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A Fabulous Pied À Terre Buying Opportunity in Paris!

A Fabulous Pied À Terre Buying Opportunity in Paris!

Paris Perfect Offers Their First Pied à Terre to Purchase Fractionally! We’ve finally done it! We’re offering the fabulous Cairanne apartment as a rare chance to own your very own apartment for a portion of the year. There are 13 shares of four weeks each; this is fully deeded ownership seen increasingly by other established companies in desirable locations. ... Read More

Before & After at the Fabulous New Cairanne Apartment

Before & After at the Fabulous New Cairanne Apartment

What’s not to love about a before-and-after makeover? Especially when it’s the transformation of an ugly duckling apartment into a beautiful swan. Introducing the Cairanne apartment! When it came time to remodel the Cairanne after its dramatic purchase (read more about there here), we engaged the dynamic duo of Ann Huff and Meg Harrington of Huff Harrington to oversee the redesign of the apartment. ... Read More

Love at First Sight at the Cairanne

Love at First Sight at the Cairanne

An inveterate Paris real estate shopper, my radar is always up when I scan the apartment for sale ads in Paris. I view hundreds every month, but rarely find something special. As we advise our clients interested in buying property in Paris, always hold out for the absolute best: light-filled, upper floors buildings with character and an elevator. If there is an Eiffel Tower view and a balcony, you’ve hit the jackpot. ... Read More

The Movie Dunkirk: Family History and Age-Old Father-Son Arguments

The Movie Dunkirk: Family History and Age-Old Father-Son Arguments

We watched the movie Dunkirk with our kids recently and the discussion afterward may be familiar to many of you moms. It definitely posed an unanswerable question for me: How to show a father and son that although they have 180 degree opposed views, they are alike when it comes to maintaining a completely immovable stance. The example was Christopher Nolan’s movie Dunkirk. For those of you who haven’t seen it, here’s a look. ... Read More

Amazing Video of Paris’s River Seine Rising!

Amazing Video of Paris’s River Seine Rising!

Everyone’s talking about the river Seine in Paris and how it’s been rising over the past week.  In June 2016, we experienced a similar event when several weeks of rain caused the river to rise rapidly.  I was in Paris with our daughter Alexia and was amazed by how it looked!  Here’s the blog I wrote about it, including historic photos of the famous flood of 1910. ... Read More

New! Fully Escorted “Secrets of Paris” Tour: May 5-12, 2018

New! Fully Escorted “Secrets of Paris” Tour: May 5-12, 2018

Dreaming of Paris in Spring? We invite you to join us for the trip of a lifetime! Go beyond the beaten tourist path and enjoy exclusive private tours, behind-the-scenes VIP experiences, authentic French cafés and bistros, and remarkable museums you will not find on any other Paris tour.Don’t miss out on this fabulous experience when planning your next big French vacation. ... Read More

Best Wishes For a Wonderful Holiday Season!

Best Wishes For a Wonderful Holiday Season!

On a recent wintery Saturday, my sister Lisa and I enjoyed a brisk 4-mile walk from the Eiffel Tower, along the Seine, to our destination, 25 Place Dauphine to put up some Christmas decorations. It was one of the coldest days of this holiday season, but we took off some of the winter chill by stopping along the way at one of my favorite crepe stands, for a bite and some mulled wine. ... Read More

The Merlot Apartment: An Amazing Small Home Remodel in Paris

The Merlot Apartment: An Amazing Small Home Remodel in Paris

Fifteen years ago, owners and now good friends, purchased the Merlot apartment. Named after the wonderful red grape from Bordeaux, the stunning views merited the name of this rich red wine. Ten years ago, they were thrilled when the Fine Living Network called the Merlot apartment,“The most romantic apartment in Paris.”In June 2016, we helped the owners put the perfect finishing touches on it after a comprehensive renovation. ... Read More

My Delicious Fig And Apple Custard Clafoutis

My Delicious Fig And Apple Custard Clafoutis

Our good friends have recently purchased a country home in Normandy – not far from Paris. They had loads of beautiful homegrown figs and they gave us with a huge bag. The first thing I did was make this divine apple and fig clafoutis. It’s a fruity and delicious dessert originally made with morello cherries, but the apples and figs complement each other perfectly. ... Read More

Introducing Paris Perfect Gourmet Experiences

Introducing Paris Perfect Gourmet Experiences

Paris Perfect announces Paris Perfect Gourmet Experiences, a series of exclusive classes, tours, and services catering to those seeking truly gourmet stays. Learn from amazing chefs in 1-on-1 settings how to make sumptuous soufflés, mouth-watering macarons, pair the perfect pinot, or choose the right cheese for your palate. We can’t wait for you to try it out! ... Read More

Paris Real Estate: The 7-Year Itch

Paris Real Estate: The 7-Year Itch

Ever wondered about Paris real estate and the current climate? Is it smart to buy an apartment now, or would you be better to wait? Owners of apartments, and active participants in the Paris real estate market, give a detailed look at the current market in Paris and what we might expect in the coming years, with respect to currency, politics, and shifting economies. ... Read More

Exercising in Paris — Do You Know Ze French Kiss?

Exercising in Paris — Do You Know Ze French Kiss?

Paris never fails to offer an incredible opportunity to take in amazing views while out on a run around the 7th, strolling along the banks of the Seine, cycling all over the City of Light. Plenty of parks and open spaces give locals and tourists alike the perfect setting to burn calories while taking in the sights. You never know what – or who – you might encounter! ... Read More

Dramatic Décor Transformation in the Bandol Apartment!

Dramatic Décor Transformation in the Bandol Apartment!

From bold and masculine with lots of black, to more bright and Parisian with pops of blue and green, the Bandol apartment has had an interesting design journey. Come see what Maddy changed in the space, using primarily furniture and accessories she already had in storage! It’s a budget makeover that makes a big impact! ... Read More

Crème Caramel with Exotic Citrus Compote

Crème Caramel with Exotic Citrus Compote

This lusciously soft custard dessert is like creme brulée’s saucy cousin. With exotic citrus fruits like kumquat and the cozy flavor of fresh vanilla pods, this unique crème caramel achieves the perfect balance between sweet, creamy and tart. Really impress your friends and family with this surprisingly light after-dinner treat! ... Read More

My Quest for the Best Strawberries in France

My Quest for the Best Strawberries in France

A special French strawberry called Gariguettes are very similar in size, shape, and overall appearance to Spanish strawberries, but sweeter and juicier. ... Read More

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