WIN! A Gourmet Weekend in Paris
Paris beckons. Do you want to take the call?
Paris is always a good idea.
- Audrey Hepburn
Paris beckons. Do you want to take the call?
We can't have a gourmet travel giveaway without a trip to Paris. That would be madness.
Our deep dive into the rental scene in Paris takes us to a particularly lovely, old-school apartment run by the appropriately named Paris Perfect.
The selection of high-end vacation rentals in Paris is hard to beat. They're beautifully designed, well located, and come with a slew of perks.
Haven In is one of a new crop of apartment rental agencies letting everyone pretend they have their own swank pied-a-terre.
Fantasize about living in Paris? (Who doesn't?) This chic apartment rental residence is not just a dream.
Skip the tiny students' quarters in the Latin Quarter. Stay in the hotel that finds a happy medium between old-world chic and contemporary vibes in Paris' 8th arrondissement.
In our continued spotlight on Paris this week, we're checking into a a five-star for a dose of cinematic, old-school style.
Nevermind the killer Airbnb. For extra bragging rights, spend a few nights in the first floating hotel in France.
It's all happening in the 9th arrondissement in Paris, especially at these neighborhood spots.
Skip the typical Parisian tourist spots and follow an insider's guide around the artsy arrondissement.
The only five-star hotel overlooking the royal gardens manages, among other feats, to feel like your maison away from home.
Located on what was once a hot air balloon field, the approach feels more Loire Valley than Centre Ville although it’s just steps from the Arc De Triomphe and Fondation Louis Vuitton.
You wont finding us stocking up on typical souvenirs. We're too busy shopping the city for scented matches, custom charm bracelets, and classic French cookware.
Shop the City of Lights through fifteen of the prettiest window displays. Oooh la la.
Leave your modesty at the door. If you're uncomfortable with breasts bared in every direction and perky nips of all shapes and sizes jingle-jangling, this show is not for you.
A morning coffee, an afternoon stroll, and a full day of Instagramming. That's a Parisian #FathomInstaMeet.
The cozy back rooms at Les Chandelles host a moaning, panting, shifting adult orgy. Couples meander around, doing whatever makes them feel good.
To celebrate her new novel, author and Fathom contributor Courtney Maum takes us on a walking tour of the story's Parisian haunts.
The message was subtle but undeniable. Aside from the obvious differences in height, under the skin, we're pretty much all the same creature.
Get off the museum bench. The thrill of an old-world Parisian funfair awaits.
Would you like to win a gourmet getaway to Paris? And a year's worth of free chocolate? Oui, oui, oui.
PARIS – This is a great place to watch the relaxed, poetic Paris. Fountains, statues, perfectly manicured lawns, and wild flowers frame that which France rightfully owns.
PARIS – How to fit in? Borrow a dog. How to escape city life? A bottle of rosé by the Seine.
PARIS – From Flash Gordon to Calder mobiles to breathtaking baby's breath bouquets, we're kicking off vice week by pondering the mysteries of French fashion.
Is there a better present than French breakfast in bed?
A chat with the photographer-turned-barista behind the best coffee shop in Paris.
PARIS – Cultural institutions are best discussed over a flakey bite. And the fastest way to follow the trail of crumbs is by bike.
PARIS – We polished our top list of shops, sites, gardens, dining rooms, et le reste.
MILAN and PARIS – Fashion and religion were proving difficult bed partners. They held different ideas and kept different hours.
MAINCY, France – Forget Versailles. There's a better, more intimate château just as close to Paris. Same designers, same scandalous history. It's the ultimate antidote to Fashion Week.
INSTAGRAM – Fashion month finishes up in Paris with a healthy dose of Louis Vuitton, Chanel, and crêpes.
PARIS – Fashion Week madness has just kicked off in Paris. The Mandarin Oriental is the place to go to recover from it.
PARIS – Alone in one of the best cities for food on earth? Grab a seat at a bar. The people around you will talk to you (nicely, even) and make you feel welcome.
The bicycle sandwich delivery maven pedals around in search of a prime view.
PARIS – When pastry chef François Payard visits the dessert capital of the world, where does he spend his calories?
As Paris Fashion Week winds down, we stop into the places that always deliver inspiration, style, and late-night antics to the always-bored fashion flock.
The outsider art show at The Museum of Everything features work that's stunning in its complexity, diversity, and depth.
PARIS – What do you mean all of the stores and restaurants are closed?! Your day is not lost: Here's a quietly lovely day. Food, shopping, and culture included.
How to find that fresh baguette, charming market stand, and only-in-Paris moment.
PARIS – Fashion Week has moved to Paris. We checked in with fashion/beauty buff, PR wiz, and Brooklyn restaurateur Kerry Diamond for her Frenchie essentials.
"She was probably in her mid- eighties, slightly taller than Sarkozy." An excerpt from Rosecrans Baldwin's new book.
PARIS – You're busy, so we figured out Paris for you. Here's your quick, essential guide to impressing clients, blowing off steam, living like a local, loading up on culture, and scoring souvenirs.
But once inside, I encountered the unexpected: perverse touches tucked discreetly among the baroque grandeur of crystal chandeliers and gilded settees.
Deborah Needleman, a consummate gardener, shares her favorite floral shops in Paris. Very old lady styles, soothing pastries, and grand taxidermy included.
PARIS – The increasing rarity of delightful small hotels must be the direct result of a clambering desire for trendy, boutique shitholes. Deborah Needleman finds her perfect inn.
Where did Hemingway live and drink in the 1920s? Where is David Sedaris reading next month? We have the list of Paris literary haunts both past and present.
If you can't have Paris under your feet, you can have it in your imagination. Here's a highly subjective reading list of our favorite books about the City of Lights.
PARIS, France – Au Petit Bonheur La Chance is one of those magical places where you'd have to be missing a heart in order to walk out empty-handed.
PARIS, France – When I told him I was taking my mother, he shook his head. "Oh no, no, no, Gabriella, when you get a room at the Plaza Athénée, you must take your lover."
PARIS – Was living here part of a carefully cultivated image, a way to give rich patrons the edgy thrill of slumming? Or did building a little house cost that much money, even here?
"That's when I looked left and saw the opera house itself, so grand I'd missed it, shimmering like wet fondant, like a great domed cake." A Paris excerpt from "The Last Nude."
Best place for an afternoon coffee? Le Rocketship is a darling cafe and design boutique. I love chatting with Benoît, the owner, as I sip my chai.
PARIS, France – Designer Anne Ditmeyer gathers tips and advice from local experts for her guide to Paris by arrondissement.
PARIS, France – There's more to Paris than coffee and croissants, fine wines and soufflés. You simply must make room for falafel.
PARIS, France – Some people like to shop for clothes. Not Melanie Dunea. She's after the goat cheese and saucisson. Adventures of a shopping spree.
Amelie or Carrie? Baguette or bagel? Brasserie or diner? "Paris versus New York" settles the score once and for all.
PARIS, France – Yes, you need three stomachs and 36 hours for my best day ever. But that's Paris; it's magic.
Cliche as it is, the city holds special charm for girls. Christina Ohly takes her daughter on her first trip, and falls in love with the city anew.
PARIS – If I didn't know any better, I would have thought I was caught in a swarm of paparazzi vying to get a shot of Justin Bieber emerging from a strip club.
PARIS, France – For me, it is the best of France: a place of permanence, of ritual, of detail. It's the bar I was looking for when I moved to Paris.
PARIS, France – He looks as though the ghost of Cary Grant has seized him. The Harcourt aesthetic was conceived to symbolize celebrities as demigods, simultaneously present and untouchable.
A literary excerpt from Hemingway's "The Sun Also Rises" depicts a fresh Paris morning.
PARIS – I could hear strange sounds from inside. I imagined the soundtrack of a monster's belly, the muffled noises coming from visitors trapped and gurgling inside.
With a naughty chuckle he explains, "Madame Pompadour was fond of this glass because there was no stem. She preferred to stick it in her cleavage."
Scenes de la bohème depicted life in the 1840s Latin Quarter and was written by Henry Murger, who, unlike the trust-fund poseurs inhabiting present-day bohemias from Williamsburg to Berlin, was an authentically poor, deeply dedicated writer who died before the age of forty.
"Old thrills and new, timeless and current, I was in its spell, and in the spell of Paris." Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris" transports Gabrielle Gershenson to the city of her dreams.
PARIS, France – Checking into the Hotel Odeon is like being a guest in an old French manor. It’s a European building that defies physics, all beams, plaster, and sloping staircase.
The private underground hammam pool is free for guests. Can you think of a better way to end a hard day in Paris than swimming naked in your secluded candlelit grotto?