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.

 

From Tuesday to Saturday evening, Paris is a moveable feast. Food, Beverage and entertainment with style in Paris. Diner and entertainment in the same place… Discover the four addresses of Sophie the Parisian.

We, Parisian girls looove the spa. In Paris, it is talked about everywhere, girlfriends give each other addresses, a new place opens every week! But when we've never set foot in a spa, we wonder how to do. And French’s are crazy about etiquette… so relax ok, but stress an hour before for fear of looking like a loser, no way. A short guide to good manners could certainly be useful.

Quando il tovagliolo fa la sua comparsa a Parigi nel XVI secolo, viene subito utilizzato per decorare la tavola. Grazie alle sue piegature artistiche, si trasforma in cigni, in cani o in fiori. Caterina de’Medici apprezzava molto le scene di caccia. Da allora, l’uso del tovagliolo ha subito una grande evoluzione in Francia… 

In France, serving wine is not simply a question of pouring a liquid into a glass. It’s a sign of refinement and breeding that takes savoir-faire. To a certain degree, it’s ceremonial, especially in Paris…

Si parla spesso dei capelli delle parigine e del modo di portarli pettinati-spettinati, una vera arte! Ma prima di ottenere questo effetto, c’è tutto un lavoro di cura che riguarda la pelle o i capelli: la parigina, la cura ce l’ha proprio nel suo dna. I nostri capelli sono spesso il barometro del nostro benessere. Allora, ecco come ottenere una capigliatura stupenda!

Se non sapete che cosa sia un croque-monsieur, non conoscete niente della Francia e soprattutto di Parigi. Se, pensando di fare una vacanza a Parigi, non vi viene voglia di un croque-monsieur, meglio cambiare destinazione. Andate a Bruxelles dove forse vi verrà voglia di mangiare moules-et-frites. Oppure, se non vi piacciono le moules, cioè le cozze, potete andare a Londra dove al posto delle cozze vi daranno dei pesciolini fritti con le patatine e mangerete il regolare britannicissimo fish-and-chips. Ma, senza voler sminuire le glorie gastronomiche di altri Paesi, se fossi in voi mi informerei a fondo sul croque-monsieur e non rinuncerei affatto ad andare a Parigi...

The way you act on the mountain can seriously affect how much fun you and those around you are having. There are many good and bad ways to ski that have nothing to do with your ability. So in the interest of keeping the mountain mellow through these last weeks of the season here are my top tips for good ski etiquette.

Avete quattro soluzioni per scegliere un ristorante a Parigi… Affidarvi al concierge dell’hotel, chiedere consiglio all’amico italiano che per ultimo è andato a Parigi, cercare in una guida… o chiedere consiglio a delle autentiche parigine come me!

For more than 80 years, the Harcourt Paris signature has been synonymous with an exclusive and timeless experience. It draws inspiration from its glamorous roots in black-and-white cinema… Studio Harcourt is a photography studio that has been offering the world a unique experience beyond portraits since 1934. Having a photo taken at Harcourt in 2019 costs about 2.000 Euros.

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. 

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