26 September 2022

Fashion weak

Starting today until Tuesday October 4 fashionistas from all over the world will be all over the city.
Paris Fashion Week
 Tomorrow: glimpses from the Christian Dior retrospective

22 September 2022



A book stall from the doorstep of a favorite librairie in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés.

2 rue de Buci 75006

19 September 2022

Miam Monday

Miam is French for "yum," and September's rentrée has brought along with it an onslaught of exciting restaurant discoveries.
This “eco-responsible" culinary oasis not far from the Pantheon does not stray from its Michelin standards, and every dish is as delectable as it is a work of art. Chef Josselin Marie's surprise multi-course set menus go easy on the meat while exalting seasonal produce and fresh herbs, with the added touch of each displaying its "carbon footprint" - making dining here a guilt-free experience.
La Table de Colette
17 rue Laplace 75005


To Marti Rose

17 September 2022


A man stops during his daily walk to tell his dog to stay put as another dog approaches.

13 September 2022

12 September 2022

Meringue Monday


Plump meringues fill the eye in a pastry shop in the Marais district.


9 September 2022

Saving face

A gigantic papier mâché sculpture is pushed up a Montmartre street headed for storage.


5 September 2022

On an island

Place Dauphine is sandwiched between the oldest bridge in Paris and the Palais de Justice.on île de la Cité.

1 September 2022

29 August 2022

5 August 2022

Caramel crunch

Indescribable apple dessert topped with caramel au beurre salé ice cream, fait maison.

 Merci Jean-Christophe!

21 July 2022

Mediterranean memory

A cala, one of many small inlets along the Spanish coastline near France
Bonnes vacances à tous! 
3 hours (or less) from Paris
Cadaqués, Spain
Recommended: fly/drive
Direct flight (1-hr 30 min) + car rental (1-hr 20 min drive to Cadaqués)
Direct flight (1-hr 45 min) + car rental (1-hr drive to Cadaqués) 

19 July 2022

Soldes out

Today marks the last day of the summer sales.

Above: sign in a window says dernière démarque (last markdown) 

11 July 2022

Mona Monday


Day after day she calmly gazes over crowds reflected in the bulletproof glass that protects her.

 La Jaconde
Musée du Louvre

9 July 2022

Emily in Pink


Another Emily in Paris, in pink from head to toe, installed at a Montmartre café.

5 July 2022

1 July 2022

Fashion Friday

 Some fun finds at this boutique around the corner from the Café de Flore.

Dice Kayek
15 rue Saint-Benoît 75006


29 June 2022


Most Paris cafés are also restaurants that serve meals all day long.

Above: a sharing lunch

 Le Vrai Paris
33 rue des Abbesses 75018 

 On the table:
Salmon mango tartare
Crunchy Vietnamese nems
Baked camembert w/truffles
Fried shrimp w/smoked paprika aïoli
Jambon Bellota platter
Frites maison / mixed salads 
A chilled summery rosé

27 June 2022

26 June 2022

24 June 2022

SOLDES d'été 2022


Paris' eagerly awaited summer sales are finally here, with many shops and boutiques already offering 40% markdowns on brand and off-brand fashion.

- Soldes d'été 2022 - 

Ends July 19

A place on the place


A small walkway off Le Pont Neuf leads to the tranquil Place Dauphine.

22 June 2022

21 June 2022

Travel Tuesday


A village café somewhere on the Côte d'Azur?

No, a Montmartre glacier on a sun-dappled afternoon.

Une Glace à Paris
16 Place des Abbesses 75018 
- artisan ice creams, sorbets, ice cream pastries -

15 June 2022

Watermelon Wednesday


Watermelon and wine inside a covered market in the Château d'Eau district.

7 June 2022

Travel Tuesday


Easing into Èze, pearl of the French Riviera-Côte d'Azur. 

Below: vistas from surrounding hills; a cactus cluster

 3 hours (or less) from Paris
Recommended: fly/drive 
Direct flight (1-hr 25 min) to Nice + car rental (30-min drive to Èze)

4 June 2022

After glow

Magical night at Fontaine de Mars and vernissage wine party on rue Saint-Dominique.

- Merci encore nos amis -




2 June 2022

Tête de mule


"Tête de mule" means obstinate and these artisan "tourtes de meule" from a bakery in the Pigalle district remain obstinately (and thankfully!) in demand for many a breakfast table, and more.

- France: a culture of bread -