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.

27 March 2016

25 March 2016

Fougasses

A boulanger works quickly to shape some 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

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

21 March 2016

20 March 2016

Bicycle blue

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

19 March 2016

Wine, cheese, charcuterie

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

18 March 2016

Molière, blindfolded

Someone 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

Seedy

Incredibly crunchy, fragrant and hot from the boulanger's oven, these baguettes are ready for anything.

15 March 2016

From a houseboat

Stepping onto the deck of this houseboat I realized it had a great view of the Eiffel Tower.

14 March 2016

Sidewalk café

Even in winter Paris has no shortage of inviting sidewalk cafés ready with blankets and heat lamps.

12 March 2016

Parting shot

Leaving Alain Ducasse's restaurant in the Hotel Meurice I took a last look around at Philippe Starck's interior that pays homage to Salvador Dali, who spent a month of each year here for thirty years.

9 March 2016

Between the sheets

Choose between spicy piment d'espelette and candied violets; white and dark, or try them all. Sheets of chocolate in over a dozen varieties sold by the kilo.

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

Angelina's

Timeless luxury, l'art de vivre: Angelina's tea room remains a favorite of tourists, cinéastes and celebrities. Below, an array of 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. Here, 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

The créateur: Laurent Dubois, winner Meilleur Ouvrier de France 2000, best cheesemaker in the world.
Bottom photo: Yes those are black truffles.