Monthly Archives: January 2013


From the moment I crossed the first bridge over Canal St. Martin, I knew it was love.  This is where I wanted to live.  From the romantic canal ways, the diverse, creative population, to the vibrant ever changing street art:  it’s no surprise the Canal St. Martin is among the favorite neighborhoods in Paris.  It attracts artists, Parisians, and tourists alike.  Finally able to call the 10e arrondissement home,  I find inpiration each day as the seemingly magical streets take on a life of their own.  I’m pleased to share many of my findings......

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As many of you already know, just before the holidays, my lovely and wonderful boyfriend of 9 ½ years asked me to marry him. Knowing how complicated the average administrative feat is in this lovely country we live in, I have decided to share my experiences in wedding planning with you throughout the next six months of our engagement. — If you are planning a wedding in Paris, one of the first things you need to arrange is the civil ceremony.  Why you ask? While dress shopping and choosing flower arrangements are......

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Living in Paris means having access to so many great things to do, including museums, restaurants and concerts. It can sometimes feel like I am constantly going, constantly surrounded by crowds of people. On top of that, the dreary winters can really bring me down.  Sometimes I just need to take a break from it all and recharge. A day at the spa is the perfect way to do that. The SFP team loves checking out the various spas around the city! L’échappée (which our friend Kasia, of Kasia Dietz Handbags, recently wrote......

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Bridges have played a major role in revolutionizing  modern society.  In Paris, perhaps the best way to  discover the history and the charm of the city is to explore the banks of the Seine and connecting canals. Among the 37 bridges of the Seine, Pont Neuf holds the most diverse history of memories.  The construction of Paris’ oldest bridge began in 1577 under the Reign of Henry III.  Pont Neuf was completed under the Reign of Henry IV in 1606.  It was the first stone bridge in Paris that did support houses,......

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La Galette des Rois is a French tradition that has been around for centuries. From the fall of the Roman Empire to the French Revolution, the customs and reasons behind this celebration have seen many transformations. Today, these thin, frangipane filled pastry puff cakes adorned with a golden crown can found displayed in patisserie windows across France throughout the whole month of January....

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When most people think of Paris, an image that immediately comes to mind is sipping a glass of wine outside at a café. The French know their wine and finding a good bottle of French wine is easy in Paris. Of course, Parisians also drink beer and large brands such as 1664 or Kronenbourg are all over. But finding a beer of the same caliber as a vintage Bordeaux has been, until recently, incredibly difficult. Since the end of last year, however, it seems as though that is all changing. The craft......

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