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Ship bows

A new visit to the “Palais Royal” …, but first something about the address of my blog.  I’m back to my original blogspot address. Some bad experience about a “lost blog” (for a couple of days) a few years ago made me consider using a “domain” and I got, via Google, a www-address, which you have to pay for (not much). This has to be renewed on an annual basis. I have paid, but the www-address can’t be reached: "This domain registration expired on 01/31/2019" . I spent a very long mome...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, Paris, Arizona, Peter, Richelieu, Palais Royal, Paris 1, PeterParis


Lack of time...

Lack of time to do what I would call a “real post”, so… The other day I was at the Palais Royal (on which I have posted quite often, see here) and once again I was impressed to see some roses fighting against the cold. A little reminder of my country of birth. [Author: PeterParis]
Tags: Travel, Palais Royal, PeterParis


Lack of time...

Lack of time to do what I would call a “real post”, so… The other day I was at the Palais Royal (on which I have posted quite often, see here) and once again I was impressed to see some roses fighting against the cold. A little reminder of my country of birth. [Author: PeterParis]
Tags: Travel, Palais Royal, PeterParis


Palais Royal

One of my favorite places in Paris is the Palais Royal as you would know if you had visited my blog before. I’m always delighted by it.  The sun was just starting to set as we entered as you can see by the lovely sky. I love this fountain, one of two. A look at the straight line of trees there very severely trimmed. The fountain is still running.It is turned off once it starts freezing. The gorgeous facade of the buildings there. One year at Christmas ...
Tags: Travel, Paris, Palais Royal


Paris: 5 Affordable places to eat and drink that locals and tourists love

Long gourmet lunches, flaky croissants, endless glasses of wine… eating in Paris is a dream come for most visitors. But finding the right places can be frustrating for budget travelers if they’re not careful. Some restaurants are so overrun with tourists that the experience is not fun or the food just isn’t up to par. On the flip side, a fancy Parisian bistro can be a little intimidating for visitors who want a more casual experience or don’t want to spend a few hundred euros. We’ve done the “ha...
Tags: Travel, Paris, Dailycheapo, Marais, Robert, Eating In Paris, Paris Restaurants, PAUL, Louise, Breton, Roussel, Palais Royal, Jacques Bonsergent, Paris Cheap Eats, Yves Toudic, Breizh Cafe


Paris: 5 Affordable restaurants loved by both locals and tourists

Long gourmet lunches, flaky croissants, endless glasses of wine… eating in Paris is a dream come for most visitors. But finding the right places can be frustrating for budget travelers if they’re not careful. Some restaurants are so overrun with tourists that the experience is not fun or the food just isn’t up to par. On the flip side, a fancy Parisian bistro can be a little intimidating for visitors who want a more casual experience or don’t want to spend a few hundred euros. We’ve done the “ha...
Tags: Travel, Paris, Dailycheapo, Marais, Robert, Eating In Paris, Paris Restaurants, PAUL, Louise, Breton, Roussel, Palais Royal, Jacques Bonsergent, Paris Cheap Eats, Yves Toudic, Breizh Cafe


Paris Enchantment For This Stylish Bride and Groom

Mia and Sean's destination wedding took place in an elegant and airy loft space located facing the famous Arc de Triomphe in Paris! It was a dream come true fo Mia and Sean who loved weekending in Paris. The day of the wedding included visiting the original Ladurée, Mia's favorite sweets bakery, as well as Coco Chanel's original atelier. A stroll through les jardins and plaza du Palais Royal led to more emotional hugs and tears, before arriving at their venue. Le Pavilion Etoile. An intimate gro...
Tags: Paris, Wedding, Mia, Romantic, Destination, Sean, Coco Chanel, Arc de Triomphe, Palais Royal, Real Weddings, Elopement, Intimate Wedding, Destination Elopement, Ladurée Mia, Le Pavilion Etoile An, Karen Wise PhotographyContinue


Kid Cudi, Dev Hynes, Playboi Carti, & More Walk In Virgil Abloh’s First Louis Vuitton Show

Fashion designer Virgil Abloh, Kanye West's longtime creative director, was earlier this year. Today, he debuted his first collection for Louis Vuitton during a fashion show at the Palais Royal as part of Paris Fashion Week. And he enlisted a bunch of his contacts in … More »
Tags: Music, News, Kanye West, Paris, Kid Cudi, Louis Vuitton, Dev Hynes, Playboi Carti, Palais Royal, Virgil Abloh, Badbadnotgood, Steve Lacy, Cudi Dev Hynes Playboi Carti, First Louis Vuitton Show, Virgil Abloh Kanye West


At Louis Vuitton, Virgil Abloh Brings Diversity To Paris Fashion Week

Some months ago, the fashion industry saw its two masters of menswear share the spotlight: Kim Jones was leaving Louis Vuitton for Dior Homme, and Virgil Abloh, the Chicagoan who has never worked for a luxury design house, would replace him. While the former has yet to make his debut for the label, the latter, at the Palais Royal in Paris, just made history: as the third Black designer to helm a French maison, Abloh has managed to refresh the beloved menswear arm of the biggest luxury fashion b...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Kanye West, Paris, Marc Jacobs, Jones, Paris Fashion Week, Colette, Louis Vuitton, Kim Jones, Playboi Carti, Daniel Lee, Palais Royal, Virgil Abloh, Abloh, New ExhibitBottega Veneta


Over the Rainbow: Virgil Abloh Makes Historic Louis Vuitton Debut

The highly-anticipated debut collection by red-hot American designer Virgil Abloh for Louis Vuitton debuted today at Paris Fashion Week, marking the historic premiere of the first black artistic director in the brand’s 164 years. As GQ commented, “The designer/DJ/collaborator/do-it-all has been given the reigns of one-half of a multi-billion dollar fashion brand and the chance to prove himself as more than just the pied piper of streetwear. And in Abloh, Vuitton has a cool-kid approved weapon t...
Tags: Europe, Fashion, Design, Celebrities, Kim Kardashian, Instagram, Rihanna, France, Uncategorized, Advertising, US, Diversity, CSR, Chicago, Kanye West, Luxury


Over the Rainbow: Virgil Abloh Makes His Louis Vuitton Debut

The highly-anticipated debut collection by red-hot American designer Virgil Abloh for Louis Vuitton debuted today at Paris Fashion Week, marking the historic premiere of the first black artistic director in the brand’s 164 years. As GQ commented, “The designer/DJ/collaborator/do-it-all has been given the reigns of one-half of a multi-billion dollar fashion brand and the chance to prove himself as more than just the pied piper of streetwear. And in Abloh, Vuitton has a cool-kid approved weapon t...
Tags: Europe, Fashion, Design, Celebrities, Kim Kardashian, Instagram, Rihanna, France, Uncategorized, Advertising, US, Diversity, CSR, Chicago, Kanye West, Luxury


The Louvre and Beyond

I made a quick trip through the Louvre the other day. I am taking friends there next week and it has been so long since I’ve been there that I decided to do a bit of a refresh. It was a Monday which is the day the Orsay is closed so it’s extra crowded. The line in the underground mall leading to the Louvre was extremely long and I almost gave up but tried another entrance and quickly entered. As always, the architecture of the Louvre is as much a work of art as the art it holds. Winged Victory....
Tags: Travel, Paris, Louvre, Urban Art, Louvre Museum, Pyramid, Palais Royal, Life in Paris, Winged Victory, Staircase Lobby


La rue Vivienne

Running north from the Palais Royal is the rue Vivienne. Along its western side is the Bibliothèque National de France (the French National Library). The old one. The new site over on the eastern end of the city is often called the TGB, or Très Grande Bibliothèque (the Very Big Library), a play on words with the TGV, France's high-speed rail train. Looking up the rue Vivienne from the Palais Royal. Opposite from the old library, which is undergoing renovations right now, is this restaurant, Le...
Tags: Travel, France, Paris, Colbert, WCS, Vivienne, rue Vivienne, Palais Royal, TGB, rue Vivienne Along, Palais Royal Opposite


Le Grand Véfour

Here's a restaurant that I'll probably never dine in (too rich for my blood). It's called Le Grand Véfour, located on the northern end of the Palais Royal. It was established in 1784 by a man named Jean Véfour. In 1953, the restaurant was awarded three Michelin stars under chef Raymond Olivier. After thirty years with three stars, the Véfour was reduced to two stars, but in 2000 chef Guy Martin got the third star back. Le Grand Véfour, with the garden of the Palais Royal in the background. The...
Tags: Travel, Paris, Michelin, Guy Martin, WCS, Palais Royal, Le Grand Vefour, Raymond Olivier, Véfour


Théatre du Palais Royal

After leaving Saint-Sulpice, I made my way over to Odéon and the boulevard Saint-Germain. I new a café there that I liked and, sure enough, it was bustling. I sat in the window and had a café and croissant. After that, I headed along the boulevard to a branch of my bank to get some cash from the ATM. I walked back along the river to Notre Dame, then across Cité through the Place Dauphine, where I saw another bride and groom, dressed in their wedding clothes, getting their picture taken. The th...
Tags: Travel, Paris, Notre Dame, Odeon, Saint Germain, WCS, Palais Royal, rue de Rivoli, Place Dauphine, Cité


Sun!

It is such a pleasure when the sun is out and the temperature is in the 70’s. What I saw on a sunny day in Paris a few days ago: This pretty covered walkway near the Palais Royal. People happy to sit on terraces without gas heaters. Plants for sale. If I had a terrace, I would buy this wisteria. Where many people eat lunch when there is sun, this at the Palais Royal. Place Dauphine with it pink flowering chestnut trees.
Tags: Travel, Paris, Sun, Days, Palais Royal, Life in Paris, Wisteria, Place Dauphine, Chesnut Trees, Covered Walkway, Plants For Sale, Palais Royal People, Palais Royal Place Dauphine


How to Plan a Day Trip from London to Paris

A day trip to Paris from London is the perfect addition to a trip to England! Thanks to the fast and efficient Eurostar train, it’s never been easier to visit Paris for a day. Honestly, one day isn’t enough for Paris — ideally, you should spend as much time there as you can. But not everyone has lots of extra time to spend. So is it worth it if you only have one day to spare? Absolutely — a day trip to Paris is always worth it. Even if all you have is one day, you can still make it the best day...
Tags: Europe, England, New York, London, Featured, France, Blog, Cities, Gare du Nord, Paris, Heathrow, Eiffel Tower, Zara, Notre Dame, Montmartre, Louvre


Birthday

Another birthday rolled around (March 30). It seems like I just had one a month ago although last year we went to the Maldives for my birthday which refreshes my mind. We didn’t do anything much except go out to lunch this year. We went to the Bistro Valois which has two large terraces that were covered and heated as it hasn’t warmed up much in Paris. It was nice to sit on these fur lined seats under heaters. I had a kir to celebrate and a yummy shrimp and avocado salad. Maurice brought me a ...
Tags: Travel, Birthday, Paris, Maldives, Salad, Tulips, Maurice, Palais Royal, Spring Flowers, Life in Paris, Buren, Bistro Valois, Buren Columns


April 2018 Eye Need to Do’s: Delacroix, Van Cleef & Arpels, Margiela Hermes & Benjamin Millipied /LA Dance Project

Delacroix (1798-1863) Not since 1963 has there been a Delacroix retrospective in Paris. Long overdue, the new historic exhibit presents 180 landscapes and religious paintings of the 19th-century master painter. Until July 23 Louvre Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Metro: Palais Royal- Musee de Louvre https://www.louvre.fr/en/expositions/delacroix-1798-1863 L’Ecole Van Cleef and Arpels- Precious Art Deco Objects A stunning collection of Art Deco of cigarette cases, vanity cases), powder c...
Tags: Travel, Paris, Hermès, Benjamin Millepied, Delacroix, Paris Opera Ballet, Margiela, Palais Royal, Richard Nahem, Eye Need To Do's, Montmartre St Germain, LA Dance Project, Martin Margiela, Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Palais Royal Musee de Louvre, rue de Rivoli 75001 Metro


Eye Prefer Paris Book of the Month March 2018: The Secret Language of Stones by M.J. Rose

I am excited to have The Secret Language of Stones by M.J. Rose as my selection for the Eye Prefer Paris Book of the Month for March. Here’s a brief synopsis of The Secret Language of Stones. As World War I rages and the Romanov dynasty reaches its sudden, brutal end, a young jewelry maker discovers love, passion, and her own healing powers in this rich and romantic ghost story. Nestled within Paris's historic Palais Royal is a jewelry store unlike any other. La Fantasie Russie is ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Paris, Romanov, Palais Royal, Richard Nahem, Montmartre St Germain, Eye Prefer Paris Book of the Month, J Rose, La Fantasie Russie, Pavel Orloff, Opaline Duplessi


Mosaic pavements

Especially the arcades along Rue de Rivoli and Rue de Castiglione, but also the ones around the Palais Royal gardens, offer some mosaic pavements. They are not all over the place, some are in good shape, some not… For how long have the mosaics been here? I have no clear answer. I found the names "Gentil and Bourdet" behind a pillar. This corresponds to a ceramic company with activities during the first half of the 20th century. They worked together with leading architects and...
Tags: Travel, Paris, Swann, Harold, Palais Royal, Peter Olson, Paris 1, rue de Rivoli, Annick Goutal, Rue de Castiglione, Gentil, Bourdet, Rue de Rivoli Palais Royal, Palai Royal, Rue de Rivoli Rue de Castiglione, Leon Tolstoy


Bonus Paris Snow Photos

I am so overwhelmed by the lovely comments and emails you sent about the snow photos the past few days, that I decided to treat you to a bonus series today. These are mostly from the Palais Royal area plus I also put in a few more from Montmartre. Since there was such a great response to the photos, I am making prints available for purchase. The prints will be available in two sizes. 9X12 inches Cost: $50 each print 11X14 inches Cost: $65 each print Shipping in the U.S. $6 ...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Paypal, Paris, Gardens, Parks, Montmartre, Oliver Gee, Palais Royal, Richard Nahem, Montmartre St Germain, Bonjour Paris Click, Palais Royal Gardens, Jean Michel Othoniel Gardens, Palais Royal Montmartre Tuileries Montmartre


Lunch with Lynn/Under 20 Eats: Le Grand Colbert

On the spur of the moment last Wednesday, I treated myself to lunch at Le Grand Colbert. I read they had a 19€ formule and decided while I was at the Palais Royal to go check it out. Le Grand Colbert gained notoriety in 2003 when a key scene in the film Something’s Gotta Give with Diane Keaton, Jack Nicholson and Keanu Reeves was shot there. Ever since then the restaurant has been a hotspot for its romantic atmosphere. The dressed up brasserie is the typical sort in Paris with high ceiling...
Tags: Travel, Paris, Colbert, Eiffel Tower, Keanu Reeves, Metro, Charlotte, Vivienne, Le Grand Colbert, Palais Royal, Richard Nahem, Lunch with Lynn/Under 20 Eats, Montmartre St Germain, Charlotte Puckette, Ethnic Paris Cookbook, Olivia Kiang Snaije


Kate Moss & Naomi Campbell Closed Kim Jones' Last Vuitton Show

On Thursday afternoon, a host of celebrities and the fashion elite flocked to the Palais-Royal in Paris to attend the fall 2018 Louis Vuitton menswear show, Kim Jones' final collection after seven years at the men's helm of the French fashion house. As one of the most influential menswear designers in the industry, the announcement of Jones' departure from Louis Vuitton earlier this week took the fashion world and his army of streetwear-obsessed fans by surprise. But for his last collection, Jo...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Instagram, Time, Paris, Kate Moss, Marc Jacobs, Naomi Campbell, Beckham, Jones, Louis Vuitton, Louis, Far East, Kim Jones, Wild West, Gwendoline Christie


Contemporary art

Sorry for a long break… I will try to make a little post now and then again, perhaps not quite regularly. My sciatic is obviously declining and I start to be able to do some modest walking again.  Here is a report about the FIAC, Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain, the yearly Paris International Art Fair, which this year took place last weekend. The major place of the exhibition is the Grand Palais (see previous posts).  The street in...
Tags: Travel, Paris, Tuileries Gardens, Palais Royal, Peter Olson, FIAC Foire Internationale d'Art Contemporain


My Home for You

I was sent a press release last week about a new guest house- a cross between an Air Bnb and a hotel- named My Home for You. I decided to check it out, as I am frequently asked by clients and blog readers, where to stay in Paris. My Home for You is located in a 1840s pre-Haussmann building near the Grand Boulevards, across from the Rex Cinema and a busy thoroughfare near the Paris passages, Drouot auction house, Palais Royal and Galeries Lafayette. Jean-Etienne, a gentle-mannered man who ...
Tags: Travel, Hotels, Paris, Cambodia, My Home, Limoges, Haussmann, Air BnB, Palais Royal, Richard Nahem, Christofle, Guimet, Mies van de Rohe, Paris My Home, Grand Boulevards, Rex Cinema


Grand Hotel du Palais Royal

Vincent and I took a mini staycation last Saturday night and we were guests of the Grand Hotel du Palais Royal. Situated on a quiet side street next to my favorite garden in Paris, Palais Royal, the hotel is a gem. The check in staff at the front desk was welcoming and friendly and I had to fill out a minimal amount of paper work. The tastefully decorated lobby has a long corridor lined with an Oriental tapestry and a wooden table piled with magazines and art books. Off the corridor there ar...
Tags: Travel, Hotels, Paris, Italy, Vincent, Palais Royal, Richard Nahem, Montmartre St Germain, Bertoia, Grand Hotel du Palais Royal, Grand Hotel du Palais Royal Situated, Paris Palais Royal


Meredith Mullins: The Merry Month of Visitors

June seems to bring a slew of visitors to Paris (and to my doorstep). I revert to being a part-time tourist as I wander around town with them. The reward is that I see Paris in a different light. Through new eyes. From Palais Royal to Versailles to the Seine, The scenes are familiar, but the set is always made more interesting when a human element enters the stage. The world is full of characters, connections, and comedy. These stories unfold near us everyday. You just have to be looking. Me...
Tags: Travel, Paris, Versailles, OIC, Palais Royal, Richard Nahem, Montmartre St Germain, Meredith Mullins, WICE


Serge Lutens Celebrates Childhood with Dent de Lait

  Serge Lutens boutique in Palais Royal.   Along with the wonderful summer weather, I had a special reason to walk along the Palais Royal gardens and visit Serge Lutens' boutique at the Palais Royal passage in the heart of Paris. Today, the new perfume Dent de Lait (baby or milk tooth) would be introduced to the public. The fragrance, as was suggested with its name, is devoted to the most ... Read full article: Serge Lutens Celebrates Childhood with Dent de Lait from Fragrantica Perfumes...
Tags: Fashion, Paris, Palais Royal, Serge Lutens, Fragrantica Perfumes, Dent de Lait, Palais Royal Along


Dent de Lait Serge Lutens

The new fragrance Dent de Lait by Serge Lutens will be introduced to the public tomorrow, June 19th, in the SL boutique in Palais Royal in Paris. There is very little information about the new Dent de Lait ('baby or milk tooth') perfume, only rumours and personal impressions of lucky ones who smelled it. It is discussed that the fragrance actually smells "toothy", with a metallic nuance o... Read full article: Dent de Lait Serge Lutens from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine. ...
Tags: Fashion, Paris, Palais Royal, Serge Lutens, Fragrantica Perfumes, Dent de Lait Serge Lutens, Dent de Lait