New Blog Series: How To – #1 Le dîner

I am starting a new blog series simply called “How  To” as I literally want to show how to live La Vie Parisienne

The first How To will be about Parisian Dinners. Dinners and / or dinner parties are very important everywhere in France. Contrary to where I come from, dinner parties happen quite often and are usually quite simple and without a lot of effort for the host. To me it seems like the French prefer to invite people more often (which is only doable with an easy dinner) rather than only every now and then for a fancy dinner. I like this thought, as it brings people together more often. And also, food that doesn’t require hours of preparation isn’t necessarily bad food! Au contraire in fact! Sometimes the simplest meals are the best! Anyway, before I start writing so much about my love for this dinner party habit of the French, I will get into the details or in order to stick to the name of my new series: The How To. Continue reading New Blog Series: How To – #1 Le dîner

Blog Series – French Style Icons – #1 Emmanuelle Alt

Emmanuelle Alt (born 18 May 1967 in Paris, France) is the editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris since February 2011, succeeding Carine Roitfeld. She resembles La Parisienne quite well as she is never dressed over the top. She has a few signature pieces and seems to feel great in simple skinny jeans, t-shirt, blazer and some nice flats or heels. She has a great style and – even more important – a great confidence. See for yourself:


Les Books – Books about Paris


Here they are, my favourite French books! Well, let’s rather say my favourite books about France and even more specifically about Paris. In fact, people often speak about “French women” when actually they talk about Parisian women. Certainly there are many similiarities among French women. However, la Parisienne is one of a kind. Continue reading Les Books – Books about Paris