Today is the start of my annual edition of Christmas in Paris, where I show you the festive store windows and holiday decorations.
Printemps has given carte blanche to one brand sponsor for its windows in the last three years, with Dior last year and Chanel the year before. Prada was the chosen label this year and the windows are adorned with the chicest shoes, clothes, and accessories. Since I used to be in the ladies show business, my favorite window was the one lined with rows of ladies evening shoes facing backwards showing off the jewel encrusted heel. Gwyneth Paltrow was the celebrity who inaugurated windows this season, decked out in an au courant black and white print strapless Prada dress.
Next door at Galeries Lafayette surprisingly there was less blatant brand promoting than at Printemps. The theme for the windows is Beauty and the Beast, which ties in with the upcoming film with Lea Sedoux and André Dussollier who officially launched the windows last month.
Both sets of windows are up till January 5, 2014.
64 Boulevard Haussmann, 75009
Metro: Havre Caumartin
40 Boulevard Haussmann, 75009
Metro: Chaussee D’Antin
I am pleased as punch to announce the launch of Eye Prefer Paris Tours, which are 3-hour walking tours I will personally be leading. The Eye Prefer Paris Tour includes many of the places I have written about such as small museums & galleries, restaurants, cafes & food markets, secret addresses, fashion & home boutiques, parks, and much more.
Tours cost 210 euros for up to 3 people, and 70 euros for each additional person. I look forward to meeting you on my tours and it will be my pleasure and delight to show you my insiders Paris.
Check it out at www.eyepreferparistours.com
Click here to watch a video of our famous Marais tour
New! Eye Prefer Paris Cooking Classes
I am happy to announce the launch of Eye Prefer Paris Cooking Classes. Come take an ethnic culinary journey with me and chef and caterer Charlotte Puckette, co-author of the bestseller The Ethnic Paris Cookbook (with Olivia Kiang-Snaije). First we will shop at a Paris green-market for the freshest ingredients and then return to Charlotte's professional kitchen near the Eiffel Tower to cook a three-course lunch. After, we will indulge in the delicious feast we prepared along with hand-selected wines.
Cost: 185 euros per person (about $240)
Time: 9:30AM- 2PM (approximately 4 1/2 hours)
Location: We will meet by a metro station close to the market
Class days: Tuesday,Wednesday, Thursday,Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
Minimum of 2 students, maximum 6 students.
Click here to sign up for the next class or for more info.
I am happy to announce the sale of a new set of prints of my Eye Prefer Paris Photos. I am offering 20 of my most popular and iconic images for sale including my doors, architectural details, statues, and monuments. They will make great gifts for all your Francophile friends, relatives, and colleagues but don't forget to buy some for yourself.
Click here to see photos and for full details including sizes, prices, and shipping. Here is a sample of some of the photos.