17 August 2017

Cool spot

Shaded and quiet, Marcel's terrace is a warm-weather favorite to meet up with friends and linger.

1 Villa Léandre 75018

16 August 2017

Truly Paris

Mornings at Le Vrai Paris ("the true Paris") feel like you truly are in Paris.

Le Vrai Paris
33 rue des Abbesses 75018

15 August 2017

Homage to Steinlen

Sculpture of Swiss-born artist Théophile Steinlen and his wife atop a fountain in a small square.
Steinlen's well-known poster Le Chat Noir is often misattributed to Toulouse Lautrec.

14 August 2017

On a curve

Mild August evenings see side streets lined with tables chairs and locals.

29 rue des Trois Frères 75018

12 August 2017

11 August 2017

Breakfast on the butte

Large ceramic bowls of café au lait, hearty breakfasts and artisanal breads give this bakery the feel of a French country inn.

24 rue des Abbesses 75018

10 August 2017

La vie en bleu

Montmartre is "the" quartier to cool down in August.

Above: street used as film set for "La Vie en Rose" (2007) starring Marion Cotillard as Édith Piaf, winning Oscar for Best Actress.

- Starting tomorrow more vignettes from Paris' artsy hilltop village -

8 August 2017

Closed for vacation

"Dear clients, dear bichons. I've gone to gild my butt cheeks in the sun! 
I will return Wednesday August 23. A beautiful summer to all!"

La Bossue (The Hunchback)
Pastries - Coffee - Brunch
9 rue Joseph de Maistre 75018

7 August 2017

Paris when it sizzles

Seated in a position reminiscent of Rodin's "The Thinker" a man listens to music while texting.

- Another August sees Paris-Plages back in full force -

4 August 2017

Happy at the market

Happiness is a warm bière for this cheerful fellow outside a small grocer's in Montmartre.

2 August 2017

Champagne evenings

It's cocktail hour at the Hotel Le Meurice.

Above: foie gras and smoked salmon canapés; lobster club sandwiches

Bar 228
228 rue de Rivoli 75001

1 August 2017

Lady of the night

The Eiffel Tower from a carousel under an almost full moon.

- Suggestion: bring along plastic flutes and uncork a bottle of something bubbly -