Sophie - Lifestyle

Sophie - Lifestyle

Bonjour, my name is Sophie. 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”.

In 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…

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July 15, 2019 - Podcast n°6
Conversation with Axelle Bonamy founder of Ma Bonne Amie fashion rental service


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In today’s episode, Axelle Bonamy the founder of Ma Bonne Amie, the most famous designer rental company in Paris, is sharing with us interesting topics about the new way of consuming fashion? “Today with the rise of environmental issues the concept of Ma Bonne Amie is particularly economical, ecological and definitely contemporary”. At Ma Bonne Amie showroom the Parisian women, and not only, come to rent haute couture and designer dresses for gala evenings or private soirées. “Wearing the perfect dress for an event is also gain in self-confidence, ease and assertive femininity”.

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...

His sculptures, designed around the "Born Wild" concept, reflect a profound reflection on animal instinct and human nature, in a resolutely modern style that never gives way to trash, extravagance or ephemerality. Richard Orlinski is an eclectic artist, a lover of art in all of its forms, the sculptor shatters conventional notions and does not hesitate to embrace new forms of artistic expression. Driven by a global and universal vision, he is eager to explore different realms such as sculpture, design, music, live shows...

French is strange, you may be able to read it well but when you get to France you can't watch french tv or have a conversation with a neighbour! So, listening to French language songs can be very helpful with learning the French language. What the song says is more important than what the song sounds like. So French song is an excellent pedagogique way to learn, try hear with Barbara Carlotti song, Cannes.

Hotel Majestic: a must in Cannes, in front of the Palais des festivals. A mythical and historical place. We live here with the Cannes Film Festival because many film stars are residing or will reside here again this year from May 14 to 25. Because the hotel inherited the cinema. I have placed my suitcases under the sumptuous decor of the lobby of Hotel Le Majestic to discover the palace 3 days before the beginning of the Festival. Shall we go?

Surely, in your life, you have met women that were spreading something incredibly attractive around them. Something that attracted both men and women. And it was not the exterior beauty. It was something inside of them. Remember what Lady Diana was like? It’s not surprising that almost 20 years after her death, people still remember her charisma, allure and aura. Another perfect example is Audrey Hepburn. 

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"…

This Easter Sunday will be, as every year, the scene of the traditional egg hunt. This childish pleasure does not disappear in adulthood. History us too, to enjoy this gourmet and gourmet moment, we have been looking for the most beautiful Easter eggs made by the greatest chefs of the capital. Here are my five favorites....

In today’s episode, Michel Turpin takes us behind the scenes at "La Grande Épicerie de Paris" the largest and most luxurious grocery stores in the capital, the jewels of the "Bon Marché" group, a subsidiary of LVMH. Monsieur Turpin, director of this prestigious grocery chain, explains how "La Grande Épicerie de Paris" became so successful and how with its amazing products and beautiful mise en scène they attract gourmet Parisians, fascinated tourists and celebrities who frequent these stores for their quality and very chic shopping. Michel Turpin shares with us an interesting observation: how the Parisian woman makes her food purchases compared to foreigners, her habits and what it eating well means for her... Listen carefully and you will likely discover the secret as to how the Parisian woman is both ‘gourmande’(resourceful) and slim!

 


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