Monthly Archives: May 2013


Thanks to some fabulous gentlemen, we got reservations for the buzzed about new restaurant by Romee, Olivier and Pierre-Charles, the masterminds behind the cocktail movement in Paris. Their first food venture was The Beef Club that opened last year and just this past Tuesday, the boys opened it’s sister restaurant, The Fish Club, just next door! The interior is filled with geometric prints and octogonal low dining tables very reminiscent of the decor at Cafe Pinson and our new coffee favorite Loustic (not a big surprise since the...

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The Luxembourg Gardens hail from the left banks of Paris in the 6th arrondissement, stretching across 60 acres (23 hectors). Inspired by the present time Queen Marie Medici’s childhood home in Florence, Palazzo Pitti, these public gardens were designed by Jacques Boyceau, one of the theorists behind the art of the Jardin à la Française, the popularized approach using symmetry and imposing order over nature…how French!...

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So, you have decided to take a vacation to Paris. Your plane tickets are purchased, your hotel or apartment is booked and you have a rough itinerary sketched out. All that’s left is to finalize some plans and get your stuff packed. To help you with that and make sure your trip runs as smoothly as possible, here are some of our tips! Plan in Advance –Buy your tickets ahead of time: Tickets for places like the Eiffel Tower, boat tours and Giverny are sometimes cheaper (but definitely more convenient) if you......

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In today’s age of  “there’s an app for that”, an application can be found to help you do or find just about anything you can imagine. We’ve shared a few tips in the past about easier living in Paris due to applications such as LeCab and Time Traveler Tours.  Amongst the vast array of Paris centered applications, we’ll divulge our top picks, all available at the touch of a finger!...

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Wanderlust – a name every Parisian has surely heard over the past year, and perhaps even has memories associated with it.  That would come as no surprise!  Since our first blog post in June, 2012 about the freshly opened doors of Wanderlust, it has blossomed into one of the hottest commodities in the night life, party throwing, artist collaboration and event space scenes.  And that’s just the half of it! For starters, the restaurant is a perfect example of the eclectic, global  approach ringing through every strand of Wanderlust’s being.  Four guest chefs are invited every......

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Anyone who lives in Paris will tell you that they love it but that sometimes they need an escape from the crowds, noise and pollution for a little bit. It is not always possible to take a weekend, or longer, away from life in the city but there are a variety of wonderful places right outside the city to escape for a day. If you need a break from the hectic city life or if you are a tourist looking to see beyond Paris, here are 4 of our favorite places to check......

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Let’s take a little tour around some lesser known, possibly overlooked English book stores. In a city where over 120,000 anglophones resides, and millions of tourists visit, famous places like Shakespeare & Co. and WH Smith seem to get all the attention. But there are those of us who would prefer to avoid the crowds and find our own more discrete, faithful land of books to explore. There is such a diverse choice in Paris, it’s just not always so obvious where to find things. A good starting place is Galignani, near......

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One of the most memorable parts of a wedding is the food. So you want to make sure that the meals served at your wedding are perfect, right? Here are some of our tips when dealing with caterers in Paris. Caterers in Paris are usually supplied by the venue that you choose. Sometimes they have a few options for you to choose from or sometimes when you sign the venue contract, you are signing an imposed catering contract as well. Naturally, this stressed me out a great deal. That said, the reality......

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