Friday, June 29, 2012

Friday Foto - Monet's Gardens

You've probably seen Monet's water lilly paintings as his pieces are on display in Paris and throughout the world. So after seeing the paintings it is amazing to see his actual gardens where he painted his masterpieces.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

The sweet nectar of Verjus

So I have now joined that elite group of Paris diners who have partaken in the prix fix menu of Verjus. I went not so long ago with my chef husband after having already tried to reserve and being previously unsuccessful (more due to them being closed rather than being full).

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Wednesday Wanderings — Parc Monceau

If you wander into the 8th arrondissement you'll probably come across a great park that attracts both tourists and plenty of Parisians soaking up the sun on a nice day. Parc Monceau is one of Paris' most attractieve parks and it is quite different than a lot of the other parks in the city. With its "English Garden" design, the park is much less formal with its winding paths and less manicured grounds.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Photos of Paris by Photographer Sivan Askayo

Have you ever watched a movie and viewed a scene shot at your favorite restaurant or recognizing a corner that you pass everyday or being reminded of a wonderful place you just spent your holiday? Photographer & blogger, Sivan Askayo certainly knows that feeling and in our guest post today she shares that with us through her words and her photographs of the Paris she loves - a local look from a non-local.

I love it when I am watching a movie and then recognizing its locations and sights. Knowing I was actually walking on those streets, sitting and dining in those specific sidewalks cafes, passing through the same places the main character in the movie passed through and experienced them. It happens to me quite often when I watch a movie which takes place in New York. Living in Manhattan for the last ten years now, you can imagine it happens quite a lot. 

Friday, June 22, 2012

Everyone knows that Paris is one of the most romantic cities in the world. You've maybe all seen or at least heard of the love locks on the Pont des Arts. Catch it at sunset and watch the lock shimmer in the light. But people are declaring their love all over this city and here is one unexpected place where I came across such a declaration.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Le Diapason - Montmartre Brunch at the Hotel Terrass

You probably have no idea what the name of this hotel restaurant means and I certainly didn't either till my husband was so kind to explain it to me. Le Diapason is a tuning fork . So why call a hotel restaurant the Tuning Fork? Well apparently it also means a consensus and accord. So I guess it is the sort of place everyone can agree on. And it was where we agreed to have brunch with some friends the Sunday of the French elections.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Wednesday Wandering with Sivan Askayo: New Yorker in Paris....

This Wednesday, photographer and blogger, Sivan Askayo takes us on a stroll through the Marais which she got a chance to explore through her camera lens.

I've been living in New York for the last 10 years now and even though New York is constantly changing, I know my way around. When I visit other places in the World, I tend to compare it to my own familiar experiences in New York. It's a default.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Friday Foto: Ah Montmartre Views!

Feels Like Home in Paris is delighted to announce the arrival of two new properties available this Summer!

Here are two photos to get you just as excited as we are:
The Actor's Studio boasts a spectacular view of the city with the Eglise Saint Jean in the foreground and the Eiffel Tower backdrop, this is the stuff of films.

Less than 5 minutes away from Sacre Coeur Basilica is the beautiful Atelier Montmartre, which rented with us back in 2007 and has made its come back this Summer. You can view Sacre Coeur from the living room windows!

Visit our site for details on both these Summer rentals.

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