23 June 2018

Father's night

A Father's Day dinner; a night to remember.

Fête des Pères 2018

15 quai de la Tournelle 75005

[My father's all-time favorite restaurant]

- Merci Philippe Labbé - 

22 June 2018

A musical feast

From private soirées to neighborhood street singers, chamber groups and blues bands, yesterday's annual Fête de la Musique took over the entire city.

21 June 2018

Stark realism

An exhibition of life-sized nudes is getting its share of double takes from passersby.

Galerie Vallois
36 rue de Seine 75006

Artist: John DeAndrea / U.S.A. / painted bronze

Ends July 22, 2018

20 June 2018

En croûte!

Quiches, tourtes and pastry-encased terrines in a Paris charcuterie shop window.
Add cornichons, pickled onions and a nice wine for an hors d'oeuvres fit for a king.

14 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.