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. Culture, fashion, and events, all in a stylish setting! The protagonist Sophie is a Parisian from head to toe, who knows Paris and its way of life like the back if her hand. Her blog is a "French style" encyclopedia: fashion, gastronomy, culture... it brings a contemporary look at broader topics such as education, health, and nutrition through interviews of renowned specialists.

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 (health & beauty), Chantal (children), Charlotte (fashion), Isabelle (spot light), Marion and Nicole (interior & design), and Maxime (culture). They are all experts in their sector.

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. #sophietheparisianita

 

Qui a Parigi, nell’inconscio collettivo, la sobrietà è sinonimo di buongusto… Noi, le parigine, siamo convinte che optando per il bianco o per una delle sue declinazioni, non rischiamo di sbagliare (di risultare “di cattivo gusto” o di stancarci). Se da un lato questo è vero, dall’altro rischiamo di lasciarci sfuggire molte possibilità…

Green bell peppers are the most common color on produce shelves, but the yellow variety contains much more of certain vitamins. Do you know that eating red peppers can increase libido and build collagen? The peppers also contain fiber, protein and iron. They are very versatile, let have a look to our novembre detox pepper aperitif soup to serv with fresh raw vegetables…

Carole Bouquet is a French movie star. She worked with the most famous directors. She became world famous with her role as a James Bond girl with Roger Moore in “For your eyes only”. Now 61, Carole Bouquet is still incredibly beautiful and hasn’t lost an ounce of her charm and unequalled allure. Nothing seems to tarnish her complexion. She claims that it’s better to try and overcome your age rather than try and hide it…

A baguette please! Just say these few magic words and in an instant you will have fragrant bread under your arm and the guarantee of flavor and aroma that are renewed daily. Although the first mention of bread in the Bible dates from 1800 BC, it was not until the 1930s that the baguette was invented and immediately became part of French daily life. At first it was considered ephemeral when compared to the coarse, rustic bread whose abundant loaf allowed to stay fresh for several days without the need to return to the baker, the baguette, a gourmet bread, quickly became a real bakery star, the symbol of France abroad and a cornerstone of French heritage like the Arc de Triomphe or the Eiffel Tower… 

UN PO' DI SPORT A PARIGI

Se c’e’ una cosa che i parigini amano, e lo si nota quotidianamente a Parigi, é lo sport! A cominciare dalla course à pied (camminata veloce o footing). Si parla di cosa si può facilmente vedere per le strade, beh, questo é il primo e forse più banale esempio di sport praticabile a Parigi. E non solo ovviamente...

Jeffrey Leatham and the Four Seasons George V and its flowers have been bound together. Their story cannot be separated, even though Jeffrey Leatham is now artistic director for the George V. Working with roughly 15,000 flowers every week, Jeff and his team of assistants transform the hotel from season to season, palette to palette. Such imagination. Submerged purple orchids. Angled long stemmed roses. Hydrangeas preening for the guests. Every kind of flower in every imaginable design. At night, literally hundreds of candles are magically lit and scattered among vases throughout the hotel. 

“Becoming Parisian is possible, but remaining Parisian is an art” said Nathalie Peigney, author of « Sophie the Parisian: Style Tips from a True Parisian Woman ». To spend time in Paris is to spend time in a city with a feminine energy. Simply the proper article spoken when saying the city of Paris is la ville de Paris. But what exactly does that mean?

Edith Piaf’s songs and singing style seemed to reflect the tragedies of her own difficult life. According to her love letters published in France, it appears that she regretted many things: the great diva craved a “normal life, with children, pretty curtains and a husband”. The French cabaret singer, songwriter and actress is still considered as one of the greatest performers of the 20th century. Let’s have a look to her amazing personality and life. 

The Parisian girls love the Lady Dior bag, one of the most popular designer handbags of all time and Princess Diana‘s favorite. “Real luxury requires the best materials and the best craftsmanship”, Christian Dior declared! Amazing story of a legendary bag… 

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…

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