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Le Chardenoux

03 . 04 . 19

I don’t think I’ve ever been to the 11th arrondissement in Paris but after seeing photos of Le Chardenoux, I wonder why. The restaurant owned by chef Cyril Lignac has reopened after a renovation by Martin Brudnizski designed with charm and heritage in mind giving the traditional interiors a modern twist. The decorative foliated ceiling and marble […]

La Rotonde

02 . 07 . 17

Le Coucou is a French restaurant in New York designed by Roman and Williams that is très popular. Now the chic design duo have renovated an actual French restaurant in Paris called La Rotonde de la Muette. Located in the 16th arrondissement, La Rotonde has been around for years but has new elegant interiors and terrasse perfect for people watching. […]

Chaos and Creation

02 . 06 . 17

I’m having an amazing time in Mexico but I still can’t help thinking about planning another trip to Paris this spring. I was especially inspired after seeing the Paris home of the late Italian Vogue editor Franca Sozzani. Architectural Digest photographed the home shortly before her passing and her son, Francesco Carrozzini, encouraged them to publish […]

Everyone keeps asking me when I’m going back to Paris. Unless something comes up sooner, it probably won’t be until the Spring. In the meantime, I’m putting together my list of new places to visit and Divellec is topping the list. Le Divellec was a venerable seafood restaurant located in the Invalides area of Paris […]

Lovely Loulou

10 . 05 . 16

It seemed like everyone I follow on Instagram ate at the very chic new restaurant Loulou during Paris Fashion Week. The team behind Monsieur Bleu in the Palais de Tokyo is behind this new venture located in the Musée des Arts Décoratifs that also has a terrasse along the picturesque Jardins des Tuileries. Chic French designer Joseph Dirand wanted the […]

Just a quick note to let you all know that I’m having a wonderful time in Paris with Chanel to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Sublimage. We’ve been scheduled from morning until night with amazing activities and meals. I look forward to sharing a more in depth look at my trip after I return but wanted to […]

Modernist Monday

09 . 28 . 15

I’m off on the train to Venice today. Until I have time to write a post, I suggest you check out this very chic apartment in Paris designed by Studio Ko. It was featured in T magazine this weekend.  I love that you can read it online like the real magazine if you happen to […]

I found the photo above on Pinterest today attributed to the late designer David Hicks. It is actually the Paris home of designer Dominique Kieffer that was featured in Italian Marie Claire Maison in 2008. The tile floor in the entry and the herringbone wood floors are common in many French homes which was the first tip […]

The Paris apartment of Sézane founder Morgane Sézalory represents a bit more of a realistic view of how Parisians really live unlike the one I posted yesterday. Typical apartments often have white walls and large windows to let in light and air. The French definitely employ a more relaxed approach to decorating than Americans. I always wonder […]

Even though I was in Paris in March, I feel the itch to plan another trip.  Perhaps it’s because it’s Bastille Day and photos of the City of Light are all over the internet.  But even when I’m not scheduled for travel, I like to look at the apartments on Haven in Paris for inspiration. […]

La Fête Nationale

07 . 13 . 15

The 14th of July in France is La Fête Nationale holiday the equivalent to our American holiday of the 4th of July.  They don’t refer to it as Bastille Day as we do here. Many of the French are enjoying their long bank holiday weekend in Normandie or another place in the country. And maybe while they’re […]

The couture shows are happening right now in Paris but there are always other fashion events that are scheduled during the same week.  One of those included the new Tory Burch flagship store opening on rue Saint-Honoré. “Designed by architect Daniel Romualdez, who’s done the rest of Tory’s stores and her own home in New York, […]

  As much as I love Paris, I’m really glad I’m not in town for the latest heat wave. Well, at least I was until I saw these great photos.  Guests arriving for the Berluti menswear fashion show were greeted at the Musée Picasso by models dressed perfectly for the weather in just boxers, socks, and […]

I almost booked a last minute flight to Paris this weekend because my favorite brocante, printemps brocante de la rue de Bretagne, is taking place in the Marais. I’m kicking myself now that I didn’t because Ines de la Fressange has also just opened a new eponymous boutique in the 7th arrondissement.  It’s filled with a chic combination of […]

You may remember Julie de Libran’s Paris apartment from ELLE magazine a few years. It’s getting its day in the sun again this spring in Porter magazine since Julie de Libran was recently named the new artistic director of the famed French brand Sonia Rykiel.  She previously worked with Marc Jacob at Louis Vuitton which is […]

Paris Purchases

04 . 07 . 15

  While we’re on the subject of France, I thought it would be fun to look at a some of the purchases I made in Paris. I know a lot of you are planning trips to the City of Light this year so maybe this will help you add a few new places to your […]

The flowers and trees always bloom earlier in Paris than New York which always makes me jealous.  My new dream is to own an apartment in Paris where I can spend a few months each year.  Since that wish is probably going to take a little while, I’m going to keep pouring over all the […]