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.


Quando il giovane architetto Charles Garnier presentò a corte il progetto per un nuovo teatro dell'opera a Parigi, l'imperatrice Eugenia de Montijo esclamò sorpresa: “Che cos'è? Che stile è questo? Non è classico, non è Luigi XIV né Luigi XVI!”. Garnier rispose con orgoglio: “Maestà, questo è lo stile Napoleone III!”

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…

Aveva proprio ragione mia madre, quando insisteva – durante il freddo inverno parigino  – perché io mi mettessi sciarpa, berretto e cappotto quando andavo a giocare al jardin du Luxembourg con le mie amichette! In linea di massima, ci prendiamo il mal di gola quando usciamo poco coperti, o semplicemente quando beviamo acqua troppo fredda! È una cosa, questa, che vi sembra lampante, e tuttavia…

At an upper crust dinner, how does one seat guests, in a way that shows respect for everyone and hurts no one’s feelings? Seating protocol is a conundrum for many a host and hostess.

Il rosa è un colore prevalentemente femminile che incarna dolcezza e romanticismo! Spesso viene associato alla gioia, da qui deriva il popolare modo di dire “vedere la vita in rosa”. Vestirsi di rosa è quindi una buona idea per cominciare la giornata con la giusta dose di felicità… Vestirsi di rosa è sempre di moda, anche per inverno.

The famous American photographer David Phelps goes once a year to Paris. His love affair with Paris lasted for more than 10 years. Passionate about art and decoration, the City of Light, continues to fascinate him. He loves the Seine, the museums  and long walks in small Parisian streets. The textures, surfaces and light of Paris are for him a source of unlimited inspiration. We asked him what he thinks of Parisian interiors; a small, pocket Latin Quarter apartment and a prestige apartment of the Golden Triangle..

Quest’anno, a Parigi, il jeans interpreta la modernità con una stupefacente scelta di tagli e di look. Se c’è un capo di cui il nostro guardaroba non potrà mai fare a meno, questo è proprio il jeans. Intramontabile, si porta con tutto e in tutte le circostanze…

The Champagne region in northeastern France is renowned for its sparkling wines, produced according to many strict rules. Champaign is generally made from a blend of various wines (different vineyards, harvest years, grape varieties). Finding the right blend is an art, for this is what determines the taste of the champagne, and each champagne producer makes different choices…

For example, a fine champagne may contain Chardonnays from Côte des Blancs or Sézannais vineyards, pinots noir from Montagne de Reims vineyards, or Côte des Bar and Meuniers from the Marne Valley or Massif de St-Thierry.

È una sera di aprile del 1975. L’hotel Le Bristol Paris sta scrivendo la sua leggenda da decenni ma,  proprio questa sera, sta per essere scritta una pagina straordinaria…

Are French children calmer than other kids? Honestly, I have no idea. But I do hear a lot of North American Moms saying how well-behaved French kids seem to be. “How do you get them to sit still like that for an entire  family meal?” they ask. Well, childrearing in France is certainly more laid back than when I was a kid, but it’s still pretty strict about lots of things, and that includes bedtime rules. Preschoolers, for instance, are supposed to be in bed by 8pm at the latest (earlier if they’re sleepy), and too bad if Mom or Dad (or both) aren’t home from work yet. Like all children, after a long tiring day at school, French kids may be cranky, anxious, or rambunctious. How do you get them to sleep under those circumstances?

Boil mineral water for 10 minutes with sugar, add the Chinese green gunpowder tea, allow to boil for 2 minutes, then add a bouquet of mint. Remove from the flame and allow to seep for 5 minutes. Drink with pine nuts.

Paris’s haute couture fashion shows have just drawn to a close. The culminating event was the arrival of the bride on the catwalk, an absolute feast for the eyes. For Saint Valentine’s day, we wanted to show you a few of the wedding gowns of our dreams and give you a little foretaste of the trends this coming season.

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