French Feasts, Dutch Oven (Ames Lai) Christmas is four days away et bien sûr, I am quite tardy in purchasing some very special gifts for the very special people in my life. Since I work for a company that rents boutique Parisian flats, I do tend to gift friends and family with French-inspired goodies, items… …read more

Evil Genius Society Paris is one of the most dangerous cities to go gift-shopping. I mean, when you’re looking for the perfect piece of the City of Light to share with your family and friends, how can you resist the soaps at Fragonard, the pottery and notebooks at Astier de Villatte, the cool kid CDs… …read more

Tiago Pereira I got my first Opinel pocket knife at age seven—the age of reason, my parents must have thought—during a summer vacation in the French Alps. Each member of my family had one, and they got plenty of use during mountain hikes: my father’s to carve intricate pattern on his walking stick, my mother’s… …read more

The Hip Paris Holiday Gift Guide continues with A Cup of Jo’s fabulous Joanna Goddard. (Thanks so much, Joanna!) We just love her French-inspired gift idea, and plan to stock up on several pairs toute de suite! -Maggie Two years ago, my New Year’s Resolution was to dress like a French woman. My only question… …read more