Shopping Tips

Shopping Tips

France is undoubtedly the capital of fragrance, with the majority of luxurious scents created in Grasse. This Provençal town has been recognized as the heart of the perfume industry since the 17th century. Since January...

A new range of products to bring out your inner Manon des Sources Bertrand Suchet-- the charismatic, Saint-Tropez born advertising executive/innkeeper/entrepreneur/bon viveur-- recently launched Source De Provence in a jewel box boutique on rue de Varenne...

Even to this day, Napoleon Bonaparte commands endless fascination. The Emperor’s myth and legend have inspired countless books, while rare Napoleon memorabilia is snatched up in international auctions— from New York to Paris. The...

To discover what’s new and in vogue in the home design world, there’s no better place than Maison&Objet, the annual trade fair that takes place in Paris every September. Select wares that pass through...

When it comes to traveling, and learning, most people say you don’t truly know someone until you travel with them. Now that I’ve been outside the U.S., I agree. You learn a lot (maybe...

Maison Trudon – candlemakers since 1643 - unveil a genderless line of bespoke perfume Announcing Trudon’s top secret news recently at Paris’s iconic Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Julien Pruvost, the brand’s Creative...

You’d be hard-pressed to find a cooler rooftop hang-out than Le Perchoir atop the famous BHV department store in the Marais. Le Perchoir has a number of notable bar-lounges in Paris (here’s looking at...

Discover a selection of three beautiful covered shopping arcades, whose popularity began at the beginning of the 19th century. In this French lesson through Paris, I take Annie, one of my Australian expat students,...

The 2017 Tour de France-- the 104th edition of the iconic cycling race-- starts with an individual time trial in Düsseldorf on 1 July, and concludes on the Champs-Élysées in Paris on 23 July. It's anyone's...

For those looking for a Parisian hotel with a difference, Le Pavilllon de la Reine, Le Pavillon des Lettres, and Hotel du Petit Moulin never fail to disappoint. A family-owned group, the three hotels have...

Tips are expected in America, but what about in France? Given the frequency of this question we thought it would be helpful to breakdown a few scenarios you are likely to encounter while travelling. Contact...

Have you seen Carol Gillott's illustrated maps of Paris? As an ex-New York artist living in Paris, she started drawing Paris street maps to get out of the studio. Quite a hit, these monthly...