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Paris Tue Dec 12 2017 17:30:10 GMT+0000 (UTC)
WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- au Bon March Rive Gauche.
I’M WEARING >> Dress: H&M | Boots: Henry Kole | Bag: Karl Lagerfeld This weeks find is a personal favourite!, not that last week’s wasn’t -because I have been wearing that jacket
Today starts my annual foray into the holiday windows, displays, lights and festivities all over Paris. Ill be publishing posts all this week and next. Every year Printemps has a celebrity or movie star kick off the launch of the... Today starts my a
Sometimes a light bulb goes off. Can the elaborately luxurous French Rveillon de Nol (Christmas eve dinner) be considered the equivalent to an American Thanksgiving? The anticipation, excitement and recipe search starts at least a month ahead at Salo
I’ve always had an affinity for whole grains. I use all-purpose flour frequently in baking, but I like the hearty taste of whole-grains, such as whole-wheat flour in croissants and polenta in crisp topping, in spite of regular surveillance
His face says it all. He's delighted to be bringing home those crusty, delicious baguettes. I agree.
  A love affair with the cape continues. I am a fan of the cape; I love the snuggly ones and I like the more structured ones. The post The Cape: One Way To Wrap Up For The Holidays appeared first on Vicki Archer.    A love
Last month I was invited to spend the day at Chateau de Cheverny, one of the grandest chateaus in the Loire Valley. I took the 7:29 train from Gare Austerlitz and arrived at Blois train station at 9:01. The publicist... Last month I was invited to sp
(The leaves are gone for this year.) Yes, the Paris central parks are known for their square trees. The typical garden " la franaise" was inspired by the Italian renaissance gardens, but with the time it became in France perhaps even more symmetrical
6.5 The Yacht Club, 8, rue St. Lazare in the 9th, 09.53.57.61.15 (Metro: ND de Lorette) closed Sunday at dinner, is in the old Chez Jean space and my Chinese-American friend hoped the Feng shui had rubbed off, but as... 6.5 The Yacht Club, 8, rue St.
Hot chocolate is just for kids, right? Not in Europe, it isnt. Imagine a cup of luxurious molten hot chocolate before you, profoundly rich and velvety and with a perfectly-tempered balance of bitterness and sweetness. This stuff isnt childs play its
1. Stella McCartney 2. H&M 3. Missoni 4. Mango 5. Saint Laurent 6. ZARA 7. Samse & Samse 8. ZARA 9. & Other Stories I am guilty as charge when it comes to falling for every pretty sweater I see out there. The problems is, stor
The view from Galeries Lafayette looking towards  Printemps, two of the grands magasins. At Christmas, they are magical for children as well as the adults!
The first weeks of December I like to go hunting for Paris tree ornaments.First stop, l'Arbre de Nol shop, the 2nd floor of Bon MarchA huge space with big trees. Naturally Bear came along.Looking for bears as usual. This is a rather nice one but its
Im really at a loss for words after our meal or should I say our afternoon today at La Condesa with Indra Carrillo Perea. 8.5 La Condesa, 17, Rue Rodier in the 9th, 01.53.20.94.90, closed Sundays and Mondays (Metro: ND...Im really at a loss for words
35 years and some days ago I was married. The post The Art Of Writing appeared first on Vicki Archer.  35 years and some days ago I was married. This year we celebrated our 35 in Venice, a magical city close to our hearts. We had travelled f
One my favorites, of all French pastries, is the financier. Enriched with nuts, and moistened with butter, almost every bakery you go into has them. They come in different sizes, shapes, and even flavors; almond is the most popular, but you&#8217
The Christmas windows at Printemps and Galeries Lafayette are truly magical.
Solitude revives the soul and the senses. Solitude is the crucible of the mind, the good is purified there; the fake evaporates there. La solitude ravive l'me et les sens. La solitude est le creuset de l'esprit, le bon s'y pur
Seasons Greetings from Paris! Its holiday gift-giving season again and I am sure you are in the market for some unique gifts for family, friends, and colleagues. You can never go wrong with the gift of Paris and I have... Seasons Greetings from Paris
Yes, I moved. My metro station is now "Alma-Marceau" which opened in 1923. We are at the junction of the Avenue Marceau and the bridge, Pont dAlma and also of the Avenue George V, Avenue Montaigne... Maybe its of some interest to know why these names
6.5 Friends & Family, 16 Cite Bergere in the 9th, 01.45.23.33.33, (Metro: Grands Boulevards) closed Saturday lunch, Sunday and Monday, was packed to the ceiling when I entered 40 minutes late, due to screw ups on the Chauffeur Privee and... 6.5 F
A lovely window at Pas de Deux, Les Nrides.
  December I’ll be heading by train to Boston (yay – no airports!), for an appearance at Milk Streetcooking school with Chris Kimball. That event is sold-out but there’s an open-to-all event at Flour Bakery + Ca
Johnny Hallyday, one of the biggest superstars of modern-day France, died this morning, at 73, of cancer. It is no exaggeration to say he was the Elvis if France. He sang, he acted, he marriedfellow celebrities. Even if you don’t understand
YOU asked for it, so here it is!!! The post HOW TO GET HAIR BANGS UNDER A MINUTE, VIDEO TUTORIAL appeared first on Stylescrapbook. YOU asked for it, so here it is!!!…Gosh, it seems like it was yesterday, that I used to video document things
[br] Cate Blanchett has a styleto steal. I'd really like to steal her porcelain complexion but as that's notpossible style must be my focus. [br] [br] This photograph of Cate Blanchett has all the style elements I admire. The simple black dress - che
Paris in November. I love the bare trees, the fall color...tout!
Beginning at the imposing columned church of Notre-Dame-de-Lorette and stretching right up into the foothills of Montmartre, Rue des Martyrs is a beloved stronghold of local community life and spirit. The street may be one of the most authentic Paris
6.4 The Bouillon Pigalle, 22, Blvd de Clichy in the 18th, 01.42.59.69.31, open 7/7, (Metro: Pigalle) Is a genuine blast from the past. When I arrived at 12h15, because they take no reservations, there was already a scrum of 16...  6.4 The B
After I began watching Invisible People (homeless interviews) a series of unusual things happened here in the sunny south of France. Our heater broke. Then it snowed. Then our water heater broke. Then our car would not start. And then our daughter&am
[br] Meryl Streep has many faces. Her own is very beautiful and yet she has the magnificent talent of changing in front of the camera before our eyes. [br] She is who she plays. [br] The Post, her latest and the apparently greatest film is on top of
Another archives photo from the snowfall during our January, 2010 trip to Paris. My friends Mary and Mary at the Palais Royal.
I dont remember if I ever mentioned my brother Joe on Eye Prefer Paris, but he is one of the top interior designers in the U.S. His company Fox-Nahem Design was co-founded with Tom Fox in the 1980s. Since then... I dont remember if I ever mentioned m
The "big" news is that there's no Christmas Market on the Champas-Elysées this year (good riddance to a market full of cheap junk). But this is Paris, so of course there are PLENTY more places to waste your money enjoy the Christmas spirit
6.0 The Cafe Mericourt, 22, rue de la Folie Mericourt, in the 11th, 01.58.30.98.02, open 7/7 is a place Ive had on my famous list for a while and looking for a simple place open on Mondays I recalled it....    6.0 The Cafe Mericou
I’M WEARING >> Patent leather pants: H&M Trend | Coat: Sportmax | Bag: Louis Vuitton | Loafers: Gucci | T-shirt: Anita de Groot Patent leather pants are not only a great way to sta
I recently did an event with Deb Perelmanfor our new books, L’appart and Smitten Kitchen Every Day. We’d both been traveling around, and not one, not two…but three times, we were in the same city at the same time, but di
For whatever reason, many French people preferchemically sprayed Christmas trees to real ones. I don’t know why, and can only think that it is some lapse in their usually keen judgment, along withdrinking UHT milk instead of fresh and subje
Obsession Marlene Pierre Pasabon is obsessed with Marlene Dietrich. He has collected over 2,000 photos of the most glamorous woman who ever lived. A snippet of his collection, approximately 200 photos by world-famous photographers Edward Steichen, Ir
It snowed last week in Paris, just a week after I came home. I'll admit being a bit miffed with l'homme de la mto! I do still have a small collection of photos of la neige from January 2010 to remind me of  how even more beautiful Paris is a
I made a walk again along the Avenue Matignon, so nicely lit up during the (long) Christmas season. I wrote about the avenue some almost nine years ago (see here) the lights have changed since whereas the illumination of the Champs Elyses, which the
Want to check out the latest French theatre shows but don't understand French? Theatre in Paris has made the best French theatre productions available for English-speakers, with a dedicated English online ticketing platform, subtitles projected above
5.3 what The Brasserie Rejane, 16, Avenue de LOpera in the 1st, in the newly refurbished Hotel Nolinsky, 01.42.86.10.10, open 7/7, is in an absolutely stunning setting and is clearly ready to welcome guests with everything from burgers to boeuf... 5.
There are many wonderful stories how Tunisian-born Leila Menchari got her start designing windows for Hermes.Do look at her Youtube videos. A storyteller/creator since 1961 designing windows for 50 years.Her thoughts are electric, inspiring.We've bee
These guys. I find them almost every visit to Luxembourg Gardens. They are always at the same court. I love reconnecting with them.
  My obsession with a rosy glow continues. I am seeing pink everywhere and I feel the need for pink, everywhere. Interiors, wardrobe and accessories are calling to me in all shades of rose - especially the soft ballerina tones. I can't help
5.7 Nous 4, 3 rue Beccaria in the 12th, 01.75.57.77.48, closed Sundays and Mondays (Metro: Gare de Lyon) has already been singled out by Gault/Millau as featuring as its chef a young talent, Stephane Browne who at 37 has worked... 5.7 Nous 4, 3 rue B
If Midnight in Paris is anything to go by, Paris is arguably the greatest literary city in the world. Between its poets and philosophers, novelists and playwrights, this city is a historic melting pot of famous thinkers and revolutionary ideas. Where