Not long ago, Pigalle, Paris’ former red-light district had a naughty reputation. Fast forward to 2021, this lively area located at the base of Montmartre has reinvented itself as one of the city’s trendiest quartiers. Here’s a brief guide to this re-vamped quartier in the city of lights …read more

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

Everyone has their favorite café. It’s usually the one closest to home or the office, because it’s not actually about the coffee, it’s about the crowd of familiar faces and friendly gossip. There are a few mythic addresses, though, for which even locals will cross town to savor a sun-soaked terrace, a colorful scene or… …read more

Photos Erica Berman – cappuccino Genova I’m back in Paris after 2 months of learning Italian in Genoa, Italy. The cool Paris weather is a shock after the heat of Italy, but I’m excited to be home. Naturally, I can’t help comparing the (Genovese) Italians to the (Parisian) French with whom I have cohabited for almost… …read more