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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Già nell’antichità, i Romani e i Greci utilizzavano l’antenata della forchetta. Tradizione vuole che sarebbe giunta in Italia nell’XI secolo, in occasione delle nozze del Doge di Venezia con una fanciulla di Bisanzio, città da cui sembrerebbe provenire questo utensile. Se in Francia la forchetta esisteva già fin dal XIV secolo, è soltanto grazie all’arrivo di Caterina de’ Medici, moglie di Enrico II, che il suo utilizzo ha subìto una profonda evoluzione…

We gauche Americans can’t get enough books and articles about how to eat, dress, shop, entertain and look as sophisticated as a French woman. Several years after the publication of Ines de la Fressange’s Parisian Chic and its companion, Parisian Chic City Guide, comes a new guide to French style:  Sophie the Parisian: Style Tips From a True Parisian Woman by Nathalie Peigney (Rizzoli, 2018). 

In effetti, il successo della Pop Art e degli artisti della Belle Époque austriaca in questo momento fanno di Daniela Forcella un’artista estremamente in sintonia con il tempo e con la nostra esigenza di semplificazione, di concretezza, con rispetto dell’immaginario… Con un passato da collezionista, Daniela Forcella forma e perfeziona il proprio stile presso l’Accademia di Belle Arti a Milano, esprimendo fin da subito una forte inclinazione verso la Pop Art ed in particolare verso il tema della ripetizione. Oggi, alcune delle sue opere fanno parte di collezioni private in Italia e all’estero.

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.

My friend Anna comes twice a year from San Francisco to visit me. I am always surprise to see her energy when staying in  Paris. A couple of years ago, she told me hers secret to make her stay in town as relaxing and rewarding as possible:  “Paris is a very spread-out-city so I prepare very well my day visit, remind sporty even while travelling and eat light food in the evening”…

So, you’re vacationing in Paris and you’d love to catch a Froggy Prince Charming, right? To attract a French guy, first you have to know what turns him on or off. Generally speaking, they’re attracted by interesting feminine women. In fact, several surveys have shown that on a first date, they notice your eyes, your smile, your boobs, and your hair (in that order). Weight actually comes last. In terms of fashion, their tastes are pretty conventional. The results below might just surprise you.

When it comes to effortless style, French women have a formula down pat—you know that intriguing je ne sais quoi that combines both effortlessness and elegance. To find out more, we talked with Nathalie Peigney, author of the new book Sophie the Parisian: Style Tips from a True Parisian (Rizzoli), who splits her time between Paris and Rome on all things Parisian, from style tips and the art of practicing moderation to her perfect day in Paris.

Did you know that in France we eat more than 55lb of cheese a year‽ With well over 1,000 varieties, there is little doubt that France is the world leader in Cheese! Whether you prefer your cheese fresh, pasteurized, sharp or mild, we have a cheese for every taste. We just love cheese! In fact, 96% of us eat cheese regularly. Everyone agrees that visiting France without tasting French cheeses would be a sacrilege, I agree…

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…

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