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.

 

Here comes the sun and with it our favorite clothing season: swim season. If you're jetting off on a spring break getaway or simply counting down the days until summer, swimsuit season is officially upon us. A classic one-piece or bikini never goes out of style, but Summer 2019 is bringing forth a fresh batch of fun swim trends to try. From retro styles like underwire bikini tops and high-waisted bottoms to sexy high-cut suits and beyond, these are the top trends of true Parisienne to try this season.

Surely, in your life, you have met women that were spreading something incredibly attractive around them. Something that attracted both men and women. And it was not the exterior beauty. It was something inside of them. Remember what Lady Diana was like? It’s not surprising that almost 20 years after her death, people still remember her charisma, allure and aura. Another perfect example is Audrey Hepburn. 

Throughout the season, the trench coat has undergone several transformations, and whatever your personal style, has always been able to adapt to it. This year, there are many interesting trench coat styles to choose from.  Classic or stylish a trench coat can be worn over a suit, jeans but also on a feminine lace dress. But let’s talk before of the story of the original trench coat.

Maybe it's because she has been an ageless beauty for as long we can remember that we forget Vanessa Paradis first became a child star at the age of 14, with the worldwide success of her song "Joe le taxi". Then she became a brilliant actress (she was awarded a 'César', French equivalent of Oscar, for her debut movie 'Noce blanche'), a fashion icon (spokes model for Chanel), wife to Johnny Depp, a mom to Lily-Rose and John Jack Christopher. And she sailed through all of it with her indelible Parisian je ne sais quoi. This native Parisian and French style icon knows the capital like the back of her hand, citing the Eiffel Tower and the Debilly bridge as her favorite landmarks. 

It's been hard to deny the appeal of natural colors in recent months, thanks to a flood of designers who refreshed them on spring/summer 2019's catwalks. Burberry led the charge with its traditional trench coats and checked shirt and coordinating camel trousers, but the palette was everywhere from Chanel to Dior, Fendi to Loewe. So, why beige, why now? If fashion is the constant push and pull of action and reaction, then we could call beige a backlash to the 'look at me' showboating that Instagram and the rise of street style have spawned. Maybe in a world of overstimulation, designers were issuing an official invitation to pare things back and start afresh. Whatever the reason, we're all aboard the beige train.

She is genial, discrete and paradoxale… "I once said that I'm anti-consumerist, and that goes against the work I do. It caused a scandal: 'Who is she to think that? She is going against her clientele.' But I do fashion because I'm happy when somebody gets joy from a new garment. There is a magic side to this"…

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.

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