Tag Archives: Paris

8 Perfect Places to Drink Coffee

The 8 most exciting, thrilling, totally awesome places to drink coffee.


Spoiled as it sounds, I would try to plan a trip to Paris every year on my birthday, so that I would look forward to aging. Now that I have ripened with multiple years of Paris pleasure I still crave the city. It just gets better and better. The same could apply to Hotel Lutetia, […]


It’s chic and cheap by Paris standards, but those aren’t the only draws. Celebrity chef Christian Constant’s newish baby bistro, Les Cocottes de Christian Constant, serves casual and creative casseroles popular with locals as well as tourists from around the world.


They are like fraternal twins with features in common, but totally different looks.As to similarities, both hotels sit in the spiffy Eighth Arrondissement of Paris, a short stroll to the Champs Elysées. Both are relatively new or newly recreated and boast five star designations. Both offer comfortable, luxurious stays at rates less than “palace” hotels […]

D’Chez Eux and Perfect Roast Chicken

“Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose,”  an epigram coined in 1849 by French journalist Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr, has traveled through time, been translated into different languages (English: the more things change, the more they stay the same) and morphed into a proverb. Used by a variety of people around the world, including statesmen, writers, moms […]

Paris Wine Bars

Noël Balen grew up sure of two things: what he wanted to do with his life—music and writing books—and what he didn’t want to do—all the rest. He has certainly achieved his goals. Noël is not only a musician, music critic, director and producer, but also a well-known author. His writing career began with a whodunit, […]

Mandarin Oriental Paris

Today is my birthday. I wish I were in Paris. More precisely, I wish I were in Paris staying at the Mandarin Oriental Paris—a celebration hotel if ever there was one. Unlike other Paris five stars, which can be elegant to the point of stuffy, the Mandarin creates an atmosphere of luxury gift wrapped with […]


I’m a can’t Paris person. Many of us are. We can’t wait to get there, can’t bear to leave, can’t wait to return. A passion for Paris takes over our heart, souls and travel budgets and we go as often as circumstances allow. First trip we hit the guidebook highlights, and each subsequent trip brings deeper […]