30 November 2017

Warming up

With the holidays closing in, chocolat chaud, hot spiced wine and tea stalls are popping up on squares such as this one at l'Église Saint-Pierre. 

29 November 2017

Metropolitan man

"Jules" was missed when this ad at a métro station entrance was finally removed.

28 November 2017

Gyoza gyoza

Gyoza addicts head here to inhale a dozen at a time.

Gyoza Bar
56 Passage des Panoramas
11 Boulevard Montmartre 75002

27 November 2017

Inside art

Boutique shopping in Paris as an art experience.

Isabel Marant
1 rue Jacob 75006

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New York 10013

25 November 2017

Coffee and caramel

Craft coffee houses like this Left Bank brûlerie often excel in unique pastries.

Above: raspberries and cream, caramel-filled pastry cups topped with toasted hazelnuts, dark chocolate tartelettes

Malongo Atelier Barista
50 rue Saint-André des Arts 75006

24 November 2017

23 November 2017

22 November 2017

21 November 2017

Elephant and dancer

Sculpture of an elephant and behind it, an image from upcoming Tribute to Edgar Degas at the Musée d'Orsay.

November 28, 2017 - February 25, 2018

Orsay Museum


- Danseuse Assise by Edgar Degas -
Dorothy : Supposing you met an elephant?
Lion : I'd wrap him up in cellophant! - The Wizard of Oz

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, 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

16 November 2017

15 November 2017

Lobster tales

Long conversations over a long lunch at a fashionista hub where lobster is on the lunch menu every day.

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 a wonderfully picante dance revue.
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Tutu: Chicos Mambo
Ends January 14, 2018

Théâtre Bobino
20 rue de la Gaîté 75014

13 November 2017

Seagull in Paris

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

11 November 2017


The Louvre Museum's massive Pyramide Inversée casts a soft blue glow onto the marble floor.

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


The Panthéon atop Montagne Sainte-Geneviève in the Latin Quarter on a gray afternoon.

7 November 2017

Fab Four

Dorit Levinstein's whimsical sculptures at the Plaza Athénée until November 15.

Above: Beatles crossing Abbey Road

Plaza Athénée
25 avenue Montaigne 75008


6 November 2017

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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