s hard to remain immune to the charm of this pedestrian way of life. Parisians themselves, as ...read more
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David Lebovitz’s Sweet Life in Paris

Photo: Louisa Chu It’s easy to be jealous of David Lebovitz when you learn how he spends his days: spreading Bordier butter on toast, browsing through Paris’ open air markets, testing recipes, hopping in and out of bakeries and chocolate shops, ...read more
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Playtime in Saint Germain

While many tourists may be flocking to more traditional art institutions (the Louvre, the Musée d’Orsay), in-the-know Parisians are simply soaking up the art in their own neighborhoods. That’s right… public art is on the rise ...read more

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Following the Chocolate in Paris

photos courtesy of laduree.fr & chocolatezoom.com There are many ways to experience Paris, but one of the more decadent ones is, simply, to follow the chocolate. Yesterday, I had the pleasure of doing just that when I tagged along on Context ...read more
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Conceptual Retail: A Tour of Paris’ Concept Stores

How many times have you wandered around a department store, and with every identical rack and bored attendant felt your eyes glaze over and the thrill of shopping fade perceptibly? In my earlier post I wrote about the annoying pretense of many ...read more
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Cocktails in Paris: Curio Parlor

photo courtesy of womenmanagementparis.blogspot.com At first you thought you’d never tire of your pre-dinner kirs or pastis on traditional café terraces. But after one-too-many botched martinis, you’re willing to start considering alternatives. ...read more
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Pozzetto – finally, fabulous coffee & gelato in Paris

Photo Erica Berman Despite my recent tirade and blog post ranting about the poor quality of coffee in France, I am pleased to announce that I recently had a fabulous cup of coffee in Paris. It was a coffee surprisingly worthy of any I have had ...read more
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Deyrolle: Rue du Bac’s Temple of Taxidermy

Photo courtesy of Deyrolle.fr While taxidermy has become trendy of late, there is only one place that has been using naturalized animals to lure clients since 1831. Nestled on the charming Rue du Bac, Deyrolle is a shop unlike any other in the ...read more
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Spreeing for Spree

Ah, the concept store.  Prescriptive, arrogant, attractive, alternately kitschy-cheap and prohibitively expensive; it’s hard to avoid mixed feelings when dealing with these store-size display cases of “cool”. Except, that is, if you wander up ...read more