Paris is full of paradoxes. Parisians who seem eternally slim despite all that wine and cheese. A city that is discreet and conservative — and that has been known to also erupt into revolutions and rebellions. Polite little Parisian children who always say oui… who grow up into Parisian adults who love to say non. […]

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Leave it to the French to turn such a thing of practicality into one of beauty. These six sets take stairs take to a whole new level of gorgeousness. Musée Picasso This is one of the most beautifully preserved Parisian staircases, and — with its lacy balustrade and floridly carved ceilings overhead  — one of […]

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A Parisienne might appear nonchalantly bare-faced (save for a swipe of red lipstick or slash of black eyeliner), but don’t be fooled into thinking her makeup minimalism extends to the rest of her beauty regimen. Her impeccable skincare routine, in fact, is what allows her to get away with going sans maquillage. Great skincare is […]

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Like so many of the lovely things in life (the little black dress, confetti, macarons, ballet, and so much more …), the carousel originated in Paris.   Rewind to the jousting tournaments of medieval times, knight games that were in part inspired by the myth of Sir Lancelot — that passionate lover, brave fighter and all-round dreamboat. Lancelot […]

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