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 man is a contradiction. He’s drawn to the “nice girl” type, but he’s also attracted to the sexy fox. So how do we strike the right balance between demure and provocative? It’s better to be innocently suggestive than openly ‘come hither”.  We need to look delicate and fresh, not plastered in makeup. In Paris, a woman’s face is fundamental when you first meet. A man’s gaze goes first to your eyes, then to your mouth and your smile. Your boobs actually come last. The first step in enticing a guy the Parisian way, is to have the right reflexes before your mirror. Here’s a quick guide.

Vi è mai capitato di osservare i volti dei bambini con gli occhi sgranati per la meraviglia e il nasino appiccicato alle vetrine natalizie dei Grandi Magazzini di Parigi? Vi assicuro: è uno spettacolo da non perdere! Sono decine, centinaia, di tutte le età, provenienti da ogni dove. 

The Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame de Paris, the Seine River emblematic sights that make the City of Lights so thrilling. Paris is timeless. It is the city of fashion, art, culture, glamour and romance. Paris, sang Maurice Chevalier “will always be Paris, the most beautiful city in the world!”. Paris is not just a dream vacation destination; it also an alluring place for a second home. A welcoming city par excellence, the French capital attracts foreign asset managers looking to acquire premium real estate, as well as globetrotters and Paris-lovers of every generation seeking a short term-or long-term home away from home. The more you get to know the city, the more time you want to spend here soaking up the atmosphere in typically Parisian neighborhoods, taking the time to appreciate French art de vivre, and making the city’s unique lifestyle your own. Buying or renting in the heart of Paris… Q&A with Thierry Chomel de Varagnes, Associate Director of Barnes International. 

The chignon is one of the classic hairdos. It’s smart for all occasions, a cocktail party, the next wedding or simply, as a smart solution, to show off your doll’s face and accessorize it with long earrings. The chignon bun is still “the” Parisian hairstyle of the moment: it’s feminine, fun, classic and so simple to do! Moreover, it’s sexy and men love it… For a relaxed-messy look or the sophisticated red carpet version, in Paris, nobody can resist it! Learn how to create this sophisticated style right here …

Se Ladurée si è fatta conoscere grazie ai suoi macarons e ai suoi sublimi e golosi prodotti di pasticceria, oggi questa Maison di Parigi è anche uno dei fornitori preferiti di candele per la parigina. Lei, infatti, adora queste candele, dei veri e propri oggetti decorativi grazie al loro meraviglioso contenitore – un bicchiere in biscuit di porcellana – ma grazie anche alla gamma delle loro profumazioni raffinate e alla cera a base di minerali con cui sono realizzate. Con il nuovo punto vendita Ladurée Thé & Beauté, tutto dedicato ai tè e ai suoi aromi, Ladurée ha fatto un successone a Parigi e si impone come un  must nell’universo dei profumi per l’ambiente.

Le Parigine non disdegnano i grassi, ma ne assumono in quantità giuste, orientandosi verso i grassi “buoni”, come l’olio di oliva nelle insalate, i semi di lino e… l’avocado. Lo sapete cosa ha fatto la mia amica Lou, che non riusciva a far mangiare l’avocado ai suoi bambini, Emma e Firmin? Ecco che si è inventata una ricetta superfacile e fantastica di mousse di cioccolato fondante all’avocado! Anche le mie amiche vegetariane non sanno resistere!

Elegance is a quality of a person presenting a certain refinement and ease in form and movement and, by extension, a person dressed with care as well as sobriety in a non-exaggerated style. However, elegance involves a great many other aspects based on relations with others and the outer world. For example, elegance is the ability to convey strong emotions without being invasive, or show interest in people and things without turning it into a narcissistic curiosity by a desire to stand out, or even to avoid exhibiting ones own abilities and talents. The philosopher Giacomo Marramao tells us more…

Karl Lagerfeld is by far the most famous fashion icon in the world.  As a designer, photographer and artist, he is known for his bold designs and constant reinvention.  

In today’s episode, Chef Alain Passard is going to share with us five main topics about French gastronomy and the eating style of Parisian women. Passard became famous thanks to the extraordinarily artistic way he works with raw ingredients, which has led him to create his menus according to the seasons and his "gardens" located in three different climatic regions of France.


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In Parisian tradition, being a first-class hostess is more than pouring drinks and seeing that everyone gets fed. Meticulous attention to detail is very important to us, even after the meal.  Guests must feel pampered and cocooned as they slowly digest and engage in after-dinner conversation. It’s up to the hostess to see that everyone is having a nice time and will have wonderful memories of the evening. It’s time to serve good coffee, relaxing herbal teas, or delightful liqueurs.  If smoking is allowed, it’s also the right time to pass around the cigarette box, and offer the gents hand-rolled Churchills."

Daughter of a diplomat, Michela Bruni Reichlin has grown up as a citizen of the world. Half Swiss and half Neapolitan, Michela combines exactness and correctness with a creative and ingenious drive. Behind the appearance of a young, fashionable woman in perfect makeup and vertiginous heels, hides the determined and practical character of a self-made explorer, always ready for new adventures!

Everyone has their own way of being romantic! Here are some rides in Paris to choose from according to your romantic inclinations: aboard the iconic 2 CV, a Cruise on the Seine, a horse-drawn carriage, a pedicab and a tuk-tuk, a limousine or a bus…

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