What brand can combine the iconic Le Bon Marché and rhino poop paper? Read on, reader. As many of you know, one of my favorite topics is entrepreneurship. Combine that with another favorite, France, and you’ve got a plethora of interesting people … Continue reading
One of the best parts of living in Paris is the inexhaustible list of places to visit and try. I’d walked by Gallery on the way to work, always noting how cool it looked. But it wasn’t until my sister and her friends hosted a ladies night soirée that I finally got to try it. I had a glass of their house red, while the others enjoyed the excellent cocktails and juices. The food was also fantastic; I only had a bite of someone’s but loved it.
The best part of the restaurant was the lighting, and in turn the restaurant’s ambiance. The blue tones gave it a lounge feel, remaining very intimate and inviting. Dim lighting tends to make me feel drowsy, but in this case, it only animated the evening.
This is a great place to go out for a relaxing evening with friends or on a date (without breaking the bank). Most people head north for an upscale bar scene but my fellow rive-gauchers, this is one for you.
90, rue d’Assas
It’s one of my favorite places in the Paris that you’ll often see on my Instagram: Sugar Daze, run by the incredible Cat Beurnier, an American expat hailing from NYC. She’s lived in Paris for the last ten years and … Continue reading
Paris now has some of the most incredible breakfast places, which makes me happy because it’s my favorite meal of the day. It’s highly likely I’ll suggest a breakfast date when getting together with friends. Why do I love it … Continue reading
The French notion of a year follows the academic calendar. The year begins in September à la rentrée, not in January. This year is now ending; the mass exodus of Parisians and Paris-dwellers from the French capital has begun. Vacationing in … Continue reading
Paris in the summer is glorious. Le soleil, rosé, people-watching – I can’t think of a better way to wind down in the city than on a terrace, basking in the sunshine. There are a million and one stellar articles on … Continue reading
There’s nothing better than a good wine and cheese night. In France, we are spoiled with some of the best of both categories. My most recent W&CN was not any ordinary evening, thanks to Native Native. Native Native, a new collective for … Continue reading
I have some exciting news to share with you all : I am officially a published author of a bestselling book! [This is a long post with lots of pictures, so I’d make a nice cup of tea and curl … Continue reading
As you may have gathered from my Instagram, I am guilty of having an incurable sweet tooth. I can’t resist a delicious pastry! Luckily, my friends feel the same way; the girls love a good patisserie. To indulge in our guilty pleasure, Faye had the … Continue reading
I am just now starting to discover some of the gems that northern Paris has to offer. The latest find is the industrial Café Lomi in the 18th arrondissement. As you walk through the door, you feel like you’ve left the French capital … Continue reading
Last weekend, l‘anglais and I went to Roland Garros, the French Open, on a gorgeously sunny Saturday. My love for tennis came rushing back, and by the end of the day, I was itching to get my hands on a racket! … Continue reading
I am so excited to tell you about my amazing experience on a Sight Seeker’s Delight tour! It is a must-do on your next visit to Paris, or for my locals, something you need to get on your Paris bucket list. Karen, the … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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