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Proud of My Family’s Accomplishments

My family consists of two older brothers, Ed and Joe, and my sister Sonia (I am the youngest/the baby of the family) plus one niece, two nephews, and two great nieces and nephews.   My two brothers and my niece have recently had some big events in their lives, and I am proud to share their accomplishments.   My brother Joe Nahem, is a hugely successful interior designer, and his work has been featured in the top shelter publications such as Architectural Digest, the New York Times, a...
Tags: Travel, London, Robert Downey Jr, New York City, Events, Netflix, Spike Lee, Ed, Elle, Sarah, Jeffrey Wright, Malibu, Joe, Abrams, Jennifer Hudson, Sonia


Eye Prefer Paris Book of the Month, May 2021: Book Giveaway- Paris, City of Dreams

CORRECTION: Last Friday I posted that June 19 is when Americans will be able to visit France again, it's actually June 9. My apologies. My friend gifted me this wonderful and fascinating book, Paris, City of Dreams: Napoleon III, Baron Haussmann, and the Creation of Paris, and I am passing it on to you.   Acclaimed historian Mary McAuliffe vividly recaptures the Paris of Napoleon III, Claude Monet, and Victor Hugo as Georges Haussmann tore down and rebuilt Paris into the beautiful Ci...
Tags: Travel, Usa, France, Germany, Paris, Napoleon, McAuliffe, Victor Hugo, Claude Monet, Charles Baudelaire, Haussmann, Napoleon III, Richard Nahem, Paris City, Rosemary Flannery, Mary McAuliffe


GREAT NEWS! Starting June 9, Vaccinated U.S. Citizens Can Travel to France

The best news I’ve heard since March 2020: The French government just announced it will let Vaccinated U.S. Citizens to visit France starting on June 9th.  YAHOO! HALLELUJAH! WHOPPE! YAY! I look forward to seeing many of you in the coming months, so book your flights, pack a suitcase, and BOOK one or more Eye Prefer Paris Tours.   https://eyepreferparistours.com/ Here are some Key Dates regarding France coming out of lockdown.   May 19th   Restaurant terraces and museums w...
Tags: Travel, France, Events, Paypal, Richard Nahem, Luxembourg Gardens Tour, Vaccinated U S Citizens Can Travel, Vaccinated U S Citizens


GREAT NEWS! Starting June 19, Vaccinated U.S. Citizens Can Travel to France

The best news I’ve heard since March 2020: The French government just announced it will let Vaccinated U.S. Citizens to visit France starting on June 19.   YAHOO! HALLELUJAH! WHOPPE! YAY! I look forward to seeing many of you in the coming months, so book your flights, pack a suitcase, and BOOK one or more Eye Prefer Paris Tours.   https://eyepreferparistours.com/ Here are some Key Dates regarding France coming out of lockdown.   May 19th   Restaurant terraces and museums ...
Tags: Travel, France, Events, Paypal, Richard Nahem, Luxembourg Gardens Tour, Vaccinated U S Citizens Can Travel, Vaccinated U S Citizens


Instagram Photos-April 2021

First, I want to thank everyone for watching my live Lovely Luxembourg Gardens Tour yesterday and also for your generous tips to my PayPal account. I'm sorry I couldn't thank all of you individually, but know I really appreciate it. CLICK HERE to watch the video and CLICK HERE if you would like to leave a tip in my PayPal account (you don’t have to have a PayPal account), which I would greatly appreciate, as I do these tours free of charge for France.fr  Enjoy!   Paris in the spring has...
Tags: Travel, Instagram, France, Paypal, Paris, Richard Nahem, Luxembourg Gardens Tour, Luxembourg Gardens Marais, Eiffel Tower Marais, Notre Dame Seine River, Paris Tuileries Pompidou Centre


French Banking Horror Stories

If you speak to almost any U.S. expat living in France, they will invariably have a horror story about dealing with French banks and their draconian banking policies and practices. In fact, I’ve been with some groups of expats, and when banking comes up in the conversation, each person tries to outdo the other with their most outrageous banking story. I, of course, have mine which I will share in a minute. The reason why I am writing this post is because just when I thought I heard the most r...
Tags: Travel, New York, France, Events, Paris, Luxembourg, Biden, Trump, Societe Generale, Chase Bank, Green Acres, Luxembourg Gardens, Haney, Richard Nahem, Hooterville, Alan Funt


Door(s) of the Month April 2021:Montmartre

While I was scouting out locations my live Facebook Montmartre Tour in March, I captured a group of great and unusual doors, which I am posting today.   CLICK HERE to watch the video of my Montmartre tour if you missed it.   Lovely Luxembourg Gardens Tour Please join me for a Luxembourg Gardens Tour for www.france.fr on Wednesday, April 28, 10am EST (east coast time), 9am Midwest time, 7am, West coast time, and 4pm Paris time. to reserve your place     ...
Tags: Travel, Paris, Luxembourg, Montmartre, Richard Nahem, Door of the Month, Luxembourg Gardens Tour, Facebook Montmartre Tour


A Table In Paris Book Giveaway

Abrams Publishing has generously given me an extra copy of their new book A Table in Paris- The Cafes, Bistros, and Brasseries of the World’s Most Romantic City by artist John Donahue.   A Table in Paris is a visual exploration of the Paris dining scene, with stories, guides, and recommendations from everyday patrons and famous aficionados alike. It will take you on a delicious visual journey through the arrondissements that you'll never forget. In his signature loose and evocative style,...
Tags: Travel, Books, Paris, Luxembourg, Luxembourg Gardens, John Donahue, Richard Nahem, John Donohue, Abrams Publishing


April in Paris 2021- The Tuileries

Mother Nature continues to spread her magic this April in Paris and her recipients have been all the better for it.   Last Thursday was a friend of mine’s birthday, so we met in the Tuileries by fountain near the Arc du Carrousel to celebrate. We pulled up some of the classic green enamel chairs and surprised our friend with two small cakes from our Les Trois Chocolats in the Marais. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to indulge in the cake feast, as I am on a strict diet. It was a blustery day...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Paris, Gardens, Parks, Luxembourg Gardens, Richard Nahem, Tuileries, Arc du Carrousel, Luxembourg Gardens Tour


Save The Date: April 28- Lovely Luxembourg Gardens Live Facebook Tour

I am happy to announce that I am doing a live Luxembourg Gardens tour for www.france.fr on Wednesday, April 28, 10am EST (east coast time), 9am Midwest time, 7am, West coast time, and 4pm Paris time. Here’s the description:   Lovely Luxembourg Gardens Tour Come and explore the beauty of April in Paris at the splendid Luxembourg Gardens. One of the most popular and beloved attractions in Paris, the 60-acre park was once the private gardens of the Luxembourg Palace from 1612 owned by ...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, France, Events, Paypal, Architecture, Queens, Paris, Luxembourg, Gardens, Parks, Macron, Luxembourg Gardens, Richard Nahem, Luxembourg Palace, Queen Maria de Medici


Cobblestones On The Rue Prevot

Just a few doors from my apartment is a narrow pedestrian street, that’s more like a passageway. A few weeks ago, while it was raining, I walked through rue Prevot, and as I looked down, the wet surface of the cobblestones were glistening. It created an interesting and intriguing texture and heightened color of them. I started taking photos and I liked the way they looked, so I am sharing them with you.   Please let me know if you like them.   I want to thank everyone for watching m...
Tags: Travel, Paypal, Architecture, Richard Nahem, rue Prevot


Private Lunch At Fauchon Hotel 

About a month ago, I received an email from the publicist for the Fauchon Hotel on place Madeleine, that the hotel was removing the beds from the rooms on one floor and converting them into private dining rooms. She also mentioned that the hotel manager was using one of the rooms to host private, one on one lunches, with journalists and wanted to know to if I was interested. I immediately said yes, as I was thrilled to actually go out for lunch, which I haven’t done since last summer.  I a...
Tags: Travel, New York, London, Hotels, Paypal, Manhattan, Lyon, Vincent, Restaurant Reviews, Madeleine, Jerome, Maud, Eileen Gray, Richard Nahem, Fauchon, Restaurants/Food/Drink


Lindell & Co Home Furnishings

Before I get to today’s post, I want to thank everyone for watching my live Marais Tour last week and also for your generous tips to my PayPal account. I'm sorry I couldn't thank all of you individually, but know I really appreciate it. CLICK HERE to watch the video and CLICK HERE if you would like to leave a tip in my PayPal account (you don’t have to have a PayPal account), which I would greatly appreciate. Enjoy!   My friend Susan told me she had recently reconnected with an old friend...
Tags: Travel, Shopping, India, Paypal, Nepal, Paris, New Zealand, Ralph Lauren, Kashmir, Susan, Kelly, Lindell, Gabrielle, Haussmann, Richard Nahem, Gabrielle Soyer


Seine Bridge Photos

Before I get to today’s post, I want to thank everyone for watching my live Marais Tour yesterday and also for your generous tips to my PayPal account. I'm sorry I couldn't thank all of you individually, but know I really appreciate it. CLICK HERE to watch the video and CLICK HERE if you would like to leave a tip in my PayPal account (you don’t have to have a PayPal account), which I would greatly appreciate. Enjoy!   Last Sunday, Easter Sunday, it was a brisk but sunny day and I decided ...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Paypal, Architecture, Gardens, Parks, Seine, Paris Plage, Janet, Richard Nahem, le Marais, Paris Spring, Seine Bridge Photos


Interview With Janet Skeslien Charles, Author of The Paris Library

I  am happy to publish my interview with Janet Skeslien Charles, author of the bestselling book, The Paris Library, which was the selection for my Eye Prefer Paris Book of the Month for February 2021. If you haven’t read the book yet, I highly recommend it, it’s an inspiring story that will  rewake  you to the importance of books.  CLICK HERE to order your copy of The Paris Library. How did you come up with the idea to write The Paris Library?   I’m interested in journeys. Gro...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Books, Florida, Interviews, Montana, France, Nazis, Ukraine, Library, Paris, Red Cross, Odessa, Lily, Bogota Colombia, Reeder


April in Paris-Early Spring in Le Marais

I was walking through the haute-Marais last week on the way to discover a home design shop (more about that next week) and noticed the flowers and trees were beginning to burst their buds. The cherry blossoms were already in full bloom, the wisteria were beginning to show their delicate, dropping flowers,   the Linden trees in the Place des Vosges were starting to sprout their green leaves, and the parks and squares had flowers beds planted with vivacious flowers.   I’m looking forward t...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Facebook, Architecture, Paris, Gardens, Parks, Marais, Place des Vosges, Linden, Richard Nahem, le Marais, California West Coast


April in Paris-Early Spring in Le Marais

I was walking through the haute-Marais last week on the way to discover a home design shop (more about that next week) and noticed the flowers and trees were beginning to burst their buds. The cherry blossoms were already in full bloom, the wisteria were beginning to show their delicate, dropping flowers,   the Linden trees in the Place des Vosges were starting to sprout their green leaves, and the parks and squares had flowers beds planted with vivacious flowers.   I’m looking forward t...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Architecture, Paris, Marais, Place des Vosges, Linden, Richard Nahem, le Marais, California West Coast


Save The Date: April 7- Marvelous Marais Facebook Live Tour

I am excited to announce I will be leading my famous Marais tour on Facebook on April 7 with www.france.fr . Many of you have done the tour with me live, so we will revisit some of the places you saw experienced before, and for those of you who haven’t done the live tour with me, this is a fun opportunity to get a preview of what it’s like.   Here’s the tour description:   Come and discover the treasures of the Marais neighborhood of Paris, with Marais expert Richard Nahem, who has le...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Events, Architecture, Paris, Richard, Marais, Richard Nahem, California West Coast


Sunday Spring Lunch at Chez Nahem and Gagliostro

It’s been over a year since we’ve entertained people in our home. Before the pandemic we would have frequent, small dinner and holiday parties. Vincent would prepare new adventurous recipes he had found which were always a success. We would clean and straighten the house, bring out our special glasses, dishes, and serving platters and go to the market to buy fresh flowers.   Vincent and I have had two vaccines and our good friends Susan and Claude, also had them. We figured since all of u...
Tags: Travel, Entertainment, Etsy, Usps, Paris, Claude, Belgium, Fuji, Etsy Shop, Vincent, Ny Times, Susan, Ina Garten, Richard Nahem, Food & Gourmet Shops, Chez Nahem


Villa Guibert

In many neighborhoods of Paris, there are private, gated streets and cul de sacs. Usually, they are made up of large, attached individual homes and are  a mélange of architectural styles, not only Haussmmanian style buildings.   I was in the 16th arrondissement running an errand last week. After exiting the rue de la Pompe metro station, I walked on rue de La Tour and noticed an ornate wrought iron gate with Villa Guibert on it. I also saw the gate was open, and I discreetly slipped insid...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Etsy, Architecture, Usps, Paris, Gardens, Fuji, Parks, Etsy Shop, Toulouse Lautrec, Richard Nahem, Villa Guibert, Maurice Guibert


Easter 2021: Jacques Genin Chocolate Easter Eggs

Every year I do a personal Easter egg hunt and search for the most imaginative Easter creations at pastry shops and chocolatiers around Paris. It’s always a joy and a surprise what these pastry and chocolate wizards are up to and how they transform Easter eggs into art.   I visited various shops in the past few days, and some were disappointing, and a few had some interesting choices, but there was nothing they knocked my socks off until I visited Jacques Genin. If you don’t know who Jacq...
Tags: Travel, Holidays, Paypal, Paris, Jacques Genin, Jackson Pollack, Richard Nahem, Pastry & Chocolate, Montmartre Tour


Door of the Month March 2021: Narrow Doors of Montmartre

A few weeks ago while doing research for my Facebook Live tour of Montmartre, I discovered some cool narrow doors which are unusual and I thought I would share them with you. Do you like them and should I continue searching for more of them?  I want to thank everyone for watching my live Montmartre Tour yesterday and also for your generous tips to my PayPal account.If you missed it,  CLICK HERE to watch the video and CLICK HERE if you would like to leave a tip in my PayPal account(you don’...
Tags: Travel, Paypal, Montmartre, Facebook Live, Richard Nahem, Door of the Month, Montmartre Tour


New Marais Fashion Boutique: Paradoxe Paris

Before I get to today’s post, I want to thank everyone for watching my live Montmartre Tour yesterday and also for your generous tips to my PayPal account. I know some of you had trouble viewing the event, and also, if you watched it on YouTube, you couldn’t comment, so I apologize for that. CLICK HERE to watch the video and CLICK HERE if you would like to leave a tip in my PayPal account (you don’t have to have a PayPal account), which I would greatly appreciate. Enjoy!   Walking ...
Tags: Travel, Fashion, Instagram, Shopping, Youtube, France, Paypal, Raphael, Jeremy, Catherine, Marais, PAUL, Elie, Richard Nahem, Paradoxe Paris, Montmartre Tour


Abstract Metro Photos- Series 16

IMPORTANT CORRECTION FOR MONTMARTRE TOUR, MARCH 17 The correct times are 3pm Paris Time 10AM, EST/East Coast Time, 9am Midwest/Chicago Time, 7AM PST/West Coast Time. CLICK HERE to confirm your attendance.  It’s been almost a year since I’ve posted a series of my Abstract Metro photos. Since Covid-19, I’ve rarely taken the metro, so that’s why I haven’t posted new photos. I do have enough for a collection to show you today. Do you have some favorites here?   CLICK HERE   to view past...
Tags: Travel, Montmartre, Richard Nahem, Metro and Street Posters, Abstract Metro Photos, 3pm Paris Time, Time 9am Midwest Chicago Time


Marais Shadow Photos

Spring is in the air in Paris and Mother Nature is beginning to bestow her spring bounty of flowers, trees, and plants.   The days are getting longer, and the light is changing, which means the shadows on the streets and sidewalks are sharper and longer. As I was strolling through the streets of the Marais on a sunny day last week, I captured the shadows of tree branches, signposts, benches, and lamp posts.   I started sharing my shadow photos a few years ago. Here are links other blo...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Paris, Gardens, Parks, Richard Nahem, Sacre Coeur La Maison Rose Place, East Coast Time 9am Midwest Chicago Time


The Return of Sweet Week: L’Instant Cacao

I’m leaving pastries and cookies behind for chocolate today because Sweet Week would not be complete without visiting a chocolatier.   L’Instant Cacao is a compact chocolate shop behind the Palais Royal just across the street from Galerie Vivienne. When you enter, there are piles of burlap sacks of cacao beans and on the side is a selection of about 30 different varieties of chocolate bars, neatly packaged in black with bold, white type spelling L’Instant Cacao, and a bright color square ...
Tags: Travel, France, Cameroon, Tanzania, Vincent, Marc, Galerie Vivienne, Palais Royal, Richard Nahem, Pastry & Chocolate, Sacre Coeur La Maison Rose Place, L'Instant Cacao, Belize Maya Mountain, Marc Chinchole, Kamili, Place de Victoire


The Return of Sweet Week: So Bang Tea Time Paris

IMPORTANT  CHANGE FOR MONTMARTRE TOUR-Please note the time for the Montmartre Live Tour on Wednesday. March 17 I posted yesterday was incorrect.  The correct time is 10AM EST/East Coast Time. 9AM Midwest/Chicago Time & 7AM West Coast Time CLICK HERE to sign-up So Bang Tea Time Paris is a cookie company that custom designs cookies with elaborate customized icings for individual occasions and for businesses. The whimsical decorations are put on delicious, not too sweet shortbread cookies ...
Tags: Travel, Instagram, Etsy, Germany, Usps, Paris, Fuji, Montmartre, Etsy Shop, Glamour Magazine, Richard Nahem, Harpers Bazaar, Pastry & Chocolate, Time Paris, Chi Young Bang, Bang Tea Time Paris


Save The Date: Wednesday, March 17 For A Free Live Montmartre Tour

Sorry to interrupt Sweet Week today, but I'll be back tomorrow with some special cookies.  Please join me for a Magical Montmartre Tour next Wednesday, March 17 @9AM, EST/East Coast Time, 8am Midwest/Chicago Time, 6AM PST/West Coast Time. We will visit the iconic film locations including Sacre Coeur, La Maison Rose, Place du Tertre, and some surprises in between. I look forward to seeing you then.  CLICK HERE to confirm your attendance.  https://www.facebook.com/events/346975609914...
Tags: Travel, Events, Richard Nahem, Sacre Coeur La Maison Rose Place


The Return of Sweet Week: Tapisserie Patisserie

Every February from 2009 to 2012, I wrote a series called Sweet Week, where I would visit a different patisserie or chocolate shop every other day for a week.   I discontinued the series because I became pre-diabetic at the time, and I am   now fully diabetic, taking insulin daily. Now I can’t be as freewheeling as I was then, randomly eating sweets without worrying, except for the calories. My desire for sweets has never waned. Don’t believe those reports or studies, that if you don’t h...
Tags: Travel, Etsy, Usps, Paris, Michelin, Fuji, Etsy Shop, Vincent, Kouign Amann, Richard Nahem, Ledru Rollin, Pastry & Chocolate, Tapisserie Patisserie, Bertrand Grébaut, Théo Pourriat, Tapisserie


Instagram Photos March 2021

Here’s a sampling of my most liked photos on Instagram in the past month from my three accounts Eye Prefer Paris, Literal Street Art and Parisian Doors.   Do you have some favorites here?  If you still haven’t followed me on Instagram yet, here are my handles.  @eyepreferparis      @parisian_doors   @literal_streetart  Marais rooftop Louvre Place des Vosges Green streets Oldest house in the Marais 1327 Eiffel Tower ...
Tags: Travel, Instagram, Richard Nahem, Louvre Place des Vosges Green, Eiffel Tower Love



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