Tag: Shopping


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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SFP Neighbourhood Guide | 10th arrondissement

It’s been a while since we’ve posted a neighbourhood guide, and despite the ever changing food scene in Paris, we still have our old and reliable go-to’s. We thought we would share with you our favourite coffee shops, restaurants, bars, and hotels that we feel would give you a full and well-rounded experience of the 10th arrondissement in Paris. As one of the trendier and younger neighbourhoods of Paris, it’s important to experience this area like a local would, and to discover the charm of it yourself. Boutique shopping, coffee drinking, and......

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Neighbourhood Guide | rue Saint-Sébastien

As there are only so many arrondissements we can write neighbourhood guides about, we decided to continue the theme, but more specifically with some of our favourite streets in Paris. Last month Samara started us off with the wonderful rue Henri Monnier in the 9ème. This week’s choice is rue Saint-Sébastien in the 11ème. For those of you who have ventured down this road, then you’ll understand why we’ve chosen to write about it. Spoilt for choice by cafes, boutiques, old record shops & delicious Asian cuisine, please allow us to take you......

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Pets in Paris- An Update

Back by popular demand! We’re here with an update of our most popular blog post- Pets in Paris. How to care for a pet in Paris is one of the most common, yet under-publicized issues of expats moving here, so here is everything you need to know about travel, the laws, and life in Paris with your pooch!  ...

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Spring 2016 Wardrobe Essentials

Seeing as spring is just around the corner and Paris Fashion Week has come to an end, we thought it would be appropriate to do a round-up of the essential spring-wear pieces for this season. We are very much looking forward to the arrival of warmer weather so that we can rock our new wardrobe finds!   With so many beautiful fashion trends this spring it has been extremely hard to narrow it down to the essentials. From cold shoulders to clinched in waists, long floral dresses, pastel tones, ruffled dresses, metallic fabrics,......

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Specialty Shops Follow-Up

As you can probably tell, here at SFP we love our shopping, especially when it’s for artisanal foods, hand crafted products, and independent boutiques specialising in specific goods. We have written a few of these posts in the past, some with more of a focus on food, but, of course, the ever expanding city of Paris is always surprising us with new pop ups and specialty shops around the city. Therefore, we like to keep you up to date with some of our favourite shopping spots in the city to find those special......

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We all know that the shopping we have in Paris is some of the best in world. People come from all over just to experience the magic that is Rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré, or Galeries Lafayette and Printemps, or Rue des Franc Bourgeois. But the real magic lies hidden away in Paris’ various specialty shops. Everything from hats to honey, books to baked goods, here are some of SFP’s favorite specialty shops in Paris. La Maison du Miel- 24 rue Vignon, 75009 One tradition that has been maintained in France is that the......

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This is a guest post by Lindsay Poulin at Context Travel. They have shared some of their expert advice on some fun new ways to discover the City of Light. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do! Chanel, Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Louis Vuitton, Hermès… These names remind us that fashion and Paris are synonymous, with styles and trends changing as quickly as the temperamental Parisian weather.  Every year hundreds of thousands of visitors flock to the grands magasins to shop designer labels; given their grandeur, these stores seem to have been......

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