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Eataly in the Marais!

Eataly in the Marais!

Thanks to the wonderful HIPParis blog for sharing that Eataly Paris is now open! Full disclosure: this photo is actually from BigLove of the Big Mamma group Now, three floors and 4,000 m2 of Italian gastronomy is just a 7-minute, 550-meter walk from my apartment. I...

New Apartment Photos!

New Apartment Photos!

Fashion and lifestyle blogger Sylvia of Simply Sylvia and Photographer Iona of From Paris Sweet Love have teamed up to bring me some beautiful photos of my Marais apartment. You can see all the photos here. Be sure to check out Iona’s site and follow her on Instagram...

Falafel in the Marais

Falafel in the Marais

When you say "falafel", everyone thinks "L'As du Falafel." And for good reason. It's pretty amazing. But living just yards away, I've had the chance to sample most of the falafel spots by rue des Rosiers and I have my own favorites. Falafel plate at Pitzman My picks?...

Free Films in the 4th

Free Films in the 4th

There is a free film festival going on at the 4th arrondissement’s City Hall. There’s a film tomorrow and another on Saturday. Hôtel de Ville For more details and to reserve your spots, click here. Each of the 20 city halls, as well as the Hôtel de Ville for all of...

Sound and Light Show at Notre Dame

Sound and Light Show at Notre Dame

There is a sound and light show going on at Notre Dame just today through Saturday. Details here. The creation will be displayed on the façade of the cathedral, on Île-de-la-Cité. Click here to reserve! UPDATE: Unfortunately the event is now sold out. But maybe you...

Paris Newsletters

Paris Newsletters

Did you know that each arrondissement has an e-newsletter that is packed full of information on happenings in the neighborhood, city government initiatives,  upcoming events and even discounts on certain activities for residents? Here is the sign-up for my...

My Local Wine Bar: Les Agapes de Nina

My Local Wine Bar: Les Agapes de Nina

This is my new local wine bar, Les Agapes de Nina. Run by Nina herself, she makes you feel like you're at home. And she picks excellent wines. They also have small nibbles--mostly charcuterie and cheeses. Here's my new favorite wine, just 25 EUR/bottle: The hours are...

The Marais, Old and New

The Marais, Old and New

For anyone who may have missed it, I am posting a link to Liz Alderman's New York Times Travel piece from February 1st. Place des Vosges, Marais Most of you know that the Marais is chez moi, and I never run out of new corners of the district to explore. Liz lives only...

Scarlett & Her Popcorn

Scarlett & Her Popcorn

There was a bit of a commotion around the block from my apartment last month. Scarlett Johansson and her husband, Romain Dauriac, opened a gourmet popcorn on rue roi de Sicile. Scarlett herself was there for the "soft" opening of Yummy Pop, and she attracted quite a...

Le Bazar de l’Hôtel de Ville

Le Bazar de l’Hôtel de Ville

Anyone who lives in Paris is of course already familiar with the Bazar de l'Hôtel de Ville or BHV. But new visitors to the city may overlook this institution as just another department store. It's not. Generally speaking, I hate department stores. I think I've been in...

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