Posts Tagged ‘Summer’

Paris Fashion: Ocean Bleu

What better way to cool down during the summer months than to dress in turquoise and royal ocean blue tones ?….

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Paris Fashion: Welcome the Sunshine with Waiting for the Sun

We have been enjoying the marvelously sunny days in the City of Light, embracing Paris fashion by wearing the sunglasses of Waiting for the Sun (W/Sün), a 100 percent Parisian label founded by a creative team with diverse origins.

Three friends—Antoine, Julien and Alexandre—started the brand by chance one night in a bar. They define the style of the brand as “Parisian sophistication and California casual attitude.”

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French Fashion: Seen on the Streets of Paris

Blue: the color of the ocean, the color of the sky, basically the color of summer and a running French fashion trend on the streets…

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French recipes: summer peaches for a versatile peach soup

French Recipes: Peach Soup

There are so many things to like about summer in Paris. The weather (usually) improves, with people shedding layers and raincoats in exchange for summer frocks and sandals. And once the sun is out, the Parisians […]

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Paris Fashion: Seen on the Streets of Paris

White is always a great choice for summertime Paris fashion, and it’s being worn beautifully on the city’s streets.

A little white dress is the perfect fuss-free way to wear the color, whether with a monochromatic Peter Pan collar, as shown by one girl whom I saw shopping with her mother; or with lace […]

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An apartment view of Paris

In Praise of Paris

Recently I was lucky enough to find myself in a position most 18- or 19-year-old girls dream of. My best friend and I spent two weeks of summer in Paris, writing articles for this fabulous website. Before I go any further, I must tell all girls out there, no matter what age, that you must visit youthful Paris before you die. If my dramatic declaration isn’t enough to persuade you, then hopefully by the end of this article you’ll understand the urgency of my previous statement.

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Seen on the Streets of Paris

Parisians and savvy holiday makers grabbed summer outfits that had lain dormant in their wardrobes during two months of rain.

At the first sign of sun, some emerged tentatively in jeans or paired shorts with boots.

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Summer Whites: A Day at the Races

Il fait beau, and we couldn’t be more pleased! Summer’s arrival marks the beginning of many outdoor activities from which we’ve been forced to abstain all year, like spending the day at the races—and going shopping for the perfect trackside outfit!

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Fort National at Saint-Malo

Weekend Getaway in Seaside Saint-Malo

You may be hesitant to spend your precious vacation time visiting Saint-Malo, in the notoriously rainy region of Brittany, while your French friends are quick to head straight to the sunny south of France, but this beautiful walled city has enough renowned food and drink, stunning panoramas, thrilling history and even sunny days to make it an attractive excursion. After seeing friends’ photos of the turquoise and emerald coast, I coaxed my French boyfriend into spending a long holiday weekend out west.

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Summer Whites: The Perfectly Parisian Look

We couldn’t be more into whites for summer, whether we’re spending our time in the US or in Paris. The key to Parisian fashion, contrary to what you might assume, is the effortless look—simple et classique—and there is nothing that says simple and classic better than white.

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Summer Flavors in Paris Restaurants, Part One

With the change of seasons in the City of Light, there’s also a change of flavors on the menus of Paris restaurants. Here’s a sampling of the ingredients du jour and what you can drink with them at home for your own Parisian feast.

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Along the GR20, Corsica

Top Five Weekend Getaways in France for Summer and Fall

I have been in France for five years now and have done countless weekend and longer trips throughout l’Hexagone (the Hexagon, as France is often described). And every time I visit somewhere new, I end up adding more getaways in France to my list instead of crossing them off! There is still so much to explore. And yet, there are several corners of the country that keep drawing me back—physically and in my dreams! Here are my top weekend trip picks for the summer and fall seasons.

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Striped shirt by Saint James

Paris Style’s Summer Stripes

Every spring, Paris style changes with the sun. But a few essentials appear between the strawberries and the asparagus. You can always choose between espadrilles and ballerines. But, if you are French, you will want to show your stripes—and some should come in the form of a marinière.

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2011 Domaine Collotte Marsannay Rosé

The French wine cognoscenti have long been searching out and enjoying the pleasures of lively and refreshing rosés. For those of you who want to remain loyal to the pink persuasion but are ready for […]

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Petits Farcis with Red Pepper Coulis

Petits farcis—stuffed summer vegetables—are a classic Provençal dish, although variations exist in many forms all around the Mediterranean.

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