Archive for October, 2018


Live Action Fashion, Open to the Public

It’s the feel-good event in Paris this fall: Jean Paul Gaultier Fashion Freak Show. The autobiographical live extravaganza is a labor of love by the bad boy of fashion, Jean Paul Gaultier. He took over four years to develop the show and is the creator, director, set designer and, bien sur, costume designer. The opening […]

Even the Cleaning Products are Superior in France

Since first moving to France in 1995, I’ve lived in approximately 14 different apartments and houses, and only one of them wasn’t a rental. So that’s a lot of moving and needing to make sure the place is spotless so I could get back my deposit. If I had known about Eau Ecarlate, I wouldn’t […]

The Louvre, Art and Gastronomy

The Louvre needs no introduction, with nearly six million visitors each year. But did you know that it is possible to have lunch inside? Opened in September 2010, only a few steps from the apartments of Napoleon III, the Café Richelieu has a delicious selection of pastries and cakes. It is a refined setting where […]

We Know Who Cut the Cheese

Normally, a crime committed with a knife at a dinner table would involve blood and screams. Mine was different. The meal was almost over. We had waltzed through the appetizer and main course with a deceptive ease, pausing to refresh ourselves with a bit of green salad before soldiering on to the cheese course. That […]

Paris Finds Its Cocktail Identity

The last few years on the local drinks scene prove that the future of Paris’s cocktails is in its past. No longer adhering to the cookie-cutter speakeasy style or doing the French take on Brooklyn bars, the city has been not only developed its own cocktail personality, but takes inspiration from and celebrates its culture […]

Navigating Paris on Your First Visit

Paris is an amazing city to visit but if it is your first time visiting the City of Light, you may find it overwhelming: The old part of the city is made up of 20 arrondissements (neighborhoods) which unfurl from the centre in a snail shape, and attractions and sights are spread out across them. Follow these tips […]

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