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A little list of our Paris favourites when we head back to France annually for Hong Kong Tatler. From fine dining establishments to brasseries across the city of light, these are options that aren’t just for the deep pocketed.

french chic
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Picked this book up out of curiosity thinking it’d be in the genre of chick lit, but French Chic was one snooze pill and I have to confess I didn’t finish it. Well, I am married to a French man and have been to France dozens of times, through the villages, French Riveria where women carry […]

akrama restaurant france paris

We had a wonderful dinner here last summer when they still had ** Michelin stars, pity about losing one in this year’s guide. Everything from the service to the food was impeccable and worthy of their two stars when we dined there. The restaurant is intimate and cosy with a straightforward menu and every dish […]

paris les deserteurs

Here’s a pretty overdue post from last Summer. Run by the former team at Sergeant Recruiter in the 4eme of Paris, which was one of my husband’s favourite spot for something simple and good. The guys apparently fell out and opened  Les Deserteurs- the name is funny and literally means the same in English – the […]

patisserie paris 16eme bechu

Just your neighbourhood boulangerie and where locals go to for breakfast. The husband spent many a breakfast here with his mum in the 16eme where she used to work. While the humble Bechu doesn’t get the same type of hoo-aha like Du Pain et des Idées or Poliane that makes it to everyone’s boulangerie eat list, it […]

royal monceau paris

The Royal Monceau truly deserves its award as the “Best breakfast in Europe”, from Pierre Hermé gluten free bakes to a superfoods counter of fresh juices complete with chia seeds, raw cacao, spirulina to freshly baked PH canelés and organic fresh eggs. It’s the kind of breakfast that fills you up for a full day […]

Year end de-cluttering and trying to finish up my food and travel posts before end of 2014! I’m revisiting lots of photos from our last trip back to France in September. We had a quick and very enjoyable lunch at Jean François Piège’s Thoumieux brasserie, which I’d highly recommend as a pitstop before hitting the shops […]

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A very belated post from our last trip back to France in September caught in the middle of the Air France strike which gave us an extra day in Paris along with the inconvenience, but I choose the positives about it all. So, the best meal of our trip was at 3 Michelin Starred L’Astrance […]

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I’ve been to Paris dozens of times in my lifetime – which I sure am more lucky than most. And then my francophilia about the culture, theatre, art and literature led me to eventually marry a French man – which never occurred to me that it was fate that set it all up. I remember […]

  A few summers ago we ate at the brasserie in St Germain at Le Chardenoux which was great, but I much prefer Le Quinzième. The husband worked with chef Cyril over a decade ago when they all began their promising start at Le Jardin Des Sens helmed by the twin Pourcel brothers. That same […]

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