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.

 

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.

Monsieur è la rivista maschile più antica del mondo. Lanciata in Francia nel 1920 da Jacques Hébertot e Paul Poiret, riflette un “Art de Vivre all’insegna dell’Eleganza”, sempre fedele ai propri tempi. E alla parigina piacciono gli uomini eleganti, soprattutto quando si tratta del suo uomo! Ecco i consigli di stile della rivista più chic fra i magazine di Parigi…

Già nell’antichità, i Romani e i Greci utilizzavano l’antenata della forchetta. Tradizione vuole che sarebbe giunta in Italia nell’XI secolo, in occasione delle nozze del Doge di Venezia con una fanciulla di Bisanzio, città da cui sembrerebbe provenire questo utensile. Se in Francia la forchetta esisteva già fin dal XIV secolo, è soltanto grazie all’arrivo di Caterina de’ Medici, moglie di Enrico II, che il suo utilizzo ha subìto una profonda evoluzione…

We gauche Americans can’t get enough books and articles about how to eat, dress, shop, entertain and look as sophisticated as a French woman. Several years after the publication of Ines de la Fressange’s Parisian Chic and its companion, Parisian Chic City Guide, comes a new guide to French style:  Sophie the Parisian: Style Tips From a True Parisian Woman by Nathalie Peigney (Rizzoli, 2018). 

In effetti, il successo della Pop Art e degli artisti della Belle Époque austriaca in questo momento fanno di Daniela Forcella un’artista estremamente in sintonia con il tempo e con la nostra esigenza di semplificazione, di concretezza, con rispetto dell’immaginario… Con un passato da collezionista, Daniela Forcella forma e perfeziona il proprio stile presso l’Accademia di Belle Arti a Milano, esprimendo fin da subito una forte inclinazione verso la Pop Art ed in particolare verso il tema della ripetizione. Oggi, alcune delle sue opere fanno parte di collezioni private in Italia e all’estero.

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”…

So, you’re vacationing in Paris and you’d love to catch a Froggy Prince Charming, right? To attract a French guy, first you have to know what turns him on or off. Generally speaking, they’re attracted by interesting feminine women. In fact, several surveys have shown that on a first date, they notice your eyes, your smile, your boobs, and your hair (in that order). Weight actually comes last. In terms of fashion, their tastes are pretty conventional. The results below might just surprise you.

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