A charitable dessert: Le Jour Du Macaron

Dining Out, Favorite Spots, Featured Stories, French Kitchen, Insider Europe, Insider Paris, Upcoming Events in Europe | March 17, 2015

PARIS- If you’re in Paris the weekend of March 20th and want to feel generous while enjoying the best macarons in the city, take some time to celebrate the 10th annual “Jour Du Macaron”. Created by Paris’ beloved Pierre Hermé in 2005, Le Jour du Macaron is an opportunity to celebrate the commencement of spring while aiding in the…

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Paris Confidential: Latest Happenings in Paris

Exclusive Experiences, Favorite Spots, Featured Stories, Insider Paris, Oh la la! Romance, The Franco-Files, Uncategorized | March 16, 2015

PARIS–It is with much gratitude that I write you today, letting you know that Paris has now got its mojo back. In January, the city’s mayor and the French President  inaugurated the Philarmonie de Paris, designed by Pritzker-prize winnings architects Jean Nouvel and Christian de Portzamparc.  This unique cultural complex is in fact a blend…

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Sajou Revives France’s Textile Heritage in the Heart of Paris

Chic Shopping, Fashion Capital, Historical France, The Franco-Files | March 9, 2015

PARIS–Even if you aren’t a home sewer or fashion designer or needlepointer, the next time you’re in Paris, head to Sajou, a delightful and charming shop in the Sentier (the French garment center), where you will discover an enchanting selection of multi-colored spools of thread, eye-catching ribbons, swatches of vintage…

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Paris Reigns as Fashion Capital with Stunning Museum Exhibits

Fashion Capital, Featured Stories, The Franco-Files, Travel France | March 4, 2015

PARIS–If you happen to be visiting Paris this March, don’t worry if you can’t make it to one of the fashion shows that are taking place between March 3 and March 11. You will get more than an eyeful by visiting one of  four museum exhibitions dedicated to an aspect of…

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La Régalade Conservatoire at the Hotel Nell Tries Hard to Live Up to Its Name

Dining Out, French Kitchen, Uncategorized | February 18, 2015

PARIS–In French, when you say that you really loved your meal, you will say that it was “un régal.” Hence the name for La Régalade, which now has three branches of its celebrated restaurant in Paris. The one I visited recently with my husband is located in the smart new Hotel…

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