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. Culture, fashion, and events, all in a stylish setting! The protagonist Sophie is a Parisian from head to toe, who knows Paris and its way of life like the back if her hand. Her blog is a "French style" encyclopedia: fashion, gastronomy, culture... it brings a contemporary look at broader topics such as education, health, and nutrition through interviews of renowned specialists.

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 (health & beauty), Chantal (children), Charlotte (fashion), Isabelle (spot light), Marion and Nicole (interior & design), and Maxime (culture). They are all experts in their sector.

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. #sophietheparisian

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Paris: The Macaroon craze

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…

Non dovete sorprendervi se a Parigi tutti vi danno del voi. Vi piacerebbe familiarizzare, entrare un po' in confidenza, provare a sciogliere il ghiaccio del primo incontro, ma non c'è verso. Più vi sforzate di dare loro del tu e più loro insistono nel darvi del voi. Difficile spiegarlo, ma è così…

My friend Anna comes twice a year to visit Paris from San Francisco. I am always surprise to see her energy when arriving after a 15 hours trip! A couple of years ago, she told me her secrets to make her stay in town as relaxing and rewarding as possible: she often goes in Luxembourg or Tuileries garden for a relaxing promenade after her day visit and she manages her evening time with attention to make her next day in top form. Let’s see…

You have certainly seen them, walking along the Seine in Paris. The row of small shops clinging to the stone parapet of the river is interrupted only when there is a bridge and therefore a passage. Then it resumes, as if nothing has happened, up to the next bridge.

So they are unsuitable for gardening, unless it’s high-society gardening or the jardins of the Palace of Versailles. She wears them “casual chic” or “elegant cool,” from morning to night, during the week or on the weekend, from the kitchen to the meeting room, at an opening in Saint-Germain-des-Prés or riding a bicycle through the streets of the French capital…

Non avete idea di quanti italiani abitino Parigi. Ve ne sono in tutti gli arrondissement, ma specialmente sulla Rive gauche. Il Quartiere Latino (5° e 6° arr.), per esempio, è abitato soprattutto da chi è a Parigi per motivi di studio. Sono giovani preparati e intelligenti, innamorati della nostra città di cui, a volte, conoscono aspetti e luoghi che noi neppure sospettiamo. Disponibili e cortesi, fanno presto amicizia e hanno un'incredibile capacità di adattarsi a parlare una lingua che non è la loro. Hanno una tale predisposizione ad apprendere usi e costumi locali che quasi li scambieresti per veri parigini.  

Ecco il condensato e lo spirito di una delle più belle e originali riviste che siano mai state create. Si chiama ÉGOÏSTE ed è rigorosamente stampata in bianco e nero… Fin dal 1977, anno della sua prima apparizione in edicola, quarantuno anni fa, sono usciti soltanto 18 numeri! Appena si sparge la voce che un nuovo numero di ÉGOÏSTE è in vendita, se non siete dotati di velocità supersonica per recarvi ad acquistarlo all'edicola più vicina, non lo troverete più: è già esaurito!

Qui a Parigi, nell’inconscio collettivo, la sobrietà è sinonimo di buongusto… Noi, le parigine, siamo convinte che optando per il bianco o per una delle sue declinazioni, non rischiamo di sbagliare (di risultare “di cattivo gusto” o di stancarci). Se da un lato questo è vero, dall’altro rischiamo di lasciarci sfuggire molte possibilità…

Green bell peppers are the most common color on produce shelves, but the yellow variety contains much more of certain vitamins. Do you know that eating red peppers can increase libido and build collagen? The peppers also contain fiber, protein and iron. They are very versatile, let have a look to our novembre detox pepper aperitif soup to serv with fresh raw vegetables…

Carole Bouquet is a French movie star. She worked with the most famous directors. She became world famous with her role as a James Bond girl with Roger Moore in “For your eyes only”. Now 61, Carole Bouquet is still incredibly beautiful and hasn’t lost an ounce of her charm and unequalled allure. Nothing seems to tarnish her complexion. She claims that it’s better to try and overcome your age rather than try and hide it…

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