How to Dress for Winter Sightseeing in Paris – Think Chic!

How to Dress for Winter Sightseeing in Paris – Think Chic!

Parisian women are famous for their effortless style and innate fashion sense. So what are the rest of us to do when packing for a winter trip to Paris? Think simplicity, comfort and understated elegance. ... Read More

Christmas & New Year’s Eve Menus at the Shangri-La in Paris

Christmas & New Year’s Eve Menus at the Shangri-La in Paris

New Year’s Eve Menu L’ABEILLE MENU – 700€ excluding beverages SEA URCHIN FROM BRITTANY Spiced jelly, Tahiti vanilla and peppermint OSCETRA CAVIAR Oyster cream with horseradish and chervil juice SPIDER CRAB Sea rocket salad and cockle juice CHESTNUT Creamy and crispy, black truffle, smooth parsnip butter PAN-FRIED WILD SEA SCALLOPS FROM QUIBERON Medjool dates, lemongrass ... Read More

Paris Cooking Lessons

Paris Cooking Lessons

Here is a list of cooking schools in Paris that we’ve been working on and adding to for years. We know many of them and try to describe in detail so you can choose the best one for you. We hope that when you come to Paris, you’ll try a cooking class too! ... Read More

Happy Thanksgiving: Fabulous Pumpkin Soup!

Happy Thanksgiving: Fabulous Pumpkin Soup!

I ate at Café Constant on rue St. Dominique last week and had an excellent pumpkin soup with tiny crispy croutons and gruyere cheese. Thought you might enjoy as a light evening meal after the Turkey. Chef Constant was nice enough to give it to me. ... Read More

Recipe for Gingerbread Loaf

Recipe for Gingerbread Loaf

It’s the holiday season and I love the spicy smell of ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves throughout the house. Here’s an easy French recipe for gingerbread, meant for the Chicken with Gingerbread Crust and Mustard recipe. ... Read More

Release of the Beaujolais Nouveau

Release of the Beaujolais Nouveau

It’s that time of year again! The 3rd Thursday of every November marks the release of the Beaujolais Nouveau — light red, casual drinking wine from the gentle rolling hills and golden stone countryside of the Beaujolais region of France. ... Read More

Paris Perfect announces its winter 30% off Supersale!

Paris Perfect announces its winter 30% off Supersale!

Shop for the holidays and see the sparkling sites while saving 30% off our already low winter season prices.* Don’t delay—this Supersale offer expires Tuesday November 30, 2010. Apartments available on a first come, first served basis. ... Read More

Pumpkin and Goats Cheese Gratin with Hazlenut Topping

Pumpkin and Goats Cheese Gratin with Hazlenut Topping

I love dishes made out of pumpkin or any kind of squash! The Thanksgiving season has put me in the mood! Here is a good pumpkin gratin dish which mixes goats cheese and leeks with the pumpkin… ... Read More

Top 10 Things To Do in Paris With Children

Top 10 Things To Do in Paris With Children

Over the years, we have asked guests and Parisian friends for their favorite ideas of activities to share with children in Paris. The votes are in and here are our Top Ten Things To Do in Paris With Children! Paris Pastry Hunt: Discover Your Favorite Pastries in Paris! This universal favorite for children, and often ... Read More

The Merlot Apartment in Paris: Before, After & After Again!

The Merlot Apartment in Paris: Before, After & After Again!

Our Merlot apartment in Paris was redecorated recently and we just took new pictures! We thought you’d be interested to see the evolution in styles and colors over the years. ... Read More

Paris Perfect Tips for Families Going to Paris

Paris Perfect Tips for Families Going to Paris

Paris is an exciting city to discover as a family, and offers a fun choice of kid-friendly sights. Here are some tips for families traveling to Paris that we’ve learned from traveling in Paris with our own children — and from our family, friends and guests. ... Read More

Secret Shoppers: Finding the Best Pâtisserie’s in Paris !

Secret Shoppers: Finding the Best Pâtisserie’s in Paris !

The writer of Raids-Pâtisseries has a goal to ‘raid’ pastry shops and perform secret taste tests on a specific kind of pastry, awarding five stars to the best and revealing the worst in a dramatically honest way. Completely after my own heart and Vive la France and this great nation of food police! ... Read More

Winner of Our Paris Perfect Photo Competition

Winner of Our Paris Perfect Photo Competition

Last month we announced a photo contest of your favorite pictures of Paris and the winner receives a basket of gourmet goodies. Thank you for your submissions of gorgeous Paris photos and paintings! The votes are in and here are the top six…. ... Read More

Romantic and Fabulous: the Calvados Luxury Apartment Rental!

Romantic and Fabulous: the Calvados Luxury Apartment Rental!

We helped owners remodel and complete the beautiful Calvados apartment rental in Paris and we are as delighted as they are! With a beautiful balcony and straight on view of the Eiffel Tower, it’s one of the most romantic apartments we’ve seen. Thought you’d enjoy photos, before and after. ... Read More

Our Favorite Kitchen Shops for Chefs

Our Favorite Kitchen Shops for Chefs

If you love to cook, we recommend a trip to E. Dehillerin and A. Simon where you’ll find with everything a restaurant needs from monogrammed dishes, blank menu boards, wonderful porcelain terrines, to knives, pots and pans, even Styrofoam shaped as the Eiffel Tower, which you can take home as a kitsch souvenir or use for cocktail parties, covered with cheeses and cold meats, tomatoes, and so on. (Yes, that’s what I use mine for.) ... Read More

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