26 July 2017

25 July 2017

Extreme fooding: Verjus

"There would be nine fantastic restaurants in five days, seven of them with us...."

From "California Dreamin': A Paris Restaurant Marathon"

In Nouveautés

Verjus
52 rue de Richelieu 75001

24 July 2017

Edible toolbox

Every tool in this toolbox including the metallic-looking wrenches and even the box itself is made of French dark chocolate.

- A gift from Ralph -

Maison Georges Larnicol
132 boulevard Saint-Germain 75006

22 July 2017

Revolution


All eyes will be on the finish line tomorrow at Place de la Concorde, tumultuous hub of the French Revolution where Madame La Guillotine was set up.

Nouveautés

21 July 2017

Simple taste

Jeff Koons' Vincent Van Gogh bag on display at Louis Vuitton Saint Germain.

"I have the simplest taste.
I am always satisfied with the best."
Oscar Wilde

20 July 2017

Extreme Fooding: Champeaux

"There would be nine fantastic restaurants in five days, seven of them with us...."

From "California Dreamin': A Paris Restaurant Marathon"

 Forum des Halles La Canopée 75001

17 July 2017

Face time

Street artist Gregos' face seems to be showing up all over the place, here over a metro tunnel entrance.

15 July 2017

Extreme fooding: David Toutain

"There would be nine fantastic restaurants in five days, seven of them with us...."

From "California Dreamin': A Paris Restaurant Marathon"


29 rue Surcouf 75007


14 July 2017

Office art

Sculpture in a Left Bank gallery of file cabinet drawers stuffed with office workers.

13 July 2017

Please don't drop

A mother-of-pearl clutch bag glimmers from its perch in a Boulevard Saint-Germain boutique window.

12 July 2017

Morning glory

Astounding balcony views of Notre-Dame de Paris over rooftops.

- With many thanks to Joan (of Arc) and "Les Filles"! Fun - 

11 July 2017

Cleansing

This unexpected macrobiotic restaurant-small grocer has been a mainstay on a Left Bank backstreet for years.

Guenmaï
6 rue Cardinale 75006

10 July 2017

Meet you at the métro

A tucked away métro station entrance in Montmartre, often used as a point de rendez-vous.

4 July 2017

1 July 2017

28 June 2017

Tableware

Exquisite contemporary tableware set off by a minimalist interior in a Left Bank gallery-shop.

37 rue de Beaune 75007

26 June 2017

A baker's dozen

A courtyard conceals beautiful home-made brunches, lunches, buttermilk biscuits (a specialty), pies, nibbles, coffees, teas and creative summer drinks, and it's run by an American.

16 rue des Saints-Pères 75007

24 June 2017

A chef for all seasons

Stéphane Jégo, will you please move in with us?

Above: Two Starters
- Savory grilled seasonal vegetables
- All-you-can-devour terrine maison

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A Soup For All Seasons:
Stéphane Jégo's Life-Altering Parmesan Cheese Soup

Chez L'Ami Jean
27 rue Malar 75007 Paris

23 June 2017

Cherchez la femme

A new film has as its title an age-old French cliché, cherchez la femme: no matter what the problem, there's usually a woman behind it!

22 June 2017

21 June 2017

Fête de la Musique

Today as every year since 1982, live music will be on street corners, in squares, and pouring out of cafés and bars as the entire city is transformed into a giant stage. Pick a neighborhood and stroll.
(Most public transportation will be running all night)

- Search "Fête de la Musique 2017" online for programs -

Live update: 3 different venues
video 


20 June 2017

Spritzing

Aperol Spritz, the light, fizzy Italian import that muscled out the Mojito as Paris' favorite summer terrace drink.

(See Nouveautés for recipe)