Dans le noir

Taste-bud Testing

April 5, 2017 | Food

Everyone has heard of Dans le Noir, the restaurant where diners eat in total darkness with guidance from blind servers, turning the tables on the sighted. Now the concept has been expanded to include a tasting experience in a fine … Read More

Rockridge

On the Gift Trail

December 7, 2016 | Gifts

Rockridge (10, rue des Bernardins, 75005 Paris; tel.: 09 53 73 51 56), located on a quiet Left Bank street near the Seine, has one of the best selections of clever, relatively inexpensive gifts for women and children that I’ve … Read More

Le Marché Noir

Vintage Emporium

July 25, 2016 | Clothing

Forget about that rancid, musty smell of used clothing. Forget about bins and creaking racks of clothes about to collapse from the weight of so many once-loved, now-rejected garments. When you walk into Le Marché Noir (18 rue Perrée, 75003 … Read More

Mouton Cadet Rosé

April 20, 2016 | Food

A Safe Bet for Rosé Season In France, in the days before organic, natural and biodynamic wines became all the rage, if you brought a bottle of Mouton Cadet Bordeaux to a dinner party, the host or hostess was sure … Read More

Ara Bean-to-Bar Chocolate

March 23, 2016 | Food

Organic Bean-to-Bar Chocolate Bean-to-bar chocolate makers are control freaks who want to make their goodies from cocoa beans they roast and grind themselves instead of buying bulk chocolate from a wholesale supplier. While bean-to-bar is all the rage in the … Read More

Le Furet Tanrade

February 17, 2016 | Food

Advantageously Known for Gorgeous Goodies I long ago gave up buying éclairs in Parisian bakeries – always the same choices, chocolate or coffee, with unconvincing pâte à choux that often veers too close to cardboard. Then L’Eclair de Génie, one … Read More

Emmanuelle Wittmann

December 2, 2015 | Gifts

Poetic Pottery One of my favorite Parisian ceramists, Emmanuelle Wittmann, is holding an exhibition called “Terres Hivernales” in her studio (13, rue des Récollets, 75010 Paris; tel.: 06 11 30 84 75) through Dec. 22. Her simple, poetic yet earthy … Read More

Musée Fragonard

November 25, 2015 | Gifts

Scents on Show Fragonard, the Grasse-based perfumer, has opened its third Musée du Parfum (3-5 square de l’Opéra Louis Jouvet, 75009) in Paris, near the Opéra Garnier. Even though these museums are attached to a commercial enterprise (each has its … Read More

Perrin

March 2, 2015 | Luxe

Luxury Leathers Perrin, a French leather-goods company that has been producing luxury gloves and handbags since 1893, has just opened a Paris flagship store in the high-fashion, high-octane Golden Triangle, at 3 rue d’Alger, a stone’s throw from the iconic … Read More