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Brocante — Avenue Mozart

Through this Saturday and Sunday only,  April 25 and 26, a chic brocante will be on Avenue Mozart in the haute 16th Arrondissement of Paris.  In the Village d’Auteuil area, treasure hunters can shop for fine silver, paintings, Baccarat glassware, and the usual bric-brac one can find at these events.  Nearby, you can enjoy lunch at our […]
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La Cevicheria

Living in a city like Paris, it is difficult to find a happening new resto before some newspaper destroys it with a rave review. With La Cevicheria, I feel as though I got the scoop! I went for the first time on a Friday night, with a table of ten – which for the size […]
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Lingerie Boutiques In Paris — Popular As The Baguette

There are a few things you will quickly notice about Paris:  a boulangerie on just about every block, a pharmacy on every other block, and upscale lingerie boutiques displaying their seductive wares as commonly as a baguette.  Unlike Victoria’s Secret, which appeals as strongly to men clientele as women, the lingerie boutiques are decidedly for women.  […]
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Valentine’s Day in Paris

Paris will always be a city synonymous with love, for most of us it’s the first place we come to when thinking of the perfect destination for a romantic break. This does mean however that many other couples will have the same idea of visiting The City of Light over the 14th February, so it’s […]
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Black Truffle Season In Paris

Winter season may be viewed as a lowlight for fresh harvests from the earth, but the most prized and expensive bounty is cultivated from December through early February — the black truffle.  More expensive than caviar, black truffles sell for over 1,000 Euros a kilo, fine restaurants share, for a short period of time this […]
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Galette des Rois (King’s Cake)

Just when you think New Year festivities are at an end, La Fête des Rois starts on the Epiphany holiday, which falls on the first Sunday in January.  This is a great holiday, where bakeries in France and throughout Paris make a round almond pastry cake that families buy to share, and celebrate a holiday where […]
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