Category Archives: Paris

Paris Drinking Adventures: No Problemo, Montmartre

I mean, what can one say but ‘No Problemo’? This bar, on the corner of a street, at the bottom of the stairs below Sacre Coeur is cute, tiny and casual. For such a small place, it looks like it … Continue reading

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Paris Food Adventures: Privé de Dessert, Pigalle

I love a food gimmick. There’s a Buzzfeed post going around making fun of hipster food gimmicks, but for me, the problem is when the gimmick loses its originality, or it was never a very good trick in the first … Continue reading

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Coffee in Paris: KBCafeshop, Pigalle

So, I’m not sure why they run the name together like that… but having found this cafe from lists of good coffee in Paris on the interweb, we love this place, located in South Pigalle. Apparently, KBCafeshop was originally called … Continue reading

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The Amiens labyrinth

Considering myself a labyrinth aficionado – a longtime user of the one in Vancouver, where we were married just after Christmas; and having walked the one at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco and Chartres in Paris (the original!); and so … Continue reading

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Best daytrips from Paris: Amiens

Just over an hour outside of Paris, to the north, is the lovely city of Amiens, population of about 120,000. We were expecting, perhaps, that it would be the kind of place with just one tourist attraction (the famous church, … Continue reading

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Paris Food Adventures: La Balancoire, Montmartre

La Balancoire, meaning ‘the swing’, is a tiny bistrot in Montmartre, on a quiet side street. It was already on a list of restaurants I was meaning to try when a lovely intern at work told me it’s her favourite … Continue reading

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Paris Food Adventures: Fuxia, 16th.

Surprised to find out this is a chain of restaurants. We had a very pleasant and simple lunch the other day, hiding from the rain. As non-Parisians, we still don’t remember that the outside terrace is a cancer cupboard (i.e. … Continue reading

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Paris Food Adventures: Le Petit Bleu, Montmartre

Le Petit Bleu has made it onto a number of lists of recommended restaurants in Montmartre. It is a tiny, cramped, unassuming restaurant at the bottom of one set of stairs off to the east of Sacre Coeur. We arrived … Continue reading

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Coffee in Paris: Café Lomi

Hidden off in a quiet corner of the 18th is Café Lomi, which apparently opened as a café only after roasting coffee and supplying it to restaurants and specialty coffee houses in Paris. As we’re working our way through lists … Continue reading

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French Food Adventures: La Ficelle Picarde

A little daytrip to Amiens, north of Paris, and we ascertain that the local specialty is La Ficelle Picarde. Wikipedia (should we trust Wikipedia?) says ‘its origins appear based in Amiens’ l’hôtel du Commerce where a chef developed it in … Continue reading

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