Archive for October, 2014


May It Be Deliciously Spooky

Happy Halloween from The Paris Blog!

Don’t Get Too Literal

To have long teeth, in French parlance, does not equate being long in the tooth. Having long teeth means someone is (idiomatically) ambitious, not old. “Eating on the thumb” and “breaking people’s feet” are two (literally translated) French expressions you will hear more frequently (if not daily) in France. Here’s a handy list of many […]

The City’s Oldest Pastry Shop

The baba au rhum dessert was invented at Patisserie Stohrer on rue Montorgueil in the early 1700s. By Louis XIV’s personal pastry chef. The shop is still open, and you can still eat those delicious brioche soaked in booze!

Rethinking La Defense

I am not a big fan of modern French architecture, and most of it in Paris is mediocre at best. A few years ago I ventured to La Defense when the first Uniqlo store opened. I didn’t think much of it at the time, just a set of mostly nondescript modern glass towers, which could have been in any […]

Last Week for Outdoor Photo Fest

Every summer, the town of La Gacilly on the border of Brittany’s Morbihan and Ile-et-Vilaine departments hosts the Festival Photo, the largest outdoor photo festival in France. If you happen to be in area, the 2014 exhibit runs one more week, until November 2nd! I’ve visited La Gacilly’s photo festival the last two summers. What […]

France and the Sharing Economy

A recent cover headline of the news magazine Marianne was “La France Anti-Système,” with several pages about how French people are sick of bureaucracy, taxes, the weak economy and the current administration. They have decided to stop whining and take matters into their own hands to beat the broken systems by joining forces to get […]

They Parle

Who knew? Among the celebrities who speak French are Angela Davis, Viggo Mortensen, Tommy Lee Jones, Angelina Jolie, Brooke Shields and Bradley Cooper!

Fun with Stereotypes

Got 2 minutes? This will make you laugh.

The Angel Being: A Concept Shop

In a world of globalization with familiar chain stores and high fashion brands invading even the remotest places, it’s always nice to see new shops with individual owners who have a singular vision. Off the pedestrian Place Catherine in the Marais is the charming L’Etre Ange, a hybrid home design shop, café, and restaurant. I […]

Origins of the “Lost Generation”

The hectic pace of life in the 1920s–the jazz, the gin, and the flappers–reflected unease as much as release from WWI. And although the Americans had participated only in the last 18 months of the war and had not suffered the same catastrophic loss of life, they too felt the anxiety underneath the gaiety. Ostensibly, […]

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