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52 Martinis!

52 Martinis!

Cocktail Expert Forest Collins's website and blog 52 Martinis just keeps getting better. Not only does her site compile information on all the best cocktail bars and events, she also now offers an app and a podcast. My personal favorite cocktail bar, CopperBay I love...

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...

Café L’Improbable

Café L’Improbable

Last year, a new café opened up in the Marais. The entrance is a bit hidden, but the venue itself is open and spacious. Between the cathedral ceilings and the food truck inside, you feel as though you're outdoors (but warmer!) L'Improbable is a great place to meet up...

An Evening at La Réserve

An Evening at La Réserve

This fall, I had the opportunity to attend a reception for Gilles Pudlowski of Le Pudlo and Pierre Hermé at La Réserve, one of Paris's newer and more luxury hotels. This 5-star hotel, located near the President's palace and the Grand Palais. While most of us (me...

Wednesday Evenings at Cercle Suédois

Wednesday Evenings at Cercle Suédois

There is no better place to be on a Wednesday evening than sitting back and listening to live jazz at the semi-secret Cercle Suédois. On rue de Rivoli right near metro Tuileries, it's easy to reach but not so easy to find. You have to know it's there. I was hesitant...

CopperBay Cocktail Bar

CopperBay Cocktail Bar

I generally don't like cocktail bars in Paris. They tend to be pretentious and overpriced. In fact, I can't think of any cocktails bars here I actually do  like... that is, until now. On Saturday, as I was already in the neighborhood, I stopped by CopperBay in the...

Les Chouettes Restaurant & Bar

Les Chouettes Restaurant & Bar

It's been a while since I've walked into a restaurant and said, "Wow!" But when I walked into Les Chouettes for a late night drink this summer, I was amazed. The restaurant refers to itself as "Eiffel style" and understandably so. The space has been completely...

Tuesday is Open Mic Nite!

Tuesday is Open Mic Nite!

Many of you know Michelle already. She manages my Marais apartment on the ground and is super helpful and organized, but she is also a wealth of information on everything Paris. For a couple of months now, she has been telling me about the Open Mic Nite at Club...

Updated Restaurant Guides!

Updated Restaurant Guides!

It's that time again - time to share my latest Paris food & drink finds. Below are the latest bars and restaurants that I have added to my guides. As always, “**” signifies some of my real favorites. Purchase the updated print-ready PDFs of my bar and restaurant...

Weekly Get-to-Know-Paris Challenge #39!

Weekly Get-to-Know-Paris Challenge #39!

This week's get-to-know-Paris challenge is to try a new bar. New bars are opening all the time, so get out there and check one out next time to are tempted to just return to the usual spot. For ideas, take a look at my "Just the Bars" list. Or how about a wine bar...

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