21 November 2017

Elephant and dancer

Sculpture of an elephant and an image from upcoming Tribute to Edgar Degas outside the Musée d'Orsay.

November 28, 2017 - February 25, 2018

Orsay Museum
1 rue de la Légion d'Honneur 75007


- Danseuse Assise by Edgar Degas -

18 November 2017

Fall silence

Autumn colors behind Notre Dame Cathedral.

Below: a gazebo, alive with music and laughter in summer, sits silent except for the sound of falling leaves.

17 November 2017


These large crackly Israeli flatbreads (red onion flakes, sesame seeds, poppy seeds, kosher salt toppings) perfect for hummus and dips are quite different from their Eastern European cousins.

Florence Kahn
24 rue des Écouffes 75004

15 November 2017

Lobster tales

Long conversations over a long lunch at this fashionista magnet where lobster is a specialty.

41 avenue Montaigne 75008


Our shared starters:
- grilled eggplant with burrata and fresh herbs
- ginger citrus tuna tartare
- fresh green beans with raspberries and mint dressing

14 November 2017

Muchos chicos

A poster on a metro station wall advertises this incredibly refreshing dance revue.
More photos December newsletter

Tutu: Chicos Mambo
Ends January 14, 2018

Théâtre Bobino
20 rue de la Gaîté 75014

13 November 2017

Seagull in Paris

A seagull, one of many who've migrated to Paris from the Normandy seacoast, atop a statue of Charles de Gaulle.

11 November 2017

10 November 2017


It's not easy shucking oysters all day but he does it cheerfully, and artfully, as he's been doing for years.

9 November 2017

Here today

A unique though éphémère designer boutique on a narrow side street.

5 Passage de la Petite Boucherie 75006

- For 2 more months -

8 November 2017

7 November 2017

Fab Four

Playful sculptures by Dorit Levinstein at the Plaza Athénée until November 15.

Above: The Beatles crossing Abbey Road

Plaza Athénée
25 avenue Montaigne 75008

6 November 2017

Monday motivation

A grand crème with crunchy fresh pain aux raisins starts a grey November day.

View from a table

A Sunday breakfast at the Ritz.

- Merci! à Sandy et Bill -

In the bad times, choose to grow stronger. In the good times, choose to enjoy fully. 
In all times, choose to be grateful.

4 November 2017

Head in the clouds

From the window of a taxi on a misty afternoon.


Update 11/5/2017
  Last day for ice skating 210 meters above the city with 360-degree views

Montparnasse Tower
33 avenue du Maine 75015

3 November 2017

Toujours chic

Frequented by celebrated artists since the late 1800's, today Café de Flore attracts an international clientèle that includes filmmakers, fashion designers and gallery owners.

1 November 2017

Gauguin unhinged

More than 200 of the artist's most defining works.
Until January 22, 2018

3 avenue du Général Eisenhower 75008

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31 October 2017

Eve of The Dead

Halloween was adopted by the French years ago and in Paris it means ghosts, goblins, witches, monsters and zombies, many winding through neighborhoods with lanterns or candles.

*** Happy Halloween 2017 ***

Some venues with links

Half-shell heaven

Right now raw oysters shipped in fresh daily from Brittany are at almost every brasserie in Paris.

30 October 2017

Feuille morte

November is photography month as exhibitions take over the city including not-to-be-missed PARIS PHOTO November 9 - 12.

Grand Palais
3 avenue du Général Eisenhower 75008


28 October 2017

27 October 2017

Color me pink

Window shopping:
Nina Ricci's Spring 2018 Collection explodes with color.

Nina Ricci
39 avenue Montaigne 75008

26 October 2017

25 October 2017

Sad door

An old door just before residents of the building chipped in to have it repaired.

24 October 2017

Elegant Italian

An upscale Italian restaurant with an unusual decor (with help from Philippe Starck) inside one of the oldest covered passages in Europe.

Caffè Stern
47 Passage des Panoramas 75002