Archive for April, 2015


Have a Seat

Park chairs, known as Luxembourg chairs, come in upright and relaxed models in a restful shade of green. Today, these are manufactured by a company called Fermob. According to the Fermob website, “the legendary chairs and armchairs of the Jardin du Luxembourg [were] created in 1923 in the Paris parks department workshops, and…Fermob still manufactures […]

The Picasso Museum Reopens

After almost an endless string of delays lasting over five years, The Picasso Museum finally reopened last October. It came with much controversy and drama as the head of the museum was fired over the delays in a bitter battle between the Picasso family and the museum. Sorely missed as a top attraction in the […]

How to Hail a Taxi in Paris

Guest Post by Vincenzo Castrogiovanni Paris is one of the most popular and highly visited tourist destinations in the world due to its various tourist attractions like Disneyland, Eiffel Tower, Louvre, and numerous others. There are many different transportation options while you are visiting Paris. One of the most suitable way, if you are new […]

Mixology 101

Last weekend I stopped into Bar le Coq to give their Saturday afternoon cocktail class a test run. The team behind le Coq – Thierry Daniel and Eric Frossard – also run the Cocktail Spirits salon and pulled off the first annual Paris Cocktail Week this year.   So, clearly, there is some cocktail expertise at play here. […]

Renewal Blues

Every ten years I have to renew my US passport. When you live in Paris, you do it through the US Embassy by mailing in your old one with the fee and photo and special forms you need to fill out and print. There are very specific directions on how to do this, so it’s not […]

Go Go Gaultier

The phenomenal show that has wowed over a million visitors worldwide, “The Fashion World of Jean-Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk,” finally arrives in Paris with a special edition. One of the longest-enduring fashion icons, Jean-Paul Gaultier, the original bad boy of Paris fashion, the exhibition tracks his roaring success from haute couture […]

Thrill on the Hill

Summer is around the corner, so it’s time to start talking terraces. And, one of the city’s most divine and discrete of garden terraces is at Montmartre’s Hotel Particulier. Their bar the Tres Particulier has had a recent revamping. After opening, the Très Particulier underwent a few facelifts and hosted a few ephemeral bars. Most […]

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