My friend and former Parisian of the Month Marianne Strom invited Vincent and me over to her Marais apartment last week for a New Years drink. After toasting in the New Year with Champagne and hors d’oeuvres around her fireplace with her husband Anders and our mutual friend Pascal from Paris Marais website, we started to put our coats on to leave. Marianne showed us these pretty serving trays she designed and asked us each to pick one to take home. In fact she was generous enough to give us two of them.
I love my trays so much I would like to share with you about them and where you can purchase them.
Marianne is a very accomplished historian and gifted photographer. She wrote and took the photographs for a fabulous book, Paris en Details Le Marais, in 2011, chronicling the architectural details of the Marais.
She has taken some of the Marais photos and cleverly put them on serving trays. Marianne is Swedish and she found a Swedish company to hand make the trays which are environmentally safe and made of Swedish birch wood. There are five designs pictured and named below. Trays come in two sizes 27X20cm (10.5”X8”) and 43cmX33cm (17”X13”).
Trays are available at the following shops in Paris. The small ones are 30 euros and the large, 45 euros. Prices may vary from shop to shop.
23, rue de Sévigné
22, rue Molière
3 bis, rue Léon Jost
De Bouche à Oreille
26, rue du Roi de Sicile
13, rue Charlot
Click here to read the interview with Marianne
Cabinet de Chiens
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 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