Parisian Living

Cheese: Secrets for Storing Your Finds from the Fromagerie

Clockwise from the blue cheese: Roquefort; Bouchon de Sancerre; Tome Fermière; Rocamodour Ever wonder why, when you buy cheese in a proper cheese shop, it comes wrapped in a piece of lined wax paper?  Until I lived in France, I always thought that plastic wrap was the way to go.  It was only when a kind fromager […]
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What to Wear in France in the Winter: Tips from Julie Blakley

As the days grow shorter and the air gets colder, winter fashion hits the Parisian streets. Expert Julie Blakley gives us the lowdown on how to dress for a stylish (and warm) winter in France! Photos: The Sartorialist by Julie Blakley, Why Go ...read more
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Bottoms Up: The Search for Paris’ Best Cocktails

www.mikebishopillustration.com Despite what Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald might have you believe, Paris has not historically been a cocktail-drinking town. Even today, the traditional pre-dinner drink—the apéritif or more familiar ...read more
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Marché des Gastronomes – New, Hip & Happening at Pigalle

Uninspired by the usual Monoprix, Franprix, ED, and Carrefour supermarkets in Montmartre, none of which thrill me or encourage me to buy much of anything (I prefer the small market shops on rue des Abbesses and Lepic), I was intrigued to see a ...read more
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Have Your Tea… And Eat It Too

Guest blogger Sally Peabody continues her search for edible delicacies at Paris’ various tea salons… A tea flavored ‘macaron’ Gerard Mulot Paris – Paris Breakfasts Text by Sally Peabody, Your Great Days in Paris ...read more
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Wine Harvest in Paris – Montmartre’s Fête des Vendanges

Photo: Painting in Paris We all know that France produces its fair share of wine, but did you know that Montmartre has its own wine-producing tradition? In addition to being the home of Paris’ only functioning vineyard, it is also home to ...read more
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October 8-11: Paris’ Vintage Decor Events

Attention all design and interior décor gurus! This weekend there will be no respite for the aesthetically minded. After a week devoted to decorating the flesh, it’s time to think about the home. October 8-11, two not-to-be-missed events are ...read more

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Heidi Swanson’s 10 Days in Paris

Food blogger, photographer, and world traveler Heidi Swanson reflects on 10 idyllic days in Paris. From the flea markets at Clignancourt to the gelato at Pozzetto to dinner at Le Verre Volé, she hit a number of our favorite spots. Text and ...read more
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Postcards from the Seine

Courtesy of Little Brown Pen Browsing Nichole’s blog Little Brown Pen today I saw she posted this lovely snapshot she took of one of the ubiquitous postcard racks along the Seine. So romantic and appropriate! Thanks Nichole. A bientot ...read more
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Veggies chez vous – seasonal delights home delivered in Paris

Fall is here, and with that the harvest. There is no good reason that Paris dwellers need forego the delights of eating the bountiful produce found within easy reach of the city of lights.  Wanting to remain local and support the neighboring ...read more
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La Mode: Fall Fashion Week 2009 Hits Paris

photos.upi.com It’s back! Just as we begin to recover from one Paris fashion week, it seems the next is upon us. As if it lacked for style, Paris becomes that much more fashionable during this week of the year (actually two weeks of the ...read more
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Portes Ouvertes — It’s Not Too Late!

It’s not too late to visit the “Portes Ouvertes” in Menilmontant. During this event, many studios throughout the 19th and 20th arrondissements will open their doors to the public in an attempt to unite artists with the ...read more
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Rumor Has It

By Linda Donahue, ParisienSalon.com & photos by Virginia Jones Who started this rumor that Parisians are unfriendly?  Even my father, who hasn’t met a single Parisian, let alone been to Paris, believes this to be true.I’ve always found the ...read more