Paris Profiles – 10th Arrondissement with Daisy

I am having so much fun with my San Francisco Profiles series (and there are more of them to come!) that I decided to create a slightly different version for Paris. With the help of some my very favorite (and all incredibly talented and beautiful) friends in Paris, I will be exploring the various arrondissements of Paris, the little neighborhoods my friends live in and explore every day. First … [Read more...]

Paris Bites – Angelina’s Croque Madame

With me recovering from food poisoning this week, food was far from being my number one priority. Nonetheless, it was a tough choice this week. Which one of the nearly 100 food photos over a course of four days of eating do I highlight from Paris?  In the end, I went with the Croque Madame from Angelina. I lived in France for three years, have visited Paris a dozen times but had never had this … [Read more...]

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Grand Vefour Dessert

After a glorious, decadent lunch at Le Grand VefourLe Grand Vefour in the Palais Royale in Paris, I had this delicate strawberry and tomato tart with and ice made of greens on top.  It was not too sweet and the perfect ending to a perfect meal. I always prefer to go to these Michelin-starred restaurants for lunch because it is less expensive than dinner, and I think you get a less-harried … [Read more...]

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Best fondues in Paris (plus bonus fondue tips!)

Love cheese? So do I. But, have you ever tried to prepare fondues at home? Well, I did, and you know what? It wasn't really all it is cracked up to be. However, after several attempts (I’m persistent) I learned a few things about how to do it: You cannot put just any cheese in the fondue.  It's better to use prepared powder (it’s always the same: The more expensive, the better it will … [Read more...]

Pétit dejeuner à Paris

For those people who wake up in a good mood because breakfast is your favorite meal, and who have a passion for the city of love, I’ve found some great places to have breakfast in Paris, or pétit dejeuner, as they say. You can go the traditional route at classics such as Café de Flore et les Deux Magots. They are side by side and are equally good; in fact, there is some controversy on which one … [Read more...]

I am not a glutton

I am not a glutton—I am an explorer of food.”  ― Erma Bombeck If you have been reading this blog for any length of time you will quickly realize that I travel mainly through my stomach.  Heck, even when I am not traveling, I live this way! I recently wrote an interview series with Nathalie Hamidi who posed several questions to me around the topic of travel and food. (The interviews are in … [Read more...]

Misadventures in France 2010 – Part 9 – Paris & The end!

This is it, the last part of my France 2010 trip reports! Had I known how long it was going to take me to get through posting about my whole trip, I might have never started! But I am determined to finish chronicling this trip before I start posting on Japan and China. For all of you that stuck through the entire trip, you guys are troopers! I am curious whether you prefer one hellaciously long … [Read more...]

Misadventures in France 2010 – Part 8 – Paris!

At last we arrived in Paris, the final days of our trip. For this visit we decided that we would stay in a different hotel than our usual and we made a pact not to eat in any of our regular restaurants as well. We arrived in the early afternoon, checking into the magnificent Westin Paris at the Place de Vendôme. My husband and I are loyal SPG, Starwood Preferred Guest, members and we had … [Read more...]

French Friday – World Class Complainers

While we were on vacation in France we watched a show on TV one night that had a Top 50 countdown of the best "râleur" scenes in French cinema. It had just been announced the the French were ranked number 1 in the world for this activity and the show was sort of "celebrating!" A râleur is somebody who is a grouch a complainer, a moaner, and in a big way. Or when someone just loses it and goes … [Read more...]

Sex and The City Paris

Despite the fact that Sex and The City has been over for a decade I always have it on the brain. With the movie coming out in two weeks and me watching the series on my commute, there's little wonder! Bear with me, it will be over soon. [Update 2017] Those words were written four years ago, yet this post remains my most visited post ever.  So, I feel it is my obligation as a lifelong Sex and … [Read more...]

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