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Autumn is full bloom and many of the photos this month reflect the foliage in the parks, courtyards, and sides of buildings. The leaves and ivy are turning burning red, mustard and ochre and piling on the ground. Fall fashion... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at I Prefer Paris
Sometimes, as a local, you need a little nudge to get you out flaneuring after a lazy summer away from the city. For me, that kick in the pants is my Photo Exploring Class. We wander to far-flung corners of... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at I Prefer Paris
I was sent a press release last week about a new guest house- a cross between an Air Bnb and a hotel- named My Home for You. I decided to check it out, as I am frequently asked by clients... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at I Prefer Paris
In August I received an email from Scott, a blog reader. He asked to do a Marais tour in early October and remembered my wedding blog post from earlier this year. He told me he was going to propose to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2017 at I Prefer Paris
Staying at the La Mirande Hotel was the best part of our trip to Avignon. La Mirande is a rare combination only a handful of hotels have: an impressive historic building, beautifully appointed rooms and furnishings, impeccable service, and a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2017 at I Prefer Paris
In August I received a press invite to the Les Luminessences D’Avignon, a 360 degree light show on the inside walls of the Palais des Papes. In past years I’ve been to similar type light shows in Nancy, Chartres, Lyon... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2017 at I Prefer Paris
Do you remember the film Same Time, Next Year with Ellen Burstyn and Alan Alda? It’s about an already married woman and a man who meet once a year on the same weekend at a hotel in California to have... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2017 at I Prefer Paris
The End of Eddy is an auto-biographical novel by Edouard Louis, who grew up gay in the early 1990s in a tough working-class town in Picardy, a region in mid-France. Bullied and teased for being too girly, Louis was desperate... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2017 at I Prefer Paris
Yves Saint Laurent Museum The new Yves Saint Laurent Museum highlights the momentous body of work of the greatest designer and couturier of the 20th century. It’s located in the hotel particulier where St. Laurent designed for over 30 years.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2017 at I Prefer Paris
Vincent and I took a mini staycation last Saturday night and we were guests of the Grand Hotel du Palais Royal. Situated on a quiet side street next to my favorite garden in Paris, Palais Royal, the hotel is a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2017 at I Prefer Paris
I am happy to have my friend Chris Boicos as Parisian of the Month. Chris gives informative weekly lectures and classes on the latest art exhibits in Paris. Where were you born and where did you grow up? Athens,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2017 at I Prefer Paris
Parisians have returned from their August vacations and the rentree began earlier this month. The streets are bustling and fall weather is already here. Leaves have already started to turn, as you will witness in a few of the photos... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2017 at I Prefer Paris
It seems as though Israeli food is having its big moment. It’s been on the rise since Israeli born chef Yottam Ottolenghi put contemporary Israeli cuisine on the map in recent years with his innovative, sometimes daring food plus a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2017 at I Prefer Paris
The RATP, the organization that runs the bus and metro services in Paris, is doing a major overhaul of the metro system and the ambitious project will last till 2030. Many metro stations are being renovated and updated with new... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2017 at I Prefer Paris
My love of doors has expanded beyond Paris in the past few years. I’ve been photographing doors in my travels including Italy, Bali, Prague, Bordeaux, Colmar and Bruges, which I have shared with you. Today is a selection of doors... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2017 at I Prefer Paris
thanks so much Jeanne and Des for the links, very interesting
Toggle Commented Sep 15, 2017 on Parc de Belleville at I Prefer Paris
I rarely go to Belleville and don’t know it very well. It’s always been a neighborhood that intrigued me because it embodies three arrondissements, all of which have something different to offer. A few Saturdays ago I decided to venture... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2017 at I Prefer Paris
Last week was le rentree, the time of the year in early September when everyone returns to work and children go back to school after taking their vacations. Everyone is calm, rested, tanned and in a good mood; Parisians at... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2017 at I Prefer Paris
The city is abuzz this week with Design Week Paris, which kicked off this weekend with the Maison & Objet trade show. In addition to Maison & Objet, there are 180 venues including showrooms, exhibition spaces, galleries and cultural institutes... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2017 at I Prefer Paris
I was invited on Monday night to the Krug Pop-up Champagne Bar at the Shangri-La Hotel. The Shangri-La Hotel has partnered with the eponymous House of Krug, one of the most prestigious Champagne makers in France since 1843. The intimate... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2017 at I Prefer Paris
Labor Day was yesterday and fall is just around the corner. You’re back to work, the kids are back to school, so now is a good time to settle into a new book. My friend Kate Beswick, an American author... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2017 at I Prefer Paris
Irving Penn: Centennial On the centennial of his birth, Irving Penn receives a much-deserved retrospective. Penn was one of the great photographers of the 20th century with his master technique of inventive still life and iconic fashion photos. Spanning close... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2017 at I Prefer Paris
While planning a trip to London for Vincent’s birthday last week, I remembered a friend of mine who lives in London offered to let me stay in her cottage in Brighton. I thought it would be fun to tack on... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2017 at I Prefer Paris
It’s been a fun August this year and I’ve experienced tea at the Four Seasons George V Hotel, walks around empty Paris, a short trip to Strasbourg and Colmar, and discovering the back streets of La Bastille. If you still... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2017 at I Prefer Paris
I am happy to have Tom Sancton, author of The Bettencourt Affair:The World’s Richest Woman and the Scandal that Rocked Paris (the Eye Prefer Paris Book of the Month of August) as Parisian of the Month. Where were you born... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2017 at I Prefer Paris