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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 It’s a fruity and delicious dessert originally made with morello cherries, but the apples and figs complement each other perfectly.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

2017 Paris Real Estate Report: The 7-Year Itch

2017 Paris Real Estate Report: 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 Blaye Apartment!

Dramatic Décor Transformation in the Blaye Apartment!

From bold and masculine with lots of black, to more bright and Parisian with pops of blue and green, the Blaye 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

Maddy’s Quest for the Very Best Strawberries in France

Maddy’s Quest for the Very 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

The Perfect Paris Apartment for 8 People!

The Perfect Paris Apartment for 8 People!

Take a look at the beautiful updates to the Châteauneuf, a large apartment that accommodates up to 8 people and offers 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. For a family, a group of women, or two families it is ideal – with loads of space, a gorgeous kitchen, living room and location across the street from the Champs de Mars gardens and Eiffel Tower. ... Read More

What it’s Really Like to Buy & Renovate a Paris Apartment

What it’s Really Like to Buy & Renovate a Paris Apartment

Finding, purchasing, renovating AND decorating a Paris apartment from 6,000 miles away?! Seems impossible – but it’s totally doable! The owners of the beautiful Monthelie apartment answer all your burning questions, from creative inspiration to logistical issues. If you’re considering buying in Paris, you’ll definitely want to read this interview first! ... Read More

Seared Balsamic Duck with Orange Zest + Wine Pairings!

Seared Balsamic Duck with Orange Zest + Wine Pairings!

The French are very fond of duck, and for good reason! It’s absolutely delicious, whether it’s a rich confit or a seared breast with sweet sauce. This recipe will show you the easiest and quickest method of preparing duck, as well as tons of excellent wine pairings to go with this tasty dish! ... Read More

Philippe Excoffier’s Easy Pumpkin Soup

Philippe Excoffier’s Easy Pumpkin Soup

Spring is right around the corner, but in Paris, that doesn’t necessarily mean that the chilly temperatures will cease! To warm you up during the last cold days of the season, we’re sharing this easy, delicious and warming pumpkin soup from Philippe Excoffier, former head chef of the American Embassy in Paris and author of a gorgeous cookbook! ... Read More

Airbnb Validates the Importance of Professional, High-End Vacation Rental Market

Airbnb Validates the Importance of Professional, High-End Vacation Rental Market

At Paris Perfect, we keep our fingers on the pulse of the trends and developments in the vacation rental industry. The latest news that Airbnb is set to purchase Luxury Retreats International Inc. indicates an important focus in the market – the vital role high-end vacation rental companies like ours offer to travelers today. ... Read More

Climbing the Everest of Baking: French Macarons

Climbing the Everest of Baking: French Macarons

French macarons are notoriously difficult to make and the learning process can seem like a never-ending struggle. Madelyn teamed up with her daughter Alexia in an attempt to recreate Pierre Hermé’s famous chocolate-passionfruit macaron. See the hilarious failures and eventual triumph that ensued, and get some baking tips too! ... Read More

A Very Cheesy Petit Déjeuner in Paris

A Very Cheesy Petit Déjeuner in Paris

Exploring the world of French cheese never gets old for a true cheese lover like Madelyn! You can always find new creations, flavors, and even shapes in the fromageries of Paris. Madelyn lists some of her preferred cheeses and shares how to best enjoy them for a perfectly Parisian breakfast on the balcony! ... Read More

2017 Paris Real Estate Update: Prices Moving Higher

2017 Paris Real Estate Update: Prices Moving Higher

We believe it’s an excellent time to be investing in Paris property! Paris Perfect founder, Maddy, takes a look at Paris real estate trends and notes that quarterly results on sales indicate prices have not only recovered from the 2008 recession, but are exceeding previous highs. Find out more about why now is the best time to buy! ... Read More

French and American Cultural Differences: It’s the Little Things!

French and American Cultural Differences: It’s the Little Things!

Did you know that Europeans start counting on their hands with their thumbs, while Americans begin with their index finger? Or that most French people have no idea how to open an American carton of milk? These little cultural differences are telltale signs of someone’s nationality that would immediately blow your cover if you were an international spy! ... Read More

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