Month: January 2019

Valentine's Day: 15 chic gifts to see life in pink

A pretty bouquet of roses, an iconic perfume or a very precious jewel… There are some things that we love to give on Valentine's Day. Because no other city than Paris will be able to make us fully experience the mythical anthem of Edith Piaf, zoom on 15 candy pink gifts, very couture treasures that will always please! A couture fragrance from Les Parfums de Rosine This sublime bottle dressed in a dance tutu contains an accord of rose and peach on a milky background to reveal at the end a soft and sophisticated fragrance… You don't have to be a ballerina to fall in love ! Les Parfums de Rosine, 105 Galerie de Valois, 75001 Paris. Timeless shoes Roger Vivier Inventor of stiletto heels in the 50s, Roger Vivier has fitted the biggest stars of cinema with his iconic shoes: the 'Belle Vivier'. Available in a powder version, these will bring a touch of chic to all our outfits. Roger Vivier, 29 Rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré, 75008, Paris. A nice treat Pierre Hermé In terms of pastries, difficult ...

A day of walking in the Marais

The Marais district is the historic heart of Paris. It takes its name from the ancient marshes that stood there before religious communities worked this land and transformed it into market gardens. Today with its charming alleys, its vestiges of the past, its many chic boutiques and its mansions transformed into a museum, it is one of the most dynamic districts of Paris. Discover it thanks to our suggested walk. A café on the Place des Vosges The perfect place for a typical breakfast? Carette of course. This Parisian institution will treat you to a gourmet hot chocolate and high-end pastries. And if you are really greedy, do not hesitate to taste their pastries or their macaroons, which are among the best in Paris. Enough to stock up on vitamins before starting a stroll under the arcades of this former royal square. A cultural stroll Art lovers will find what they are looking for around the Place des Vosges. This historic district has always given pride of place to contemporary art. So don't miss Galerie Mickael…

Jacquie Aiche, the jewelry designer everyone is talking about

Influenced by a dual Native American and Egyptian culture, Jacquie Aiche is one of the most creative designers of the moment. She designs unique jewelry by hand, with the finest materials. In a world where jewelry is mass-produced and reserved for the elite, Jacquie Aiche stands out with her handcrafted creations. Based in Los Angeles, the designer specializes in fine jewelry, very inspired by the sensuality and beauty of women. At a time when the new generation is looking for originality above all (mono-earrings, body jewelry and other knuckle rings…), Jacquie Aiche has been able to meet the demand. She transforms necklaces into harnesses to encircle the bust and pelvis, giving those who wear them a terribly sexy look… “I wanted girls to no longer be afraid to wear jewelry,” she explains. Across the Atlantic as in France, it's a resounding success, everyone snaps up their creations, made with the finest materials. Because the beautiful Californian knows how to stand out and masters …

The Café de la Paix, between tradition and modernity

Decor brought up to date, new menu by a new chef… A true Parisian institution since 1862, Le Café de la Paix has been able to renew itself with grace and is more than ever in tune with the times. Enthroned at the foot of the Opéra Garnier for more than 150 years, Le Café de la Paix crosses the generations without taking a wrinkle. Sumptuously renovated in 2003, this mythical place which has seen the greatest writers, singers, actors and politicians pass through its walls, has lost none of its splendor of yesteryear. With its gilded columns, moldings, frescoes, lamps and other gilding in the Second Empire style, the Belle Époque spirit still reigns supreme in the vast dining room! In the midst of this superb historic setting, you can enjoy a cuisine centered on the work of seasonal products, provided by quality producers. Chef Laurent André, who arrived at the house in October 2016, began by reworking the gastronomic menu, lightening it and bringing up to date legendary dishes such as foie gras, tartare, etc.

The most beautiful covered passages in Paris

The covered passages have an incomparable charm. Witnesses to the history of Paris, they were the place to be seen at the start of the 30th century. Do not hesitate to look up to discover the sublime glass roofs which overhang them or to look down to admire their worked tiling. If they were once specialized in one area, today the covered passages are diversifying and offer a wide choice of shops and restaurants. The perfect refuges for a winter walk! Le passage des Princes Why do we love it? The Passage des Princes is delightfully old-fashioned with its recognizable checkerboard tiling, its ball-shaped lampposts, its 5s dome and its pretty glass roof. He is now well known for his JouéClub toy shops. You will be sure to find the perfect gift there! Passage des Princes, 75002 boulevard des Italiens, XNUMX La Galerie Vivienne Why do we love it? The Galerie Vivienne is one of the most elegant in Paris. A pretty glass roof, a majestic dome, a colorful mosaic on the floor… It didn't take much to attract beautiful shops…

7 personalities who are shaking up luxury in Paris

They are designers, chefs, architects and even perfumers and all have in common a notoriety that continues to grow… Zoom on those we will see everywhere and who will make luxury this year. Philippe Starck No need to introduce the most famous architect in the world, with a CV as long as an arm. Last year, Philippe Starck imagined - and inaugurated - two Parisian hotels with breathtaking design: the Brach (16th) and the 9Confidentiel, in the heart of the Marais (4th). Proof that the star designer has not aged a bit and is still on all fronts. Christophe Michalak In the family of great French pastry chefs, we have on one side Pierre Hermé, the king of macaroons and on the other, Christophe Michalak and his rock'n'roll creations. The 2005 World Pastry Champion has lost none of its splendor and very recently chose to eliminate its plastic packaging in an ecological approach. A great gesture for the planet! At the head of several shops, the former pastry chef of the Plaza Athénée offers Klassik, the…

Amin Kader, a treasure mine in an Italian palazzo

Decorated like an Italian palazzo with frescoes on the walls, marble furniture and other gilding, this luxurious address transports us very far from our tumultuous Parisian daily life… Following the success of its first setting in the 6th arrondissement, Amin Kader has established its second boutique Parisienne at 1, rue de la Paix. A legendary address in one of the most emblematic and prestigious streets of the capital. After pushing open the heavy iron door adorned with mystical symbols linked to the history of the Officina Santa Maria Novella (crown, star, iris, dog spitting flames) you are immediately transported to Florence, in the midst of the Italian Renaissance. Frescoes inspired by Ghirlandaio, polychrome collector's marbles, hand-carved ground, old-fashioned molded terracotta statues and other gilding and patinas… Amin Kader's new store required several years of work, hand in hand. best craftsmen in France, but the result is breathtaking. This temple of lust is unlike any other. If decor level, Amin Kader decided to play ...