How to Choose the Perfect Paris Corner Café

There’s nothing more satisfying than bagging the perfect table in the perfect corner café.  Here are my tips for helping you to choose the best one: stake your claim and then settle in for the long haul. Stay local Parisians find a good local café and go there a lot. On a daily basis, even….

Stay In a Little Piece of Paris

Do you also dream of your own Little Piece of Paris? Why not start by staying in ours? Small, stylish and undeniably Parisian, our studio apartment is in the heart of the lively, fashionable Marais. Enjoy your morning coffee or evening aperitif on the beautiful terrace, and explore the shops, cafes, bars and restaurants on…

Simple Suppers – Scallops, Sarda Sarda and Tomato and Basil Salad

I was expecting that this trip to Paris would involve hiding away in cosy bistros, tucking into a hearty bowl of pasta with a glass of full-bodied red. Instead we’re cracking open the rosé. It’s the 13th of October, it’s eight o’clock in the evening and I’m out on the terrace wearing a t-shirt. The…

Chasing the Sun, South to Lyon

If you’ve never lived in the North; if you haven’t experienced the face-biting cold of a Nordic November or been blasted by sheets of sleet in a Scottish September; really, if your winters are less than 6 months long, you will never understand the pain of being away in another country when amazing weather arrives…

8 Things I Miss About Paris When I’m Not There

I rarely get homesick and when I do it’s usually because I’m stressed out, worn out or weighed down. It’s more of a longing for a simpler time than anything else—a subconscious wish for someone else to look after me and worry about my problems for me. While I don’t often crave home, Paris is always…