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I’m taking a blogging break this week, so enjoy some of my best of Eye Prefer Paris posts. There was an intense heat wave last week with temperatures in the mid 90s. It may be the same for many of... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at I Prefer Paris
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I’m taking a blogging break this week, so enjoy some of my best of Eye Prefer Paris posts. There was an intense heat wave last week with temperatures in the mid 90s. It may be the same for many of... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at I Prefer Paris
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June seems to bring a slew of visitors to Paris (and to my doorstep). I revert to being a part-time tourist as I wander around town with them. The reward is that I see Paris in a different light. Through... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at I Prefer Paris
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It’s been blazing hot in Paris the last few days with temperatures soaring up to 95 degrees Fahrenheit with no relief in sight till Saturday. Parisians are not fans of air conditioning no matter how hot it gets and in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2017 at I Prefer Paris
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I met June Rives in 2014 through mutual friends and we hit it off right away. Not only did we discover we had other mutual friends, sort of a six degrees of separation thing, but we also shared the same... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2017 at I Prefer Paris
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At 11 Quai aux Fleurs on the Ile de Cité is a pair of lovely doors made of forest green lacquered wood with fancy ironwork and male and female heads I believe are from the Renaissance period, made of rusted... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2017 at I Prefer Paris
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One of my favorite literary walks is A Band of Outsiders in the Place de la Contrescarpe/Rue Mouffetard area on the fringe of the Latin Quarter. Here were James Joyce, Ernest Hemingway, Honoré de Balzac, Victor Hugo, and other great... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2017 at I Prefer Paris
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Last January Morgan Pulsifer emailed to ask me advice about small gardens in Paris. She was planning to elope with her fiancé and asked about Cour de Rohan and other small gardens in Paris for her wedding ceremony. I replied... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2017 at I Prefer Paris
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Dear Subscribers, My apologies for the duplicate posts coming into your email this week. I've been having problems with my subscriptions service and things should be back to normal next week. Thanks for your understanding. Welcome back to my annual... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2017 at I Prefer Paris
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Good Mexican food has been slow to come to Paris. The traditional French palate shies away from spicy or bold flavored food hence the resistance. There were a handful of Mexican restaurants when I moved to Paris in 2005 but... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2017 at I Prefer Paris
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It’s almost summertime and many of you are probably putting your book list together, looking for some good summer reads for your vacation and long weekends. I thought I would inject your list with the king of sardonic humor, David... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2017 at I Prefer Paris
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David Hockney David Hockney is the subject of the blockbuster show of the summer. On the heels of the smash hit exhibition that’s taken London and New York by storm, the great painter takes his place in Paris to celebrate... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2017 at I Prefer Paris
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It’s funny, sometimes I’ll walk down a familiar street that I pass all the time and a new boutique will suddenly open in a period of a few days. I was on rue Charlot last week, when I spotted Bleu... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2017 at I Prefer Paris
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Close in area but far away from the madding crowds of rue des Rosiers clamoring for falafel sandwiches produced in a assembly line, comes a whole new breed of Israeli restaurant, Tavline. Miznon, right of the rue de Rosier was... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2017 at I Prefer Paris
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If it seems I am posting beaucoup garden photos lately it’s because I can’t get enough of Paris in the springtime. It’s now the season of the roses and I’ve been chasing their bursting blooms all over town. There’s a... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2017 at I Prefer Paris
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Last week I posted about the wonderful flowers in bloom in the Jardin des Plantes. Another thing that struck me about the Jardin des Plantes was the architecture of the trees in relationship to the sky. Looking up I saw... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2017 at I Prefer Paris
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I am back to the Door of the Month format this month instead of Instagram. Last Sunday I was strolling around the 16th arrondissiment after a dance performance at the Theatre de Chaillot and discovered a slew of fantastic doors... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2017 at I Prefer Paris
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My favorite crepe restaurant in the Marais and perhaps in all of Paris is Breizh. Serving authentic Brittany style crepes made with buckwheat flour along with apple cider, Breizh is considered the best crepe houses in Paris by many critics.... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2017 at I Prefer Paris
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It went from almost winter to practically summer in less than a week. Last Monday it was 52 degrees and I was in my down coat and yesterday it was 75 degrees and I wore a short sleeve shirt and... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2017 at I Prefer Paris
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I haven’t posted my Instagram photos in a while so here’s a fresh batch from May and end of April. From the spectacular Opera Garnier to the lush, green Tuileries to mouthwatering Fauchon to a hidden private garden to yummy... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2017 at I Prefer Paris
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I don’t know if you remember or not but in 2009 I started a series called Courtyard Week where twice a year I would post a week of photos of different courtyards I visited. The last post was in 2015... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2017 at I Prefer Paris
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It’s tax time soon for U.S. expats. Expat taxes are due on June 15 instead of April 15, which gives us a little bit of wiggle room. If you file an extension, your taxes aren’t due until October 15. For... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2017 at I Prefer Paris
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She was the stuff legends were made of. Dalida, one of the greatest superstars of France, did it all- singer, actress, performer and entertainer. But her brilliant, unstoppable career came to a tragic halt when she committed suicide at age... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2017 at I Prefer Paris
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I thought it would be fun to take a trip to Montmartre for the Eye Prefer Paris Book of the Month for May with Parisian raconteur and flaneur John Baxter. In his second book about the great Parisian neighborhoods (the... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2017 at I Prefer Paris
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Inspiration sometimes strikes in the most bizarre places and circumstances. When I was Italy last December I was staying with my friends Laurie and Blair, who live in a tiny mountain top village Roccamalatina in the Emigilia Romagna province. One... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2017 at I Prefer Paris