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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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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 foie gras to salad…

Every year, the two hendred trees of Avenue des Champs-Elysées in Paris become the framework for a unique set of illuminations running the whole 2½ kilometres from the Arc de Triomphe to Place de la Concorde, an ingenious lighting arrangement of scintillating festoons and tree-rings made of red, green, and blue. Learning the Champs Elysées song of Joe Dassin can bee an excellent way to learn French and celebrate one of the nicest avenue of the world! Just try this easy and pedagogique song before your next trip to Paris…

The 6 rules of the elegance…

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…

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.

Hey everybody, Santa Claus is comin’ to town and it’s time to deck the halls! We’re dreaming of a white Christmas, just like the ones we used to know (well, almost!). Marion and I are busy decorating for the holidays with our families. Marion’s apartment is in the Trocadero neighborhood and mine’s in the Marais. This year’s Xmas concept is “shabby chic”, a bold trendy look with soft, delicate, powdery colors that are just marvelous for a festive mood…

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…

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