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

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

paris - eclair tour

Eclairs are the new macarons, try the latest trend!

The head chef at Fauchon, Christophe Adam has made the éclair the latest colourful, customisable trend in patisserie. more

5 Paris phrases

Not just “s’il vous plait, merci” (please and thank-you)

Parisians aren’t as rude as their reputation and they tend to be nicer if tourists use the proper formalities. more