Weekend in Paris | What is it actually like?

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They say that New York is the city that never sleeps, but I beg to differ; Paris can definitely give it a run for its money. These past few weeks have been a bit insane, which to be honest, I … Continue reading

Marlette

My latest discovery in the 9th arrondissement is the darling Marlette. I had cafe lust for a few weeks until one Friday afternoon, I was finally able to try it with some of my favorite ladies in Paris. It was … Continue reading

Happy 1st Birthday, Loustic!

I couldn’t have had a more exciting introduction to Loustic! The visit began as I rushed to the cafe the morning after pulling an all-nighter (nuit blanche, here).  Usually the morning after a nuit blanche, I’m on a happy high until about … Continue reading

Jardin du Palais Royal

As I mentioned in my Champagne Birthday Giveaway blog post, I have decided (among eight resolutions) to go on more walks through Paris and explore different neighborhoods, plus have more coffee dates with friends. Recently, I was able to do two … Continue reading

Café Kitsuné

There’s nothing lovelier than a pause café with friends on a sunny Friday afternoon.  Hana, Faye, and I met for a coffee at the trendy Café Kitsuné in the 1e arrondissement. One of the hubs of Paris Fashion Week craziness, the cafe was … Continue reading

3 Reasons to Visit Paris in March

The Tuileries on March 1, 2014

I can’t believe it’s already March already! But it’s all right, because there is so much to do this month. The half marathon kicked it all off.  Here are my three reasons to visit Paris in March: 1. I am most excited for Sinfonietta … Continue reading

Paris Half Marathon 2014

This past Sunday was one for the books. After running a 10k in England together, l’anglais and I, in our endorphin-happy state, decided to sign up for the Paris half marathon.  It seemed ages away, but you know how time … Continue reading

The {Champagne} Birthday Giveaway!

Happy Tuesday, everyone! Today, I’ve left the quarter century club. I am now 26! My 16 year old self is wondering how I got here so fast. I am thankful for the steps I’ve taken that have brought me to … Continue reading

Photo Diary | Oxford

One of the many glorious perks of living and studying in Paris is the amount of vacation we have.  They have the work hard-play hard balance down. At the moment, we are on les vacances d’hiver, aka it’s time for our … Continue reading

À Lire | Reading for the Weekend

Off to Oxford! Here are a few pieces of internet eye candy to check out, xx PatriciaParisienne 1. Hana from Journey into la Villa Lumiere did a beautiful Monday Inspiration post about our Valentine’s Day crafts making Sunday chez Lauren. … Continue reading

PatriciaParisienne Presents: Maria Marigliano Caracciolo of Bags By M. | Book Clutches

The latest gem in Italian fashion is brought to you by Maria Marigliano Caracciolo. The Italian founder and young entrepreneur has created Bags By M., a line of stunning customized book clutches made with the finest leather and silk by traditional … Continue reading

India Box | Your Indian Restaurant in Paris

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One of my favorite areas in Paris is the Rue des Martyrs neighborhood. Stretching from Saint-Georges up through Pigalle, the vibe is hip-sexy-fun-chic-cool-foodie-trendy. There’s something for everyone, from KB Cafe with their amazing Australian-style coffee, to delicious choux at Popelini, … Continue reading

Giambattista Valli | Paris Couture Week

Couture Week is off to a fantastic start in the French capital. Giambattista Valli’s ethereal designs have the internet positively buzzing. I’m in love with the beautiful silhouettes, as well as the flowery details, which are endlessly chic. To see … Continue reading

Le Dépanneur | A Slice of Southern California in Pigalle

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The team behind Cantine California has struck gold again. Le Dépanneur, their sit-down restaurant in the Pigalle neighborhood of Paris, is a slice of Southern Californian paradise, complete with little cactus plants and wooden patio furniture.  In true American style, … Continue reading

Shinzi Katoh & Paddington Bear at Colette

Last month, while meandering around the first arrondissement, I decided to pop into Colette to see if I could find any last-minute Christmas presents. I went downstairs to the water bar for a drink, when to my surprise, I came across a little … Continue reading

Miss Dior at the Grand Palais | A Celebration of Christian Dior’s Legacy and the Famous First Perfume

I am, like many of you, a fan of Christian Dior. The haute couture brand has mastered the feminine silhouette, designing clothes that are an equal mix of elegance and modernity. Last November in the Courbe Gallery at the Grand Palais … Continue reading