Paris Life


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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As spring approaches, all we want to do is go see the flowers blossom and picnic in beautiful gardens.  Sure everyone’s heard of the Tuileries and Luxembourg gardens, but what about checking out some of the lesser known and equally stunning spots in Paris? We’ve compiled a few of our favorite hidden gardens in Paris.  Don’t forget to grab the baguette and bottle of wine before you mosey on over. Le Jardin des Serres d’Auteuil : Located on the Avenue de la Porte d’Auteuil, the Serres d’Auteuil garden is a haven of exotic......

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The young and old, rural and cosmopolitan all agree: A perfect Summer evening is spent in the company of good friends around a game of pétanque, glass of Pastis in hand. Walk five minutes in any direction in Paris in July and you’ll find a round of boules in full swing and picnic in tow. If you’re new to the sport, fret not, we’ve got you covered here in our guide to Paris pétanque.   The Necessities • A set of  6 hallow metal boules and the little wooden cochonnet. • A hard dirt......

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Over at Savoir Faire Paris, we are always looking for fun activities in Paris for our clients. That is why when we were invited to try a cooking class at one of Paris’  English-speaking cooking schools by a friend one Saturday morning we enthusiastically attended! Located deep in Montmartre, Cook’n With Class is a fun, unpretentious, laid back cooking school with two beautiful, fully equipped kitchens. Their friendly staff helps you with your reservation and sends you detailed directions on how to find their location....

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  Paris is arguably the most visited city in the world. Warmer weather brings with it droves of tourists. What this often means for locals is crowded streets, a cramped métro, and English spoken everywhere. Parisians are used to tourists but you often hear the same complaints tourist season after season. Here is our list of the 10 best ways...

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Coretta is the cosmopolitan creation of Mexican born chef Beatriz Gomez and her husband Matthieu Marcantin, as well as Jean Francois Pantaléon in the up and coming Batignolles neighborhood of Paris.  The contemporary French restaurant brings both simplicity and elegance to the 17th. With a two floor set up that overlooks the Martin Luther King park, this spot is appropriately named after MLK’s wife, Coretta.  On the first floor you’ll find the open kitchen and half of the tables, while upstairs you’ll find the rest which sit below twinkly lighting, white marble, and light......

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Nestled behind the Mayor’s offices in the 3rd arrondissement of Paris stands the Carreau du Temple. This building and the site it occupies are rich in history, which is why the plan to raze the place in the 1970s for a parking lot went down in flames. Community action saved the monument from destruction and decades of planning have given us the exquisite multi-purpose cultural center that opened last month.   The Site The Carreau du Temple owes its name to the Templar Knights of Pariswho constructed their European headquarters on this land in......

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Ahhhh those glorious days of sunshine we just experienced in Paris. If only they were here to stay.  We have to hold out a little bit longer until spring, so we thought we’d give you the inside scoop on how to stay relaxed in Paris until the flowers bloom.  Here’s our rundown of some chill places to take a break in Paris: Rêves d’Abyssinie (132 rue Saint Denis 75003) : Named in honor of Ethiopia, the birthplace of coffee, this adorable little coffee shop is relaxed and houses a beautiful brass bar that......

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