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.

 

The Parisian and her handbag…a love story over the centuries. It can be mini, just enough for a phone and a credit card although very often huge, heavy and an annex to our home. We love it. During a well-filled day, it even turns into a set of matryoshkas, the Balenciaga shopping bag housing a Fendi evening bag and, of course, a makeup bag, not forgetting the shoulder bag for things that have to be found quickly…

Tutti gli anni, numerose esposizioni, talvolta di provenienza internazionale, vengono ospitate nei principali musei della capitale: qui di seguito una selezione degli eventi imperdibili della stagione 2018 e una panoramica della stagione 2019. Il successo dell’offerta culturale di Parigi è ormai un dato di fatto… 

Since 1764 Baccarat has written the chapters of its remarkable history in sparkling letters. Founded in Lorraine, by permission of King Louis XV, the world’s most famous Crystalworks has, over the ages, become a symbol of superb craftsmanship and French Art de Vivre. The name Baccarat reverberates like an echo of outstanding pieces, extraordinary places and unforgettable parties.

Welcome to SOPHIE’S CAT, a sophisticated podcast for Paris lovers! Inspired by her lifestyle blog, Sophie the Parisian shares with listeners interesting conversations with famous Parisian chefs, designers, stylists… all in love with the Ville Lumière.  A podcast dedicated to all women who recognize Paris as a center of beauty and Parisian woman as role models for elegant fashion and superb style. Tune in now !

How can I thank you, all of you who were able to understand the immense grief of the French people after the attacks in Paris, showing us your support and your amazing love of Paris by the countless messages sent.  During these horrible days in January, I was in New York visiting the 9/11 Memorial and new museum devoted to the intolerable attack in 2011.  While my first reaction was sadness, I was gradually comforted by my admiration for these incredible tokens of love and solidarity that arrived from all over the world, often from strangers, distant relatives and from artists who expressed their grief in their works.   My friends from Canada, Rose and Herb come to Paris twice a year for a long three-week stay. Their love affair with Paris has lasted for more than 20 years and the City of Light, continues to fascinate them. The way they talk about it is one of the nicest things I’ve read these past weeks…

You don’t need to have, or to be, a baby to appreciate Bonpoint, the French-based, ultra chic baby apparel brand that all the celebs run to when they find out they're expecting. Regarding the number of celebrity mothers spotted at the flagship-store of Bonpoint, the label is a must: Michelle Obama, Claudia Schiffer, Katie Holmes were here. When Brad Pitt showed up with two girls of the tribe, the magazines went crazy. Bonpoint is a brand that is rich with emotion...

FRENCH PUMPKIN SOUP

This beautifully colored soup is a tradition in France. I got the recipes from my grandma’ Madeleine that used to prepare it for her grandchildren in winter time. Many thanks to her. It is very low in cholesterol and sodium, it is also a good source of vitamin E, vitamin B6, folate, iron, magnesium and phosphorus. Also a very good source of dietary fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, copper and manganese... Serve hot as a light and creamy first course.

Who goes under the table? No, it’s not some new Parisian parlor game, but the celebration of Epiphany. Like every year, all of France is getting ready to “draw kings” in a few days’ time with the famous galette des rois (King Cake). The yearly tradition starts on January 6th and runs for several days. All French kids dream of the same thing; getting that one piece of cake that hides the magic trinket that will earn them the right to be crowned king.

Questa estate giravo per strade e mercatini di Parigi (tipo rue Mouffetard, nel 5ème, per intenderci), con Carla, una mia amica italiana, una che ha girato il mondo, sempre assetata di sapere e avida di conoscenze. Con un caldo quasi equatoriale, passiamo davanti a un banco di frutta e verdure dove Carla, scopre qualcosa che sembra interessarla moltissimo. Si tratta di coloratissimi figues de Barbarie, come noi chiamiamo i vostri fichidindia. 

While the closing of the iconic Colette boutique marked the end of an era, it has also given life to a new address that has the fashion word very excited…

Simon Porte Jacquemus started his own label in 2009, aged just 19. Credited with bringing a freshness to Paris’ fashion scene. He treads a neat line between the conceptual and the commercial via twisted and deconstructed shirt dresses, asymmetric blazers and statement blouses. His poetic approach to presentations, cinematic campaigns and noted Instagram presence have made him a force to be reckoned with. 

For savvy shopping, wait for the sales! It is the ideal time to find your favourite brands at up to half price or even more sometimes. And the year 2019 marked the end of the ‘floating sales’, sales at other times of the year, so, the next not-to-be-missed sales period in Paris will start on Wednesday January 9 to February 19

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