Paris

Top 8 for the Haut Marais

Once a neighborhood I loved to get lost in early on a Sunday morning, I now weave through the historic streets of the Marais knowing exactly where each street will take me. Over the last two years, the Haut Marais (the northern section of the third arrondissement quite different from the Marais of St Paul) … Continue Reading

Last year I promised myself that I’d escape to the lush French countryside at the first sign of Spring. When that day finally came I was off biking from Vernon to Giverny for a visit to Monet’s inspired gardens. This year typical Paris weather and final deadlines for my masters kept me cooped up in … Continue Reading

Merci Concept Store

Imagine a one-stop shop for creative designs and delicious eats. That’s Merci. Located on the fringe of the Marais at 111 boulevard Beaumarchais, this treasure trove of a concept store is approached with a sense of sophisticated whimsy and childlike intrigue. Not only will you find one-of-a-kind furniture, design home décor, clothing, jewelry and beauty … Continue Reading

Flights booked, hotel carefully selected, reservations made. It’s that time of year again when tourists from each of the four corners of the earth flock to Paris for a summer of long days in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower. Now onto the next hurdle: What do you pack for Paris? Below are my fool-proof … Continue Reading

Le Chocolat by Alain Ducasse

Recently I boldly stated on Instagram that Patrick Roger is my favorite chocolaterier in Paris. Perhaps I should have been a bit more precise in saying he is one of many chocolate masters in Paris whose creations leave me with little more to be desired. And while Paris has no shortage of some of the … Continue Reading

These last few weeks have been nothing short of busy! I finished my third semester as a master’s student, completing courses like French Business Law, Trafficking of Intellectual Property, and Auction House Management – just to name a few. I’ve also been applying to various internships and networking a bit. The moment I had a … Continue Reading