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Paris Take-Homes: Stationery Shop Souvenirs

Paris Take-Homes: Stationery Shop Souvenirs

The Parisians have always created pretty papeterie or stationery, particularly notebooks, handmade writing paper and greeting cards, all things we once took for granted, yet which we rarely use in this digital age (notebooks aside for me, which I use on a daily basis). I...
Paris Walks – Strolling Paris’ Passages and Boulevards

Paris Walks – Strolling Paris’ Passages and Boulevards

Paris walks are all about wandering the grand boulevards and exploring the elegant arcades. Amble about for an hour and you’ll understand how Paris gave birth to the flâneur, a stroller fascinated with street life, for whom sauntering the city was the best way to experience...
Paris Cooking Class: Mastering the Macaron

Paris Cooking Class: Mastering the Macaron

Spending two weeks in one of the world’s great gastronomic capitals and not doing a Paris cooking class would have been like going to Siem Reap and not clambering around Angkor Wat. Doing a French cooking course was a given, what kind was the question. Visitors to...
Shopping for Ethical Fashion in Paris

Shopping for Ethical Fashion in Paris

At a pretty boutique in Montmartre, I talk to the delightful owner about responsible shopping and how to shop for ethical fashion in Paris and abroad. Mademoiselle Bambû resides on the cobblestone lane of Rue de la Vieuville, a lovely Montmartre backstreet that few tourists...
Best Paris Food Souvenirs — From French Traiteur Treats to Epicerie Specialties

Best Paris Food Souvenirs — From French Traiteur Treats to Epicerie Specialties

The best Paris food souvenirs include delicious French traiteur treats such as pâtés, vinegars, preserves, and spices, and épicerie specialties such as gourmet ingredients, fine olive oils, wonderful charcuterie, and even cooking utensils. These are the edible souvenirs we recommend you take home when you’re in Paris. The...
A Cote de Boeuf Recipe Courtesy of Chef Pierre Gagnaire

A Cote de Boeuf Recipe Courtesy of Chef Pierre Gagnaire

A Cote de Boeuf recipe – or more correctly, Côte de Bœuf recipe – from superstar French Chef Pierre Gagnaire became one of our most memorable souvenirs of our stay in Paris but when we posted it to our site we could never have known it would become one...
Breaking Bread: Baguette Tasting in Paris

Breaking Bread: Baguette Tasting in Paris

As much a part of the French ‘look’ as a striped sailor’s shirt or foulard (scarf), the baguette is something of a fashion accessory in Paris, tucked under an arm, poking out of a shopping bag, or sharing a bicycle basket with a posie of...
Playlist: Fanfan and Marco’s Paris Chanson Playlist

Playlist: Fanfan and Marco’s Paris Chanson Playlist

Some of us love songs for the lyrics, but sometimes, even when the language is our own, the lyrics are unintelligible yet still we’re smitten with the music – and, in the case of Fanfan et Marco, who we saw at Au Limonaire on Sunday...
Local Knowledge: Marie Theres from Montmartre

Local Knowledge: Marie Theres from Montmartre

Our latest insider we’re profiling for the Paris edition of our Local Knowledge series is Parisian artist and art historian Marie Theres from Montmartre. It’s a beautiful spring evening when Marie Theres Berger takes us to her small studio, hidden, with a dozen other artists’ ateliers,...