30 March 2016

Cake rafts

Among this Easter's pastry creations at La Grande Épicerie were "lifesaver" cakes with chocolate eggs, a dessert worthy of applause as it's brought to the table.

29 March 2016

28 March 2016

27 March 2016

Joyeuses Pâques

After a rain and hope springs fresh on a new day.
A Happy and Joyous Easter to one/all

25 March 2016


A boulanger works quickly to shape olive fougasses, pretzel-like flatbreads that originated in Provence. For Good Friday larger ones will have seven holes representing the face of Jesus Christ.

24 March 2016

Portrait of a Lady

A portrait of a Grande Dame, part of a photography exhibition by her grandson, seems to be keeping tabs at the famed Hôtel du Nord.

23 March 2016

22 March 2016

20 March 2016

Bicycle blue

This bicycle's colors are set off by Buren's columns at the Palais-Royal.

19 March 2016

Wine, cheese, charcuterie

Sharing plates of artisanale farm cheeses and charcuterie accompanied by exquisite French wines at Legrand Filles et Fils.

Galerie Vivienne 75002

18 March 2016

Molière, blindfolded

Someone (was it you?) has placed a red blindfold onto the statue of Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, better known as Molière, his stage name.

17 March 2016

Saint Paddy's green

A green trashcan in the far corner, green bicycles, a green café... right on cue for Saint Patrick's Day.

16 March 2016

15 March 2016

13 March 2016

Step up

The light streaming from overhead gives these steps an ethereal feel.

12 March 2016

Parting shot

Philippe Starck's interior pays homage to artist Salvador Dali who spent about a month of each year here for thirty years in the old Royal Suite.

Le Meurice
228 rue de Rivoli 75001

11 March 2016

Jars of light

Mason jars as lamps at La Tiborna, a tiny Portuguese coffee shop-deli off rue des Abbesses.

10 March 2016

9 March 2016

Between the sheets

A tiny chocolate shop sells sheets of chocolate in over a dozen varieties by the kilo.

Above: spicy piment d'espelette, candied violets, hazelnuts, walnuts, white and dark chocolates

L'Atelier du Chocolat
109 rue Saint-Antoine Paris 75004.

8 March 2016

Saint Joan of Arc

Jeanne d'Arc, "The Maid of Orléans," astride a golden steed facing the Left Bank and soon-to-be-setting sun.

7 March 2016

Turning red

A bright red pouch bag by British designer J.W. Anderson in the window at Colette.

213 rue Saint-Honoré 75001

5 March 2016

Helena Almeida

"Corpus" is an extraordinary exhibition of photography and sketches by Portuguese artist Helena Almeida at the Jeu de Paume til May 22.

4 March 2016


 Enduring luxury, l'art de vivre: Angelina's tea room remains a favorite of tourists, cinéastes and celebrities. Below, an array of just some of their artful pastries.

3 March 2016

Model shoot

It's Fashion Week and model shoots are turning up in unexpected nooks, with Montmartre particularly busy.
Above: fake snow and pine trees set the scene for an ad for men's ski wear

2 March 2016

Cubism, from above

The sun finally put in an appearance, bathing these garret apartment rooftops in a soft afternoon light.

1 March 2016

Cheese as art

Créations by Laurent Dubois, winner Meilleur Ouvrier de France 2000, best cheesemaker in the world.

Bottom photo: oui, that's black truffle