Rue Sainte-Anne: Paris’s Little Tokyo

Rue Sainte-Anne: Paris’s Little Tokyo

Fancy visiting Little Tokyo in Paris? On a small street between the Louvre and the Opera and next to the Palais Royal is Rue Sainte-Anne. It’s home to dozens of delicious Japanese restaurants and shops. Just hop off the metro at the Pyramides station and it’s within striking distance. You’ll find yourself marveling at the charming Parisian Haussmann style buildings and their neighboring Asian restaurants. ... Read More

Perfect for a Parisian Picnic: The Baguette Niçoise

Perfect for a Parisian Picnic: The Baguette Niçoise

There’s nothing more French than a baguette sandwich eaten outdoors, so whether you’ll be picnicking in the Jardin du Luxembourg or in your own backyard, this baguette sandwich recipe will have you feeling the French spirit in no time! Have you heard of the quintessential Niçoise salad? Well, this is the sandwich version! ... 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

Chèvre & Honey Cream Galettes with Polka Beetroots

Chèvre & Honey Cream Galettes with Polka Beetroots

We’re all familiar with the sweet crêpe, but did you know that the savory version is actually called a “galette”? They are made from a buckwheat batter and hail from Brittany, a coastal region in France. This recipe will show you how to make a traditional Breton galette, topped with a beautiful combination of goat cheese, honey and beets! ... Read More

All the Incredible Things to See & Do Near Our Provence Villa!

All the Incredible Things to See & Do Near Our Provence Villa!

We love Paris, but there’s an entire country around it that is waiting to be explored by you! By staying in our charming De la Barre Villa in the South of France, you’ll have access to tons of incredible history, breathtaking landscapes, idyllic beaches and fascinating culture. Come see what makes Provence so incredibly irresistible! ... 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

Easy Tarte Tatin – A Delicious Caramelized Apple Dessert!

Easy Tarte Tatin – A Delicious Caramelized Apple Dessert!

You know Autumn has arrived in Paris when orange leaves cover the ground, there’s a fresh new chill in the air and colorful apples fill the market stands. This upside-down caramelized apple tart from France may seem complicated, but it’s really quite simple! Here is a quick and easy recipe to make the most of the beautiful apple harvest this year! ... Read More

The Best Bread & Cheese in the Latin Quarter!

The Best Bread & Cheese in the Latin Quarter!

In a little corner of the 5th arrondissement are two incredible food shops that offer some of the best bread and cheese in all of Paris. Sampling these indispensable food staples simply cannot be missed when traveling to Paris. Read on for advice on how to best enjoy this classic and beloved French food pairing! ... Read More

Niçoise-Inspired Lentil Salad with Shallot Vinaigrette

Niçoise-Inspired Lentil Salad with Shallot Vinaigrette

Enjoy the last fruits of summer with this spin on the classic Niçoise salad. Traditionally made with hard boiled eggs and tuna, this version gets its protein from French green lentils and its unforgettable flavor from a zesty shallot and caper dressing. With a bright and beautiful presentation, this salad is sure to be a crowd-pleaser! ... Read More

Top 10 Songs to Get You in the Mood for Paris

Top 10 Songs to Get You in the Mood for Paris

Music has a way of instantly transporting you in time and space. Certain songs can conjure up the sights, sounds and even the scents of a place in a way that nothing else can. Whether you’re preparing for a Parisian getaway or you’ve just returned back home, here are our top 10 songs to get you in the Paris mood! ... Read More

Grandma Ninette’s Excellent Blanquette de Veau

Grandma Ninette’s Excellent Blanquette de Veau

On her recent trip to visit grandma Ninette in Normandy, Madelyn and her daughter Alexia were treated to a delicious dinner of Blanquette de Veau. This veal stew is hearty, tasty and pretty simple to throw together. The best part: it’s a family recipe, and we all know those are the best kinds of recipes! ... Read More

How to Make Your Pillows & Cushions Look Their Very Best!

How to Make Your Pillows & Cushions Look Their Very Best!

Furniture and paint color set the overall tone of a home, but the accessories are what give each room its unique personality. Pillows, in particular, are excellent for adding not only color and texture, but also a feeling of warmth and comfort. Follow Madelyn’s expert pillow tips, and you’ll have the prettiest, fluffiest cushions in the entire neighborhood! ... Read More

Finding Hidden Treasure at the Best Parisian Flea Markets!

Finding Hidden Treasure at the Best Parisian Flea Markets!

The key to creating a warm, inviting environment is to add just the right amount of antique décor pieces. We feel the combination of modern amenities and old-world details is what defines the Paris Perfect look. Follow Madelyn around the two best flea markets in Paris as she searches for one-of-a-kind treasures to finish off our newest rental properties! ... Read More

Luscious Leek & Prosciutto Quiche with Gruyère & Dill

Luscious Leek & Prosciutto Quiche with Gruyère & Dill

To celebrate the arrival of Spring, try your hand at this easy, crust-free quiche, featuring a seasonal favorite – leeks. Sweet and buttery when cooked, leeks pair well with the assertive flavors of gruyère cheese and prosciutto. This recipe is full of luscious flavors, but will leave you feeling light and energetic, perfect for enjoying the Springtime weather! ... Read More

How to Enjoy Fine Parisian Cuisine in the Comfort of Home

How to Enjoy Fine Parisian Cuisine in the Comfort of Home

Paris is filled to the brim with amazing restaurants, but have you ever considered bringing that same cuisine into your Paris apartment rental? Don’t worry, we’re not talking about you spending hours whipping up masterpieces in the kitchen while on holiday. We’re talking about hiring a personal chef! Let us help you plan a savory and memorable night during your stay in Paris. ... Read More

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