Author Archives: Sasha

The Reporthair |Your Personalised Hair Stylist


After the sleepy-eyed, new mommy-hood early months of 2016, when the days started to get a bit warmer and I started taking my new little bundle of joy out and about on the town, I realised that I was in desperate need of a refreshing new look! The Reporthair was the perfect solution!

Photo: The Reporthair

Photo: The Reporthair

After a quick phone call with a hair consultant to talk about my hair and what I was looking to have done, the delightful Anita showed up at my apartment with everything Continue reading

The Parisian Doughnut


There is no shortage of sweets and pastries here in Paris. Macarons, eclairs, caramel au beurre salé, crème Chantilly and so much more, are staples of French culture and culinary traditions. But now that the coffee scene in Paris is thriving, there is nothing more perfect for my American palate than a decadent doughnut to pair with that perfect cup of coffee!

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Doughmade’s Strawberry-Rhubarb (photo: Instagram)

Luckily for me and my sweet tooth, a few fabulous Americans have tapped the doughnut market and have recently started selling their doughy creations throughout the city. Amanda of Boneshaker Paris and Alex of Doughmade have both partnered with some of Paris’ best coffee Continue reading

SFP Picks | French Skin Care Brands


The French are known for their flawless and seemingly effortlessly beautiful skin. How do they do it, you ask? We still have yet to find all the answers, but below are our five favorite French skincare brands that, we think, get us one step closer to the world of perfectly French skin.

1. Huygens

An homage to Parisian physician and astronomer, Christian Hugens and his profound understanding of nature; Huygens uses these principles to return to the origins with a focus on Continue reading

The Best Subscription Boxes in France


There is nothing like the joy of getting a package in the mail. With the explosion of subscription boxes like Birchbox and My Little Box over the past few years, more and more companies are popping up with delivery boxes filled with everything from beauty products to culinary items and even goodies for your pet. Below are some of our top picks to help spruce up your mail delivery each month!

 

Emma et Chloé

For: The Fashionista
Subscription Options: Monthly, 6-month, yearly
Price: 19.90 euro + 3 euro for shipping per month or 225 euro per year (free shipping)

 

Each month, the Emma et Chloé box will arrive with a bespoke piece of jewelry from a French creator with a value of 40 to 140 euro. You will learn about each creator and get a new piece of bling to add to your wardrobe! During your membership, you will also receive a 20% discount on all jewelry and accessories in their online shop.

 

Photo courtesy of Quejadore (gimmy-s-world)

Quejadore

For: The Parisienne
Subscription Options: Every Two Months, you decide if you want to purchase the box & have it delivered
Price: 24.90 euro for the Cocooning Box for Winter 2015/16 Continue reading

SFP’s Paris Holiday Favorites


It’s mid-December and the holiday season has officially arrived in Paris. It is a magical time in the city and it really brings the name “City of Lights” to life. There is always so much to do in Paris and with the holiday season comes the standard Christmas Markets that pop up throughout the city as well as the smell of mulled wine and the delicious pain d’épices that is served with fois gras at almost every event.

Below are some of our favorites for the holiday season in Paris and some fool-proof ways to get you revved up for celebrations with family and loved ones!

Holiday lights this year on Rue Montorgeuil

Holiday lights this year on Rue Montorgeuil

1. Paris Lights Up!

One of my favorite things about the holiday season in Paris is seeing all of the local neighborhood street lights. Many of them change every year or every few years and each neighborhood is different. The big avenues like Avenue Montaigne, the Champs-Elysees or the exterior of the Grands-Magasins along Boulevard Haussemann always have beautiful large- Continue reading

What’s New | Fall 2015


As the leaves turned beautiful colors of yellow and orange this fall, we spent less time outside and more time inside eating our way through some of Paris’ newest dining and drinking spots! From healthy juices and bagels to market-fresh fish and super creative ingredients to re-visiting some of France’s most traditional dishes, there is a restaurant for every palate and every occasion this Fall.

 

Here are some of our favorites from the past few months that I am sure will warm your stomachs and souls as the temperatures continue to drop over the next few weeks!

 

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Shakespeare & Co Cafe

37 rue de la Bûcherie, 75005 Paris

The coffee, juice and culinary genius behind Bob’s Juice brands has taken over the space next to the legendary Shakespeare & Co bookshop on the left bank. Continue reading

Our Picks | Best Hairdressers in Paris


One of our most common requests here at SFP is a good place to get a haircut. I have been living in Paris now for over 14 years and, I hate to admit, I have yet to find the perfect hairdresser. I am in constant search of good recommendations for clients but also for myself so, we at SFP decided to scour some of the most recommended salons and hair stylists here in Paris to share our experiences with our lovely readers.

Photo courtesy of David Mallett

Photo courtesy of David Mallett

David Mallett | Best High End
14 Rue Notre-Dame des Victoires, Paris 2eme

Probably the most well-known and buzzed about salon in Paris, David Mallet is a prestigious and one-of-a kind experience. With a team that treats you like a queen (and a Continue reading

SFP’s Best Views in Paris


We have scoured all corners of the city for some great views of Paris over the past few years. Our advice? Skip the Eiffel Tower or even the Arc de Triumph and snag some photos at some of these great spots, for free instead!

Photo Credit: Sandrine L.

View from the Institut du Monde Arabe. Photo Credit: Sandrine L.

1. Patio of the Institut du Monde Arabe

Visiting the Institut du Monde Arabe holds many treasures from beautiful exhibits, delicious Continue reading

Swimming Pools in Paris


Now that the weather has warmed and the sun is shining, what better way is there to spend these beautiful Parisian summer days than pool-side?

For those of us who plan on spending the summer in Paris instead of escaping to the beach, we have curated a list of our favorite swimming pools in Paris to share with you! Grab that new bikini, slather on some sunscreen and splash around in these great, truly Parisian, swimming pools this summer.

Photo: Marc Verhille - Mairie de Paris

Piscine Joesphine Baker | Photo: Marc Verhille – Mairie de Paris

Piscine Josephine Baker

Probably the most well-known of Paris swimming pools, this stylish aquatic center alongside the Seine and overlooking Bercy opened the same year as Paris Plage. The pool is a bit smaller than Continue reading