Category food

Sugar Plum Cake Shop

While strolling through the 5eme a few weeks ago,we stumbled upon this rather obscure little shop which barely boasted any branding (a recurring trend in Paris I am noticing, see here!) and which seemed quite plain on the outside. But with a name like Sugar Plum you immediately know what you’re in for! As soon […]

La Mosquée de Paris

In a quiet corner of the 5eme arrondisment of Paris lies a hidden gem.  The beautiful structure that is La Grande Mosquée de Paris is one of the largest mosques in Paris and has held its location for many many years. Unfortunately we were there on a Friday, the religious day for Muslims, and so visitation was closed for […]

L’Éclair de Génie

I don’t know what genius momentum is behind this movement but more and more specialty stores are making their mark around town.  These shops create only one type of product but they do it really really well.  I’ve seen confiture shops and thé shops and choux à la crème shops and there seems no end to what may come next. I first discovered this […]


A couple of weekends ago I experienced the perfect Saturday morning.  You know those lazy mornings when you know there is no screeching alarm to wake you up or disturb you from a wonderful dream.  You open the curtain carefully, with caution, and low and behold…sunshine!  Just to be extra careful you check the weather app on your iPhone…20C temps!  Then you can […]

Rose Bakery

Last weekend, we finally made it to Rose Bakery after a previously failed attempt to get in.  This quaint little organic bakery is British-owned and currently exists in two locations in Paris: the Marais (3eme) and near Montmartre (9eme).  The 1st attempt to visit was on a chilly Sunday in the Marais when we just […]

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