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Holiday Sale On Eye Prefer Paris Door Postcards

Good News!   I am running a holiday sale on Eye Prefer Paris Door Postcards. In addition, if you want to send them as a holiday gift, I can handwrite a personalized card for you.   A set of 18 cards is now $60 instead of $65, and for 9 cards are $35 and includes free shipping. Please order you cards ASAP, as I mail them from Paris and it takes 10 days to 2 weeks to arrive to the U.S.   CLICK HERE to order 18 cards: 3 Red Doors, 3 Blue Doors, 3 Green Doors, 3 Wood Doors, 3 Iron Doo...
Tags: Travel, Paris, Richard Nahem, Eye Prefer Paris Postcards, Wood Doors, Green Doors, Iron Doors, Eye Prefer Paris Paris Door Collection


December, 2021 Eye Need to Do’s: ASVOFF Fashion Film Festival, Eiffel Tower Concert, Soutine & DeKooning, & Nijinsky at the Paris Opera

Fashion icon Diane Pernet is presenting the 13th edition of her A Shaded View On Fashion Film Festival. The festival lineup this year includes short and long films and a Zoom talk series. The impressive jury includes filmmaker Bruce LaBruce, fashion designer Pam Hogg, fashion influencer BryanBoy, and Daphne Guinness.   December 1-3 Admission is free but you must register online for tickets.    https://shotgun.live/fr/ festivals/opening-ceremony- asvoff-by-diane-pernet-3537 ...
Tags: Travel, Paris, Eiffel Tower, Ashton, Paris Opera, Rachmaninov, Atout France, Nijinsky, Tuileries Gardens, Richard Nahem, Eye Need To Do's, Place Vendome, Red Doors, Eye Prefer Paris Postcards, De Kooning, Frenchlation


Happy Thanksgiving 2021

Here is my annual Thanksgiving blog, which I've published before. Enjoy! Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays and for the last seven years I have published this French Thanksgiving vocabulary list, courtesy of my former New York French teacher, Luc Georges. Since Thanksgiving is not an official holiday in France, many ex-pats postpone their Thanksgiving dinner for Friday or Saturday, but some are traditionalists and make it on Thursday. I will be going to a friend's house Saturd...
Tags: Travel, New York, Holidays, France, Paris, Atout France, Tuileries Gardens, Richard Nahem, Place Vendome, Red Doors, Eye Prefer Paris Postcards, Wood Doors, Indiens, Luc Georges, Green Doors, Iron Doors


SAVE THE DATE: Wednesday, December 1- Tuileries Christmas Market Tour

Please join me for a very special Facebook Live tour with Atout France of the festive Tuileries Christmas Market on Wednesday, December [email protected] East Coast Time, 9am Mid-West Time, 7am West Coast Time & 4pm Paris Time.  As is the custom each year, Paris is decked out in lights as the festive season approaches. Streets sparkle, major department stores come alive and the magic of Christmas weaves its spell!  We will visit the best and most popular Christmas market in the iconic Tuileries Garde...
Tags: Travel, Holidays, Entertainment, Events, Paris, Atout France, Tuileries Gardens, Richard Nahem, Place Vendome, Red Doors, Eye Prefer Paris Postcards, Wood Doors, Green Doors, Iron Doors, Eye Prefer Paris Paris Door Collection, Green Doors Blue Doors Metal Doors


Restaurant La Halle aux Grains at Bourse de Commerce

There’s been a lot of buzz about the restaurant, Restaurant La Halle aux Grains inside the new Bourse de la Commerce Museum in the press and from friends and tour clients, who have gone and raved about it.   I took some tour clients last week to Bourse de la Commerce Museum and they wanted me to select a restaurant to have lunch after, and I thought it would be a perfect place, since they were foodies and had gone to many of the top restaurants during their stay in Paris.   I had visi...
Tags: Travel, France, Paris, Michael, Restaurant Reviews, Les Halles, Richard Nahem, Red Doors, Eye Prefer Paris Postcards, Restaurants/Food/Drink, Wood Doors, Saint Eustache Church, La Bourse de Commerce, Green Doors, Iron Doors, Eye Prefer Paris Paris Door Collection


Paris Rooftop Views: Galeries Lafayette and Printemps

Continuing with my Paris Rooftop Views series, today I am focusing on Les Grands Magasins, the great department stores of Paris, Galeries Lafayette and Printemps. Located on the Boulevard Haussmann in the ninth arrondissement, both stores have rooftops that are open to the public. Both also have restaurants on the rooftops.   The south, east, and west views offer a panorama of Hausmann’s Paris with views as far reaching as the Grand Palais, the Eiffel Tower, and La Defense, but close by y...
Tags: Travel, Paris, South East, Galeries Lafayette, rue des Martyrs, La Defense, Hausmann, Richard Nahem, Boulevard Haussmann, Red Doors, Eye Prefer Paris Postcards, Wood Doors, Travel Leisure Magazine, Paris Galeries Lafayette, Paris Rooftop Views, Green Doors


Paris Doors Postcards

I am excited to launch a new series of Eye Prefer Paris Postcards with the Doors of Paris. Many of you have followed my Door of the Month blog posts over the years and have asked me when I would do a series of postcards.   The limited-edition series of Eye Prefer Paris Door Collection Postcards are available three different ways. 18 cards: 3 Red Doors, 3 Blue Doors, 3 Green Doors, 3 Wood Doors, 3 Iron Doors, and 3 Door Knockers.   Cost: $65- Free shipping   9 postcards: 3 Red D...
Tags: Travel, Architecture, Paris, Richard Nahem, Red Doors, Eye Prefer Paris Postcards, Wood Doors, Green Doors, Iron Doors, Eye Prefer Paris Paris Door Collection


Eye Prefer Paris Postcards Subscriptions: Another Holiday Gift Offer

Here’s another holiday gift offer today and another way to support Eye Prefer Paris.   In 2015, I launched Eye Prefer Paris Postcards, a 6 and 12-month subscription service where the subscriber receives three physical postcards of my iconic Paris photos every month.   For 2020, I am relaunching Eye Prefer Paris Postcards with a 3 month and 6 month subscription.     A 3-month subscription costs $25 plus $10 shipping. Click here to order   A 6-month subscription costs $50 plus ...
Tags: Travel, Etsy, Paris, Richard Nahem, Eye Prefer Paris Postcards


Holiday Gifts 2018

It’s the holiday shopping crunch now and you are still figuring out what gifts to buy your loved ones and work associates. Choices can be overwhelming, so I am offering some timely gift ideas for all you Francophiles. All items listed below can be delivered to the USA and internationally in time for the holidays.   Petits Tresors a France   Petits Tresors a France, offers imaginative, beautifully packaged gift boxes featuring exclusive specialties and delicacies made in France....
Tags: Travel, Books, Usa, Holidays, Shopping, Etsy, France, Paris, Saint Germain, Richard Nahem, Montmartre St Germain, Eye Prefer Paris Postcards, Rosemary Flannery, Paris Angels, Eye Prefer Paris Photos for Sale, Famille Mary


Perfect Holiday Gift: Eye Prefer Paris Postcards and Eye Prefer Paris Tours

Season’s Greetings from Paris! It’s holiday gift-giving season again and I am sure you are in the market for some unique gifts for family, friends , and colleagues. You can never go wrong with the gift of Paris and I have three very special offers. Eye Prefer Paris Postcards are for purchase again this season and I have two options. 1. The first offer is a set of six hand-selected postcards packed in one envelope, a French Blue postcard holder with a custom designed seal. Cost: ...
Tags: Travel, Paris, Richard Nahem, Montmartre St Germain, Eye Prefer Paris Postcards, Eye Prefer Paris Tours, Europe Click, Eye Prefer New York Tours


Perfect Holiday Gift: Eye Prefer Paris Postcards and Eye Prefer Paris Tours

Season’s Greetings from Paris! It’s holiday gift-giving season again and I am sure you are in the market for some unique gifts for family, friends , and colleagues. You can never go wrong with the gift of Paris and I have three very special offers. Eye Prefer Paris Postcards are for purchase again this season and I have two options. 1. The first offer is a set of six hand-selected postcards packed in one envelope, a French Blue postcard holder with a custom designed seal. Cost: ...
Tags: Travel, Paris, Richard Nahem, Montmartre St Germain, Eye Prefer Paris Postcards, Eye Prefer Paris Tours, Europe Click


Door of the Month: 11 Quai aux Fleurs

At 11 Quai aux Fleurs on the Ile de Cité is a pair of lovely doors made of forest green lacquered wood with fancy ironwork and male and female heads I believe are from the Renaissance period, made of rusted iron. The most interesting part of the building is the inscription above the door: Ancienne Habitation d’Heloise et d’ Abelard Rebatie 1849 The old home of Heloise and Abelard. Rebuilt in 1849 Heloise and Abelard lived in the 12th century and in my research I found out they lived o...
Tags: Travel, Etsy, Paris, Abelard, Heloise, Richard Nahem, Montmartre St Germain, Eye Prefer Paris Postcards, Door of the Month, Ile de Cite, Quai aux Fleurs, Abelard Rebuilt


David Burke's Writers in Paris: The Real George Orwell

One of my favorite literary walks is A Band of Outsiders in the Place de la Contrescarpe/Rue Mouffetard area on the fringe of the Latin Quarter. Here were James Joyce, Ernest Hemingway, Honoré de Balzac, Victor Hugo, and other great writers, our man George Orwell included. He lived in the Rue du Pot-de-Fer, off Mouffetard, where he began writing his first book, Down and Out in Paris and London. He calls the street “the Rue du Coq d’Or”: “It was a very ravine of tall, leprous houses, lurching...
Tags: Travel, London, Etsy, Britain, George Orwell, Paris, Burma, Orwell, Oxfordshire, Nellie, David Burke, Richard Nahem, Montmartre St Germain, Eye Prefer Paris Postcards, David Burke's Writers in Paris, Place de la Contrescarpe rue Mouffetard


Wedding Photos of Morgan Pulsifer and Luke Tompkins

Last January Morgan Pulsifer emailed to ask me advice about small gardens in Paris. She was planning to elope with her fiancé and asked about Cour de Rohan and other small gardens in Paris for her wedding ceremony. I replied I was happy to suggest places and I could help her plan the wedding since I had done that once before in Paris a few years ago. I also told her I am a photographer and suggested I could take photos of the ceremony. She said no to the wedding planning but yes to taking the...
Tags: Travel, Etsy, Germany, Events, Paris, Eiffel Tower, Vincent, Morgan, Luke, May, Place des Vosges, Switzerland Italy, Richard Nahem, Montmartre St Germain, Eye Prefer Paris Postcards, Palais de Chaillot


Paris Window Boxes 2017

Dear Subscribers, My apologies for the duplicate posts coming into your email this week. I've been having problems with my subscriptions service and things should be back to normal next week. Thanks for your understanding. Welcome back to my annual post about Paris window boxes. I’ve scoured many arrondissements searching for the most abundant, colorful and sometimes unusual window boxes. Do you have a favorite in this series? ...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Etsy, Paris, Gardens, Parks, Richard Nahem, Montmartre St Germain, Eye Prefer Paris Postcards


Bocamexa

Good Mexican food has been slow to come to Paris. The traditional French palate shies away from spicy or bold flavored hence the resistance. There was a handful of Mexican restaurants when I moved to Paris in 2005 but none were authentic or worth mentioning. Whenever I would return to New York I’d make a beeline to the first Mexican restaurant I could find. In 2011 Candelaria, an authentic taqueria opened in the haute Marais, and became an overnight hit with lines out the door and its...
Tags: Travel, New York, Etsy, Mexico, Cheap, Paris, Lyon, Restaurant Reviews, Julien, Latin Quarter, Tulum Mexico, Alejandro, Gallo, Alejandra, Richard Nahem, Montmartre St Germain


Eye Prefer Paris Book of the Month June 2017: Theft by Finding: Diaries 1977-2002 by David Sedaris

It’s almost summertime and many of you are probably putting your book list together, looking for some good summer reads for your vacation and long weekends. I thought I would inject your list with the king of sardonic humor, David Sedaris. I’m sure you are familiar with David’s books from the past and have read about his odd and hilarious adventures in Paris a number of years ago in, Me Talk Pretty One Day. I have been a big fan of David Sedaris since his first book Barrel Fever was publi...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Etsy, David, Lunch, Paris, Saint Germain, Lynn, David Sedaris, Hugh, John Baxter, Sedaris, Richard Nahem, Montmartre St Germain, Eye Prefer Paris Postcards, Eye Prefer Paris Book of the Month


Bocamexa

Good Mexican food has been slow to come to Paris. The traditional French palate shies away from spicy or bold flavored hence the resistance. There was a handful of Mexican restaurants when I moved to Paris in 2005 but none were authentic or worth mentioning. Whenever I would return to New York I’d make a beeline to the first Mexican restaurant I could find. In 2011 Candelaria, an authentic taqueria opened in the haute Marais, and became an overnight hit with lines out the door and its...
Tags: Travel, New York, Etsy, Mexico, Cheap, Paris, Lyon, Restaurant Reviews, Julien, Latin Quarter, Tulum Mexico, Alejandro, Gallo, Alejandra, Richard Nahem, Montmartre St Germain


June 2017 Eye Need to Do’s: David Hockney, Portraits de Cezanne, Paris Jazz Festival and Costumes Espagnols

David Hockney David Hockney is the subject of the blockbuster show of the summer. On the heels of the smash hit exhibition that’s taken London and New York by storm, the great painter takes his place in Paris to celebrate his 80th birthday. The show is the most comprehensive retrospective Hockney has ever been given, tracking his brilliant career featuring more than 160 works (paintings, photographs, engravings, video installations, drawings and printed works), including his most iconic pa...
Tags: Travel, New York, London, Etsy, France, Spain, Paris, David Hockney, Cezanne, Maison de Victor Hugo, Salamanca, Hockney, Musee D'Orsay, Richard Nahem, Eye Need To Do's, Montmartre St Germain


Bleu de Cocagne Boutique

It’s funny, sometimes I’ll walk down a familiar street that I pass all the time and a new boutique will suddenly open in a period of a few days. I was on rue Charlot last week, when I spotted Bleu de Cocagne. What pulled me into the shop was the all blue motif. Blue is one of my favorite clothing colors and I have plenty of blue garments in my wardrobe to prove it. Once I was inside the fabric of the clothes looked like variations in denim and indigo but upon closer look something was ...
Tags: Travel, Fashion, Shopping, Etsy, France, India, Egypt, Paris, Bruno, Richard Nahem, Montmartre St Germain, Eye Prefer Paris Postcards, Charlot, Bleu de Cocagne Boutique, Bleu de Cocagne


Lunch with Lynn/Under 20 Eats: Tavline

Close in area but far away from the madding crowds of rue des Rosiers clamoring for falafel sandwiches produced in a assembly line, comes a whole new breed of Israeli restaurant, Tavline. Miznon, right of the rue de Rosier was the first Israeli restaurant to break from away from the successful but over saturated formula of falafel and shwarma, using more imaginative ingredients to stuff into pita bread such as chicken salad and beef Bourguignon. Tavline takes the next step after Miznon ...
Tags: Travel, Etsy, Paris, Meredith, Marais, Nouvelle, Richard Nahem, Lunch with Lynn/Under 20 Eats, Montmartre St Germain, Lynn Under, Eye Prefer Paris Postcards, Meredith Mullins, Rosiers, Miznon, Tavline, Paul One


Everything’s Coming Up Roses in Paris

If it seems I am posting beaucoup garden photos lately it’s because I can’t get enough of Paris in the springtime. It’s now the season of the roses and I’ve been chasing their bursting blooms all over town. There’s a hidden gem of a rose garden in the Marais, which I always go to this time of the year to literally smell the roses. They didn’t disappoint this season with their perfume tingling my nostrils. I got word yesterday of a special rose show in the gardens of the Palais Royal a...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Etsy, Paris, Gardens, Parks, Shangri La Hotel, Palais Royal, Richard Nahem, Montmartre St Germain, Eye Prefer Paris Postcards


Trees in Jardin des Plantes

Last week I posted about the wonderful flowers in bloom in the Jardin des Plantes. Another thing that struck me about the Jardin des Plantes was the architecture of the trees in relationship to the sky. Looking up I saw all kinds of interesting angles the trees and the leaves formed against the blue sky combed with streaks of soft white clouds. Can anyone identify the names of any of these trees? Founded in 1626 the Jardin des Plantes was planted by Guy de La Brosse, the physician...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Etsy, Paris, Gardens, Parks, Louis XIII, Jardin, Richard Nahem, Montmartre St Germain, Jardin des Plantes, Eye Prefer Paris Postcards, Guy de La Brosse, Mineralogy Museum the Paleontology Museum


Door of the Month May 2017: Ave. Raymond Poncairé

I am back to the Door of the Month format this month instead of Instagram. Last Sunday I was strolling around the 16th arrondissiment after a dance performance at the Theatre de Chaillot and discovered a slew of fantastic doors on Ave. Raymond Poncairé. Ave. Raymond Poncairé is an elegant street with some formidable Haussmann and Art Nouveau buildings. The doors and facades have stunning details and intricate ironwork. Notice the use of pine cones in the first shots. Which is your...
Tags: Travel, Etsy, Paris, Haussmann, Richard Nahem, Montmartre St Germain, Eye Prefer Paris Postcards, Door of the Month, Raymond Poncairé, Raymond Poncairé Ave Raymond Poncairé, Ave Raymond Poncairé


La Cidrerie du Marais

My favorite crepe restaurant in the Marais and perhaps in all of Paris is Breizh. Serving authentic Brittany style crepes made with buckwheat flour along with apple cider, Breizh is considered the best crepe houses in Paris by many critics. The problem with Breizh is they don’t take reservations and if you go at regular lunch and dinner hours, there’s always a wait. I am not one to wait on line, so I rarely go to Breizh anymore. I’ve been looking for a replacement and I’ve finally found a c...
Tags: Travel, Etsy, Cheap, Paris, Brittany, Restaurant Reviews, Marais, Richard Nahem, Montmartre St Germain, Eye Prefer Paris Postcards, Quick Eats, La Cidrerie, Breizh


Jardin des Plantes

It went from almost winter to practically summer in less than a week. Last Monday it was 52 degrees and I was in my down coat and yesterday it was 75 degrees and I wore a short sleeve shirt and no jacket. After the parade of April flowers last month, May is stepping it up with a whole new array of floral delights. I was in the Jardin des Plantes yesterday to experience to changeover. Roses were in full bloom decorating the runway of trellises, while the trees were now showing off their ab...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Etsy, Paris, Gardens, Parks, Richard Nahem, Montmartre St Germain, Jardin des Plantes, Eye Prefer Paris Postcards


May 2017 Instagram Photos

I haven’t posted my Instagram photos in a while so here’s a fresh batch from May and end of April. From the spectacular Opera Garnier to the lush, green Tuileries to mouthwatering Fauchon to a hidden private garden to yummy gelato at Amorino, it’s been quite a month in Paris. If you still haven’t followed me on Instagram yet, here are my tags. @eyepreferparis @parisian_doors Grand staircase rue Faubourg Saint Honore Amorino Gelato Eiffel Tower Garden rue Faubourg Sai...
Tags: Travel, Instagram, Etsy, Paris, Garnier, Richard Nahem, Fauchon, Montmartre St Germain, Eye Prefer Paris Postcards, Tuileries, Amorino, Saint Antoine Enamel, Chagall Flower


Courtyard in Square de Chaillot

I don’t know if you remember or not but in 2009 I started a series called Courtyard Week where twice a year I would post a week of photos of different courtyards I visited. The last post was in 2015 and I haven’t posted a new one because I haven’t discovered enough courtyards worthy of the series. Last week after the Dalida exhibit I strolled up the rue de Chaillot, a street I am not familiar with. I was intrigued by an iron grate door marked Square de Chaillot and peered into the courtya...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Etsy, Paris, Gardens, Parks, Paris Click, Richard Nahem, Montmartre St Germain, Eye Prefer Paris Postcards, Alma Marceau, Dalida, Square de Chaillot, rue de Chaillot, Courtyard Weeks Square de Chaillot


Courtyard in Square de Challiot

I don’t know if you remember or not but in 2009 I started a series called Courtyard Week where twice a year I would post a week of photos of different courtyards I visited. The last post was in 2015 and I haven’t posted a new one because I haven’t discovered enough courtyards worthy of the series. Last week after the Dalida exhibit I strolled up the rue de Challiot, a street I am not familiar with. I was intrigued by an iron grate door marked Square de Challiot and peered into the courtya...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Etsy, Paris, Gardens, Parks, Paris Click, Richard Nahem, Montmartre St Germain, Eye Prefer Paris Postcards, Alma Marceau, Dalida, Square de Challiot, Courtyard Weeks Square de Challiot


Taxes for Expats

It’s tax time soon for U.S. expats. Expat taxes are due on June 15 instead of April 15, which gives us a little bit of wiggle room. If you file an extension, your taxes aren’t due until October 15. For the past four years, Taxes for Expats/https://www.taxesforexpats.com/index.html has filed my taxes in exchange for writing about them on my blog. Their service has been excellent and very professional. I was assigned a tax expert to handle my taxes and she was very responsive, always re...
Tags: Travel, Etsy, Product Reviews, Paris, St Paul, Richard Nahem, Montmartre St Germain, Eye Prefer Paris Postcards, My Paris Apartment, IRS Amnesty programs IRS, FBAR Report of Foreign Bank