One of my favorite flower shops in the Marais is Vertige. Owner Agathe Braconnier has a certain jen se quoi with flowers and arrangements that transform them to a whole other level of beauty. From a singular flower in a little tin pot to a massive bouquet fit for a queen, there is a simplicity and style that truly elevate the art of flower arrangements.
Vertige has many fans from the fashion, design and business worlds including Chanel, Cotelac, Acquaverde, John Galliano ( who lives in the area and stops by for his weekly flowers), BNP Paribas, and French film director Andre Techine.
Vertige has also graced the pages of Architectural Digest, Madame Figaro, Maison Francais, and Mode et Travaux.
An extra-added bonus behind the shop is a most wonderful courtyard with a private home and garden.
Vertige 11 rue de Sevigne, 75004
Metro: St. Paul
In addition to my Eye Prefer Paris Tours, we now offer Eye Prefer New York Tours, 3-hour walking tours of New York's best neighborhoods including Soho, Meatpacking/West Village & Tribeca. Tours cost $195 for up to 3 people and $65 for each additional person.Come take a bite of the Big Apple on an Eye Prefer New York Tour!
Come experience my blog ìliveî with my Eye Prefer Paris Tours, which are 3-hour walking tours I lead. 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 195 euros for up to 3 people, and 65 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. www.eyepreferparistours.com
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 Charlotteís 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, and Friday
Minimum of 2 students, maximum 6 students.
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