Exploring the secret world under Paris

Imagine descending into a labyrinth underneath Paris via a manhole cover just next to the Arc de Triomphe, in the dead of night, to meet up with your buddies to dance, participate in a theatre production, or finish a mural that has been months in the making…That’s the secret life of the Parisian underground societies.  It’s a world most never get to see.

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Biennale des Antiquaires Paris- inside the Grand Palais by Karl Lagerfeld

Biennale des Antiquaires Paris: Designed by Karl Lagerfeld for the Grand Palais

The 26th Biennale des Antiquaires in happening now in Paris, with 122 galleries displaying some of the world’s most exquisite fine jewelry, art, and antiques. If you’re in the market for a new slew of diamonds, the perfect piece to round out your art collection, or some period interior decor items to fill your new Parisian apartment, the Biennale is the place to be this week.

The Beaux Arts architecture of the Grand Palais, with its high-arched glass ceilings, is the perfect setting to highlight the art and jewelry exhibited within. This year’s set was designed by Karl Lagerfeld, with the intent of creating a miniature Paris inside the impressive Beaux Art exhibition hall. Try visiting on a sunny day so you can appreciate the full beauty of the locale, the art, and of course, the diamonds. Continue reading “Biennale des Antiquaires Paris: Designed by Karl Lagerfeld for the Grand Palais” »

hotel lambert Luxury Property: 17th century private mansion on Île Saint-Louis undergoes controversial restoration

Luxury Property: 17th century private mansion on Île Saint-Louis undergoes controversial restoration

This private mansion has fallen under controversy in the last five years as its new owner, a brother of the Emir of Qatar, has embarked upon restoring it.  Located on the tip of Île Saint-Louis, in the 4th arrondissement, the Hotel Lambert, designed by architect Louis Le Vau was originally built between 1640 and 1644 for the financier Jean-Baptiste Lambert

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Hottest restaurants in Paris from Bon Appetit Magazine

Bon Appetit Magazine: The hottest restaurants in Paris

Bon Appetit Magazine featured an online Paris guide series back in May, and we love their suggestions for the best tables to snag on your next trip to Paris.  They sat down with the food critics/bloggers behind Le Fooding and got their inside scoop on “where the cool kids are eating“, drinking, and taking it à emporter.

 

 

 

 

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Happy Independence Day! Where to Celebrate the 4th of July in Paris, France

Whether you happen to be visiting Paris on the 4th of July, or an American ex-pat who has settled in the City of Lights, there are plenty of ways to celebrate American Independence Day  when you’re not on American soil. Continue reading “Happy Independence Day! Where to Celebrate the 4th of July in Paris, France” »

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The Super Chic, Super Secret Dîner en Blanc Tomorrow

Each summer, in the golden glow of the early evening light, thousands of people emerge from their apartments, dressed all in white, and head to a secret location for the picnic of all picnics. Continue reading “The Super Chic, Super Secret Dîner en Blanc Tomorrow” »

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The PPG Guide to Events & Exhibitions in Paris this June

Every summer in Paris, as soon as the weather turns nice after a harsh winter, terraces are full of patrons sipping on rosé wine, and parks are full of picnics.  Here’s our round up of the events beyond the cafés that you should be sure not to miss if you’re in the City of Lights this summer. Continue reading “The PPG Guide to Events & Exhibitions in Paris this June” »

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Best of Paris from My Little Paris

Here’s a fun map from the writers at My Little Paris with some of their picks for Paris’ best hidden restaurants, bars, and shops.

 

Paris Beyond the Boulevards

Paris: Beyond the Boulevards

There comes a time in every love affair when you look beyond the charm and the beautiful face and learn whether the real substance is there.  With Paris there is always more to learn. Paris is a collection of villages, each with it’s own charm, personality and history.  Once you’ve discovered this Paris you’ll never want to go back Continue reading “Paris: Beyond the Boulevards” »

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Betsy and Alon Kasha turn their Parisian Pied-à-Terre into a business

Part of the process of buying an apartment in Paris is knowing that once you’ve purchased it, there will most always be some renovating, touching up, and personalizing to do before it really feels like home. Continue reading “Betsy and Alon Kasha turn their Parisian Pied-à-Terre into a business” »