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News Stories by Jennifer Ladonne

  • What to See in Paris this Summer

    Paris is never boring, but this summer the city is positively exploding with arts and culture events, from live music in the park to stunning museum exhibits. Think of this as your cultural calendar.

    Posted by Jennifer Ladonne on July 12, 2012 at 10:50:28 AM EDT Tagged: Festivals, France, Paris, Art, Summer, Events
  • Best Coffee Shops in Paris

    The gourmet coffee wave has finally made its way to Paris. And with it, the city has seen an influx of cafes serving small-production coffees and gourmet snacks in uniquely cool cafes, like these.

    Posted by Jennifer Ladonne on June 21, 2012 at 5:26:52 PM EDT Tagged: Paris, France
  • Where to Find the Best Food Souvenirs in Paris

    What could be better than returning from a trip to Paris with a carry-on filled with delicate bonbons, rich truffles, and savory confitures? Here are the best spots for picking out perfect edible souvenirs.

    Posted by Jennifer Ladonne on May 16, 2012 at 2:40:45 PM EDT Tagged: Food and Wine, Food and Wine, Paris, Food, France, Candy
  • Four Must-See Fashion Exhibits in Paris

    Fashion and culture collide in Paris this spring with four superb exhibitions showcasing sophistication and glamour through the years of iconic design houses like Balenciaga and Louis Vuitton.

    Posted by Jennifer Ladonne on April 30, 2012 at 11:22:00 AM EDT Tagged: Paris, Museums, France
  • Palais de Tokyo Reopens in Paris

    After a ten-month renovation, Paris's contemporary art haven, the Palais de Tokyo, reopened to the public last week announcing ambitious and enticing plans for their upcoming exhibitions.

    Posted by Jennifer Ladonne on April 18, 2012 at 12:02:18 PM EDT Tagged: Art, Paris, France, Museums, Galleries
  • Paris's Can't-Miss Spring Art Exhibits

    Paris's vibrant art scene is in full flower this spring with major museum shows, superb smaller exhibitions, and some stellar photography exhibits devoted to the work of French artists and the city of Paris. This sampling offers a selection of exemplary shows featuring painting, drawing, photography, and music.

    Posted by Jennifer Ladonne on April 12, 2012 at 3:12:27 PM EDT Tagged: Paris, France, Museums
  • Paris’s Best Marais Fashion Boutiques

    The Marais quarter has long served as Paris's fashion barometer. These four standout boutiques rank supreme, consistently providing a choice selection of cutting-edge design, in atmospheric settings—and at prices for every budget, to boot.

    Posted by Jennifer Ladonne on April 11, 2012 at 10:43:51 AM EDT Tagged: Paris, Shopping
  • Paris's Top Fashion Chains

    Chic Parisians have come to depend on an elite group of consistently reliable, top-quality fashion chains for their wardrobe essentials, including shoes and accessories. For that ineffable French style, the choices listed below are the best of the bunch, each with its own particular character and appeal to satisfy shoppers of every stripe.

    Posted by Jennifer Ladonne on March 23, 2012 at 2:29:59 PM EDT Tagged: Paris, Shopping
  • Best Finds at Paris’s Palais Royal

    Best Finds at Paris’s Palais Royal

    From royal palace to hotbed of Paris nightlife, the magnificent 17th-century Palais Royal gardens are enjoying yet another resurgence, this time as one of Paris’s elite shopping spots. Discover our favorite only-in-Paris boutiques.

    Posted by Jennifer Ladonne on March 08, 2012 at 4:00:01 PM EST Tagged: Paris, Shopping
  • Paris's Best Boutiques for Spring Handbags

    Say goodbye to the ubiquitous hobo bag: This spring, sleek, structured handbags in fresh colors are popping up in Paris's most fashionable districts. These four standout boutiques offer some of the city's best handbags, many of which can only be found in Paris.

    Posted by Jennifer Ladonne on February 29, 2012 at 3:24:22 PM EST Tagged: Paris, Shopping