Le Bon Saint Pourçain Paris, a modern traditional bistro

Saint-Germain-des-Pres made me love Paris many years ago. It’s peppered with cool shops, bookstores, boutiques and the like. But it’s the landmark cafés where great old figures of artistic past came to be inspired that really started my love for this area. Case in point: espresso at Café de Flore…

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Detour, Paris : Best Meal of 2017

Great things start from small beginnings but Detour Paris started great and I can only see the best to come. Never have I experienced gastronorgasm like this before, and I can’t tell you enough how buzzed I am to write about what possibly is my Best Meal of the Year.…

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A walkabout in Mortmartre, Paris

In my teens, I dreamt of living in Paris, in an area I used to “J’adore”, Montmartre aka The Mountain of Martyrs. I blame it on a few old-age theories: a) that I lived a previous life from the Belle Epoque era; b) that I am the real deal Amelie;…

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Septime Paris : where cool neo-bistro food gets Michelin stars

Catching the earliest Eurostar train to Paris makes me grumpy. With no time, and frankly nowhere, to have decent brekky, the two-hour journey got me cranky and salivating for good viennoiserie and coffee. If there was one thing that saved me from self-destruct, it was the thought of the first…

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Ou est le printemps? A Tuileries Photodiary

Can Spring come any sooner? It’s almost April and I’m still lugging around a wool coat (well that’s not too fair as I’m quite a tropical fish).  My head falls back to Spring last year in Paris when a walk in the park was more a pleasure than a chore,…

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