A taste of America: Bud, burgers and brownies

Ask any Parisian what he thinks of New York, and you will be met, almost invariably, with an unadulterated rave: “J’adooooore New York!” Cue wild love-induced eyeroll and an instant list of said Parisian’s favorite NYC hangouts (they’re all in SoHo). In fact, loving New York is a full-fledged Parisian snobisme. Nobody said it better … Continue reading

The Museum of Hunting and Nature

In the refurbished Hotel de Guenegaud, an elegant stone building with a cobbled courtyard and sweeping staircases that is tucked quietly into the Rue des Archives, lies the charming (-ly bizarre) Musee de la Chasse et la Nature—an ambling assemblage of paintings, taxidermy, sculpture, and text amassed as an homage to sport hunting. Weaving from … Continue reading

Nuxe Spa

Last week I spent the afternoon at Nuxe Spa in the 3rd near Etienne Marcel. It is one of the top spas  in  Paris according to Times Online and several Parisian spa blogs (bestspaofparis for instance). Although rue Montorgueil is a fairly bustling pedestrian street lined with cheese shops and bakeries, the spa itself is … Continue reading