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Growing up in a Jewish household, although we were not particularly religious, my mother still kept a kosher kitchen and every week she would go to the kosher butcher to select our meat. My mother didn’t cook on Sunday nights,... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at I Prefer Paris
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In November 0f 2016, New York artist Jeff Koons donated a work titled Bouquet of Tulips to the city of Paris as a remembrance of the terrorist attacks on 2015 and 2016. The towering sculpture measuring 41 feet in height,... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at I Prefer Paris
My trusty Mac Book Pro, which I’ve had for seven years has gone kaput. I suddenly had to buy a new computer but it’s going to take a few more days to receive it. I’m posting this from my i-phone.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2019 at I Prefer Paris
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Leonardo Da Vinci To celebrate the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, the Louvre is having an unprecedented exhibition. Culminating in in over 10 years of planning, the museum is organizing as many of DaVinci’s paintings as... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2019 at I Prefer Paris
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I’ve been actively looking down on the ground for new shadows since my first shadow photo series in July. Since we’ve had an almost no rain in the last month and plenty of long, sunny days, it’s been a great... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2019 at I Prefer Paris
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In my late A Bite of Paris video, I've taken a break from food tasting to visit my friend Jessica at La Vaissellerie, my favorite tabletop, dish ware, and kitchen shop, located in the Marais. Click here to watch or... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2019 at I Prefer Paris
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The Ave. Montaigne is lined more luxury designer boutiques per square metre, than anywhere else in Paris. In between the dazzling storefronts of Prada, Givenchy, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Christian Dior, Chanel, and Ferragamo, I captured a series of doors mostly... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2019 at I Prefer Paris
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There’s a delightful series of black and white photos hanging on the outside gates for the Hotel de Ville. The photos ranging from the 1930s to the 1970s capture the various heat waves Paris has experienced. The backgrounds include the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2019 at I Prefer Paris
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My friend Wini Moranville, the author of The Bonne Femme Cookbook, another past giveaway on Eye Prefer Paris, has written The Little Women Cookbook, to tie in with the new movie adaption opening for Christmas. Wini explains below the connection... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2019 at I Prefer Paris
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The last two weeks have been a whirlwind with my tour clients. I’ve been to the tops of the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe, the hills of Montmartre, across the Pont Neuf, sailed on a Seine cruise, walked... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2019 at I Prefer Paris
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The Paris cultural calendar for fall 2019 is crammed with stellar exhibitions, concerts, opera, music, plays, and film. The first must-see exhibition is Carte Blanche a Hassan Hajjaj at MEP/Maison Europeenne de la Photographie, a photography museum in the Marais.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2019 at I Prefer Paris
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The ever so chic Le Bon Marché has gone punk. The late 70s/early 80s cultural, fashion, and music phenomenon Punk Rock started in England and forty years later is being celebrated in Paris. The Sex Pistols, Iggy Pop, The Ramones,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2019 at I Prefer Paris
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While walking in my neighborhood last week I kept seeing beautifully painted street art portraits with the title- Portraits du Grand Siècle du Marais. Upon further research I discovered that the mayor of the fourth arrondissement, Ariel Weil, invited renowned... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2019 at I Prefer Paris
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Just when I thought I had seen every type of one item shop come and go, another unexpected one pops up. In past years I’ve discovered shops for just honey, creampuffs, Madeleines, jelly, candles, foie gras, eclairs, halvah, and antique... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2019 at I Prefer Paris
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Every year Architectural Digest presents a collection of original interiors at a site specific location during the Maison& Objet trade show. This year they chose Hotel des Coulanges, a magnificent hotel particulier in the Marais, which is currently being renovated.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2019 at I Prefer Paris
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I can’t seem to get enough photos of Giverny. I recently did a tour of Giverny with a client and captured some great landscapes and summer flowers. Since it’s the rentree for the French this week and back to school... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2019 at I Prefer Paris
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Francis Bacon: Books and Paintings Artist Francis Bacon was heavily influenced in his work by literature and he possessed over one thousand books in his personal library. The exhibition concentrates on works produced by Bacon in the last two decades... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2019 at I Prefer Paris
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Thanks for all you answers for the Where am I? contest on Tuesday. I was in New York City for just a day the week before last. I took a walk with a friend through Washington Square Park and before... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2019 at I Prefer Paris
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Here’s a fun contest. I was away for five days between August 15 and August 21. I found a wonderful selection of doors and window boxes at my location. Can you figure out where it is? A one off street... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2019 at I Prefer Paris
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Here’s a special surprise today, another series of window boxes. After the last series in July, I found a whole new crop of lovely window boxes. Enjoy! Click here to view my other window boxes from July in case you... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2019 at I Prefer Paris
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While Parisians are in their summer country homes or on the Riviera and Normandy/Brittany coasts living impressionism in real life or in Paris enjoying the relatively empty August streets, I find myself on the Monterey Peninsula in California (of Big... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2019 at I Prefer Paris
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Last week I wrote about and featured photos of the gorgeous Art Nouveau architecture on the Ave. Felix Faure. Along with the architecture was a bevy of fantastic doors which I am sharing with you today. Do you have some... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2019 at I Prefer Paris
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On August 15, 2005, I moved to Paris after living in New York City almost all my life. It was probably the most important decision I made in my adult life. It was a big gamble, as I had no... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2019 at I Prefer Paris
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Last week I was invited to have lunch at Grand Cafe Fauchon and later take a tour of the connecting Fauchon Hotel. I have fond memories of the original Fauchon shop from the early 1980s. They had a pastry and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2019 at I Prefer Paris
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Last week I had to run an errand close to Felix Faure Metro in the 15th arr. The 15th arr. is an area I know very little about and can count how many times I’ve been there since I moved... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2019 at I Prefer Paris