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La Taverne Henry IV, a Local Paris Wine Bar

Opened in 1885, La Taverne Henry IV is one of the oldest wine bars still serving in Paris today. And while the food is fresh, the recipes have […]

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Paris Restaurants: Blueberry

I was sitting at home reading a press release about a tempting new Japanese place called Blueberry when my partner, who is not a foodie and […]

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Paris Restaurants: Le Tournesol

I receive a lot of e-mail from people asking me where the French go to eat, and I have had a hard time giving anyone the […]

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Paris in Chicago

A Peninsula Hotel is opening in Paris, just steps from the Arc de Triomphe and locals are so excited that when I…

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Paris Spas: The French Beauty Secret

I’ve reached that age where all my friends are talking injections, dermabrasions, lights, laser and an entire recipe….

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Paris Shopping: Bon Marché

I am enchanted by Le Bon Marché. An odd confession, coming from a shopper like me, a shopper who swoons for anything vintage…

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Top 5 Best Beaches in France

Our well-traveled correspondent Sylvia Sables reports from experience on the best beaches in France, what to do….

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French Beauty: Lotions and Potions

Visitors to Paris are often curious about the number of pharmacies they see throughout the city….

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French Fashion: Scandalously Sexy Shoes

CFM shoes? What are CFM shoes? I mean, I get that we’re talking killer, sexy pumps, but I’ve….

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How to Tie Your Scarf Like a Parisian

The leaves are starting to turn and the temperatures at night are going down. Next week it will be official, fall is just about…

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Paris Restaurants: Ma Cocotte

On Sundays, a lot of chic, trendy Parisians head out to the Saint-Ouen flea market for a little bit of culture and shopping rolled into one. It’s just a few blocks from the Porte de Clignancourt terminus on Line 4 […]

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Top Five Places to Find Your French Man in Paris

Women have been in love with the Parisian lifestyle since well before Marie Antoinette suggested we all eat cake. And why not—what’s not to love? There are pastries, fashion, chocolate and, oh yes, French men.

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Paris Restaurants: Le Tourne Bouchon

There are some places that are so very much a part of my regular routine, it would never occur to me to share them—not out of selfishness but out of mere neglect. And it came to me recently that I have been […]

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Things to Do in Paris: American Friends of the Musée d’Orsay

Spending a day at the museum is one of the most popular things to do in Paris—even for the Parisians, which means exhibitions are usually […]

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Paris Top Five: European Getaways

As the winter ski holidays end and spring break looms ahead, Parisians have only one thing on their minds—make plans for the long weekends in May, all three of them! Much of Europe is just a short flight or train ride […]

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