Lifestyle

Hotels, restaurants, delicatessen

California Bliss: enjoy the Californian lifestyle!

Mix & Match! In 2014 the two pioneers of California Bliss created a true art of Californian healthy living—combining the French know-how of Danielle Ahajot and the Californian way of life of American co-founder Kylie Schuyler—one which even goes beyond the frozen yogurts…

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Taokan: Chinese cuisine goes fusion!

Forget all you know about Chinese food! When you settle for a meal at Taokan, you embark on a unique culinary experience in Paris: the discovery of the contemporary Chinese cuisine.

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California Dream

California Bliss. It’s new and so much more than a Frozen Yogurt store, it’s a true concept. Decorated with surfboards, fancy sweets, shades of blue and wooden signs (weathered by the sea…), the place is an ode to travel in the Golden State. A familiar scene for...

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Esprit Saint-Germain hotel: home sweet home

All enthusiasts of the wonderful “Rive Gauche spirit” will feel at home here! Because from this 5-star hotel, conceived as a private house in the very heart of Parisian arts and literature, you’ll have immediate access to all the legendary places of Saint-Germain: the...

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Taokan: Chinese gastronomy at Rive Gauche

In just a few years, Taokan has become the hotspot of contemporary Chinese cuisine. Having spent seven years in the luxury industry in Hong Kong, the founder, Christophe Daine, has kept paying close attention to beauty, excellence and detail. In a chic and sober decor...

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All roads lead to “Rum”

A Germanopratine institution since 1932, La Rhumerie is the meeting place for all fans of the West Indies. Gather for lunch and dinner in this “House of the West Indies” with its ­Creole-flavoured homemade dishes. Whatever the occasion, a feast for the taste buds is...

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Fashion

Flamant: watch in wonder, you are at home!

When entering the Flamant store, we all have this same first impression: “Wow, what a place!” The 750 m2 of the Belgian brand that crosses rue de l’Abbaye to curl up into the place de Furstemberg, we all dream of making this our “little sweet home”!

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Wax Flower: urban jungle

With the summer season comes a strong desire for greenery and for those lucky enough to have a balcony or a terrace, now is the time for gardening.

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Flamant: liven up your interior!

With the arrival of spring, the city dweller wants sun, colour and cheerfulness. So let’s head to the gorgeous Flamant store, nestled in the heart of the place Furstenberg, to discover the new spring-summer 2017 collection. Outdoor tables and chairs, summery...

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Flamant: a journey to Wonderland

What brand could be more qualified than Flamant to glorify the festive season? The 650 m² divine lifestyle concept store of rue de l’Abbaye and the so-romantic place Furstenberg puts up its Christmas lights: flamboyant trees, twinkling garlands, candles, pine cones,...

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Waxflower: Flowers of good

Ephemeral but not superfluous, flowers are essential! And at Waxflower, they are authentic, fresh and seasonal just like we love them. For nine years now, the passionate creative florists, Gregory and Thierry, are realising compositions «made-to-measure» for...

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The complete universe of Christian Lacroix

New collection of cushions and furniture fabrics “Incroyables et Merveilleuses” © Richard Powers The complete universe of Christian Lacroix in a unique concept store To celebrate 5 years of the “Art de Vivre” department, the House of Christian Lacroix has created the...

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Romantic stroll at Flamant

Flamant is not an interior decoration shop, it’s a journey to the land of beauty. A crossing of Saint-Germain’s vibrant heart where its doors open onto Fürstemberg place… and rue de l’Abbaye. A “Germanopratin” ride all in itself. We like to wander around this...

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2016: exotic summer at Wax Flower

“Rarity, particularity, singularity” are Grégory, are the three florist creators’, Grégory, Thierry and Frédéric’s three summer wishes. In addition to the classics, the beautiful season is going to be colourful with exotic plants! During our visit, they were...

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Clair de jour: light and glamorous sensuality

Cécile Mignault is a soft-spoken lady with golden hands. Her specialty? Creating, restoring and bringing back long-forgotten lamps and lampshades. Favouring custom work and unique pieces, she has just been registered on the website Zelit, the craftsman’s bible. In...

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Treasure hunt at Thanner drugstore

Some shops really give character to the area, the Thanner drugstore is one of them! At rue de Buci, you can’t miss its well supplied : baskets, bags, picnic cases and coloured shopping bags catch the eye of passers-by. Véronique and Georges Thanner, who took over the...

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Les Montres Collector: here’s an address to stop time!

We waited, we watched, we hoped… the nirvana of vintage watches finally opens its doors in Saint-Germain  In the past, in need of an exceptional watch, we would rush to the prestigious boutique on 58 rue Bonaparte. Today we dash to another address in the 6th...

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Beauty institute and spa

Granado: the tradition of Brazilian beauty

On Copacabana beach, the symbol of the Brazilian art of living, beauty is exposed on every inch of beach towel. One of the beauty secrets of the Cariocas nestles in the centre of Rio, inside the famous Granado pharmacy, founded in 1870 by the Portuguese José Antonio...

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Coiffirst: this summer, the trend is going natural!

Let it be said! The lengths go wavy and demand is high for the famous Coiffirst “vernissage” … The subtle technique to brighten the hair using a brush for a “material” effect, to highlight some areas as if the sun had bleached some strands… A technique that’s...

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FOREO presents UFO a revolutionary smart mask

Building on its success in Asia and the United States, the Swedish brand FOREO opened their store at boulevard Saint-Germain in September 2016. Since then, season after season. their customers are experiencing the latest in instrumental cosmetics. FOREO have rapidly...

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Maison Douze: under the signs of perfumes

Samer Zakharia, founder of the high-end cosmetics brand Maison Flamel, notably available at Le Bon Marché, is now launching Maison Douze, a collection of 12 fragrances inspired by astrology. With a lifelong fascination for the signs of the Zodiac and a love for...

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Workout made easy with the help of technology

It looks like a luxurious House in the heart of Saint-Germain… just the way we like them with parquet flooring throughout, airy cabins… and state-of-the-art “instruments” to obtain a –quick– makeover. The star treatment this summer is the slimming course, but it’s not...

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Molinard: perfume like DNA…

Molinard, the mythical perfumer-creator from Grasse on the Riviera since 1849, now waits for you at 72, rue Bonaparte. The perfumes are conceived among the flowers, the visitor is immediately immersed in this dreamlike universe. On the purple walls, minimalist shelves...

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Olfactory journeys at Louis Vuitton

Perfumes in the Vuitton spirit, the perfect alchemy between leather and flowers. Seven eaux de parfums to accompany your travels, this is the fruit of a cooperation born in 2012 between Louis Vuitton and the master perfumer Jacques Cavallier-Belletrud. This...

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Comptoir du Sud Pacifique: the pleasure perfumery

Comptoir Sud Pacifique has regained its splendour thanks to Valerie Pianelli-Guichard, an entrepreneur who defends the values of independent French perfumery and who took over the business 7 years ago. The new fragrance “Rhum & Tabac” is exceeding the historical...

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