Winter Wonderland

4 January 2014

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What a nice surprise when I woke up yesterday morning to see that New York was wrapped in a lovely white blanket! The first snow of the year! After the storm, there was a beautiful and magical light.

I took my courage and my camera, I put so many clothes on that I looked like nothing (multiple layers mode! On my legs : wool and cashmere tights, Uniqlo Heattech legging and warm pants, a pair of thick socks, and a pair of UGG! On top : Uniqlo Heattech long sleeves t-shirt, a cashmere sweater and a chunky wool sweater, a … READ MORE

Christmas in the City : Dyker Heights, Brooklyn

29 December 2013

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My dear Célinette arrived in New York a few days ago. She always has good plans, and she’s the one who told me I should go take a look at Dyker Heights Christmas Illuminations in Brooklyn (her article here). The least you could say is it’s really worth the trip!

As she had told me, the people in the neighborhood try to outdo each other by decorating their houses in the most creative or kitsch manner. And that’s how this middle-class suburb turns into a magical amusement park for kids… and for grown-ups! All the houses are covered with … READ MORE

Atlantic City Getaway

7 October 2013

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This week-end, we decided to escape from New York madness for two days, in order to discover something different about the USA. We had many ideas that were eliminated by common sense or delayed because of the weather, and we finally chose to go to Atlantic City.

Atlantic City is a town from New Jersey, often compared to Las Vegas because of the casinos.

It actually made me think of Coney Island, plus casinos. So I kind of liked it !

Plans for the week-end :

– walking on the boardwalk, the beach and the piers – especially the Steel … READ MORE

French Cuisine in New York : Brasserie Cognac

15 July 2013

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As you already know, one of the things I miss the most here in New York is our french gastronomy. I know there are a lot of french restaurants in New York, but… they’re not always worth it ! I recently discovered, within a short walk from my place, a French brasserie, far better than many parisian ones : the COGNAC brasserie.

The chef, Florian Hugo (great great great grandson of Victor Hugo) created a very varied menu and taught his team how to offer new-yorkers the best of traditional french food.  Thanks to his training with Alain Ducasse, his … READ MORE

Hotels in Paris – Le Bellechasse and the Atmospheres Hotel

9 July 2013

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Lors de mon dernier séjour à Paris la semaine dernière, j’ai logé dans deux jolis hôtels. D’habitude, je squatte chez mon meilleur pote Kévi, guide touristique parisien fondateur de Black Paris Walks (j’en profite au passage pour vous conseiller de découvrir ses visites privées de Paris – que vous soyez parisienne ou pas, ça devrait vous intéresser ! Il propose des visites originales, personnalisables sur demande et notamment sa “spécialité”, une visite touristique dédiée à l’histoire du Paris Noir super intéressante et insolite.) Fin de la parenthèse “je fais de la pub à mon pote” !

Cette fois-ci, j’étais avec … READ MORE

♥ Mermaid Parade 2013, Coney Island

23 June 2013

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Saturday June 22nd was the traditional Coney Island Mermaid Parade.

Being an absolute fan of Coney Island and its legendary craziness, I was there, with my little camera and an appropriate outfit that I will show you very soon. It was really worth the trip !

Each mermaid was more original than the others, and there was a lot of glitter, fun and good humour. The aim of the event was to raise funds to help reconstruct Coney after the hurricane Sandy ravaged the area last october.

Thousands and thousands of spectators, sometimes as dressed up as the people in … READ MORE