5 Under-the-Radar Things to do in Bordeaux

April 2nd, 2019 by
by Ira Szmuk Plenty of articles have been written about Bordeaux and its charms. However, this city is so much more than wine and beautiful monuments. It’s full of flavors, art and hipster spots and it’s time for you to discover them. Here are five under-the-radar things to do in…

Chez Sasha

October 28th, 2013 by
On your next trip to Paris, make a reservation at the hottest restaurant in town, Chez Sasha. Be warned, Chez Sasha is not your typical paris restaurants. But you will have all the components you need for an excellent meal: good food, great wine, wonderful conversation, and an interesting atmosphere.…

Discover…Canal Saint Martin

October 28th, 2013 by
l'Hopital Saint Louis inside the brick facade you'll quickly notice the resemblance to the Place des Vosges, but it is infinitely quieter and more peaceful here. Before you reach the hospital, you’ll pass two restaurants on avenue Richerand that are both recommended by le Fooding. The first is le Cambodge,…

St Germain to Notre Dame

October 28th, 2013 by
You'll find charming tea cups and other fine crafted goodies from Asia at Le Chat Huant

For the Kids

April 27th, 2010 by
Agnès B Enfant 13, rue de Marseille, in the 10th, on the canal St.-Martin. 01 42 06 66 58. See website for more locations. Lovely and chic. Au Nain Bleu (pictured above) 8, rue Malesherbes, in the 8th. 01 42 65 20 00. The oldest French toy store. Baby Dior…


May 26th, 2010 by
Les Bouquinistes Along the Seine. Tues–Fri, 2–6; Sat–Sun, 11–6. Summer: around 9:30–7. Booksellers have been selling their wares along the Seine for nearly 500 years. You can peruse the used or antique books and posters from the quai du Louvre to the quai des Célestins, in the 2nd and 4th…

Only in Paris

April 7th, 2011 by
Les Belles Images 74, rue Charlot, in the 3rd Arrondissement. 01 42 76 93 61. Retro-inspired collection of clothes from well-known designers, as well as neighborhood designers. This is a unique and one-of-a-kind selection by owner Sandy Bontout. Emilie Casiez 57, rue Charlot, in the 3rd. 01 42 74 59…


April 7th, 2011 by
Hats Laurence Bossion 10, rue St. Roch, in the 1st Arrondissement. 01 42 96 80 50. Beautifully crafted hats, cloches and berets, handmade with the finest materials. Mira Belle (pictured above) 6, place Charles Dullin, in the 18th. 01 42 52 00 11. Colorful and embellished hats inspired by the…

a beautiful mix

June 2nd, 2010 by
[caption id="attachment_2510" align="alignnone" width="400" caption="Courtesy of Fifi Flowers ©"][/caption] These stores offer a varied collection of designers. Afwosh 10, rue d’Hauteville, in the 10th Arrondissement. 09 52 91 44 80. A color-classified concept store with unique and sensibly priced gift items. Arty Dandy 1, rue de Furstemberg, in the 6th.…

Special Places

June 2nd, 2010 by
Finding an oasis in the City of Light Cour Napoléon Rue de Rivoli, in the 1st. 01 40 20 50 50. Seeing the entire Louvre in one day is just too much unless you can zip through the museum like a roadrunner. If you want to soak in centuries of…