Talking Chic Interiors and Paris Real Estate Remodels with Designer, Ann Huff

Talking Chic Interiors and Paris Real Estate Remodels with Designer, Ann Huff

Several years ago, my husband and I, fulfilling a lifelong dream, bought an apartment in Paris’ 7th arrondissement, with a lovely view of the Eiffel Tower. I knew it was going to be hard, but had no idea how hard! On a whim, but feeling pretty good about how it the apartment remodel came out, we invited Maddy to stop by for a glass of bubbles. To our great relief, she walked in, loved it! Since then, we’ve worked on a number of projects together. ... Read More

A Taste of France: Philippe’s Croque Monsieur Appetizers

Philippe has survived the lockdown by recording 52 operas and eating some of his favorite French foods. I enjoy eating with him, but leave the opera watching to the fanatic. There’s wine, Champagne and gougère, the light cheese ball that goes so well with Champagne. Here’s our recipe for easy gougère. ... Read More

Meet Vivant, the Newest Fractional Co-Ownership Apartment from Paris Perfect Shared

It’s been nine months in the making, but we’re excited to introduce you to our latest Paris Perfect Shared apartment – the Vivant! A true labor of love, 10 of the 13 shares were sold prior to this public launch! ... Read More

Learn more about Paris Perfect Shared and the Co-Ownership Concept

With Paris Perfect, we made our mark through renting luxury short-term vacation rentals in Paris’ best locations, and after 20+ years in business and thousands of guests, our business has naturally evolved. Thanks to our stellar reputation in vacation rentals and property management, many of our guests have shared with us their dream of owning an apartment in Paris. ... Read More

Winter 2020 Paris Real Estate Update: Temporary Weakness is a Buying Opportunity

The lock downs due to the pandemic and economic uncertainty meant that real estate transactions fell 28% in Paris during the second quarter. However, prices themselves  strengthened.  The overall annual increase in central Paris was 8%. We’ve correctly predicted price trends over the past five years; correctly calling a terrific buying opportunity in Paris. Prices have risen double digit in the top neighborhoods, and we don’t believe it will stop there. ... Read More

Santé! Here’s how to Create a French Apéro at Home

The French have mastered the art of joie de vivre (joy of living). Take the very French ritual of l’apéro. This is the time of day after work that is celebrated with a drink and snack before dinner. It’s not just about the food and drink (though those are certainly important). It’s about relaxing with friends and taking a moment to reset and appreciate life. Here’s how to create a French apéro at home, when you can’t get to Paris. ... Read More

The 7 Best Streets in the 7th Arrondissement of Paris

The 7th arrondissement of Paris is filled with most of the main tourist attractions. The Eiffel Tower, Les Invalides, the Musee d’Orsay – and the list goes on. But did you know that the 7th arrondissement also has some incredible streets that are absolutely worth wandering, end to end? ... Read More

The 7 Best Coffee Cafés in the 7th Arrondissement of Paris

So you’re staying in the 7th arrondissement, and you’re hankering for a cup of coffee – a proper coffee though, the delicious kind that’s still quite new to the Paris café scene. ... Read More

7 Ways to Bring Paris Into Your Home Until You Return to France

Are you longing to be in the City of Light? Well, never fear–we have a great solution! We’re bringing Paris to you with a slew of ideas for your home. Whether it’s a little pick-me-up or a full meal worthy of the finest restaurants in Paris, we’ve got some suggestions to help stave off your Paris cravings, until you can hop a plane bound for CDG. ... Read More

How to Speak French Like a Local: School French vs. Real French

Did you learn to speak French in school? Have you been taking online courses or doing Duolingo? All of that is great preparation for any trip to Paris. The locals definitely appreciate when foreigners make the effort to speak their language, but attempt any conversation further than ordering dinner or asking for directions and you might find yourself thinking, “It sounds like the French phrase I learned… almost!” ... Read More

Parisian Handbag Designers You Need to Know

While Paris is the city of luxury handbags, iconic brands Louis Vuitton and Hermès among them, who are the new designers crafting the soon-to-be most coveted bag collections? As a local handbag designer creating my own label for the past ten years, I took to the Parisian streets to meet the women and men behind these exclusive labels. ... Read More

10 Museum Exhibitions in Paris to See in 2020

If you love art and culture catch the best museum exhibitions in Paris this year. Treat yourself to an inspiring trip in 2020, with a chic Paris Perfect vacation apartment on the side. Here are 10 of our must-see exhibitions. ... Read More

12 Offbeat Things to See in Paris (When you Think you’ve Seen it All)

The French capital is full of surprises, even for seasoned travelers. We’ve rounded up 12 offbeat things to see in Paris, from urban vineyards to kooky clocks, pet cemeteries and even the Statue of Liberty! ... Read More

2020 Paris Real Estate Report: Prices Expected to Increase

According to luxury real estate agency Knight Frank, Paris is expected to lead global cities in terms of price increases, predicting a 7% rise. If you scan our analyses over the past four years, we called it. Importantly, Paris is not becoming unaffordable, because much of the price increases over the past three years are playing catch up with other major cities in the world. ... Read More

Vintage Shopping in Paris: Some of the Best Spots in the Fashion Capital

With Paris the world’s fashion capital, once home to venerated designers including Coco Chanel, Christian Dior and Yves Saint Laurent, where better to embark on a vintage shopping spree? You may even find timeless treasures crafted by these very designers. The question is, with so many consignment and vintage shops, referred to as dépôt–vente by the locals, where to go vintage shopping in Paris? Allow me to share my favorite addresses. ... Read More

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