On the Gift Trail

December 7, 2016 | By Paris Update | Shopping

Rockridge (10, rue des Bernardins, 75005 Paris; tel.: 09 53 73 51 56), located on a quiet Left Bank street near the Seine, has one of the best selections of clever, relatively inexpensive gifts for women and children that I’ve … Read More

Le Marché Noir

Vintage Emporium

July 25, 2016 | By Heidi Ellison | Shopping

Forget about that rancid, musty smell of used clothing. Forget about bins and creaking racks of clothes about to collapse from the weight of so many once-loved, now-rejected garments. When you walk into Le Marché Noir (18 rue Perrée, 75003 … Read More

Mouton Cadet Rosé

April 20, 2016 | By Heidi Ellison | Food Shops, Shopping

A Safe Bet for Rosé Season In France, in the days before organic, natural and biodynamic wines became all the rage, if you brought a bottle of Mouton Cadet Bordeaux to a dinner party, the host or hostess was sure … Read More

Le Furet Tanrade

February 17, 2016 | By Heidi Ellison | Food Shops, Shopping

Advantageously Known for Gorgeous Goodies I long ago gave up buying éclairs in Parisian bakeries – always the same choices, chocolate or coffee, with unconvincing pâte à choux that often veers too close to cardboard. Then L’Eclair de Génie, one … Read More

Emmanuelle Wittmann

December 2, 2015 | By Heidi Ellison | Shopping

Poetic Pottery One of my favorite Parisian ceramists, Emmanuelle Wittmann, is holding an exhibition called “Terres Hivernales” in her studio (13, rue des Récollets, 75010 Paris; tel.: 06 11 30 84 75) through Dec. 22. Her simple, poetic yet earthy … Read More