Monthly Archives: October 2013


Tokyo born pastry chef, Sadaharu Aoki, opened his first boutique in the 6th in 2001. Since then he has earned his reputation by using rigorous French pastry technique combined with traditional japanese ingredients. Aoki has mastered the magic of simplicity in pairing these two cultures through the art of pastry. The Japanese ingredients he uses like matcha, yuzu, red beans, black sesame blend...

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Brunch has been a ‘thing’ in Paris for the past couple of years.  French restaurants having been trying to capitalize on this trend, but I’m starting to think they needed some outside perspective to perfect the movement.  Sarah Mouchot and Nico Alary have done just that with their new Holybelly Café! The Parisian pair traveled to Australia for three years where Nico worked as a barista and Sarah worked as a chef.  This experience translates to their fluid dynamic in which Sarah works meticulously and passionately behind the scenes while Nico performs......

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Here at Savoir Faire Paris, we were thrilled to learn about the new company Cookin’ the World that creates food baskets for brunch, lunch and weekly fruit and vegetable selections. Las weekend, we decided to try one of the Panier Brunches to test their services. We work some occasional late nights in the personal concierge industry so the thought of waking up on a Saturday or Sunday morning and having a gourmet brunch delivered to your door when you roll out of bed just seems like the perfect dream. And it was....

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I’m not sure if it’s just me, but as an American in Paris, I spend a lot of time contemplating the beautiful aesthetics of this city.  Yes, the architecture is beautiful, but so are the people! I sometimes feel  frumpy compared to the wonderfully coiffed  and flawlessly made up women.  How do they do it? How do they always manage to look so glowy with perfectly shiny hair? Is there something in the water here?  I asked one of my American friends who has lived here for decades how the French women......

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My initial thought when asked to attend one of Susan Herrmann Loomis’ cooking classes was one of sheer panic. Boasting tuna sweetcorn pasta and a bacon omelette as two of my finest dishes it is safe to say I am no culinary wizard. Upon arrival, however, I couldn’t have been made to feel more at home. Alongside five other students, mostly tourists visiting Paris for a couple of weeks, I was warmly met by Susan and welcomed into her beautiful home kitchen, tucked away in the 6th arrondissement. Having put on our......

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Ahhh the French school system.  You’ve heard legends about how short the weeks are and how long the vacations last.  Or what about the fact that it’s virtually free?  That’s right, no $50,000 price tag on a college education! Well we’ll be more specific with that in a bit. But let’s start with the basics.  French children start going to school at a very young age: some start at the age of 2, while nearly all begin at the age of 3.  Spending 2 to 3 years in maternelle (the equivalent of......

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100 Artists, 36 apartments, 31 days, 16 different countries, 9 floors. This is what makes up the largest collaborative street art exhibit in history: Tour Paris 13.  Before the building is torn down in November, street artists from all over the world have used the abandoned building as their canvas. The Mairie du 13ème along with the Galerie Itinerrance have worked together to turn the 4 500m2 into an artistic amusement park. Each artist was given an apartment, floor to ceiling to create their work. The ephemeral exhibit is open to the public......

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A few weeks ago, on a particularly cold and rainy Fall afternoon, I stumbled upon a beautiful little shop called Adeline Klam. Walking into the bright and colourful shop, I forgot all about the Paris weather and ventured into sunny Japan! The shop is filled with beautiful printed papers, washi tapes, origami kits, garlands, and an incredible selection of handmade lamp shades and pillows. In addition to all of these little goodies, the shop also offers a series of ateliers where their crafting experts show you how to create beautiful origami creations as well......

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Today marks the start of our Fall giveaway! This October you could win a Longchamp purse or briefcase just by tweeting pictures of Halloween French-Style! Halloween has become increasingly popular here in France but it is still not easy to find. Snap photos of Halloween sightings throughout France or French-inspired Halloween photos from around the world. We will choose a winner at random on the 31st and they will be sent their choice of Longchamp bag. Here is what you have to do to participate: 1. Like our Facebook Page 2. Follow......

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