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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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If you still haven’t heard about Roland Mouret, don’t waste any more time. This jewel of French couture has just been nominated for the 2014 British Fashion Awards in the “Establishment Designer” category. The ceremony will take place in London on December 1st. Personally, I adore this genius of his super-elegant and ultra-contemporary creations and I’m not the only one. Born in Pierrefitte-Nestalas near Lourdes in France, Roland Mouret is now one of the favorite couturiers of stars throughout the world . Good news, the Roland Mouret store open on 1th November 2014 in New York…

You can sense the excitement mounting in Parisians as they eagerly await the big switch-on date. The city’s Christmas lights are guaranteed to enchant people of every age and fill them with wonder at all the fairytale colours adorning the streets of Paris. Arcades of light, multicoloured stars, incandescent flames, twinkling projections, gorgeous backdrops to the capital’s broad avenues. The title of “Ville Lumière” takes on a whole new depth of meaning.

Well, “the” gift time of the year is upon us.  Every year, millions of men throughout the world receive a tie at Christmas and go off to the store and change it the next day as it is not to their taste!  What you should know, ladies, is that a tie is a very important accessory to men and that its colour, style, shape and how it is knotted are essential points that often underline our personality and the message we send out to the world!  So it is high time I explain how to choose a tie as a gift for the man in your life…

Centuries in the making, the reputation of Burgundy and its wines reaches every corner of the world. Here’s a Burgundy quiz for you: once you’ve answered these ten questions, you’ll be in a class of your own when it comes to knowledge of Burgundy wines and people will clamour to join in your fascinating company! But above all if will heighten the pleasure you receive from tasting and sharing a fine bottle of Burgundy. The better you know these wines and all that surrounds them, the more you’ll be able to enjoy and talk about them…

From one glass ceiling to another, the contemporary art bandwagon rolls into the familiar grounds of the Grand Palais, for the start of the annual FIAC art fair, 2014 October 22. This year the event hosted 68 galleries from 14 different countries, specializing in contemporary and emerging art. As usual, the fair was located across Paris. Its main gallery base was in the Grand Palais, with events in the Tuileries, the Jardin des Plantes, the Place Vendôme and on the banks of the Seine…

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…

A baguette please! Just say these few magic words and in an instant you will have fragrant bread under your arm and the guarantee of flavor and aroma that are renewed daily. Although the first mention of bread in the Bible dates from 1800 BC, it was not until the 1930s that the baguette was invented and immediately became part of French daily life. At first it was considered ephemeral when compared to the coarse, rustic bread whose abundant loaf allowed to stay fresh for several days without the need to return to the baker, the baguette, a gourmet bread, quickly became a real bakery star, the symbol of France abroad and a cornerstone of French heritage like the Arc de Triomphe or the Eiffel Tower…

A beautiflul and trendy deep-orange color for this rich and hearty soup of red lentils! Do you know that lentils contain dietary fiber, folate, vitamin B and minerals? Health magazine has selected lentils as one of the five healthiest foods. Lentils are a good source of iron, having over half of a person's daily iron allowance in a one cup serving. See our Halloween soup recipe...

Have you ever seen how a real Parisian woman eats the most common of sea foods, mussels? Invite her to dinner at one of the many Léon de Bruxelles scattered around Paris. She will be tempted by the most classic dish on the menu, famous "Moules marinière", served in the traditional casserole with cast-iron lid. She will chat pleasantly with you, sip a glass of cool red wine, not a beer, and will have an indescribable expression of satisfaction when the moules arrive at the table. Now, watch her carefully…

The Parisian stands straight and walks with her head high. Haughty, superb, proud and snobbish? Not more than anyone else. Perhaps it’s just natural, genetic and involuntary? Certainly, the Parisian is aware that she belongs to an elite lucky enough to live in the city of light, the capital of style and romance. Does the way she carries herself have anything to do with this? Or is it a question of upbringing that engenders such haughty behavior? So, improve your posture and borrow an “unwittingly” superb attitude and perhaps obtain this, so Parisian, slightly snobbish charm.

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