Sorry for the alarming headline but I wanted to get your attention for something very important.
There are plans for building new skyscrapers that will alter the beauty and uniqueness of Paris. Paris has long resisted skyscrapers with good reason, so it can retain its spectacular architecture. Mayor Delanoe is in already negotiations for three major skyscrapers to be built in the next few years that are expensive office and hotel buildings and will not in any way ease the housing shortage in Paris.
Please join me in protest to stop what could permanently destroy the skyline of Paris by writing a letter to Mayor Delanoe. There is an organization SOS Paris, which is dedicated to stopping these buildings from being constructed. SOS Paris is mounting a letter writing campaign to Mayor Delanoe and believes that the most effective way for him to get the message is to receive an avalanche of letters rather than Internet signatures. SOS Paris has set up pre-written letters for you to send and the mayor’s office address, so you just have to print it out and stick it in an envelope. If you are sending it from the U.S., it only requires three forever stamps for $1.05.
Please send this letter as soon as you can, so that next time you come to Paris your view of the Eiffel Tower won’t be blocked by a hideous, unnecessary skyscraper.
Click here to go to the SOS website for instructions to send your letter.
Please, please do this.
I am happy to announce the sale of a new set of prints of my Eye Prefer Paris Photos. I am offering 20 of my most popular and iconic images for sale including my doors, architectural details, statues, and monuments. They will make great gifts for all your Francophile friends, relatives, and colleagues but don't forget to buy some for yourself.
Click here to see photos and for full details including sizes, prices, and shipping. Here is a sample of some of the photos.
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 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.
Check it out at www.eyepreferparistours.com