12.16.2008

La Crémerie



On my first trip to Paris, I stayed in a charming hotel on the left bank, just steps away from St. Sulpice. I hadn’t been to this neighborhood in quite a while so I thought it was time for a visit.

Strolling through the neighborhood, I couldn’t help but notice a darling storefront called La Crémerie. At first, I thought it was just that…a little cream shop, but I soon realized it’s really a little wine bar.

The owners have preserved the architectural elements denoting the shop’s original purpose, but they’ve followed the modern trend toward opening a wine bar that offers only bio and biodynamique (i.e., organic) wines. This tiny place seats about 15 people, the menu is handwritten on a blackboard and includes a selection of charcuterie and organically grown cheese from Italy, Spain and the French provinces. It couldn’t be more adorable and it’s well worth a visit.
La Crémerie

9, rue des Quatre Vents

75006 Paris
01-43-54-99-30

12.10.2008

Carte de Noel


For my Christmas card, I chose an image by impressionist painter Afred Sisley, titled L'Effet de Neige sur Argenteuil.

12.05.2008

Paris Pratique - Le Louvre


Never wait in line at the pyramid to gain entrance to the Louvre. Instead, head to the lesser known entrance on the Rue de Rivoli, which runs along the north edge of the museum.

After entering at 99 Rue de Rivoli, take the escalator to the lower level, purchase your admission ticket at one of the electronic kiosks and enter tout de suite
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