sophieintroSophie the Parisian is a blog that reflects the lifestyle of a dynamic, working girl from Paris, showing off her free, curious, elegant, and modern personality. The protagonist Sophie is a Parisian from head to toe, her blog is a "French style" encyclopedia: fashion, gastronomy, culture, education, social events, ... It brings a contemporary look at the Parisian life.

Visit Paris in the company of Sophie the Parisian and ten of her avatar friends, who each have their own specialty on the blog: Béatrice (cooking), Brigitte (social circle), Catherine (guide), Cécile (wellness), Chantal (children), Charlotte (fashion), Isabelle (spot light), Marion and Nicole (interior & design) and Maxime (culture).

All these characters came to life under the pen of Nathalie Peigney, the soul of the blog and the creator of the Sophie the Parisian concept. Marketing consultant, journalist, and ex-fashion designer, she is guaranteed editorial quality.

 

This Easter Sunday will be, as every year, the scene of the traditional egg hunt. This childish pleasure does not disappear in adulthood. History us too, to enjoy this gourmet and gourmet moment, we have been looking for the most beautiful Easter eggs made by the greatest chefs of the capital. Here are my five favorites....

In today’s episode, Michel Turpin takes us behind the scenes at "La Grande Épicerie de Paris" the largest and most luxurious grocery stores in the capital, the jewels of the "Bon Marché" group, a subsidiary of LVMH. Monsieur Turpin, director of this prestigious grocery chain, explains how "La Grande Épicerie de Paris" became so successful and how with its amazing products and beautiful mise en scène they attract gourmet Parisians, fascinated tourists and celebrities who frequent these stores for their quality and very chic shopping. Michel Turpin shares with us an interesting observation: how the Parisian woman makes her food purchases compared to foreigners, her habits and what it eating well means for her... Listen carefully and you will likely discover the secret as to how the Parisian woman is both ‘gourmande’(resourceful) and slim!

 


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Il clafouti all'inizio è un dolce francese tradizionalmente a base di ciliegie mascherate, cioè interamente ricoperto da una sorta di pasta flan. Una torta che viene servita calda, un classico delle tavole francese. Qualche tempo fa mi sono divertito a inventare una variante italiana a base di.... pomodorini e mozzarella. I miei amici (milanesi di passaggio a Roma) sono rimasti stupiti: gli ingredienti si combinano magnificamente per dare un piatto gustoso e molto originale.

Parsley is a natural diuretic and detoxifier. It acts on the liver. If you have a centrifuge, don’t fail to add it to all of your vegetable juices. With its very good balance in Vitamin E and polyunsaturated fatty acids, avocado protects its fatty acids from oxidation. It protects against cell ageing.

This small cake with incredible flavors and colors, crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside, has been the rage in Paris, almost as long as the Eiffel Tower! There isn’t a pastry chef or caterer who doesn’t have his own special recipe… Macaroons are created like vintage wines. The success has been phenomenal and is already part of the French gastronomy heritage…

If you’re moving to Paris with teenagers, your teens will be mixing with French teens, which means some pretty strange words will be coming out of their mouths  French teens, like teens everywhere, have their own special language. Don’t panic. We’re here to help.

There are several differences between the French table manners and American dinner etiquette. Table manners in France are fundamental to every public dining situation. And every essential skill has to be built on a solid knowledge base. For French’s dining is more than just consuming calories, it is an Art de Vivre, a part of the partimoine culture. There is a proper technique for eating everything from foie gras to salad… 

Whether in Paris or elsewhere, the Parisian woman is keen on always being in the right place at the right time! Restaurants, bars, cultural or social events—she is aware of everything that is happening in her city and organizes her forays with savoir-faire.

In the jewellery world, there’s only one brand out there that causes everyone to say ‘oooh’ when they hear its name; Cartier! Although luxury watches are what this jewelry house is best known for, there’s plenty more to it than meets the eye…

Non è un segreto per nessuno, l’accessorio ha un ruolo sempre più importante nel look. E in questo gioco, non solo le borse e le cinture sono delle protagoniste, anche i gioielli hanno un ruolo fondamentale, soprattutto l’inverno prossimo. Anne-Sophie Mallard ci descrive le tendenze…

Since 1827, French maison Mauboussin has been creating exceptional pieces of jewelry, dedicated to women who are passionate in unique designs of originality and sophistication. Today, majority of Mauboussin creations are designed, cut and crafted in France, to offer women the best of a great artistic and jewelry tradition.

Emma Meston è una creatrice di gioielli diversa dalle altre. Questa artista ha dato vita alla propria tecnica, che appartiene ai  mestieri d’arte: la Smaltatura. Una sottile trina di filo di rame italiano, stagnato e sottoposto a bagni particolari, lavorata a mano, ingloba delle madreperle, delle pietre semi-preziose, inserti di pezzi da collezione e cristalli della Maison Swarovski. Le sue creazioni, realizzate completamente a mano in lunghe ore di lavoro minuzioso, sono dei capolavori, dei veri “gioiellini” di delicatezza. «Adesso, espongo le mie creazioni in un e-shop e vendo in tutto il mondo». Incontro con un’artista che lavora sulla scia dell’ispirazione.

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