London | The Chiltern Firehouse

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“It’s Friday, I’m in love!” Happy Friday, everyone! I’m writing to you from our cozy kitchen in England, after spending a few excitement-filled days in London. I had the pleasure of meeting some amazing people, whom you’ll see more of on … Continue reading

Native Native Teams Up with Les Nouveaux Fromagers at Ô Chateau

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

Best View of Paris | Must-See Rooftop Terrace

Where can you get spectacular views of the Eiffel Tower and the Sacre Coeur – at the same time? The location that’s been used as the backdrop for various fashion shows and events – the rooftop terrace of the French department store … Continue reading

I Spy With My Big Eyes…

…two beautiful quartiers! Here are some photos I took as I walked through the 13th and the 5th arrondissements. Welcome to a real Parisian summer! Enjoy your weekend! xx PatriciaParisienne

July’s Love List

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There are so many wonderful things come with the month of July! So I decided to make a list of things that I am currently loving. 1. THE ROYAL BABY AND HIS NAME! Those of you that have followed the blog … Continue reading

Le 14 juillet|How Bastille Day is Celebrated in France

Picnics on the banks of the Seine, lounging in parks, drinks on the terrace, fireworks by the Eiffel Tower. I would say Bastille Day le quatorze juillet is similar to a 4th of July celebration….but with a very French twist. For one, … Continue reading

Les Caves de Reuilly

I love wine bars.

Mmm, actually, I love wine bars. It’s so much fun to explore and to taste all different types of vino. Thanks to the wonderful dégustations I’ve attended, I’ve discovered that there is more to life than Bordeaux.  As it turns out, white wines are actually quite enjoyable.

On a warm summery night, what better way to wind down than with a lovely friend and some fantastic wine?

xx PatriciaParisienne

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Les Caves de Reuilly

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Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé! – Happy Beaujolais Nouveau Day!

It’s the third Thursday in November.  This can only mean one thing: Beaujolais Nouveau is here!

Beaujolais Nouveau Day officially starts at midnight on the third Thursday of November in Beaujeu, near Lyon, home of the vintage.  Barrels are rolled through the streets of the region, and the celebration lasts throughout the night.

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Barrels of Beaujolais nouveau are rolled through the center of Lyon.

French law prohibits the wine to be sold before the third Thursday of the month, which creates an exciting anticipation once the month of November comes around.  So today, all around France, people will celebrate the arrival of the newest Beaujolais!

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Wine is poured for tasting at the official launch.

The 2012 Beaujolais Nouveau campaign this year revolves around the world of fashion, as they believe that this wine shares the qualities of “refinement and glamour” that fashion possesses.

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Beaujolais Nouveau 2012 campaign poster

Although, the French are not the only ones to drink this light, fruity red wine.  Following the Parisians in Beaujolais consumption around the world are the Japanese, Americans, and Germans.

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As tradition has it, on this festive day, restaurants, wine caves, bars, and wine stores will have signs out that say, “Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé!” (The Beaujolais Nouveau has arrived!”)  Can’t wait to celebrate!

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One of the signs you will see throughout France announcing the arrival of the new Beaujolais!

For more info, check out these links:

http://beaujolaisnouveau.beaujolais.com/index.php

http://www.beaujolais-wines.com/

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/gallery/2012/nov/15/roll-out-barrel-beaujolais-nouveau-2012-pictures

http://www.beaujolaisnouveautime.com/

http://www.karenmacneil.com/