Shopping


The gods of gastronomy have blessed Paris with a plethora of pleasures to stimulate the palate. The home chef in search of fantastic ingredients hasn’t got far to go in search of the perfect flavors to season their feast. Paris’ many specialty shops help to point foodies in the right direction, offering a great selection of the highest quality products found in France and the world over. Here’s our list of some of the best. La Maison de la Truffe The notoriously beautiful, delicious, and expensive ingredient, the truffle, is the star......

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It isn’t hard to noticed how well dressed some of the Parisian children are in this city. Moms-to-be as well as their offspring are dressed to the T and decked out in some of the hottest baby gear all year-round. Maybe it is just because I am hitting the age where many of my friends are starting to have babies on the brain and I find myself shopping for baby gifts often lately but I have stumbled upon some really great shops for babies and kids. If you are expecting or in......

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Coco Chanel may have invented chic but contemporary French designers are to thank for keeping the flame of French fashion burning bright. You may already be familiar with major star labels like A.P.C., Isabel Marant, or the Maje and Sandro boutiques which have recently expanded into the USA and internationally. Despite the ever increasing homogeneity of the modern world there are still a few French clothing brands that you won’t easily find outside of the country. We compiled a short list of the best local joints to get your chic on, enjoy! Many......

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Next to ordering coffee, buying meat seems to be one of most difficult things for recent arrivals to get used to and comfortable with. The simple reason for this is that French cuts of meat are different from British or American cuts. There are many more of them and they tend to not totally correspond to a lot of what we Anglos are used to. Below are two diagrams of how Americans and British cut their meat and following that is the French cuts for you to compare. British Beef Cuts –......

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My second attempt at a blog post for Savoir Faire is in a field in which I feel a fair amount more comfortable! This week I’ve ditched the apron for a winter coat and will tell you a thing or two about what you could see being worn by men in Paris this winter. The first thing to note is that menswear in Paris is always high quality and independent. This is not only because Parisian men naturally have more pride in their looks (some would argue it is European fashion capital),......

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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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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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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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