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San Francisco’s original barre-based class has opened a studio in the 16th arrondissement and adapted their classes to the French lifestyle. Caroline and I had the privilege of attending a class yesterday morning and we cannot tell you how fun, energizing, balancing and absolutely wonderful this class was! We can’t contain ourselves and thought that we should share it with our readers. Created in 2000 by Jill Dailey McIntosh, The Dailey Method® is an efficient mix of muscle strengthening and flexibility exercises with inspiration from Yoga, Pilates and Cardio Barre. The class......

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Encore: what a great name for a restaurant right? A name that I’m sure the owner hopes will foreshadow the return of many customers!  I was excited to see if the hype of this new place lived up to its confident name and it’s hip Japanese chef Yoshi Morie.  In business for just over a month, this French bistro seemed like the perfect place to go on what seemed like the coldest, grayest day of fall thus far.  Much to my delight, the restaurant provided a great meal that can only be......

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Last year was my first official ‘la rentrée’ experience.  I was arriving as an English teaching assistant and an au pair, and was quickly inducted into this French ritual.  I arrived in Paris on August 27th and was greeted with kids running down the streets, mom’s scouring the Monoprixs for school supplies, and boulangers baking up a storm.  What was going on? Parisians seemed cheerier than I remembered them and there seemed to simply be an air of optimism and unmistakable enthusiasm.   The mother of the children for whom I was......

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Fall has fallen upon Paris this past week and when the weather goes from sunny summer to rainy and cold in a matter of days, everyone needs a little pick-me-up! In honor of Paris Fashion Week, what could bring more joy than some retail therapy for some new fall fashions in Le Marais? Here is our exhaustive list of the best shops Le Marais has to offer! Start with some rocker vintage T’s at Noir Kennedy (22 Rue du Roi de Sicile) before hitting up K. Jacques (16 rue Pavée) for some lovely......

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As a New-Yorker, one of the first things I eat when I am back in NYC is a bagel. After 13 years here in the City of Light, it is still one of the number 1 things that I crave from home. Since I moved here, a few solid bagel places have opened up and Monoprix has even started selling some pretty dry and flavorless bagels in the past few years. Needless to say, a slow trend has been emerging. Over the past few years, some of my favorite bagel spots are......

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This guest post by Meg of De quelle planète es-tu takes you into the secrets of the 16th arrondissement of Paris. Meg is a Denverite gone Parisian and enjoys all things floral, antique and vintage déco, beer, putting holes in her walls for handing rediculous amounts of frames, snacking on sweets before dinner, lipstick, photobooths, flea markets and many other things. Digital marketing is her stomping ground and you can find her on her blog, twitter, Facebook, Tumblr or Instagram.  — The 16th arrondissement of Paris covers the city’s western borders, stretching from The Arc de Triomphe to the......

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“Je voudrais un burrito, s’il vous plait.”, is not a phrase you overhear often in Paris. Mexican food, however, is on the rise in this Mecca of gastronomic talent. Coming from a land where green and red chili flow like milk and honey, it was shocking that a place so rich in culinary talent was nearly a desert land for good, authentic, SPICY, Mexican food. Fortunately, with time and many a recommendation, we at Savoir Faire have accumulated a pretty good list of restaurants “muy delicioso”!...

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As we all leave you for the month of August, we conclude our month’s blog posts with an inside look on Paris’ newest development: Les Berges! Just opened in time for summer, the entire left bank of the Seine stretching from the Pasarelle de Soferino at Musee d’Orsay all the way to Pont de l’Alma has been transformed into a summer oasis of relaxation, food and drinks and sports activities....

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Ohhhh the 7ième arrondissement! Arguably Paris’ chicest and most chèr neighborhood, this glitzy quartier is home to some of the most luxurious shopping, dining, and cultural experiences. At just a stone’s throw from the Eiffel Tower, Musee D’Orsay, and les Invalides, it’s easy to see why the 7th attracts so many tourists and Parisian aficionados. The neighborhood’s architecture and feel represent a timeless and old world elegance that has been passed on through years of aristocratic influence. When I walk through the 7th, I am distinctly reminded of Hemingway’s remark that Paris......

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Paris is almost as saturated with museums as it is with wine and cheese. 173 – that’s right. This fact, coupled with the unlikely, yet surprisingly true thought that one might ‘forget’ they live in Paris, something must be done – intentionality. We know. Sometimes there are just too many people. So, we’ve come up with a few more discreet, yet no less grande in cultural riches and diversity. Find a more intimate experience in this tiny slice of the vast museum universe....

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