31 March 2018

Four please

What else to treat visitors in Paris for the holidays to but Angelina's infamous African hot chocolate served with crème chantilly on the side?

Angelina
226 rue de Rivoli 75001

30 March 2018

29 March 2018

Grand space

I'm often asked what kinds of exhibitions are shown in the Grand Palais' massive space.
This installation - Anish Kapoor's "Monumenta" - is an example, the largest I've seen there.

For Ava

26 March 2018

Hungry as a loup

New on the butte Montmartre this small bistrot has become one of my favorite spots.

- Special thanks to Raphael for extra touches and perfect wine pairing -

Les Loups de la Butte
41 rue Caulaincourt 75018

Above: coquillettes in cream with lardons and parmesan tuiles;
leeks vinaigrette

24 March 2018

A thousand photos


Monday will mark the publication of photograph # 1000 on this photo-a-day photo blog since it was started in 2015.

Many thanks to Wilf and my fabulous team at World Photo Adventure, as well as my many appreciative and faithful visitors. BPJ

23 March 2018

Lapin à Gill


Previously known as Au rendez-vous des voleurs (where thieves meet) then Cabaret des Assasins, it's hard to believe that the Lapin Agile - named for artist André Gill - on a quiet country-like lane in Montmartre was once a raucous night club.

22 March 2018

21 March 2018

Montmartre wine

A painting on the corner of a café showing Montmartre's wine was once highly prized.

20 March 2018

Oh my cod

Cod save the Queen, cod only knows, for cod's sake, cod willing.... 

We love the feel of this Franco-Japanese fusion fun spot for green tea, creative cocktails, more.

The Cod House
1 rue de Condé 75006

 

19 March 2018

Painter's view

An artist's studio drenched in natural light on a grey day.

In upcoming April newsletter:  
an atelier d'artiste

17 March 2018

Café culture

No shortage of places in Paris to unwind for lively discussion over coffee, for hours. Good service is the waiters won't disturb you asking if "everything is all right?" every few minutes, leaving customers to chat on, work, or contemplate their futures.

16 March 2018

An atelier d'artiste

Artists' studios in Paris are recognizable by their large vertical windows.

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec lived and worked on the spacious two upper floors of this building.

7 March 2018

Pizza high

We go here for the soaring ceilings, authentic pizza napoletana and meeting-up-with-friends factor.

6 rue Vivienne 75002

6 March 2018

Man dog beer

Outside a café a local enjoys a beer, happy the weather has taken a turn for the warmer.

3 March 2018

3 hours (or less) from Paris: Tasting Brittany


Brittany, Land of Vikings ... and crêpes, ciders, butter, cheeses, salts, kouign amann, fresh oysters and seafood, for starters. Not to mention some of the world's best pastries (and pastry chefs) hail from this rugged coastal region. 

In this month's newsletter
Nouveautés

Above: breakfast in Cancale (pastry fillings of apples, cherries, prunes or poppy seeds); heavenly coffee

Grain de Vanille
12 Place de la Victoire 35260 Cancale France


1 March 2018

To market for lunch

The covered Marché des Enfants Rouges is known for exotic food stalls with outdoor tables.

Above: portion of the painted entrance; savory lamb and chicken tagines