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Paris Restaurants: Le Balm

Pierrick Mathon is French, and his wife, Kanya, is from Thailand, so it is only natural that when they took over the mechanics shop that had been the historic Boeuf à la Mode (BALM) from 1792 to 1932, they […]

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Paris Restaurants: Le Tourette

Tucked on a tiny bit of the rue de Grenelle in the 7th Arrondissement, there was a tiny restaurant facade, “Le Tourette” written across the window, some of the letters in white, others missing, a faint trace leaving a […]

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Top Five Paris Wine Bars

Paris wine bars have been a neighborhood tradition since the 18th century when coach stops provided food and drink to exhausted riders while caring for their horses. That countryside was enveloped by the city […]

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Things to Do in Paris: Work Out

Foie gras, champagne and caviar with crème fraîche—Christmas in Paris is divine but can cause considerable damage to the waistline. And because the French are so good at living to the fullest, they end it all […]

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Things to Do in Paris: Detox

It’s that time of year again: the postholiday detox season. It’s not easy detoxing in Paris as all the galettes des rois hit the local bakeries in celebration of the Epiphany, but it’s important to get a head start if […]

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The Top Five Spas in Paris

It’s January. The holidays are over, and everyone is exhausted and a bit worse for wear. The low temperatures and gray skies don’t help either. Fortunately, this is Paris, the city that invented luxury. Finding a […]

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Paris Restaurants: Le Garde Temps

There has been a lot of chatter in Paris and New York about the neighborhood just south of Pigalle. The words ruin and hipsters were thrown about. People were insulted, lengthy articles were […]

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Things to Do in Paris: The Ultimate Movie Night

Cinema is considered the seventh art in France and plays an essential role in French cultural life. There is even a (fantastic) museum dedicated to art on celluloid, the Cinémathèque Française, and great artists like […]

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Paris Restaurants: Au Coin Pasteur

There is a movement afoot on the Parisian dining scene, changing the balance of Paris restaurants. After a decade of trendy restaurants featuring popular young chefs, fussy ingredients and monthlong […]

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Paris Restaurants: Yen

Japan and France share a love of fashion, graphic novels and fine cuisine, inspiring many young Japanese to come to the City of Light to pursue their passions. Some of them stay and become famous designers […]

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Wine Tastings in Paris

Before you head to a Paris wine bar, you may want to learn a little something about French wines, and you would not be the only one. Paris is full of wine classes and tastings for visitors and locals alike. Because […]

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Shopping in Paris: Top Five Market Streets

In Paris there are street markets and market streets. Understanding that there is a difference can be confusing. Street markets are what the French call marchés, which are often translated into roving markets or […]

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Paris Restaurants: Camille

For the past several years, Paris has been getting hipper. Or rather hipster-ier. It is not uncommon to spot bearded young French men, coffee-to-go in hand, wearing plaid as they step up to a counter and order un taco […]

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Shopping in Paris: Dior

Paris Fashion Week inspires some sensational shopping in Paris. The fashion shows themselves are exclusive events reserved for press, celebrities and buyers. Last week, there was a spectacular show in the romantic […]

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Paris shopping: Un Dimanche à Paris

Paris Shopping: Top Five Concept Stores

In 1863 Aristide Boucicaut introduced the world to the concept of the department store with le Bon Marché and changed shopping forever. Nearly 125 years later, Colette Lerfel and her daughter Sarah […]

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