Tag: Holiday


SFP Neighborhood Guide | 11th Arrondissement

The 11th arrondissement has fast become one of the most popular neighborhoods for eating out in Paris. With some famous favourites such as Septime and Pierre Sang, this arrondissement has something for everyone, but with the vast amount of choices it can often be difficult to decide where to go! Allow us to help you explore the 11th like a local, and try out some of our favourite places to eat, drink, shop and stay for a weekend getaway in Paris....

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Why we Love Paris in August

August in Paris is the only time of the year where you really feel like you have the City of Light all to yourself. The Parisians pack up their bikinis, kids, and dogs, and head to the countryside or down south to the beach. Many restauranteurs and most boulangeries close up for the month, leaving a few select choices for us to enjoy, ultimately making our decision of where to eat out next much easier! Some people are reluctant to spend their summer holiday in Paris during August, and we can understand why......

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Guest Post by Apart Inn Paris | Top 3 Paris Apartments

We would like to introduce you to one of our most recent partnerships with Paris based rental agency, Apart Inn Paris. We are excited to be working alongside them in the future, and wanted to share with you a little about the agency and the beautiful apartments that they have on offer for vacation rentals. If you’re thinking of coming to Paris anytime soon, then we highly recommend you check out their selection of properties in Paris for a truly local Parisian experience.  ...

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SFP's Paris Holiday Favorites

It’s mid-December and the holiday season has officially arrived in Paris. It is a magical time in the city and it really brings the name “City of Light” to life. There is always so much to do in Paris and with the holiday season comes the standard Christmas Markets that pop up throughout the city as well as the smell of mulled wine and the delicious pain d’épices that is served with fois gras at almost every event. Below are some of our favorites for the holiday season in Paris and some fool-proof ways to......

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Nothing says Holiday Season like some holiday baking! Spice up your apartment and warm your souls this winter with this delicious recipe for pain d’épices. We have teamed up with the fabulous Montmartre-based cooking school Cook’n With Class to bring you one of the easiest and best recipes we have ever made for this French classic. Pain d’épices is a honey cake flavoured with various spices. While the cake is similar to gingerbread, this French classic contains no molasses and is made with whole grain flour...

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The holidays are right around the corner and you’re gearing up to spend it with loved ones.  What better way to spoil them then finding them some awesome wintertime gifts from Paris.  Here are our top picks for this season: For the Stylish Overacheiver: It’s no secret we’ve been a fan of Kasia Dietz’s handbags for awhile, but have we mentioned how much we love her new Istanbul and Bali print bags?! They’re great for toting around your laptop and work related gadgets, plus the exotic print will make you feel like......

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Summertime in Paris can be glorious, not only because of the long awaited sunshine but also because of the seemingly empty, yet peaceful streets. At the same time, the absence of traffic and human beings due to being away on vacation can in turn make doing…well, ANYTHING in Paris a real pain. Dining is at the top of that list. In hopes that your summer plans flow easy as pie, we’ve compiled our list of restaurant closing dates for this summer, 2013. Although this list “should” be accurate, it goes to say......

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Most Parisian restaurants close up shop around the holidays, from right before Christmas Eve through after the first of the year. This can be inconvenient for anyone hoping to have a nice dinner out with their friends and family to celebrate Christmas or ring in the new year. Fortunately, there are some restaurants that remain open. We have created the following lists to help you navigate these closures and find the perfect, open restaurant. First up, the holiday closures: 75001 Les Bistronomes – closed 22 December through 2 January. L’Ecume St. Honoré......

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Christmas in Paris, what a remarkable thought!  Few places could hold a candle to the beauty and magic felt in our city during this special holiday season.   And although it seems as though the year’s end has snuck up on us, there are still  joyous memories to be made in the meantime. “So, what sets Paris apart at Christmas time?” you might ask.  As there is no short answer for this question, we’ll fill you in on one “pearl” that we at Savoir-Faire consider an unmissable event: the Christmas markets. The traditional......

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From the fresh pastries at the bouglangerie to a nice warm meal at a trendy bistro, Paris is not lacking in good food. In fact, French cuisine is so important that it is protected by UNESCO. But sometimes expats, and even some French, get tired of French food and start craving things from other countries. My friends and I stock up on our favorite American treats every time we go back to the States; for me it is peanut butter and oatmeal. But as more and more anglophones come to Paris, speciality anglo......

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