L'As Du Fallafel is no secret, but it's really as good as they say it is. From Lonely Planet correspondents to even my most cheapskate-y Parisian friends, people the world over seem to agree that this is the absolute best place to get falafel in Paris, and certainly one of the best cheap eats in town.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
I know we live in the digital age and all, and that a lot of people have iPhones to help them out when they get lost. But what if you don't have an iPhone, or if it just isn't loading when you're in a jam, or if you're like me and love to get a little bit lost? To me, one of my most prized possessions is the Plan de Paris Par Arrondissement.
Monday, March 26, 2012
(photo courtesy of AteliersDeParis.com)
Paris is brimming with specialists. There are entire boutiques dedicated solely to harps, for example, or hand-bound travel journals, and that's something thing I adore about the French culture: how much pride, art, and focused dedication Frenchies put into their chosen field. If you've ever wanted to know how a musical instrument is created, how a florist creates living works of art, or how a period-specific costume is made for the theater, this is your lucky week.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
If there are two things in this world I love, they are postcards and wandering. There's nothing more wonderful than getting lost, then finally realizing you know exactly where you are. So in dreaming up some cheap activities for a tourist or expat to Paris (or to anywhere!), I gathered inspiration from the fantastic site Dear Photograph and decided to go on a Postcard Hunt.
Monday, March 19, 2012
Friday, March 16, 2012
(photo via Atelier Robert Doisneau)
Photographer Robert Doisneau knew what he was doing, especially when he was capturing the faces of regular folks buying and selling in Paris' Les Halles food and flower market. Go read my article about the free exhibit at Huffington Post now, then rush out to see the exhibit while you still can!
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Today I had a blood sugar meltdown while waiting for the Métro. No problem... when you have the choice between Kinder Bueno, Le Petit Écolier and Balisto bars, a moment of panic becomes a moment of opportunity.
Thursday, March 1, 2012
(photo via versindaba.co.za)
All I had to do was come to Paris to find it. It's called Shakespeare & Company.