Red Wheelbarrow Bookstore

The Power of the Bookshop

November 6, 2018 | Other

“What is a bookshop? A bookshop is a community,” says Penelope Fletcher, the Canadian founder and co-owner of the recently reopened Red Wheelbarrow Bookstore in Paris. When the Red Wheelbarrow, a popular English-language bookstore in Paris’s Marais from 2001 to … Read More

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


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 Chocolat

Organic Bean-to-Bar Chocolate

March 23, 2016 | Food

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 United States, until … 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