Posts Tagged ‘Valentine’s Day’

Paris Shopping: Joyeuse St-Valentin! Vivre l’Amour!

In the City of Love, we are saturated with romance, whether simply strolling along the Seine, having dinner and a glass of champagne or enjoying the night view of Paris from Montmartre. But what can a man […]

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Paris Fashion: Seen on the Streets of Paris

In honor of Valentine’s Day in the world’s most romantic city, this week’s Paris fashion post is dedicated to love. If you are wondering what to wear on your next visit to the city that is also one of the world’s most […]

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French wines: Château le Coteau 2008

French Wines: Château le Coteau 2008

My love affair with French wines began with Bordeaux. Having swallowed enough boxed pink plonk in college, I eventually graduated to supermarket screw-cap wines. When I began my Wall Street career […]

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French Recipes: Sautéed Steak with Balsamic Vinegar Reduction

Valentine’s Day can often lead to forced gestures for those not so versed in the romance department. We can blame Hallmark or consumerism for the dread some fear when this holiday approaches. Luckily Parisian […]

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Masters of French Chocolate: Jean-Paul Hévin

In the smart environs of the 1st Arrondissement, nestled alongside the most elegant of Parisian boutiques, is the chic rue Saint-Honoré flagship of Jean-Paul Hévin. It is a shrine to fine French chocolate, and there […]

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La Maison du Chocolat

The 10 Best Gifts from Paris for Valentine’s Day

Every day in Paris is romantic even when the metro is crowded or a brief rain shower drives you into a small café, or into the entrance of an art gallery or shop. Everything and everyone seems romantic, from the man at the vegetable stand to the butcher who prepares your weekly entrecôte. The tradition of romantic love began in France, in the Middle Ages when romantic poetry was born and inspired the idea of giving gifts to express one’s devotion. In honor of Valentine’s Day, here’s our list of the 10 best gifts from Paris.

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Make Dior Your Paris Valentine

Photographer Gérard Uféras knows about fashion. But what he excels at is bringing the curious eye backstage. A former student of legendary French lensman Willy Ronis, Uféras also likes to spend time with a subject. Favorites include the worlds of opera and ballet, but he has now branched out—into fashion. Uféras’s new book Dior: 30, avenue Montaigne is a huge, magnificent tome. It’s also the perfect Paris valentine to couture. In focusing on that metier’s secrets and skills, he has forged a very special portrait.

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Restaurant 1728 in Paris

Valentine’s Day Must-Do’s in Paris

Le Saint-Valentin. It even sounds sexy in French, and this year I am dreaming up a particularly sexy Valentine’s Day in Paris. My dream begins with waking up in a luxurious hotel, like le Pavillon de la Reine, located under the arcades of the quintessentially romantic Place des Vosges. After a decadent breakfast in bed, wearing Monsieur’s dress shirt from the night before, I’d put on some tight jeans, with a large cashmere boyfriend sweater, and some decent boots that have heels that I can actually walk in. Then, we’d head out the door to celebrate Valentine’s Day with romantic must-do’s in Paris.

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Macarons in Paris

Valentine’s Day in Paris: Top 10 Romantic Things to Do in the City of Light

Could there be a more perfect place to be than Paris for Valentine’s Day? Are you in town with your hubby, your lover or the guy you just met? Here’s a list of ways to ensure a moment or two on Valentine’s Day that you’ll never forget.

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The Chocolate Show

February is certainly a time for chocolate, and we’ve tasted and reviewed some of the best for you, so you’ll be sure to buy the tastiest morsels for your loves this month.

Not long ago I found myself at the Chocolate Show in New York, which is also held in Paris and Cairo, curiously (it might take a pause on Cairo this year, eh?). I decided that the Chocolate Show was the perfect excuse to have a virtual tasting of sorts to compare French and American chocolate. Could American chocolate possibly hold up to the spectacular French chocolate I was partial to? I felt as if I would be biased, so I brought in two consorts, Karen and Kathryn (hard-core Francophiles and fellow bloggers), to help me out. Karen brought in an entire team of tasters and had a chocolate party.

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The Color of Love

Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.

—Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Ah, so true. With the romance of Valentine’s Day upon us, here is a stunning selection […]

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French Recipes: A Valentine Meal

Paris is the city of love. What would be more romantic than spending a full week-end in Paris to celebrate Valentine ’s…

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French Valentine’s Day Gifts

You’ve waited until the last minute to think about Valentine’s day, who among us can’t relate. Its happened…

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