Read the Signs: Avenue Foch in Paris

From elegant stretch to street of horror, and back Strolling along the leafy sidewalks of Avenue Foch, one could be forgiven for thinking that this elegant stretch was always this peaceful. After all, it is...

My Life in Paris: Fashion Victim

After a case of mistaken identity, Theadora Brack plays paparazzo at Paris Fashion Week My name is Theadora, I say, flashing both smile and postage-stamp-sized invitation on its ribbon. Never one to hide my delight,...

A Remarkable Chronicle of Paris at War

A new museum in Paris brings to light the two-pronged struggle for freedom during the Second World War: the extensive military efforts from the outside, and the eroding force of the Resistance from within....

Exit through the Gift Shop: The Top Museum Stores and Cafés in Paris

Limited-edition artists’ prints, design classics and beautiful books, not to mention eateries dressed to the nines, serving food that’s a work of art in itself: Jennifer Ladonne samples the best of Paris’s museum gift...

Last Chance: Catch these Museum Exhibitions in Paris

HELENA RUBINSTEIN Rubinstein was not only the founder of a cosmetics empire but a firm believer that beauty should go hand in hand with female emancipation. Featuring 300 exhibits from her storied art collection, 'The...

Restaurants in Paris: Gaya by Chef Pierre Gagnaire

For many years, La Ferme Saint-Simon was a clubby restaurant with a faux-rustic auberge décor and favoured by politicians, antiques dealers and gallery owners from the neighbourhood, and the occasional celebrity. It had a...

Paris Restaurant Reviews: Le Chardenoux by Chef Cyril Lignac

When chef Cyril Lignac acquired one of the loveliest old bistros in Paris several years ago, he freshened it up with an appealing menu of traditional and contemporary dishes. Now he’s completely rebooted it...

Read the Signs: Avenue des Champs-Élysées in Paris

The road to paradise, where dreams are lived In Greek mythology, the Elysian Fields was a paradise reserved for the immortal souls of the heroic and virtuous. The name is given to one of the...
Historic Houses of Paris

Book Reviews: Historic Houses of Paris, Residences of Ambassadors

Released at long last in compact format (well, as compact as a 376-page hard-bound coffee-table book can be), Historic Houses of Paris: Residences of Ambassadors is a must-read for luxury magpies – and the...

My Life in Paris: Monument Woman

Dazzled by Dalida's tantalising bust, Theadora Brack fantasises about her own memorial It’s Saturday morning and I’m jogging through Montmartre with Lady Gaga on the earbuds going full blast and the news cycle far from...