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In February 2018 I launched a series of videos on YouTube, A Bite of Paris. Every few weeks or every month, I would go to a food or gourmet shop, restaurant, or cafe and speak about their specialty and also... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at I Prefer Paris
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I’ve stayed close to home in recent weeks and rediscovered the architectural wonders of the Marais. I recently had to do a slide show and lecture about the Marais for an organization, so I took new photos of familiar buildings,... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at I Prefer Paris
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I first want to thank everyone who watched my Live In the Footsteps of Arsene Lupin Facebook tour for France.fr. It was a big success with over 700 people watching it live, and over 12K views of the video along... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2021 at I Prefer Paris
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Continuing the coverage of the current shows at the contemporary art galleries in the Marais, today I am writing about Galerie NEC and Galerie Bendana/Pinel. Judith Maria Kleintjes Show at Galerie NEC The Judith Maria Kleintjes show at Galerie NEC... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2021 at I Prefer Paris
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Vincent has been my one and only Valentine since we met in March of 1977. Yesterday we exchanged some cool gifts. A few weeks ago, while browsing Instagram, I saw a post about a box of cookies, hand decorated for... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2021 at I Prefer Paris
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Late on Tuesday night it started to snow, and I prayed it would stick until morning. Since it was so cold out, 27 degrees Fahrenheit, when I woke up, it indeed stuck. I looked down on the rue Saint Antoine... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2021 at I Prefer Paris
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I am thrilled to finally have The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles as my February selection. The Paris Library was supposed to be published last year but was delayed because of Covid. Interestingly, the book was published in a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2021 at I Prefer Paris
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Since museums, cinemas, music halls and venues, and theaters are closed in Paris because of the pandemic, the only cultural recreation available right now is art galleries. I strolled to my favorite contemporary Marais art galleries last week and there’s... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2021 at I Prefer Paris
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Imagine that Lucy is now French, Ricky is American, and they live in the house from the Dick Van Dyke Show. It seems a little far-fetched but it’s almost true. A few nights ago, I was fishing around on You... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2021 at I Prefer Paris
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France keeps churning out the hits on Netflix. After the success of Emily in Paris, Lupin, which started streaming last month, became the most popular French series ever watched, going to #1 in many of the countries Netflix is available... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2021 at I Prefer Paris
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For series four of Behind the Paris Street Signs, I stayed mostly in my neighborhood, the Marais, and a little bit beyond, to the Bastille. Boulevard Beaumarchais The Boulevard Beaumarchais runs from the Place de la Bastille to Boulevard Filles-du-Calvaire,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2021 at I Prefer Paris
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A few weeks ago, I was speaking to my friend G, who is an excellent cook. Somehow, we got on the subject of carrot cake and I told him that I make the best carrot cake, which was proven by... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2021 at I Prefer Paris
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I am reintroducing my Parisian of the Month interview series. For January, I’m happy to interview Wolfgang Joensson, a very talented and prolific product and industrial designer, and design teacher. Where were you born and where did you grow up?... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2021 at I Prefer Paris
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Here’s a selection of my most liked photos on Instagram from the last 30 days from my three accounts Eye Prefer Paris, Literal Street Art and Parisian Doors. The winter landscape of Paris has an interesting challenge to photograph. Do... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2021 at I Prefer Paris
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Right about now, I would —in a perfect world—be getting ready for my favorite Paris circus. The Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain is a popular juried show of young international performers who entertain a wildly energetic crowd for four... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2021 at I Prefer Paris
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Here’s series 2 of my snow photos I took in the Tuileries, Place de la Concorde, Place des Vosges and at the Louvre. CLiCK HERE to view series 1 if you missed seeing them yesterday. Photo prints for any of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2021 at I Prefer Paris
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The last time in snowed in Paris was March 2018, so when snow was predicted for last Saturday, I was ecstatic. While playing in the snow for most people consists of snowball fights, building snowmen, and snow sports, my idea... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2021 at I Prefer Paris
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Here’s series two of the Palais Royal and Louvre Photos I shot last Sunday. Click here to view series one if you didn’t see them the other day. I want to thank everyone who watched my Live Facebook-Emily in Paris... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2021 at I Prefer Paris
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It was a rare, clear and sunny day on Sunday, and while I was at the Palais Royal preparing for my Facebook Live Emily in Paris event this Wednesday, the late afternoon sun, light, and shadows was glorious. I hadn’t... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2021 at I Prefer Paris
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Last October, when there was a short break in between lockdowns, almost all the museums in Paris had reopened. I rushed to Chanel exhibit at the Palais Galliera, and after, I crossed the street to see the Sarah Moon photo... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2021 at I Prefer Paris
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I am sorry but some of the information for my live Emily in Paris Facebook Live Tour which I have been posting has been incorrect. The date is Wednesday, January 13 from 10am to 11am EST CLICK HERE to reserve... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2021 at I Prefer Paris
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Every year starting on January 6th, la galette de Rois (the cake of the three kings), a cake made of frangipane (almond cream paste) and a buttery crust, is sold in patisseries all over France. These delicious cakes celebrate the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2021 at I Prefer Paris
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Designer Pierre Cardin died at 98 years old last week, still working until the end of his life. In a tribute to the late, great Cardin, today is a repost of a blog I wrote in 2015 about the Pierre... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2021 at I Prefer Paris
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Happy 2021 and I hope you had a great New Year’s. Thanks to everyone who sent holiday emails and messages. I am kicking off 2021 with an exciting, free event: I am partnering with France.fr to bring you an Emily... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2021 at I Prefer Paris