INSPIRATION BLOG

Haricots Verts with Roasted Walnut Oil Vinaigrette

In my early years of visiting Paris there was one thing that drove me mad. No, it wasn't the language barrier (Je me debrouille, I get by), the less than pristine metro (I like a little "grittiness") or the perceived aloofness of Parisians (on the contrary, I find...

You can have these Hidden Paris Parks All to Yourself

I own this lovely little, if somewhat cheeky, book called Paris Versus New York. In this publication, the two most well-known cities in the world are compared side-by-side, illustrated in a series of paired images. Paris has baguettes, New York has bagels. Paris has...

Scent and The City: An Exclusive Look Paris Parfumerie

Some people remember a destination by what they see, some by what they hear. For me, it's what I smell. From the sweet aroma of ripe mangoes that grow in Thailand to the dank, familiar stench of the New York City subway, I often close my eyes several times a day to...

Skip the Eiffel Tower … Here’s Where to Go for a Real View!

Seeing Paris from the Eiffel Tower is one of those bucket-list musts, but would it be such a faux pas if you took your view of this beloved city from somewhere else? I’m half kidding about missing the Eiffel Tower – what lies beneath the tower ( a fascinating bunker)...

My Spirited Interview with Queen of Cocktails Forest Collins

The queen is alive and well in Paris ... the queen of cocktails that is! It’s no other than Forest Collins, the doyenne of the cocktail scene in Paris and founder of 52Martinis.com, an online guide to the best cocktail bars in Paris and other small batch boozy news....

My Saucy Interview with Romance Writer April Lily Heise

Ask someone to characterize Paris and “romance” is usually at the top of their list of adjectives. But while most people’s vision of French amour looks a bit like a fairy tale, Paris’ foremost romance writer, April Lily Heise, in her romantic misadventures as her...

Welcome to the Voices of Paris Blog

The Paris Made for You philosophy of travel to the City of Light is to dig deep, seeking out unique experiences that lie within and beyond the typical tourist sites. So this is where I will introduce you to the movers and shakers of Parisian society and it’s through...