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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...

Les Restos du Coeur

Les Restos du Coeur is a French charity that was started over 30 years ago by the comedian and actor Coluche with the goal of helping to alleviate hunger in France. It helps to distribute warm meals to the homeless and to other low income individuals and has expanded...

English Bookstores in Paris

English Bookstores in Paris

Paris Insiders Guide has shared a helpful list of 7 English-language bookstores in Paris. Take a look at my write-up of Jeffrey Mercer's Time Was Soft There, his account of his adventures while staying and working at George Whitman’s Shakespeare & Co., #4 on the...

Sending Stuff Home – Discount!

Sending Stuff Home – Discount!

As an update to my post a couple weeks ago on Sending Stuff Home, Uni Baggage has offered Paris Weekender readers 10% off your first order. Just use discount ode PARIS10 when checking out. Uni Baggage specializes in shipping baggage worldwide. Here is more information...

Sending Stuff Home

Sending Stuff Home

You went to Paris. And you bought too many clothes, gifts for people back home, maybe wine? It's happened to the best of us. With airlines charging more and more and more often for checked luggage, it's nice to know there are some alternatives. Send My Bag allows you...

Design Shopping at Fleux

Design Shopping at Fleux

One of my favorite new-ish shops in the Marais is Fleux. Fleux is all about design but at relatively affordable prices. I recently bought a sleek new dish drying rack there, and last year I purchased the shelf and animal figure coat hooks for my entryway pictured...

Marks & Spencer Food

Marks & Spencer Food

My British and Brit-loving friends always rave about M&S grocery stores and I never knew quite what the big deal was. But today, while strolling through the Passage des Panoramas and the Passage Jouffroy, I came upon the small grocery store and now I understand....

The Flea Market at St.-Ouen

The Flea Market at St.-Ouen

The most famous flea market (marché aux puces) in the Paris region is the Marché aux Puces de Saint-Ouen, an easy walk from the Porte de Clignancourt metro station. If you've been, you know that it's more than a flea market--it's an entire small city of antiques...

Free IKEA Shuttles!

Free IKEA Shuttles!

Did you know that there are free shuttles from central Paris to IKEA? My IKEA bookshelf put to good use There's a shuttle to IKEA Paris Nord (the store you see on the way to CDG Airport) that leaves from Place de Clichy and Gare de l'Est and takes about 40 minutes,...

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