19 Oct 2010
“a carcass waiting to be fleshed out with freestone or brick, a funnel-shaped grill, a hole-riddled suppository”
— author Joris-Karl Huysmans (excerpted from “Protest Against the Tower of Monsieur Eiffel” published in Le Temps, February 14, 1887)
05 Oct 2010
Dinner with a view, anyone? Here’s my newest discovery in Paris:
On a warm summer evening, I gazed at the glittering Eiffel Tower from the terrace of Les Ombres Restaurant, sipping an aperitif of Pommery Blanc de Blanc champagne with a friend. What a special combination: a spectacular view of the Eiffel Tower - only a few hundred yards away and twinkling every hour on the hour - with French cuisine and wine!
16 Sep 2010
— Gertrude Stein (describing the birth of her artist-filled salons, a weekly gathering held at number 27 rue de Fleurus, a small side street in the 6th arrondissement)
05 Aug 2010
Paris has got to be one of the most documented cities on the planet. So many blogs, e-newsletters and Paris specialist publications like Bonjour Paris the weekly e-magazine. Bonjour Paris has a subscriber section and also a free section and the non-subscriber part has a very good listing of events and happenings.
20 Jul 2010
In the 4th arrondissement our e-bus passes some of the most visited sites of the city and takes a peek at its inhabitants—from the ancient Parisii (the tribe who gave the city its name) to the “bobos” (bohemian bourgeois) who thrive there today.
08 Jul 2010
There are constructions that will repeat themselves over and over when you travel: "Je voudrais" ("I would like"), "S'il vous plaît" ("Please"), "Combien ça coûte?" ("How much does this cost"),
25 Jun 2010
Foodie things to enjoy with children in Paris:
Picnic in a park with great views, especially one near a good market or market street (Rue Cler-Champ de Mars, Richard Lenoir Market-Place des Vosges). Even if it is an Orangina and a baguette sandwich it will taste good!