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.

 

If you want to see Parisians during your stay in Paris, it ‘s better to choose a period off parisian holidays! If you want to visit parisian monuments and placet o be while in Paris, better to select a day off French feasts! Bank holidays and National school holidays mark out France’s annual calendar. Discover the dates of these holidays before organising your trip to Paris…

Did you know that in France we eat more than 55lb of cheese a year‽ With well over 1,000 varieties, there is little doubt that France is the world leader in Cheese! Whether you prefer your cheese fresh, pasteurized, sharp or mild, we have a cheese for every taste. We just love cheese! In fact, 96% of us eat cheese regularly. Everyone agrees that visiting France without tasting French cheeses would be a sacrilege, I agree…

Long candy, square candy, round candy… the Parisians love all sorts of bonbons. For some of us candy is a treat, for others, an indulgence. The French have had a sweet tooth for over 2,000 years! French confectionary comes in all shapes and sizes, depending on our tastes and mood. Les bonbons, c’est si bon! Even if we know very well that sugar is not so “bon” for health! That’s what candy means to us! And you?

In French culture, there are rules about how certain foods are to be served at formal occasions. The most difficult dishes to serve are not necessarily the most difficult to enjoy. Serving grapefruit, a nougat glacé or a cantaloupe to Parisian guests? In French tradition, there’s special etiquette for serving these dishes. Here are a few do’s and don’ts for the perfect hostess or host…

Ah! Paris, the cradle of fashion, design and sartorial excellence. Paris: your podiums are most watched, your houses of fashion most influential, your collections most anticipated and your fashion-weeks can’t be overlooked. Each season, true fashion addicts wonder: what will be worn? Fortunately, Sophie is aware of the latest and will inform you about the major trends for the coming winter… Jane Birkin sang: "Ex-fan des Sixties, petite baby doll… ". You’re not dreaming. The Sixty’s are back! This is the main trend right now. Miniskirts, A-line dresses, patent leather Mary Jane shoes, graphic checks and patterns in marshmallow colors…  An unavoidable look for Parisians, both feminine and sexy, with strong influences of Swinging London, for a fresh and carefree allure. Absolutely necessary for the right mood sans faute pour être pile dans le mood Brigitte Bardot et Catherine Deneuve this coming winter.

At the Musée d'Orsay, the Paris art museum housed in the former Orsay train station, Franco-Mexican tenor Rolando Villazón hosted an exceptional musical evening devoted to the capital. A number of prestigious artists came together to celebrate Paris, performing classical arias and legendary pop songs inspired by the City of Lights.

A meeting or interview with Michel Jouenne, one of the most prolific and gifted of his generation of French artists, is always a great moment, an honor and an immense pleasure. Indeed, this artist, who no longer needs any presentation, being so well known and recognized, among the panorama of contemporary artists, adds passion and color to each of his statements. For him, a landscape is like a woman to win over: you have to know how to surprise it, steal its ephemeral vision, a fleeting emotion, in order to be able to convey its soul on the canvas….

In France, at Christmas we eat a lot of goose or duck “Foie gras”, a popular and well-known delicacy in our French cuisine. Foie gras is usually prepared into mousse, parfait or pâté. For those that do not eat goose or duck Foie gras, I propose an alternative, a diet and tasty mousse of trout, almost the same aspect for a delicate appetizer… My favorite Mom’ Christmas recipes…

Among non-French citizens investing in Paris, 35% are non-residents who decide to buy or rent an apartment to have their own Parisian home away from home. Central Paris remains the top choice for well-off buyers, because the area is so authentic and packed with history. Buyers also love the style of the apartments there. Big or small, typical Parisian apartments are prized for their high ceilings, visible wooden beams, quaint moldings and cozy fireplaces. Q&A with Thierry Chomel de Varagnes, Associate Director of Barnes International (continued from our December 12th 2014 issue)

There are several differences between the French table manners and American dinner etiquette. Table manners in France are fundamental to every public dining situation. And every essential skill has to be built on a solid knowledge base. For French’s dining is more than just consuming calories, it is an Art de Vivre, a part of the partimoine culture. There is a proper technique for eating everything from asparagus to fish or dessert… 

My friend Anne Lipscomb is a former award-winning public relations manager who developed multiple chemical sensitivity in 1993. She became one of only a handful of people in the state of Washington to receive workers’ compensation for illness related to sick-building syndrome. “When I could finally contemplate a vacation abroad, after 14 years of being forced to live housebound, visiting Paris quickly rose to the top of my wish list”...

Paris One step ahead 2014. Paris stays one step ahead, and the future face of the capital for the 2020s gradually takes shape. The cultural scene is without doubt the destination’s strongest attraction with the opening of new venues, the reopening of prestigious sites and with events for every type of public. From museums to trendy bars, from galleries to palaces or design hotels, from monuments to sumptuous restaurants, Paris is more than ever a capital city that is in the public eye and which continues to surprise Parisians and visitors. There is a vibrant energy at every turn! Paris is set to become an even more creative capital.

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