Posts tagged 14th

This pain au chocolat is from Louis’s favorite boulangerie …..which is saying a lot from a Parisian. It’s called Le Moulin Vert, on the corner of Rue Didot and Rue du Moulin Vert in the 14th, right off of metro Alésia. They have the most delicious pastries that are different (and better!) than the classic ones on every street corner. The peeps who work there aren’t very likable, but their treats certainly are. Definitely worth a try.

This week has been all about the recognition of major transitions. It’s that time of year. Very soon things will be very different. Not only in a new apartment, but a new daily routine, new faces and new places. It’s refreshing.

Have a lovely Sunday.

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Two new blogs I started following from Lovelorn Unicorn‘s blogroll: Commas + Clauses and Clever Nettle.

Dreaming of a Colorado winter, even with no snow.

Which district should I stroll in next?

Do you know Wouffi’s Bakery? A friend of mine showed me this site and it sure is lovely!

I’m trying to decide which flavor from Lola’s Cookies I’ll order for housewarming holidays…. Hmmm!

What’s on your Christmas tree this year? My mom has the best taste in ornaments for my family….

When I travel I try to always taste the local beer. I have fond memories of this in Brugges, Cairo, Athens, Beirut, Berlin, Vienna and Prague…. and of course in Denver. It’s such a tasteful way to see a pinch of the pride in a country. I sure am anxious to try more while traveling!

So, about these pictures above….. Bootlegger doesn’t ONLY have Belgian beer, but a wide selection of beers from around the world. They’ve got anything from Bud, Stella, Delirium, Guinness, Duvel, Kriek, Mongozo, Chimay, St. Bernardus, La Chouffe, and Satan  ready & waiting for you (and not to mention matching glasses for some of them). You’ll probably even find a few new ones to love. I’m biased because I love beer, but this is the perfect place to go to discover new treasures from around the world.

You can find out about some European country’s beers right here.

This beer shop is located in the 14th, tucked on a little street by Pernety. There is also Bières Cultes with a shop in the 18th, 17th and 1st.

Bieres- Bootlegger:
82, rue de l’Ouest, 75014
Tél: 01 43 27 94 02
Métro: Pernety

A brocante is a market. Usually with antiques. The dictionary translates it as “deals in secondhand goods”, but to put it simply, it’s an antique market.

A few weekends ago Caroline and I went to this brocante.  They are in Paris almost every weekend until the weather gets really heinous (for dates & locations, click here.)

I tend to go buck-wild over the 1950′s pinkish brown glassware, but there is something for everyone at a brocante.

Find a brocante, and go enjoy it. I highly recommend them for a little stroll in the different Parisian districts.

Hope everyone is having a great Saturday, and preparing for NUIT BLANCHE ce soir.

See GQ‘s top picks for Nuit Blanche right here.

A side note, I love this collection of the World’s Best Subway Systems.

Two cities. Different lifestyles. Voilà. This video depicts it all. It’s directed by J.W. Griffiths. Liz found it on Tumblr.

As for the market photos… I know this seems a bit dated as I am not in Paris at the moment, but I sure am thinking of it. And after visiting the Brooklyn Flea, I was reminded of how much I love the marché at Porte de Vanves in the 14th of Paris (and I’m not only saying this because I’m proud of my arrondissement….! Which you can check on Anne‘s Around Paris Project)

This market is sort of unknown as I talk about it to friends or other tourists….which is understandable because the Puces at Clignancourt is of course a bit larger and sucks up all of the glory… but you can still find little treasures here in the south of Paris. Tons of treasures, actually.

I always tend to stumble upon peachy glass 30′s antiques, which happen to frequent my kitchen…..

It’s best to go on Saturday or Sundays around 9 or 10am, but not after 12pm, as the market becoming prominently clothing. Perfect for a morning stroll.


1) Get of the metro at Plaisance on line 13. Or the tram 3 at Didot. (if you take the line 13 route, take rue d’Alésia east until rue Didot, and go south until the periphérique)

2) You’ll see the market if you cross past the main street & tram tracks, and start to your left and wrap around to the right, eventually making a U-Turn and following the vendors are the way down  avenue Marc Sangnier.

3) Buy pretty things and admire trinkets between all of the above!

4) Fin.