Parisian Chic Off-the-Beaten Path

PARIS--If you're tired of seeing the same styles everywhere, take heart!  There are still plenty of fashion choices out there for both men and women with style--you just have to take time to seek them out. Insider France is happy to share some of its addresses...

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Why The World Loves France

PARIS--I have been living in France for 22 years and hope that I never stop loving and appreciating my adopted country. As I saw the outpouring of love across the world last weekend after the senseless and horrific attacks of November 13, 2015, I was...

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The World’s First Paris Cocktail Book by Doni Belau

PARIS--Leave it to Doni Belau, an inveterate Francofile and the brainchild behind the website Girls' Guide to Paris--currently boasting 1.5 million followers a year--to come up with the first quintessential Paris cocktail guidebook "Paris Cocktails." Like all  successful trendspotters, Doni uncovered and tested in the space...

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A Wedding Anniversary Celebrated on the Seine

PARIS--Sometimes, there are occasions when it pays to pull out all the stops. A long-standing client, who is both an ardent golfer and Francophile, wanted to surprise his wife of 30 years with a fabulous anniversary celebration this past June. It was for a small...

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Birthday Picnic in the Bois de Vincennes

PARIS--It's not everyday that we get a request to create an elegant birthday picnic in the Bois de Vincennes for a gentleman celebrating his 40th birthday and coming all the way from Australia to do so. "I am inviting friends from all over the world, and...

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My Top Ten Outings for the Fall

PARIS--By October, our tans have faded and we are back to wearing boots and pants, if not parkas, pea coats and sweaters. Even if you see the odd pink coat in the store windows, we are already bracing for the rainy season and at last,...

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A New Take on the Paris Flea Market

St. Ouen, France--If you can't find that coveted Birkin, Kelly or Constance bag at the flagship Hermès store in Paris, never mind. If you can't source a quilted goatskin Chanel bag or elegant pearl necklace at an affordable price, it's not a problem. Worry about counterfeits...

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