25 May 2018

Baroque

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.

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS

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

22 May 2018

18 May 2018

A taste of Paris


The capital's most must-attend food event of the year ends Sunday May 20, 2018.

TASTE OF PARIS
Greatest gastronomy festival in the world

Grand Palais 
3 avenue du Général Eisenhower 75008

 Above: mega chef de cuisine Thierry Marx

Coffee and kilts

Parisian waiters wear kilts and combat boots at a café-bistro off Place de la Concorde.

Le plat du jour:


Ever since my Aunt Maria in Rome's stuffed tomatoes we've been on the lookout for the perfect tomates farcies and have to admit that these came pretty close.

16 May 2018

15 May 2018

Café en Île

Watching the afternoon drift by on the beautiful Île Saint-Louis.

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[Great news: once again Danielle's film "Mothers And Daughters" hit record sales / rentals over Mother's Day Weekend!]

14 May 2018

Top floor

From the 7th floor of the Terrass Hotel, Montmartre: one of the best views in Paris.

3 hours (or less) from Paris: Tangiers, Morocco

4-day getaway: Tantalizing Tangiers

The Moroccan port city that lured Jean Genet and Paul Bowles

- Newsletter update: more photos + travel tips -

Nouveautés

8 May 2018

Nutty breads

Whole grain breads made with walnuts, hazelnuts, pistachios and dried cranberries at a local boulangerie.

Fooding: I love being asked to review restaurants and this month will see a tsunami of both old and new stars to be featured in next month's newsletter.

7 May 2018

5 May 2018

A place in the park

A lone chair in the Jardin des Tuileries.

At the foot of the butte


Reminder:
¡Hoy es el día de la paella!

70 rue Duhesme 75018

Reserve your portion: 09 50 18 02 26
- See you there -

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Sister resto in Marais:
Pessic
102 rue du Temple 75003


 

4 May 2018

More muguets

Last chance to give a muguet, a tradition that began when King Charles IX of France was presented with a bouquet as a token for luck and prosperity on May 1, 1561.

3 May 2018

Murano metro

I once described this métro entrance in USA Today as, "hundreds of multi-colored bras strung together."

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In May newsletter:

3 hours (or less) from Paris
Tantalizing Tangiers: the Moroccan port city that lured Jean Genet and Paul Bowles; more

Nouveautés

2 May 2018

Architextural

Paris' old architecture is well known but there are a great many innovative modern structures as well.

Above: eye-opening façade of the Institut du Monde Arabe
Panels open and close with the passing of the sun, like the lens on a camera or an iris

The Maison de Verre or House of Glass in an enclosed courtyard on the Left Bank

- Thank you Stephen -

1 May 2018

Morning muguet

May 1st is the Fête du Travail when vendors will be on almost every corner selling muguets.

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- Please give a muguet today to someone disabled, homeless, or who lives alone -
Years ago my daughter and I started this up, liaising with local florists

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Below: muguets at a Left Bank flower shop