19 June 2018


The horseshoe-shaped bar gives this café, one of Anthony Bourdain's favorite Paris stops, its name.

Au Petit Fer à Cheval
30 rue Vieille du Temple 75004

12 June 2018

Befitting a relic

Just two stained glass panels from inside The Sainte-Chapelle, constructed as a giant reliquary for the crown of thorns.

11 June 2018

Dîner en Blanc 2018, in pictures

On June 3rd the world’s biggest organized pop-up picnic, the exclusive Dîner en Blanc – Dinner in White - toasted its 30th anniversary in Paris.

8 June 2018


Lunch entre copines: truffles, truffles and more truffles.

Above: fresh pasta topped with chunks of lobster and truffle shavings; a parmentier of duck and (surprise!) truffles; dessert: assorted truffle-laced sweets including a crème brûlée flambée; espresso

In June newsletter

Below: truffled burrata starters; raviolis with truffles and cream

A space of her own

Profile of a young woman.

7 June 2018

Diving in

Divers in business suits cavort barefoot above a pub on a Left Bank side street.

June newsletter

5 June 2018

Gastro gala

June has hardly begun and Paris' food and soirée scene is off to a great start.

Above: at American Ambassador's residence for a bien-être gastronomy gala with starred chefs showcasing synergies of flavors and textures using beautiful and healthful ingredients, all U.S. sourced

Special thanks to Jamie McCourt, U.S. Ambassador to the French Republic and Principality of Monaco

4 June 2018

Dîner en Blanc: 30 years

Friendship. Gastronomy. Elegance. Magic.

Last night the world's biggest organized pop-up pique-nique celebrated 30 years, opening its doors to the international community.

This year's surprise location: the esplanade of the magnificent Hôtel des Invalides

Watch for my article and photos in The Good Life France Magazine.

[To Ralph: "And the party goes on!"]

3 June 2018

Lobster Benedict

...Sunday brunch. I've posted about this place before which is right up the street from us.

Hardware Société
10 rue Lamarck 75018

2 June 2018


On the square at l'Église Saint-Pierre de Montmartre a man sketches a young girl as her parents wait.

28 May 2018

A bouillon in Pigalle

Bouillons were after-the-market soup kitchens in days of old and this one lives up to the tradition of elegance, simplicity, great prices.

Bouillon Pigalle
22 boulevard de Clichy 75018

Above: pot au feu with spinach walnut side salad; herring with potato salad

25 May 2018


A magnificent façade on a quai near the tip of Île Saint-Louis.

Reminder: one night only

Don't miss this sensational multi-award winning musical co-production between Broadway and the Théâtre du Châtelet.


One night only unique screening

Monday May 28th
8 p.m.
(In English)

Music and songs: George and Ira Gershwin
Tony best choreographer: Christopher Wheeldon

24 May 2018

Champagne on ice

...is very nice.

Above: with salt-studded Brittany butter looking on the barman prepares our apéritifs 

 Below: just some of the small sharing plates that accompanied

[sardines-as-you've-never-tasted; poulet frites horseradish cream; planche of thinly-sliced rare roast beef, parmesan, tapenade, capers]

L'Avant Comptoir (Marché) / Chef: Yves Camdeborde / Champagne: Drappier