28 June 2017


Exquisite contemporary tableware set off by a minimalist interior in a Left Bank gallery-shop.

37 rue de Beaune 75007

26 June 2017

A baker's dozen

 A courtyard conceals beautiful home-made brunches, lunches, buttermilk biscuits (a specialty), pies, nibbles, coffees, teas and creative summer drinks. And it's run by a lovely American.

16 rue des Saints-Pères 75007

24 June 2017

A chef for all seasons

Stéphane Jégo, will you please move in with us?

Above: Two Starters
- Savory grilled seasonal vegetables
- All-you-can-devour terrine maison


A Soup For All Seasons:
Stéphane Jégo's Life-Altering Parmesan Cheese Soup

Chez L'Ami Jean
27 rue Malar 75007 Paris
 Merci chef!

23 June 2017

Cherchez la femme

A new film has as its title an age-old French adage, cherchez la femme: no matter what the problem, there's usually a woman behind it!

22 June 2017

Ice cream parler

Ice cream sculptures in a display case in a Magnum shop window glisten like jewelry.

21 June 2017

Fête de la Musique

Today as every year since 1982, live music will be on street corners, in squares, and pouring out of cafés and bars as the entire city is transformed into a giant stage. Pick a neighborhood and stroll.
(Most public transportation will be running all night)

- Search "Fête de la Musique 2017" online for programs -


20 June 2017


Aperol Spritz, the light, fizzy Italian import that bullied the Mojito out as Paris' favorite summer terrace drink.

(See Nouveautés for recipe)

19 June 2017

Street party


Packed terraces, live music, and spontaneous street parties signal summer has truly arrived.

18 June 2017

3 hours (or less) from Paris: Greek Isles #7

All this week: Les Îles Grecques

 Today ends my photo series on the resplendent Greek Islands.

See Nouveautés

Have an effulgent weekend,

12 June 2017

3 hours (or less) from Paris: Greek Isles #1


All this week: Les Îles Grecques

See Nouveautés

This week's photos feature the atmospheric Greek Islands where we recently spent ten delightful do-alot-by-doing-little days...  just in time for the full moon.
So sit back, pour yourself a glass of Ouzo and... Enjoy! - BPJ