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I Prefer Parisis about how a native New Yorker dreamed of moving to Paris ?? and what he discovered once he got there.
2022-09-26 04:02
Two of my most popular posts on Eye Prefer Paris are the doors and window boxes and you sent me such wonderful praise in the last months. When I was in Venice last month, I was fortunate to… Read More
2022-09-23 07:04
Superstar chef and serial entrepreneur Alain Ducasse has expanded his culinary empire once again with a new line of cookies. The new shop and bakery (cookies are made on the premises) is lo… Read More
2022-09-19 04:01
After working almost every day since the beginning of April touring, I took a much-needed vacation at the end of August with Vincent, and we went to Venice and Trieste. After Paris, Venice… Read More
2022-09-12 04:03
I posted my first story about my New Mexico Road Trip in mid-August (CLICK HERE to read if you missed it) and I asked if you would like me to post more photos, and your answer was a resound… Read More
2022-09-08 04:02
I was booked for a photo session on Tuesday night with a delightful, young couple Marichel and Ben Song, who are from Orlando, Florida. They were on a whirlwind trip, first visiting London… Read More
2022-09-06 04:02
When the Hotel de la Marine opened last year, they added a café, Café Laperouse, an outpost of the romantic Paris restaurant, and Mimosa Rue Royale restaurant. Both are locate… Read More
2022-08-29 04:02
My last two Window Boxes posts over the summer were such a big hit, I decided to run one more set. I am thinking of offering a poster with window boxes in my Etsy Shop during holiday time l… Read More
2022-08-18 04:02
A little break today from Paris. Last March after I visited friends and family in New York, Vincent and I took a three-day trip to New Mexico because Vincent needed to scout locations for h… Read More
2022-08-04 04:01
As I mentioned on Monday in the Parc de Choisy post (CLICK HERE to read if you missed it) that I was in the 13th arrondissement to check out a new hotel and outdoor terrace last weekend.&n&hellip…Read More
2022-08-01 08:27
I was in the 14th arrondissement yesterday to check out a new hotel and outdoor restaurant terrace (more about that soon in another post) and Vincent mentioned a lovely park he discovered n… Read More
2022-07-28 04:01
It’s been a while since I’ve posted my Parisian doors. I’ve been collecting a new series for a few months now, so enjoy! CLICK HERE to view my past Door of the Month serie… Read More
2022-07-25 04:02
I received such an overwhelming and positive response to my Paris Window Boxes 2022, that I decided to post a series two today. Do you have some favorites? CLICK HERE to view Paris Window B… Read More
2022-07-21 07:20
A few weeks ago, walking down the rue Saint-Peres in Saint Germain, which always has the chicest boutiques, I stumbled upon Thirty-Seven, which manufactures artisanal, tabletop ceramics on… Read More
2022-07-18 07:52
Maison Chaumet is one of the most prestigious of the French fine jewelry houses, dating back from 1780. One of their biggest inspirations for their jewelry has been the world of plants and… Read More
2022-07-12 04:02
Last week I was invited to the press opening of Shocking! The Surreal World of Schiaparelli and it was a fashion knockout. I always love exhibitions that transport you to another world and… Read More
2022-07-07 08:33
I’ve passed this striking building close to the Grand Palais numerous times, wondering what it looked like inside. Walking by it again last week, the entrance door was ajar, so I ent… Read More
2022-07-01 06:39
  As I mentioned last month, I found a treasure trove of doors when I went to Ghent in the end of April. Here’s part two of my series. Do you have some favorites here? CLICK HERE… Read More
2022-06-28 04:01
Given the last two blog posts, about a new ice cream shop and a new restaurant, and this one today, it would seem I was on a food binge, which is partially true. The reality is that I have… Read More
2022-06-20 04:02
In the early 1980s, Vincent and I brought my niece Sarah and her best girlfriend Alexandra to Paris for about 10 days in May. At the time, Sarah and Alexandra were 16 years old, living in… Read More
2022-06-17 07:01
I am always eager to try new neighborhood restaurants, especially those that are close to my apartment. For years, there was a mediocre Italian restaurant on rue de Turenne, but it recentl… Read More
2022-06-13 04:02
Parisians love their ice cream and they patiently queue sometimes for up to 30 minutes at the more than a dozen shops in the Marais, especially on the weekend.  In case there weren&r&hellip…Read More
2022-06-09 09:05
This is my annual post of my window boxes of of Paris. We have had the most beautiful spring this year, with hardly a trace of rain since the end of March, so the window boxes are brimming… Read More
2022-06-06 06:01
On my Saint Germain tour, I always show clients the courtyard and entrance to the Delacroix Museum behind the Saint Germain church, in the lovely Place Furstenberg. It has been forever si… Read More
2022-05-30 08:09
Giovanni Boldini was one of the most renowned portrait painters of the late 19th century. Born in Ferrara, Italy in 1842, he trained in Florence as an artist for six years. He later moved… Read More
2022-05-23 04:04
During my first trip to Ghent in 2017, I was struck by the fantastic series of doors, which I posted. (CLICK HERE to view). When I revisited Ghent in April of this year for the Floralien… Read More
2022-05-12 04:02
Dear Subscribers, Before I get to today's post, I wanted to let you know that from now on I will be publishing every Monday and Thursday instead of every Monday and Wednesday.  I was… Read More
Floralien In Ghent, Belgium
2022-05-04 04:02
In 2017 I visited Ghent, Belgium, and I loved the charms of this small city of romantic water canals and handsome architecture. I am still on the mailing list for the Visit Gent, the offic… Read More
2022-04-27 04:01
Here’s my latest edition of my Abstract Metro Photos, where I take photos of torn and shredded metro posters and also photos of metro posters with interesting angles. CLICK HERE to v… Read More
2022-04-25 04:02
After I visited Dior flagship store, I went next door to newly opened La Galerie Dior, a museum that encapsulates the history of the Dior brand. I was immediately smitten by the three-sto… Read More
2022-04-20 04:02
The reopening of the flagship Dior Boutique on Ave. Montaigne was timed to coincide with Fashion Week in early March, and I decided to pay a visit. The boutique was inaugurated in 1946 by… Read More
2022-04-14 04:02
Tax time for U.S. expats is coming up soon. Taxes for expats are due on June 15 instead of April 15 in the USA, which gives you a few more months and you can file an extension, until Oct… Read More
2022-03-30 04:02
No matter how many times I visit the Pompidou Museum, I am always in awe of the incredible views of Paris. Going up the glass tube escalators, the view of the west of the city slowly unfol… Read More
2022-03-23 05:02
I was at the gardens of the Palais Royal two weeks ago, checking out the glorious blooming of the pink flowers busting out of the magnolia trees. It was a sunny day and afterwards I was wa… Read More
2022-03-19 06:43
Forty-five years ago, on March 19, 1977, I met Vincent Gagliostro in New York City, and my life changed forever.  It was an interesting coincidence how we met, and if it wasn’t… Read More
2022-03-09 05:02
I originally saw the Thierry Mugler Couturissime show in Rotterdam in December of 2019, and it was a knockout and perhaps one of the top fashion exhibits I’ve ever seen next to the C… Read More
2022-03-07 05:02
Last week I went to see the spectacular 1,001 Orchids Show at the Jardin de Plantes. The eighth edition of the show is organized by four French orchid producers – Ryanne Orchid&eacut&hellip…Read More
2022-02-21 08:07
A publicist I know recently moved to a new company and she sent me her new client list.  Le Sergent Recruteur, a restaurant I always wanted to go to, was one of her clients. She kindl… Read More
2022-02-16 05:01
I went to see the Proust exhibition last week at the Musée Carnavalet (I will be writing about it next week) and as I was exiting, I took a moment to take in the beautiful courtyard… Read More
2022-02-14 05:02
Last month I was invited for a tour and lunch at the newly opened Kimpton Saint Honoré Hotel, centrally located on the Boulevard des Capucines, in between the Opera Garnier and Plac… Read More
2022-01-31 06:02
I made a quick trip to Rome last November for a few days to visit a friend who had just moved there. One night I strolled to the Piazza Navona, followed by the Colosseum, and a brid… Read More
2022-01-26 05:01
Although it’s been cold out, I’ve been about and about all month on the streets of Paris capturing moments on Instagram. If you still haven’t followed me on Instagr… Read More
2022-01-19 05:02
Browsing through my photos on IPhoto looking for a particular image, I stumbled upon a series of photos I took in early November. I was on my Seine morning power walk and instead of focus… Read More
2022-01-17 10:07
The inside of a gorgeous, neo-classical, Baroque building on Place de la Concorde was closed to the public until last year. The Hotel de la Marine, across the street from an identical buil… Read More
2022-01-12 05:03
Part of my stay at the Beau Rivage Palace included a tour of the old part of Lausanne. We wandered through the quiet, hilly streets of the Old Town with homes and buildings dating back to… Read More
2022-01-06 05:02
Every year starting on January 6th, la galette de Rois (the cake of the three kings), a cake made of frangipane (almond cream paste) and a buttery crust, is sold in patisseries all over Fr… Read More
2021-12-29 05:02
Before I get to today’s post, I want to thank everyone some much for their heartwarming emails and messages about Vincent’s Christmas gift, and I am sorry if I couldn’t r… Read More
2021-12-26 18:02
As many of you know, my partner Vincent makes a special art gift for me every Christmas. It’s always unique and special, and I never know what form it will take, either a painting, d… Read More
2021-12-21 05:02
I’ve been snapping photos of Christmas trees in Paris at various hotels, shops, store windows, and public places. The overall theme this year seems to be white and white lights… Read More
2021-12-14 08:39
Today’s edition of Christmas in Paris 2021 is about Printmemps  Illustrations of a snowfall on December 25 have been drawn by French artist Aurelia Fronty. The snowstorm stops t… Read More
2021-12-06 05:02
It’s holiday gift time, and what could be better than the gift of Paris. Many of you were denied the joy of visiting Paris for part of this year with the travel restrictions, so… Read More
2021-11-28 08:03
At the end of October, I made a special five-day trip to Switzerland. The first two and half days I spent in Zurich, which was sponsored by the Zurich Tourism Office.  I had vis… Read More
2021-11-24 05:02
Here is my annual Thanksgiving blog, which I've published before. Enjoy! Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays and for the last seven years I have published this French Thanksgivin… Read More
2021-11-15 05:03
I’ve snapped a new series of my Abstract Metro Photos in the last few months while waiting for the metro. Photos 2,3, and 4 are inspired by the Josef Albers exhibit at the Modern Mus… Read More
2021-11-08 05:05
As I continue to take my daily power walk on the Seine, I have captured a new series of boats on the Seine in the autumn light surrounded by the tree foliage. One of my readers asked… Read More

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