paris ice cream map

An ever-evolving list of my favourite ice cream spots in Paris. A mixture of small, artisanal places and modern, crazy flavours and techniques (liquid nitrogen!) to best enjoy the summer sun, wherever you are in the city… more

fou de patisserie cut

Your one-stop shop for all of Paris’ star pâtissiers: cakes, tartes and éclairs by Philippe Conticini (Pâtisserie des Rêves); Hugues Pouget (Hugo & Victor); Pierre Hermé… more

miznon paris

My absolute favourite lunch spot in the Marais. I normally treat myself to a stuffed cabbage or lamb kebab pita, with a roasted sweet potato or the lemony green-bean salad on the side. more

pavilion des canaux

The Pavillon des Canaux provides a haven: decorated like the Mad Hatter’s house, with a pink bedroom, green living room and blue bathroom, strung with plants and stuffed with comfy chairs… more

spritz bar paris

This is how you know summer has begun. The deck chairs come out, the orange umbrellas go up. Italians all over Paris meet up the Buttes-Chaumont park for a pitcher of Spritz more

cuppa and sofa paris

In the winter chill, when Paris feels bitterly grey, I crave a warm café to spend the afternoon. While there are plenty of traditional bars that do coffee and tea, there aren’t many that have really comfortable sofas where you can linger indefinitely…. more


Holybelly is something else: for a really good coffee, for a simple bowl of porridge on a weekday, or for their crazy-decadent panakes with bourbon butter on special occasions. It is busy… more


The baby sister of Septime, Clamato demonstrates the same quality and care of its sibling in a more infomal setting.

Focusing on fish and fresh produce, it is a small-plates restaurant which doesn’t take bookings. Try your luck.. more