Le Hibou.. à l’Odéon…

Drenched… soaking wet…

With…unreasonable…

Insane…

Lashings… of torrential…

Wind… rain…

Furiously… relentlessly…

Targeting… us…

We were delighted to take refuge… in the conveniently located… overhauled café bistro…

Le… Hibou…

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Au Petit Versailles.. du Marais…

Au… Petit Versailles…

Du… Marais…

It’s… just…

Down… the road…

From the Maison Européenne de la Photographie where we were heading… to attend an exhibition of the French photographer Bettina Rheims…

And what a delight it proved to be… visiting this exceptional eighteenth century-style establishment …

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Lettre de Paris Interview: Emma Sawko.. of Wild & the Moon

New York born, Dubai-based entrepreneur Emma Sawko is launching in the 3rd arrondissement of Paris this January an urban, organic health food and juice bar called Wild & the Moon.. together with her husband and a group of fellow food lovers, chefs, nutritionists, and naturopaths.

The Wild & the Moon concept, which has already opened in Dubai, is based on the belief that food should not only be healthy and delicious, but also good for the planet: “through food we align with the rhythm of nature”.

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Paris will.. Always be.. Paris…

In spite… of the recent…

“Atroce.. barbare”….

“Paris… sera…

Toujours… Paris”…

Walking down our charming.. rue du Bac… in Saint-Germain-des-Prés.. which we have greatly missed.. was a delight… having been strongly advised by the police not to venture out too much.. during the time Paris was under temporary siege of terror.. and in a state of emergency…

Our much-loved “rue intime”… flanked on both sides of the “trottoir” by little boutiques and cafés… all lit up with twinkling lights on Christmas trees…

With chocolatiers.. pâtisseries… flaunting their exquisite delicacies… taunting us with temptations of deliciousness…

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Homage to Paris.. Café de Flore…

À Paris… aujourd’hui…

We… celebrated…

Life… at…

Café… de Flore…

“Toujours”… reminiscent of “les grands philosophes”.. artists.. poets…

Proust… Sartre…

Voltaire… Balzac…

Matisse… Camus…

Oh… and Coco Chanel… among the many that represent and embody the great civilisation that is…

La.. France…

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