Archive for June, 2013


14 Euros of Yum

The Tamarind Thai restaurant, in the Marais, is an exquisitely tactile place. The first thing you notice are the elegant rattan backed teak chairs and the large, impressive, bas-relief menu with imitation ivory elephants and (perhaps) the notorious Kratom tree, known for its mood enhancing leaves. The 14-euro menu, appetizer and main dish is a […]

A Papered Baguette

A baguette feuilletée is a cross between a croissant and a baguette. It’s the shape of a baguette, and roughly the density of a baguette, but with the buttery (though not too buttery) layers of a croissant. Can you think of anything more delicious? I popped in a few boulangeries later that day to ask […]

A New Wave Cave

When a 50-something friend told me she had discovered an amazing nightlife venue in Paris, I knew it had to be great. My own trips to Social Montmartre and other clubs have proved off-putting, but this place, according to my friend, was the sort of all-ages, anything-goes happening that only seems to take place in […]

Bilingual Theater in Paris

Miranda Crispin is an actor, director, singer, teacher and language enthusiast. With a Masters degree in Music Theatre/Opera Performance from Arizona State University, and a B.F.A. from Illinois Wesleyan University, she also studied French language at the Sorbonne and has served as an American Ambassadorial Scholar to France from the Arizona State University Insitute for […]

Montmartre Studio for Long-Term Rent

Your Paris Blog editor is renting her Montmartre studio apartment long-term, startring July 16. Click here for pictures and details and here to email me. Rent is 1200 euros per month. Location is off of rue Caulaincourt, and the nearest metro is Lamarck Caulaincourt. Appointments to see the flat will take place July 30 – […]

An Eiffel Tower in Asia

Paris is a symbol for so many desires, of people all over the world. I bet even in North Korea people think of it as a glamorous Other place. It makes me realize how lucky I have been to live in Paris. >more examples of French icons in Asia

The Card to Use Abroad

This is not a paid advertisement–it is simply what I have learned as I plan another trip to France from the US. Using my Bank of America Visa card would incur a $5-per-transaction fee for the debit card, and, for credit card purchases, a 3% fee on top of the often crappy exchange rate. So […]

House of 3 Teas

There are many gourmet tea shops and tea rooms in Paris, from Mariage Frères and Damman Frères to Palais des Thés and Kusmi. But for those seeking authentic Chinese teas, there’s an address in the Mouffetard district worth visiting. La Maison des Trois Thés (1 rue St-Médard, 75005, M° Place Monge) doesn’t have any flashy […]

Bi-Annual Mega Sales Begin!

The two times you are least likely to be thinking about buying clothing–in January, when it’s too cold to go out, and July, when it’s too hot to even think of wearing clothing–are when Paris pulls out the price-slashing red marker. Clothing and other luxury goods go on sale. For real. Not like bogus American […]

The Color of the Season

A friend observed that coral is predominant in women’s clothing in Paris right now. Are you seeing it, too?

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