Catherine - Guide

Catherine - Guide

Bonjour, my name is Catherine. I live in the heart of Paris. I’ve always loved to travel and, over the years, I developed it into a real art: the right addresses, the suitcase, how to manage fatigue with my Parisian look! From Cannes to Antigua, from the red carpet to Pilates, I have to live up to the reputation. I have small apartments in Paris that I rent out. I love to personally welcome my guests and give them some recommendations about life in Paris “living like a true Parisian and not like a simple tourist in an elegant private suit in the heart of the city”.

The paradox of the Frenchwoman is that she’s gourmand. Although she likes fine cuisine, she also knows how to get back to a normal diet. Therefore, a good feast one evening and back to a balanced diet with lighter meals the next day. The holidays provide a good example. Like everyone, we put on 2 kg but are quickly able to resume our good habits and keep our mythical figure (well, not always). Whatever the case, don’t lose your good habits and eat at least five fruits and vegetables every day…

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”…

Paris: The Macaroon craze

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…

My friend Anna comes twice a year to visit Paris from San Francisco. I am always surprise to see her energy when arriving after a 15 hours trip! A couple of years ago, she told me her secrets to make her stay in town as relaxing and rewarding as possible: she often goes in Luxembourg or Tuileries garden for a relaxing promenade after her day visit and she manages her evening time with attention to make her next day in top form. Let’s see…

Rizzoli New York, conversation between Nathalie Peigney, Author of “Sophie the Parisian: Style Tips from a True Parisian Woman” and Jessica Matlin, Beauty Director Harper’s Bazaar. 20 questions to discover the secrets of Parisian charm…

 This special one-night-only performance showcases Pascal Greggory — muse, collaborator, and partner to the great French director Patrice Chéreau — as he guides the audience through the personal writings and boundless creativity of one of the world’s great theatrical minds.

Dedicated to all women who recognize Frenchwomen as genuine style models, this book is an appealing, pocket-size guide to French style and glamour, with 103 practical and concrete tips and delightful photos and sketches. 

After closing its doors for a four-year, $234 million refurbishment, the Lutetia hotel is back, adding to the ranks of fashionable luxury hotels in the French capital, just in time for the peak summer season. For the past century the Art Nouveau Hotel Lutetia has been a Paris icon, known as much for its popularity with artists as its unusual Left Bank location. 

Questo mercatino è il primo al mondo per grandezza: sette ettari di superficie, sedici mercati e oltre duemila venditori che raccontano la storia degli oggetti (cosa necessaria per trattare sul prezzo); da anni è conosciuto in tutto il mondo anche per la qualità di alcune opere che un occhio esperto può trovare, quasi fosse un museo all’aperto. La sua fama ha attirato persino il mondo del cinema: molti registi hanno usato questo mercato per girare alcune scene dei loro film, come Woody Allen che vi ha ambientato alcuni momenti di “Midnight in Paris”. 

Paris has two Opera theaters : the Opéra Bastille, a resolutely modern stage with exceptional dimensions, and the other in the sumptuous setting of the Palais Garnier, a temple to opera and ballet. On November 2018, the Opera propose a pagage with two shows in the same week-end…

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