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. Culture, fashion, and events, all in a stylish setting! The protagonist Sophie is a Parisian from head to toe, who knows Paris and its way of life like the back if her hand. Her blog is a "French style" encyclopedia: fashion, gastronomy, culture... it brings a contemporary look at broader topics such as education, health, and nutrition through interviews of renowned specialists.

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 (health & beauty), Chantal (children), Charlotte (fashion), Isabelle (spot light), Marion and Nicole (interior & design), and Maxime (culture). They are all experts in their sector.

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. #sophietheparisianita

 

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…

Marion Cotillard was named "The most bankable French actress of the 21st century" in 2014, with her films amassing more than 37 million ticket sales in France between 2001 and 2014. Born in Paris in 1975, she appeared in a number of French and American films before landing her starring role as Edith Piaf in the film La Vie en Rose. She won an Academy Oscar Award for the performance. But who is Marion and why does she choose not call herself a feminist?

Sei mesi dopo la sua apertura, il Printemps du Goût, vero e proprio mercato gastronomico “fra le nuvole”, propone ai parigini di ammirare, nell’arco di una cena, i fuochi d’artificio del 14 luglio. Eccezionalmente aperta la sera per l’occasione, la magnifica terrazza offre un panorama unico dall’Opéra Garnier fino alla Tour Eiffel.

My friend Anna comes twice a year from San Francisco to visit me. I am always surprise to see her energy when staying in  Paris. A couple of years ago, she told me hers secret to make her stay in town as relaxing and rewarding as possible:  “Paris is a very spread-out-city so I prepare very well my day visit, remind sporty even while travelling and eat light food in the evening”…

Sabato 14 luglio dalle 18:30, alla Feltrinelli Red, via Tomacelli. Partendo dal libro di Nathalie Peigney, Sophie la Parigina (Rizzoli), l'autrice e il filosofo Giacomo Marramao dialogano sulle differenze tra l'estetica francese e quella italiana.

I would like for my dresses and my drawings to be studied in a hundred years", declared fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent in 1992. He couldn’t imagine that in 2017, a museum would pay tribute to his work.

Valérie Espinasse è la coach sia delle attrici di grido, che dei personaggi televisivi, che degli sportivi di alto livello, ma segue anche persone non necessariamente famose. Tutti la consultano per la sua professionalità, la sua cordialità e l’entusiasmo con cui trasmette le proprie convinzioni. Ecco che Valérie ci spiega come mangiare la frutta al meglio.

Se sei un meneghino doc, la cotoletta alla milanese è un must da cui non puoi prescindere. È l'equivalente del foie gras poelé o del Boeuf à la Bourguignonne per un parigino nato e cresciuto a Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Il mio amico Paolo, 42 anni, dirigente d'azienda trasferito a Parigi da Milano è felice come una Pasqua, ma…

This small cake with incredible flavors and colors, crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside, has been the rage in Paris, almost as long as the Eiffel Tower! There isn’t a pastry chef or caterer who doesn’t have his own special recipe… Macaroons are created like vintage wines. The success has been phenomenal and is already part of the French gastronomy heritage…

Oh yes, Parisian ladies have beaches even in Paris: Paris-Plage. At the core of French manners is the "savoir-vivre" and good behavior. Thus, despite holidays being synonymous with rest and relaxation, one should never forget good manners. Here are some basic rules that a Parisian lady must respect when on the beach, whether she is in Biarritz, Brittany, or on the Côte d'Azur.

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