It is hard to believe that yet another year has come to a close, and in ringing in 2015 we find ourselves both grateful for the year past and eager for all this new year will bring. While looking ahead to 2015, we would like to give a nod to some of our favorite Paris… …read more

There is nothing more Parisienne that underwear that oozes sexy attitude with understated elegance and there is no where better for a decadent splurge on intimate underthings than the area around the Carrefour de la Croix Rouge on the the Rive Gauche. …read more

One of the questions we receive most frequently from our readers and guests is “I’m looking to buy an apartment in Paris – where should I start?” Buying real estate anywhere has its challenges. When you’re navigating listings, visits, brokers, fees, and regulations from across a continent or an ocean, the whole process can take… …read more

Aristide Boucicaut opened the world’s first department store in the 1850’s. Le Bon Marché was an instant and enduring success, changing shopping habits (and the neighborhood) forever. Because everyone needs to eat, we’re happy to present our favorite lunch spots in the area. …read more

Carin Olsson Before everyone gets a proper start on their New Year’s resolutions, we wanted to take a moment to look back over the past year and to thank all the wonderful and brilliantly talented contributors who help to make this blog what it is. Forest Collins Before launching into all the exciting things we… …read more

When the cold arrives in the City of Light there’s nothing better than cuddling up with a cup of hot tea and a few delicious pastries in the corner of a Parisian café. In a city like Paris the possibilities for indulgence are endless, so I’ve tried to narrow it down for you. …read more

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“Do you want help with that?” and Italian man asked me when I was trying to push three suitcases at the same time over a threshold at the airport. “Non, merci” I said and smiled. “I mean no, thank you. Or no, I mean no, grazie!”. I don’t know if it was adjusting to people… …read more

Before I moved to Paris, I was afraid of eating alone, at a table by myself, in public, for anyone to see. I have no idea why the idea was so terrifying, but it wasn’t until last year during a warm spring day in May that I found myself in this completely new and quite… …read more

After macarons, cupcakes, and cream puffs, the classic eclair is now enjoying a serious revival in Paris. Here to test the trend, Carin gathered a few knowledgeable sweet freaks to test the goods from Paris’ most notable new eclair shops, l’Eclair de Genie and l’Atelier de l’Eclair. -Geneviève …read more

As much as Paris is all about the beautiful little details, the city doesn’t lose an ounce of charm when it is admired as a whole. For some reason, no one seems able to get enough of those perfect Parisian views. Olof Grind Whether it’s the spanning city vistas from the timeless stairs of […] …read more

Carin Olsson There’s a reason why Paris is known as La Ville-Lumière, and it doesn’t have anything to do with the Eiffel Tower sparkling at night, as many people might think when they first hear Paris’ favorite nickname. Forget the architecture, the food, the culture and the fashion. The light alone would have us coming… …read more

When the sun finally comes out in Paris, it’s time to move your déjeuner or coffee break outside. In this city, you don’t need to bring along a book, magazine or something else to entertain yourself – the busy streets and the people are plenty of material for distraction. But where are the best place… …read more

Erica Berman Located by Parmentier bobo hipster central and one of my personal favorite up and coming Parisian neighborhoods, Chateaubriand is certainly no new kid on the block. Gandhu & Sarah After following the ups and downs and mixed reviews of Chateabriand for years — the best, most creative food in Paris for some, too… …read more