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I am Nathalie, the author of Sophie the Parisian's. But who is Sophie? She is a Parisian woman from head to toe. She knows Paris and its art de vivre like the back of her hand. She can talk and talk about Paris and the Parisian life and culture for hours: elegance, gastronomy, fashion, education, seduction, and personality of the so-called perfect Parisian woman.

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Sono Nathalie, l'autrice di Sophie la Parigina. Ma chi è Sophie? E' una parigina dalla testa ai piedi e conosce Parigi e la sua art-de-vivre come le proprie tasche. Può comunicare e parlare per ore di Parigi, della vita e della cultura parigine, sa tutto dell’eleganza, della gastronomia, della moda, dell’educazione, della seduzione e della personalità di queste parigine da molti ritenute perfette... Attraverso questo sito e i suoi libri, Sophie svela ...

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Daniel Boulud is one of the Michelin-stared French chefs. He proudly represents France abroad. He mainly exercises his art in New York where he has several restaurants, including the gastronomic “Daniel”: a magnificent homage to great French cuisine. In the décor of the historic Mayfair hotel, his table draws all Manhattan high society…

Christophe de Jaeger, famous gériatre et gerontologist has developed a unique method combining diagnosis and action in order to preserve one’s health capital age well, and stay in good health as long as possible… “It is now possible to oppose the fatalism of aging and its stigmas: decreased energy, insomnia, weight gain, memory problems”....

Wedding bouquets, who doesn't love them? Or better yet, who doesn't love staring at picture after picture of them? Your bridal bouquet is a once in a lifetime accessory, so a number of mistakes have to be avoided before choosing! When else do you get to carry a beautiful bunch of flowers designed especially for you, all day long? What flowers should you include? What colours or shapes work best with your dress and your silhouette?  Follow our recommendations and you’ll be O.K.

Watercress soup, so Parisian

Watercress is good for you and French watercress soup is absolutely delicious. Watercress is considered a highly nutritious food that can effectively reinforce the vitamin and mineral content of your diet. A 75-gram serving (around 3oz) contributes 50% of the daily recommended intake of vitamins C and B9, 100% of  provitamin A , 15 % of calcium, 13 to 23 % of iron, and 5% of magnesium.

Staying “young” is the aim that most people want to achieve, and plastic surgery and invasive cosmetic techniques are the “remedies” used more and more often to contrast the ageing of our bodies. But are they really the only solution? Can we consider natural medicines and the holistic vision of the way we eat a more effective and healthy alternative? Dr Hervé Grosgogeat, the internationally acclaimed Parisian nutritionist answers these questions, offering us all the information we need to improve our diet and our lifestyle in order to prevent age-related disease, to obtain a more youthful face and body and a general condition of health and wellbeing…

Are French children, quieter, more polite and pleasant than others?  I can assure you that young Parisians also have bad marks at school, from time to time, do not really like going to bed at night and have an artistic bent not always to our tastes when they do street-art in their bedrooms. So then, between the young mother always impeccably dressed and her model children, what is the key to the success of this French-style upbringing? …

A social phenomenon or an oriental mode, more and more of the Parisian are drinking tea on a daily basis: the young want to drink something different and are very much informed of the effects of green tea on health as it reputedly contains anti-oxidants, and connoisseurs look for quality and rarity. In fact, in accordance with the French gourmet tradition, the French disdain vulgar teabags and look for quality teas, from the best plantations in India, China, Japan or Africa. In Paris, teas scented with the petals of exotic flowers and flavored with fruit or mint are enjoying great success…

French lingerie is often associated with charm and seduction.  In point of fact, while French women like their lingerie to be traditional, comfortable and particularly good quality, they also like to be daring and provocative if inclined, and wear ‘femme fatale’ lingerie.  From the renowned Petit Bateau briefs to the Dita Von Teese retro look, where lingerie is concerned, French women look good and exude charm…

Going gluten free is the new eating trend that’s a hot topic in Parisian conversations. It started as a diet for people with gluten sensitivity; now it’s a roaring success in all circles. People who have eliminated wheat, rye, barley and oats from their dinner plate claim they've never looked back, with better digestion, more energy, and disappearing pounds…

French is strange, you may be able to read it well but when you get to France you can't watch french tv or have a conversation with a neighbour! So, listening to French language songs can be very helpful with learning the French language. What the song says is more important than what the song sounds like. So French song is an excellent pedagogique way to learn, try hear with Sous les Ponts de Paris song…

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