Where is spring in Paris?

Where is spring in Paris? I am asking this as cold rain is pouring on the first day of May. The weather of the past few days makes you hesitant to shed your winter coat. It even snowed in France last week. So how can we make sure spring is present in our everyday lives…

La Manufacture du Chocolat Alain Ducasse in Paris

I am savoring a box of exquisite chocolates as I’m typing this post. Star chef Alain Ducasse opened his first chocolate boutique ever in Paris last week, and as a choco-addict of course I had to visit and come back home with a little souvenir. The boutique is located near Place de la Bastille, quite…

Les Marquis de Ladurée, Ladurée’s new chocolate boutique in Paris

Les Marquis de Ladurée is Ladurée’s new Parisian boutique entirely dedicated to chocolate. I discovered the place entirely by chance while strolling down the rue de Castiglione. My eyes were drawn to the dramatic macaron cakes in the window and, intrigued, I opened the door. I enquired through a salesperson about the history of the…

New beginnings

It’s been a little over 3 months since I’ve moved back to France. My 2-year contract in New York City ended in October and since I was missing the OId World, I decided to look for a new job in Europe. With no real lead in sight, I did the JFK-Charles de Gaulle trip one…