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How the Tell-All Got Told

Mega-bestseller. A first print run of 200,000 copies released September 4 and already out of stock in many stores and being reprinted. Valérie Trierweiler’s kiss and tell off Merci pour le Moment is a publishing success. Lying, cheating politicos beware: French women don’t keep quiet. The myth that French women don’t mind if their husbands […]

Legendary Lingerie in Paris

There are a few things you will quickly notice about Paris:  a boulangerie on just about every block, a pharmacy on every other block, and upscale lingerie boutiques displaying their seductive wares as commonly as a baguette. Unlike Victoria’s Secret, which appeals as strongly to men clientele as women, the lingerie boutiques are decidedly for women. […]

Shopping for Love

If you’ve put off Christmas shopping to the very last minute, I’ve got your hook-up. You can never go wrong with a food gift from La Grande Epicerie, inside Le Bon Marche in the 7th. It’s open today. In addition to attractive edibles in a range of prices, it offers holiday perks such as champagne […]

Nude Neighbors

I have some new neighbors in the hood. A young couple that have obviously never had a “vis-a-vis” (neighbors that can see into their windows). How do I know this you may ask? WELL. Let me explain. Not to put too fine a point on it, I’ve seen them regularly making out on the bed, […]

Fall Heats Up

If the Paris continues with its chilly and wet “Hello Autumn” weather, the latest batch of museum exhibitions might raise the temperature a bit. Desire  Sensual pleasures in Victorian paintings is the theme in the “Désir et Volupté” exhibition at the Musée Jacquemart-André through January 20th, and it’s hard to miss the posters for the “Masculin/Masculin” […]

Meet Alain, the Bouquinist

I see him occasionally on my way home for work when the weather is decent enough for me to ride the Vélib bike home. So I stop and say bonjour. He has a lovely smile, and a soft approach to a hard life that I imagine took years to perfect. One of the stories he […]

Um…No, Thanks

1. Apparently my computer has cookies and the information highway has read my beads, because as soon as I am in France, ads such as this start appearing. 2. You would think that the French, long stereotyped as the most sophisticated lovers, would have come up with a term for “cougars” before Americans. Just sayin.’

L’Amour Toujours

Happy Valentine’s Day! May it be so very French. Thanks to Eye Prefer Paris for this image of a classic French moment.

Cheesy Calendar Girls

Have enough calendars for 2012 yet? If you’re looking a French calendar for yourself or as a gift, try something more original than the ubiquitous Impressionist paintings, historic black and white photos, or Parisian aerial scenes. This year you’ll find a whole new crop of risqué calendars coming from the most interesting places.  My favorite […]

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