There’s no doubt about it. The French are coffee mad, meaning there is plenty of option in Paris. Here are a few of my favorite spots to sit down in Paris with a good coffee and book. …read more

Things move slowly in France and, for those of us who live here, this is often a frustrating reality. Extended waits at stores like Darty or BHV to simply return a purchase, the long lines at your local boulangerie as everyone has their morning conversations with the baker- all take a little extra time out… …read more

Tucked away in a quiet street behind the hustle and bustle of the busy Place de la République, Umami Matcha is the first café in Paris to be entirely devoted to matcha, the bitter, grassy-hued powdered tea used in the Japanese tea ceremony. Yet there’s nothing ceremonial about this bright, zen-like modern space that doubles… …read more

Paris teaches you that appearances can be deceiving. One of the biggest charms of the city is how it can change from tiny to titanic, small to staggering, in a matter of meters. Mini cobble stone streets open onto magnificent esplanades and hidden passages transport you to grand boulevards. I can’t think of a café… …read more

With Stephanie of Sacrebleu, a personal travel assistant, you’ll get the best tailored Parisian experience. On a recent tour with Stephanie — an experience that felt more like an afternoon with an old friend — I rediscovered classic monuments and neighborhoods, and stumbled upon friendly shops, cafés, and historic corners. …read more

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 fashion, design, and lunch into one stunning space in the Haut Marais neighborhood. …read more

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It’s no longer hard to find good coffee in Paris. Lomi, Ten Belles, Cream, HolyBelly—the list of places to drink impeccable joe goes happily on. For those who have hit up all the traditional cafés, a growing selection of “concept” cafés offer novel spaces in which to savor a cup of java. …read more

Holybelly is unique restaurant with a killer brunch menu that occupies a special place in many diner’s hearts. At their one year anniversary in October 2014, co-owners Nico Alary and Sarah Mouchot had more to celebrate than 365 days of serving quality food to hungry Parisians. …read more

A few months back, we covered the top historical, cultural, and shopping addresses dotting Paris’ unique 20ème arrondissement. Today we’re back with favorite restaurant and nightlife names, because what is a day of exploring without a delicious meal and drink to top it off? …read more

While Nation may never be the next Parisian hotspot complete with a cool NYC-inspired acronym (I tried SoOb for South of Oberkampf but oddly it never took off), here are some spots worth checking out in the event that you find yourself off the beaten path on Paris’ east side. …read more

With the temperatures decreasing and the light dimming, winter in Paris might not seem like the most romantic time of year, however, in many ways, it can be a lovers’ paradise. Here are five fun ideas to spice and warm up your couples’ outing in the chilly city of amour. …read more

Café Le Poutch may be new to the scene at Canal Saint Martin, but it’s already made 13, rue Lucien Sampaix its own. With a good soundtrack, free wifi, and a delicious menu, the café makes an excellent choice for a lunch, an afternoon with a word document, or a coffee date. …read more

On a quiet street in the 11ème sits a quaint canteen that opened this past spring and embodies the local, fait maison trend we’ve been seeing so much of recently. I cozied up at Bloom on a recent rainy afternoon with an American friend who was visiting, and we enjoyed a lovely lunch. …read more