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Paris: Richard Lenoir and surrounds

January 26, 2014


I’ve been back in Paris of a few months, staying just to the east of the Marais off Boulevard Richard Lenoir in the 11th arrondissement which has become my new favourite area to hangout (and not just because I am lazy). For ‘typical French’ (i.e. the first stop for visitors coming to stay)┬áLes Galopins┬áhas become […]

Paris is trying to match NY for cocktails, and it’s starting to work

February 17, 2013


There have been a whole host of Cocktail bars opening up in Paris. The Experimental and Prescriptive Cocktail Clubs paved the way a few years ago and the barman often pop up in new locations, my new favourite of which is Little Red Door. Below is a round of cocktail bars I like in Paris […]

Haute Marais

August 8, 2010


I have just spent a few weeks in Paris and have discovered that a whole load of new cafes and bars have sprung up in what used to be a bit of a run down area. It’s by the Marie III and rue Dupuis. I spent a delightful day with friends discovering a few places […]

Polidor, Paris (5th)

April 8, 2010


An ex colleague has recently moved within Paris and is now by Cluny la Sorbonne, in the 5th arrondissement. I am delighted as I don’t know this area very well. I (wrongly) associate the fifth with St Michel, hoards of tourists and fan restaurants, but there is so much more. We tried to go to […]

The best hot chocolate in Paris…

February 18, 2010


…is apparently at Angelina’s on Rue de Rivoli. It is upmarket – a little like going to the Ritz for tea in London. And you know somewhere is worth visiting when there are frequently queues to get in. A close second on the hot chocolate front, a much more bohemian version, can be found in […]

Prescriptive Cocktail Club, Paris

February 7, 2010


I arrived in Paris early evening on Saturday. A friend met me having popped to the Bon Marche (the equivalent of Harrod’s food hall in Paris) to stock up on cheese and good bread. Good friends are wonderful to have. She couldn’t have done better: creamy camembert, Saint Nectaire, vieux Gouda with cumin seeds, rocamadour… […]