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Push the doors of the dream wardrobe of Parisians at the Hôtel de Ville until end of October

The most envied wardrobe of the planet unveils its precious assets during a free resolutely « trendy». exhibition. We can already hear high heels pounding the cobblestones heading towards Paris Rendez-Vous, the space nestled in the l’Hôtel de Ville Le Dressing de Rêve des Parisiens, from the 8th of September to the 31st of October 2015, Monday to Saturday from 10am to 7pm.

Private Homes is launching “a Girl in Paris”

Private Homes is launching “a Girl in Paris” introducing lovely parisian girls, their job, their neigborhood Summer in Paris ! This month: Maryll co-owner of Madre & Figlia a top quality vintage shop rue Saint Sauveur I could not do otherwise than to start my first interview with a Parisian living where our office is located rue Saint Sauveur in the trendy Montorgueil area: The rue Saint Sauveur is a pedestrian street composed of 17th and 18th century buildings, a sort of 17th/18th-century village atmosphere. A minute away by foot reveals the rue Montorgueil, a market street lined with food shops, wine…

A beautiful Sunday morning at St Ouen Flea Market: visit of Vernaison

Allée – Stand 198: Sylvie Allée 2 – Stand 55: Fanny  Allée 6 Stand 101: Laure Allée 2 – Stand 55 Located in the north of Paris, a few steps away from the Sacre Coeur Basilica and Moulin Rouge, Les Puces is known as one of the largest Flea Market in the world. For a fun-filled weekend, it’s one of the best place to go for shopping in Paris: antique jewellery, furniture, old books, records and vintage clothes, Les Puces de Saint Ouen, a perfect place to pick up a present for the hard to please and fashionista hipsters with…

Delicious little portugese tarts (natas) bought at Albert & Robert at the Market of Asnières sur Seine for a lovely Sunday tea party!

Today was very sunny in Paris and I decided to cross the Seine river to reach Asnières Sur Seine and buy delicious natas (little portuguese tarts) at Albert & Robert at the Marché des Victoires – 3 place des Victoires. They were perfect for a lovely Sunday tea! To reach this lovely market take the metro line 3 and get off at the station Gabriel Péri.Then you will have to walk 10 mn crossing little streets bordered by beautiful houses.

Paris flea markets! I love them and I alway find treasures for my Shabby Chic Homes

  We have wellknown flea markets as St Ouen or Vanves but less known but very interesting are the “vide greniers ” (car boot sale), the flea markets by neighborhood. They are held twice a year in all the Parisneigborhoods which makes a total of 40! therefore you might have a chance to visit one of them when you are in Paris. Some are made by professionnals but the authentic “vide grenier” is organized by residents. This one was held in the 9th district, rue de Rochechouart

Six Good Reasons Why Renting an Apartment in Paris is Better Than Staying in a Hotel

Spending your holidays in Paris by staying in tourist-heavy hotels is quickly becoming a thing of the past. According to one study, today as many as twenty five percent of regular visitors to Paris choose to rent an apartment and experience the city more intimately. The reasons for this vary but the two main ones seem to be the declining attractiveness and the monotony of a hotel-based trip and an increasing professionalism, ease and standards with which Paris apartments can be rented. Those who decide on renting a flat in Paris are almost guaranteed not to go back to staying…

The Little Paris Kitchen by Rachel Khoo – The British Amelie of the Kitchen

I bought Rachel’s cooking book a month ago and She represents exactly the “vivre à la parisienne” that I want to share on my blog. I was glad to meet with her yesterday sharing a lovely dinner party called “once upon a table”, on a peniche facing Notre Dame. Thanks to Fred from (his website will be launched in two weeks). In her book it says that Rachel is the British Amelie of the Kitchen and believe me (living in Montmartre I know exactly who Amelie is) she is, definitely. You can buy her book on Amazone and do…