29 September 2023

Fooding Friday

Food shopping near Place Saint-Georges.
Épicerie Causses
55 rue Notre Dame de Lorette 75009

28 September 2023

Timeless bookshop

Celebrated English-language librarie with coffee shop and views of Notre Dame Cathedral, at night
Shakespeare and Company 
37 rue de la Bûcherie 75005


 Who knows himself a braggart, let him fear this, for it will come to pass, that every braggart shall be found an ass. - William Shakespeare  

25 September 2023

Mocha Monday

 Today's mocha is due cappuccini with freshly squeezed orange juice and baguette tartines.


23 September 2023

Dining out

Perfect weather made this picturesque pop-up garden restaurant in the heart of the Marais district a perfect choice.
- Closed Mondays -
10 a.m. - 2 a.m. daily

 Musée Carnavalet
- Museum of the History of Paris -
23 rue de Sévigné 75003

22 September 2023

Fishy Friday


Al fresco dining in a unique and special garden. 
Can you guess?

- Tomorrow -


21 September 2023

20 September 2023

Making tracks




Quiet moment at a remnant of La Petite Ceinture (the little belt) railroad line that surrounded Paris and was abandoned when the metro system came in (1900), today a lively eating/drinking/gathering spot come weekends.
Le Hasard Ludique
 128 avenue de Saint-Ouen 75018
(entry through small station house) 

"Les mecs c'est comme les trains: si tu rates le premier, to prends le deuxième!" - old French saying

19 September 2023

18 September 2023

Mocha Monday

Fresh cinnamon and chocolate babkas with coffee at a small maison du café linked to a  boulangerie.


Below: pastries laid out on center table

 P1 Bouche
151bis rue Marcadet 75018


16 September 2023

Extatiques 2023


An open-air contemporary art exhibition:

LES EXTATIQUES 2023 - L'art en plein air

Esplanade de La Défense

Ends October 1 


Below: sculptures inspired by Renaissance artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo's paintings The Four Seasons, Musée du Louvre

15 September 2023

13 September 2023

12 September 2023

Travel Tuesday


A return to a place worth returning to.

3 hours (or less) from Paris

Les Îles Grecques



11 September 2023

Mocha Monday


Morning mocha in the shadow of a castle in the breathtaking Loire Valley.

3 hours (or less) from Paris


5 September 2023

Tarte Tuesday


And the tarte is a modern take on that upside-down (cinnamon-free) bistro classic, Tarte Tatin - with creme fraîche on the side. Of course.


4 September 2023

3 September 2023

Life's a beach


Paris Plages, that traffic-free summer respite that follows the river starting near Pont Marie all the way to Pont Neuf, and beyond, ends today.

(click to enlarge)


Live music, games/activities for kids and families, shaded areas to reflect and relax, potted palm trees, ice cream stands, pétanque spaces, dancing, Swedish gym, Jardin de Brume water mist along the way to cool off, food and drink, photo exhibitions

1 September 2023

Le retour

 September marks La Rentrée all over France when life returns (almost) to normal.

Above: on lively market street rue Montorgueil


Rentrée scolaire / back-to-school: September 4th