After the breathtaking sunsets at the Pompidou a few weeks ago, I walked home from the museum. It was the blue hour, where evening is just beginning and the sky is that indescribable shade of vibrant blue. I walked down some alleyways with ancient buildings with figures walking in the night bathed in the dim light of yellow street lamps. Neon Tabac and flower shop signs glowed against the special blue sky looking like amusement park rides. The carousel at the Hotel de Ville plaza was all lit up with its tiny light bulbs and the BHV department store behind it with a red flag hovering above its black turret.
How do you like my portrait by my friend Blair Pessemier?
Blair and his wife Laurie give Plein Air Painting Classes in Paris, Giverny, and Auvers sur Oise. http://www.studiopessemier.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 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 210 euros for up to 3 people, and 70 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
Click here to watch a video of our famous Marais tour