Shopping Tips

Shopping Tips

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...

Situated in the heart of the fashionable district of Le Marais, Le BHV MARAIS is one of the most iconic department stores in the world. With over 2,000 fashion brands and sophisticated homeware, from...

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...

Unlike most cult French beauty brands, Biologique Recherche cannot be found in your local pharmacy. In fact, you could be forgiven for not knowing about it at all; the brand is so discreet it...

Over the years we’ve reported on the love locks phenomenon in Paris-- a trend that first popped up in 2008 as couples would fashion locks onto the city’s picturesque bridges, inscribed with their names,...

If you love antiques, you’re in the right city; Paris, and indeed the whole of the Hexagon are treasure trails waiting to be discovered. With their latest book, Paris Antiquaires & Brocanteurs, author Barbara Kamir and photographer...