Our favourite French lifestyle blog posts: Paris, October 2013
In this month’s Paris blog round-up…
Feed your food fantasies with the help of Dorie Greenspan and Alexander Lobrano. Enter the whirlwind world of the fashion elite with Garance Doré’s visual diary.
Meet fellow francophiles on Lindsey’s very own Franco-File or see city scenes through the eyes of talented photographer Carin Olsson.
Paris through the eyes of an insider
Paris in Four Months
Swedish photographer Carin moved to Paris for four months only in 2012 to try out the language and lifestyle of France’s most vibrant city.
Unsurprisingly (and luckily for us!) she realised she couldn’t leave. She now shares with us her vie parisienne on her blog Paris in Four Months.
In this post she shares beautiful photos of an autumnal day in the Jardin du Luxembourg.
“Autumn has certainly arrived in Paris now. Together with the freezing cold weather. The autumn part I don’t mind that much (if you ignore that the winter is getting closer), but the freezing cold part I do have a problem with… Yuck! But it’s almost possible to forget about that when it looks so pretty everywhere…”Facebook, Pinterest, Flickr and Instagram.
How do French women wear heels all day?
Her day to day life involves rubbing shoulders with the fashion elite, working with major brands such as Dior and Louis Vuitton, interviewing A-listers such as Stella McCartney whilst writing for Vogue Paris.
In this edition of ‘Pardon My French’, Garance dares to spend an entire day at Paris Fashion Week in heels.
Fashion editors-in-the-know share their own tips on how they do it daily and she is even invited into the home of Christian Louboutin where he tells her exactly why heels are sexy.Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.
Meet the ultimate Parisian insider
Lost in Cheeseland
After seven years in Paris she knows all the best bistros on the block and is more than happy to share.
Her weekly feature Franco-File Friday puts the attention on other Francophiles – each sharing what moves them about France. In this article she interviews the Community Director at Yelp, who in turn shares her must-sees in Paris.
“Fact: Paris is cooler because of Elodie Fagan. The Franco-Irish twenty-something has made it her mission as the Community Director at Yelp! Paris to ferret out the best, freshest and most worthy spots in the capital.”
Great Casual Dining on the Left Bank
Hungry for Paris
His most recent review takes us to Café Trama – but is it worth the visit?
“If all big cities change constantly, there’s one change that I’ve witnessed over the years in all of the cities I know and love best… that consistently saddens me, and that’s an ever decreasing diversity in their [city center] streetscapes…
“Happily, they’re some streets that resist this process, and among them in Paris are the rue Vignon…”Twitter.
Trompe l’oeil at Le Comptoir, Paris
Cookbook author Dorie Greenspan lives a life in transience – New York City to Westbrook, Connecticut to Paris, France but still finds the time to share her thoughts online – from mouthwatering recipes to Parisian markets.
After a visit to Le Comptoir in Paris Dorie shares her opinion on the trompe l’oeil…
“Trompe l’oeil food, food that literally ‘fools the eye’ because it looks like one thing but is another, has been around for centuries.
“While I’d guess it was at its most elaborate in the French courts, I’d bet that once people could stop worrying about where they’d be able to hunt or gather their next meal, they began to play tricks with their food.”Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.
And you? Do you have a favourite Parisian blogger? Tell us in the comments box below, or join the conversation on Twitter: @maviefrancaise.Image credits:
1. Carin Olsson, via the official Paris in Four Months Facebook page.
2. Garance Doré, via her blog.
3. Lost in Cheeseland, via the official Lost In Cheeseland Facebook page.
4. Alec Lobrano, by Steven Rothfeld on Hungry for Paris.
5. Dorie Greenspan, via the official Dorie Greenspan Facebook page.