Paris Life


With the fabulous weather rolling in for the summer months, you’ll want to be outside picnicking or on terraces as often as possible.  And what goes better with a picnic or summer terrace than a nice refreshing cocktail? Here at Savoir Faire, we’ve compiled summer cocktail recipes that are cool, refreshing, and are sure to brighten your summer.  Bring some along to your World Cup or Wimbledon viewing parties, your weekend at the countryside, or your Bastille Day festivities, and you’ll win some major brownie points with friends and family.  Don’t forget......

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Sure we’ve all dreamed of getting a Cartier diamond or a Boucheron bracelet.   These are two famous French jewelry designers that everyone has heard of.  But for those of us that don’t quite have that sort of a budget, there are plenty of other cool jewelry shops in Paris that won’t break the bank.  Here are a few of our favorite places that offer original pieces and affordable prices without compromising style: Matières à réflexion: This boutique is awesome because they offer gorgeous rusted-out necklaces for layering, pendants and chains, all made......

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When I asked a couple of French friends if they had any seasonal favorites for the warm weather months the response was that the rich sauces and heavy meats of traditional dishes are most often associated with Winter, and Spring and Summer food consists mostly of salads. What we’d first forgotten, however, was bistro food,...

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As the historical tennis match begins this week, we wanted to give you a brief glimpse into the history of the Roland Garros tennis tournament.  Established in 1925, Roland Garros, also known as the French Open, is the second tournament in a calendar year of the four Grand Slam tournaments, and the only one to be played on clay. It is considered the second most prestigious tennis tournament in the world after Wimbledon, and has a very large audience and global media coverage. The French Open was first held in Paris in......

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The Louvre is enormous but it is simple to create a unique visit all on your own by piecing together a theme and letting it guide you from artwork to artwork. Choosing a motif and searching it out in at the Louvre is a fun and stimulating way to train your brain and eye and to personalize your tour. Stay simple for kids : fruit, animals and water all work great. Adults can go as intellectual as they want, delving deeper into iconography and style. For part two of our Secrets of......

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Of course Paris is the capital of beauty. Beautiful architecture, beautiful women, beautiful pastries.  But we shouldn’t overlook the fact that the men of this city are also worth admiring.  Those nicely cut suits, cool kicks, and messy hairdos don’t go unnoticed (*swoon swoon*). This week I checked out the spots where men go to get pampered, primped, and put together.  Here’s my rundown of where you’ll want to take your guy to spoil him. Let’s hear it for the boys!   Les Mauvais Garçons Paris: Doesn’t this place just sound naughty?......

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While Paris is known for it’s amazing veal and foie gras dishes, you will have moments where you want to mix up that French palette of yours for something a bit more exotic.  Whether it’s sushi, couscous, or pad thai, there’s something great for everyone who wants a break from beouf bourguignon. Here are some of are picks for great ethnic food in the City of Light: JAPANESE: Tsubame: This cutely decorated gem hosts a kitchen than can whip up freshly baked teriyaki salmon, sticky rice, marinated eggplant, and seaweed salad.  With reasonable...

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As a lover of animals, I jumped at the opportunity to write a blog post about the newly (and entirely) renovated Paris zoo.  Many tell me that my ‘spirit animal’ is the giraffe, so I figured where better way to touch base with my kin than in this new space.   Re-opened after 170 million euros and 6 years of reconstruction, the Zoological Park of Paris (Parc zoologique de Paris) welcomed 25, 000 people for it’s opening on April 13th. The zoo showcases a more airy space with some 180 species and 1,000 animals......

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