Catherine

Catherine

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”.

IIn the Ville Lumière as elsewhere, the absence of sunshine is synonymous with gloom and periods of depression. It’s really true: the barometer of our mood varies according to the whims of the sun. The proof is that, in Paris, where the gray is omnipresent, a sunny day is always a beautiful day…

Biking through Paris

My friend Ann just arrive to Paris for studying at Sorbonne University. She rents an apartment for a few weeks in the quartier Latin, center Paris. As an avid biker in New York, she decided to travel by bike in Paris. “It is exhilarating to travel through Paris by bycicle at street level. It is an amazing experience and I encourage all of you that like biking to do the same but listen to those safety tips...

Daniel Boulud is one of the Michelin-stared French chefs. He proudly represents France abroad. He mainly exercises his art in New York where he has several restaurants, including the gastronomic “Daniel”: a magnificent homage to great French cuisine. In the décor of the historic Mayfair hotel, his table draws all Manhattan high society…

Staying “young” is the aim that most people want to achieve, and plastic surgery and invasive cosmetic techniques are the “remedies” used more and more often to contrast the ageing of our bodies. But are they really the only solution? Can we consider natural medicines and the holistic vision of the way we eat a more effective and healthy alternative? Dr Hervé Grosgogeat, the internationally acclaimed Parisian nutritionist answers these questions, offering us all the information we need to improve our diet and our lifestyle in order to prevent age-related disease, to obtain a more youthful face and body and a general condition of health and wellbeing…

Going gluten free is the new eating trend that’s a hot topic in Parisian conversations. It started as a diet for people with gluten sensitivity; now it’s a roaring success in all circles. People who have eliminated wheat, rye, barley and oats from their dinner plate claim they've never looked back, with better digestion, more energy, and disappearing pounds…

The chignon is one of the classic hairdos. It’s smart for all occasions, a cocktail party, the next wedding or simply, as a smart solution, to show off your doll’s face and accessorize it with long earrings. The chignon bun is still “the” Parisian hairstyle of the moment: it’s feminine, fun, classic and so simple to do! Moreover, it’s sexy and men love it… For a relaxed-messy look or the sophisticated red carpet version, in Paris, nobody can resist it! Learn how to create this sophisticated style right here …

She is genial, discrete and paradoxale… "I once said that I'm anti-consumerist, and that goes against the work I do. It caused a scandal: 'Who is she to think that? She is going against her clientele.' But I do fashion because I'm happy when somebody gets joy from a new garment. There is a magic side to this"…

If you want to see Parisians during your stay in Paris, it ‘s better to choose a period off parisian holidays! If you want to visit parisian monuments and placet o be while in Paris, better to select a day off French feasts! Bank holidays and National school holidays mark out France’s annual calendar. Discover the dates of these holidays before organising your trip to Paris…

Bonne et heureuse Annee

Béatrice, Brigitte, Catherine, Cécile, Chantal, Charlotte, Isabelle, Marion, Nicole and Maxime – the entire Sophie the Parisian team – wish you a wonderfully Happy New Year.  Since Sophie came into being, many, many of you have followed us, thanks to all of you!  2015 marks an important landmark for us – the book SOPHIE LA PARIGINA in Italian is coming out in the 1st quarter followed by SOPHIE THE PARISIAN in English in the second half of the year.  Above all else, our aim will be to amuse you, help you decipher the Paris lifestyle and reveal the very latest secrets of a Parisian girl.  Wishing you all a very Happy New Year - Sophie.

Beatrice Brigitte, Catherine, Cecilia, Chantal, Charlotte, Isabelle, Marion, Nicole e Maxime, tutta la squadra di Sophie The Parisian vi augura un bellissimo e felicissimo anno. Siete stati molti, moltissimi, a seguirci dopo la nascita di Sophie, grazie di cuore! Per noi, il 2015 sarà un appuntamento importante, con l'uscita, nel 1º trimestre, del libro SOPHIE LA PARIGINA, in italiano e, nel 2º trimestre, del libro SOPHIE THE PARISIAN, in inglese. La nostra mission sarà sempre e comunque divertirvi e informarvi, per raccontarvi la vita parigina e svelarvi i segreti di una parigina dei giorni nostri. Buon anno a tutti da Sophie.

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…

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