Archive for December, 2012

Layover Blues

So, you finally have the time and resources to finally visit Paris, the city of your dreams. You’ve been planning this trip for months now and have made all the necessary preparations. You’ve brushed up on your French, studied the city’s culture and history, and planned out what sites you want to visit. The day […]

Postcard Expo

“Wish you weren’t here” might be the message on a postcard such as this one commemorating one of the great floods of the Seine. As for the one at right–I’m at a loss for a great caption (suggestions welcome!). I love postcards, especially (almost exclusively) the ones that don’t glamorize the subject. For fellow fans, […]

Color Me Perplexed

For the past two months, I have been sitting next to the same French woman every time we have class. Often times we will eat lunch together too. I wouldn’t go as far as to say we are friends (we are in France after all), but I did feel that I was starting to know […]

The Fairground Arts Museum

Fairs come to town and leave. The showmen pitch their games or talk up their sweets and entice you to take a ride. The rides go up; the rides come down. It happens in Paris throughout the year. The Pavillons de Bercy was one of the stops on the traveling fair circuit. This year, I […]

Menswear Designer for Dior + Givenchy Goes Indie

The French menswear brand Ami has just set up its first shop in the Marais, just a few doors up from the concept store Merci, on Boulevard Beaumarchais. The young ready-to-wear label – launched in 2011 by Parisian designer Alexandre Mattiussi (who previously worked for Dior, Marc Jacobs and Givenchy) – is wearable, affordable clothes for the […]

Rats! Christmas Is Over

(Pin by Hexagon Accessories available on Etsy.)

Once Upon a Table

Ever since The Hidden Kitchen launched in 2007, the concept of community dining with strangers has taken Paris by storm. Similar types of events have sprung up all over the city and many new cafes, restaurants, and coffee bars have long, community tables, begging you to not quite love thy neighbor, but at least possibly strike […]

Paris Bling!

Some new creations from Hexagon Accessories. Click here for the Etsy page where they are sold.

Disco Skate!

Le Grand Palais is a magical palace in Paris. Built to show off the country’s industrial prowess for the 1900 World Fair, this glass-and-steel marvel now hosts spectacular events throughout the year: the Chanel fashion shows, the exclusive Biennale des Antiquaires and the Saut Hermès equestrian event. This year the Réunion des Musées Nationaux has […]

Lost and Found

The French police department has been collecting objects for over two hundred years. Every day the objets trouvés (lost and found) receives between 600 and 700 articles. The articles come from Parisian streets, public transportation (except for SNCF!), airports, taxis and all public places. About 150 articles find their owners each day. Since December 22, 2011, […]

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