If they say heaven is a place on Earth, that this place in heaven is where love comes first, then we are convinced that La Epicerie, adjoined to Le Bon Marche, is that place. Between the wine cave on the basement floor, the bakery, the deli, the jam section, the water selection, and the variety of chocolates from around the world located in Aisle Never Leave (the unofficial name of the aisle given by us), La Epicerie is a gourmet gourmand’s final destination. Stocked full of foods and food good specialities from France and across the world, the sister store of Le Bon Marche is as high end as it gets. It is the Neiman Marcus of noodles, the Saks Fifth Avenue of salt, the Barney’s of your breakfast muffins. Yet there are mid-priced goods here which make for fun and adorable treats to pick up on a trip or…
A picnic on the Seine is a great way to wind down a day, but a rooftop bar on the Seine may be even better. Here are our top three choices for the best boat bars on the Seine (in the Port des Invalides/Quai d’Orsay area) that you must check out this summer before they float away from the 7th arrondissement and your rosé préférée is gone to be replaced by mulled wine. 1) Rosa Bonheur Sur Seine: an offshoot founded by the team behind the Rosa Bonheur situated in the Parc Buttes-Chaumont, this immensely popular floating barge bar is packed to the brims with people. While it seems like the sides of the boat are bursting with action, it’s actually the dancefloor inside that has all the main attractions. With an eclectic lineup of music going from hip hop to blaring wedding music in one swoop (don’t be…
The lines spiral on and on. The people grumble. Those who decide if you can pass or not decide the mood you have the rest of the day with your endeavors.
You know that Paris is famous for the river Seine and grabbing a scoop of Berthillion ice cream nearby…but do you know the canals of Paris as frequented by Parisians?
Nestled right between landmarks of French history in the east of Paris with off with their heads guillotine loving Bastille and weekly protest hosting Republique is an emblem of America and everything American: BBQ.
There is one time of year where the rooftops of Paris are really readily open for Parisians to come out and play, sip drinks, and take in some of the most breathtaking views of the city – summer!
Whether it’s a regular Saturday date night for you living in Paris or you’re coming to Paris for a special occasion, you’re going to want to treat yourself to a fancy dinner in the city.
It’s officially rosé season and like every good French girl you’ve waiting all Winter long to taste that sweet delicious nectar (yeah right!) Whether you’ve waited or not, you can’t deny it tastes that much better with a healthy dose of sunshine!
Love it or hate it, coffee in most Parisian cafés has an acquired taste. Too strong for some, too bitter for others, if you want a truly decadent cup of caffeine fueled deliciousness, you’ll have to look around. Or rather you won’t, because we’ve done the leg work for you! Here’s our round up of the three best places that hit the spot just right when it comes to refueling!
Ah, the northeastern side of Paris. Whenever we hear snickers about our life as expatriates missing out if we happen to live in certain arrondissements that are not there, certain images of the city’s other side come to mind.