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Marais Architectural Details

I’ve stayed close to home in recent weeks and rediscovered the architectural wonders of the Marais. I recently had to do a slide show and lecture about the Marais for an organization, so I took new photos of familiar buildings, casting my eye again but in a refreshed way. In case you didn’t know, a large swath of the Marais has former palaces and mansions that were built in the late 1500s to almost 1700. These gorgeous buildings, called hotels, are made of limestone and have ornate details su...
Tags: Travel, Etsy, Architecture, Usps, Paris, Fuji, Etsy Shop, Marais, Richard Nahem, Saint Paul Church, rue de Temple The building, Saint Paul Church Hotel


Marais Architectural Details

I’ve stayed close to home in recent weeks and rediscovered the architectural wonders of the Marais. I recently had to do a slide show and lecture about the Marais for an organization, so I took new photos of familiar buildings, casting my eye again but in a refreshed way. In case you didn’t know, a large swath of the Marais has former palaces and mansions that were built in the late 1500s to almost 1700. These gorgeous buildings, called hotels, are made of limestone and have ornate details su...
Tags: Travel, Etsy, Architecture, Usps, Paris, Fuji, Etsy Shop, Marais, Richard Nahem, Saint Paul Church, rue de Temple The building, Saint Paul Church Hotel


Door(s) of the Month February 2021- A Potpourri

I first want   to thank everyone who watched my Live In the Footsteps of Arsene Lupin Facebook tour for France.fr. It was a big success with over 700 people watching it live, and over 12K views of the video along with 664 comments. I also want to give a warm welcome all of my new subscribers who signed up for Eye Prefer Paris. Here’s the link to watch if you missed it:   https://www.facebook.com/144282132273340/videos/5807669259247093 Instead of focusing on a single or a group of part...
Tags: Travel, Etsy, France, Usps, Paris, Fuji, Etsy Shop, Richard Nahem, Door of the Month, Arsene Lupin Facebook, Eye Prefer Paris Here


Christmas in Paris 2020- Rue Saint Honoré & Saint Germain-Part 2

Here are more photos of Christmas displays from rue Saint Honoré and Saint Germain des Pres.   Just a reminder, if you still would like to order holiday gifts of either Eye Prefer Paris photos and/or postcards from my Etsy shop, order them by Friday of this week to get them in time for Christmas. Click here to go to my Etsy shop. There’s more info about my Etsy shop on the bottom of this post.  Le Village Royal Lanvin Laura Piana Cartier ...
Tags: Travel, Fashion, Holidays, Shopping, Etsy, Usps, Paris, Fuji, Saint Germain, Richard Nahem, Rue Saint Honoré


Christmas in Paris 2020- Rue Saint Honoré & Saint Germain-Part 1

After photographing the Christmas windows at Galeries Lafayette and Printemps, I walked to rue Saint Honoré to view the holiday windows at the luxury boutiques. Last Friday during the day, I took photos of holiday displays in Saint Germain des Pres. Just a reminder, if you still would like to order holiday gifts of either Eye Prefer Paris photos and/or postcards from my Etsy shop, order them by Friday of this week to get them in time for Christmas. Click here to go to my Etsy shop. There’...
Tags: Travel, Fashion, Holidays, Shopping, Etsy, Usps, Paris, Fuji, Saint Germain, Galeries Lafayette, Richard Nahem, Rue Saint Honoré, Patrick Roger Patrick Roger


Christmas in Paris 2020-Printemps

Today I am featuring photos of the holiday windows at Printemps for the Christmas in Paris 2020 series.   The theme of the windows this season is “Let’s share Christmas”. Illustrator Beax has created fun and imaginative windows of nine families celebrating Christmas, in their own individual way. Scenes in the four windows with animations include Christmas at a chalet, on ski slopes, and on the Paris rooftops. Just a reminder, if you still would like to order holiday gifts of either Eye...
Tags: Travel, Fashion, Holidays, Shopping, Etsy, Usps, Paris, Fuji, Richard Nahem, Printemps, Illustrator Beax


Christmas in Paris 2020- Galeries Lafayette

Here’s the first of  my annual blog posts about the Christmas decorations and shop windows in Paris.   Instead of saving the best for last, I’m giving you the best, first. Hands down  Galeries Lafayette has the best Christmas windows this year . They are colorful, delightful, fun, enchanting, and whimsical.   The theme for 2020 is the Christmas Voyage led by Céleste, a young intrepid explorer who finds a vintage airplane on the roof of Galeries Lafayette that belongs to the daring ...
Tags: Travel, Fashion, Holidays, Shopping, Etsy, Usps, Paris, Fuji, Celeste, Galeries Lafayette, Richard Nahem, Jules Védrines Céleste, Paris Etsy


Trip to Nimes

In the beginning of October, I took a last minute trip to Nimes because another trip I was supposed to go on was cancelled. The train fare was only 40€ round trip and the ride was an easy three-hour voyage from the Gare de Lyon station, which is two metro stops from my apartment.   Nimes was a significant city of the Roman Empire dating back from 28 B.C. with a population of close to 55,000 people. A major number of  structures from the Roman reign in France are still standing including an...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Etsy, France, Rome, Usps, Paris, Pablo Picasso, Michelin, Florence, Fuji, Ava Gardner, Roman Empire, Gare de Lyon, Luxembourg Gardens, Nimes


Jacqueline Ngo MPII and Little Africa

Jacqueline Ngo MPII is on a mission which I greatly admire.   Her company, Little Africa, is dedicated to all things African in Paris. In the last five years Jacqueline has tirelessly been promoting the rich culture of the African community in Paris. She has accomplished this in numerous ways, first by creating a Little Africa tour, which is called La Goutte D’or in the 18th arrondissement just below Montmartre, and she shares the vivacious, colorful, neighborhood, that very few tourists ...
Tags: Travel, Fashion, Etsy, Africa, History, Usps, Paris, Fuji, Montmartre, Patrick, Jacqueline, Richard Nahem, Food & Gourmet Shops, Paris Guidebook, Little Africa, Jacqueline Ngo MPII


Chateau Clarisse Wine

When I stayed at Villa Clarisse in Ile de Ré in September, I received a complimentary bottle of Chateau Clarisse wine. I brought it home with me and shared it with Vincent. We both really liked the taste of it and longed for more.   Last month I received an email from Chateau Clarisse announcing that James Suckling, a major wine critic and wine connoisseur, had reviewed a few vintages of Chateau Clarisse and gave them high marks, rating them from 90 to 94 out of a hundred.   The revie...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Etsy, France, Usps, Paris, Fuji, Bordeaux, Vincent, Olivia, Didier, Vieilles Vignes, James Suckling, Richard Nahem, Clarisse, Ile de Re


A Holiday Proposal

It’s holiday gift time, and what could be better than the gift of Paris. Most people were denied the joy of visiting Paris this year with the travel restrictions, so what better way to remind you or people on your gift list of the city than a great photo.  It’s been a challenging year to say the least for everyone I know. Personally, it’s been challenging because I’ve seen my tour business, from which I make most of my income from, dwindle to practically zero since March. A good thing to c...
Tags: Travel, Holidays, Etsy, Usps, Paris, Fuji, Richard Nahem, Eye Prefer Paris Photos for Sale


Japanese onsens you have to visit

Onsens are natural hot springs and a major part of Japanese culture. The word can be used to reference individual hot springs, a group of them, or a resort town dedicated solely to hot springs. Some onsens come as part of a ryokan (a Japanese inn) in which visitors can only use the onsen if they’re staying for at least a night, but there are some ryokans that allow daytime visits. But whatever the kind of onsen, Japan’s got them all in spades. The mineral-rich waters have a variety of benefi...
Tags: Travel, Health, Japan, Guinness World Records, Fuji, Hot Springs, Mount Fuji, Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan, Fujiwara Mahito, Beppu, Kawaguchiko, Lake Kawaguchiko, Arima, Junichiro Tanizaki, Ginzan, Monkey Park


The best views of Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji is one of Japan’s most famous sights, and everyone wants to catch a glimpse of it. It’s one of Japan’s Three Holy Mountains and, at 12,388 feet, the highest peak in the country. It’s designated as a Special Place of Scenic Beauty, one of Japan’s Historic Sites, and a UNESCO World Heritage site. And while this extraordinary mountain is an active stratovolcano, fortunately, the last eruption was in the 1700s. Hiking the revered natural wonder is one way to see it, but the best way t...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Tokyo, Travel Tips, Fuji, Unesco World Heritage, Buddha, Mount Fuji, Kamakura, Tokyo Bay, Hakone, Fuji Five Lakes, Kawaguchiko, Lake Kawaguchiko, Kanagawa Prefecture, Sagami


What do you get when you give sexually repressed ADHDafflicted Japanese teenagers a big budget to create a floor show

Answer Robot Restaurant.I am in Japan once again. Jeff had been selected to judge a diving meet in Fuji southwest of Tokyo. Because this meet ended just before his spring break we decided that he would stay there through spring break and that I woul
Tags: Travel, Japan, Tokyo, Fuji, Jeff


12 things I wish I knew before hiking Mount Fuji

Hiking Mount Fuji should be on any outdoor enthusiast’s to-do list when visiting Japan. Here are some tips for ascending Japan’s highest peak. 1. The day-hike starts from Mount Fuji’s 5th station. To get there, you’ll need to take a bus. Mount Fuji has 9 stations leading up to the peak. The base of the trail starts at the 5th station, about 2300 meters (7545 feet) above sea level. Buses will take you up there on a paved road, but you have to catch the earliest one to do the hike in a single p...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Hiking, United States, Climbing, How To, Guide, Fuji, Route, All, Sean, Callum Snape, Mount Fuji, Fujinomiya, Hiking Guide, Fujiyoshida


Shigeru Bans Mt. Fuji World Heritage Center opens in Japan

Japan’s Mt. Fuji World Heritage Center, designed by Pritzker winner Shigeru Ban, is officially open to the public at a time when visibility of Japan’s highest peak is at its best. Located 20 miles southwest of Mt. Fuji in Fujinomiya, Shizuoka Prefecture, the sculptural building pays homage to Fuji with its inverted latticed cone that, when seen in the reflecting pool, mimics the shape of the famous dormant volcano. Shigeru Ban’s design for the new Mt. Fuji World Heritage Center was selected f...
Tags: Japan, Design, Mountain, Architecture, Unesco, Gallery, Fuji, Unesco World Heritage Site, Carousel Showcase, Shizuoka, Shigeru Ban, Pritzker, Mount Fuji, Fujinomiya, Mt Fuji, Mountain-inspired Architecture


The Complete Guide to Climbing Mount Fuji

As the highest and most famous mountain peak in Japan, climbing Mount Fuji is one of the adventures that should be on the bucket list of every traveler in Japan! Otherwise known as Fuji-san, it is an active volcano that is regarded as one of Japan's three sacred peaks and iconic sites. Despite standing at […] Read the original post The Complete Guide to Climbing Mount Fuji on The Planet D: Adventure Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Japan, Guest Posts, Fuji, Mount Fuji, Climbing Mount Fuji


How to take better travel photos on your next big trip

We’re always on the lookout for ways to take better travel photos. Today’s guest post was written by Mark Condon, the founder of Shotkit, a website dedicated to camera gear and photography. Mark shares a few tips on how to choose the right camera, what photo accessories you should pack, and some tips and tricks for capturing great photos. How to take better travel photos It’s often said that the best camera is the one you have with you. For most of us, that means our mobile phones. Modern pho...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Photography, Featured, Travel Gear, Ireland, Olympus, Travel Tips, Fuji, Belize, Travel Stories, Mark, Cam, Nicole, DUBLIN Ireland, Mirrorless Camera


Parisian of the Month: Thaddaeus Ropac

I am thrilled to have Thaddaeus Ropac as my Parisian of the Month. Thaddaeus Ropac owns one of the most respected contemporary galleries in the world, with locations is Salzburg, Paris, and London. He has received many honors and awards including the Knight of the Legion of Honour in France. Where were you born and where did you grow up? I was born and raised in the South of Austria. When and why did you move to Paris? Paris for me was the quintessential city of art. Not only because ...
Tags: Travel, London, France, Austria, Vienna, Usps, Paris, Salzburg, Fuji, Georg Baselitz, Thaddaeus Ropac, Robert Mapplethorpe, Musée des Beaux Arts, Joseph Beuys, Beuys, Richard Nahem


After Louie at BFI Flare Film Festival

Last Friday night was the world premiere screening of After Louie, the film my partner Vincent directed and co-wrote, at the BFI/British Film Institute Flare Film Festival in London. I took the Eurostar to London Friday afternoon for the first screening at 6:15PM, taking place in the larger theater of the BFI. The screening was sold out. The director of the festival introduced Vincent before the film and asked a few questions. During his speech Vincent publicly said he couldn’t have made th...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, London, Entertainment, Film, Events, Usps, Paris, Alan Cumming, BFI, Fuji, Vincent, Louie, St Paul, Alan Cummings, Richard Nahem


Door of the Month March 2017: Instagram

I asked you last month what do you prefer, a single Door of the Month, or a multiple doors from my Instagram account @parisian_doors. Most of you voted for multiple doors but a few said they still preferred the single door format. I will do multiple doors from now on but every once in a while will post a single door. I’ve included some doors from my trip to Nice last week and a few from a day trip to Bayeux. My Paris Apartment for Rent June 21 to June 27 I am renting my fabulous Pa...
Tags: Travel, Instagram, Usps, Paris, Nice, Fuji, St Paul, Richard Nahem, Montmartre St Germain, Door of the Month, Bayeux My Paris Apartment


Republique of Coffee

A new coffee bar, Republique of Coffee, has been trending a lot on Instagram and Facebook recently. I didn’t realize Republique of Coffee was right near Place de Republique (duh!) and stumbled upon it last Thursday. I thought I would stop for a quick coffee but it was lunchtime and I realized they had a food menu. Oddly enough there was Mexican cuisine on the menu, a strange pairing with coffee. I can count on one hand the number of good Mexican meals I’ve had in Paris since I lived her...
Tags: Travel, Cheap, Usps, Paris, Fuji, Restaurant Reviews, St Paul, Don, Instagram and Facebook, Richard Nahem, Montmartre St Germain, Bertoia, Quick Eats, Mario Flores, Republique of Coffee, Rainbow Taco


Antibes

During my visit to Nice last month, we took a day trip to Antibes. One of the main purposes was to visit the Picasso Museum. Formerly known as the Chateau Grimaldi from 1608, the same Grimaldi royal family currently reigning in Monaco, it was the home of Picasso for six months in 1946. Picasso donated a number of paintings to the museum including "The Goat" and "La Joie de Vivre", and in 1990 Jacqueline Picasso donated another collection of works. The museum currently has 245 pieces by Picass...
Tags: Travel, Usps, Paris, Monaco, Bill, Fuji, Mediterranean, Picasso, St Paul, Don, Grimaldi, Antibes, La Joie de Vivre, Museums/Galleries/Exhibits, Richard Nahem, Montmartre St Germain


Kimono Exhibit at Guimet Asian Art Museum

I’ve never been to Musee Guimet, the Asian Art Museum of Paris in the 16th arr. It is one of those museums I’ve always wanted to visit but it fell by the wayside. I read there was a new exhibition of kimonos and at the spur of the moment on Saturday I paid a visit. Founded by industrialist Emile Etienne Guimet, the museum originally opened in Lyon in 1879 and later moved to Paris n 1889 on Place d’Iena. An avid traveler, Guimet was commissioned in 1876 by the minister of public instructio...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Japan, Usps, Paris, John Galliano, Lyon, Fuji, Buddha, Richard Nahem, Montmartre St Germain, Iena, Eye Prefer Paris Book of the Month, Guimet Asian Art Museum, Musee Guimet


Hubert de Givenchy Auction of Diego Giacometti at Christies Paris

Long before Givenchy became a fashion powerhouse conglomerate, it was the couture and ready to wear house of Hubert de Givenchy. Born in 1927 and celebrating his 90th birthday this year, Hubert de Givenchy came from royal heritage; his father was the marquis of Givenchy. Besides his nobility, Givenchy’s extended family was involved in the arts; his maternal grandfather was director of the historic Gobelins Manufactory and Beauvais tapestry factories, maternal great-grandfather, Jules Diet...
Tags: Travel, Events, Usps, Paris, Dylan Thomas, Audrey Hepburn, Fuji, Givenchy, Hubert, Tiffany, The Hague Netherlands, Hepburn, Giacometti, Beauvais, Elsa Schiaparelli, Sabrina


March 2017 Eye Need to Do’s: Rodin, Emanuel Gat, Jardins and Alicia Koplowitz Collection

Rodin: The Centennial Exhibit 2017 is the 100th anniversary of Rodin’s death. A major exhibit will mark the special occasion with 200 of his works along with sculptures and drawings by Bourdelle, Brancusi, Picasso, Matisse, Giacometti, Beuys, Baselitz and Gormley, who were greatly influenced by Rodin. March 22 to July 31 Grand Palais 3 avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008 Metro:Champs Elysees-Clemenceau http://www.grandpalais.fr/en/event/rodin-centennial-exhibition Emanuel Gat T...
Tags: Travel, Usps, Paris, Fuji, Glenn Gould, Rodin, Stravinsky, Gormley, Stalingrad, Rothko, Haussmann, Clemenceau, Richard Nahem, Eye Need To Do's, Montmartre St Germain, Barcelo


Fete du Citron Menton/Citrus Festival in Menton

When I was in Menton in 2011, I was told there’s a citrus festival and parade during Mardi Gras in mid February. Menton has the perfect microclimate to grow lemons and oranges and their lemons are famous throughout France. The city is decorated with citrus sculptures and there are parades and festivities for three weeks. I’ve seen photos of the extravagant fruit sculptures from past years and always wanted to attend. I was able to register for press passes for myself and my friend who I w...
Tags: Travel, Holidays, France, Events, Usps, Paris, Broadway, Alan Cumming, Nice, Annie, Fuji, Vincent, Louie, Mardi Gras, Little Shop, Citron


Nice to Be in Nice

I just spent the last five days in Nice. It’s been a stubborn, cold winter in Paris and when a friend in Nice said to come visit anytime, I took him up on his offer and made the great escape. It was carnival time in Nice and I took some snaps of the carnival floats. In the next few days I visited the Cimetiere du Chateau, saw an excellent Helmut Newton exhibit, strolled on Promenade des Anglais to take in the salty sea air, took a day trip to Antibes and had lunch with another friend who I ...
Tags: Travel, Usps, Paris, Nice, Fuji, Antibes, Helmut Newton, Richard Nahem, Montmartre St Germain, Promenade des Anglais


Parisian of the Month: Virginie David

Virginie David worked at Galeries Lafayette when I met her a number of years ago and now she designs and produces gorgeous bespoke jewelry in Paris. Where were you born and where did you grow up? I was born in Paris XVIe and grew up in Boulogne, in southwest Paris. What was your upbringing and your family life like? I had a happy and pampered childhood. We traveled often, especially to different countries to buy precious stones. I had an easy but strict schooling. How and when did you...
Tags: Travel, London, Colombia, Usps, Paris, Dubai, Zambia, Fuji, Van Cleef, Boulogne, Galeries Lafayette, Richard Nahem, Parisian of the Month, Montmartre St Germain, Virginie David, Dior Joaillerie


Door of the Month February 2017: Instagram @parsian_doors

I started a new format in January for the Door of the Month feature. Instead of a single door, I posted a series of doors from my Instagram account @parsian_doors Do you prefer the new Instagram series with multiple doors or do you prefer the old format with just one door per month? I would appreciate your feedback. Eye Prefer Paris Photos I am happy to announce a new series of Eye Prefer Paris photos. Give the gift of Paris ...
Tags: Travel, Usps, Paris, Fuji, Richard Nahem, Montmartre St Germain, Door of the Month



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