Browsing: Tips

Showing posts with label Tips.

Do you want an online radio that plays a nonstop selection of the best of French music? Well, I found this great website that does provides exactly this service.I’ve tested it several days before posting this tip and I found the radio very interesting, though I think they could include some more contemporary artists in their broadcast. But, well, nothing is perfect. Anyway, it’s a great radio that will certainly make you feel under Paris skies.Paris Chanson is also on Facebook.

My best friend, who lives in Paris for more than 5 years, knowing that I’m a huge fan of the good old radio, introduced me to FIP the last time I went to Paris and, so far, it’s the best station I’ve ever listened to in Paris. So the other day I was browsing fun stuff in the Apple App Store and I found an app that allows me to listen to FIP. It for free, obviously, and I highly recommend it!I’m sorry the image bellow is in Portuguese, but apparently I’m not allowed to access the American App store…

I just read at Le Monde about the death George Whitman, the man who opened the famous bookshop in front of the Notre Dame church. The small library, founded in 1951, was first called Le Mistral, but later changed its name to Shakespeare and Company. The change came from the desire to make a tribute to the famous old bookseller Sylvia Beach, who had created a bookstore at the beginning of the century that was a reference in English and American literature and that soon became a landmark in Paris.Sylvia’s address – 12, rue de l’Odéon – was closed during…

People always ask me where to find a good compilation of French music. Of course, Paris has an atmosphere of love around it and if you go on Amazon, you are going to find a bunch of cheesy records filled with obvious romantic cliche songs played with the accordion for those people that want to buy not the real Paris, but what I like to call it the “Hollywood Paris”. But if you are a little more curious than that, and want to discover some real good French music, I got two records to recommend. The first one was released…

I was almost getting in terms with the idea of spending 50 euros in an eyeshadow palette with 4 colors by MAC and all it lacked me was the courage to go to the store and spend this small fortune when, wondering around the streets of Paris I found a small piece of paradise for make-up lovers. I’m talking about “Paris-Berlin” a store close to the Bastille Square that sells professional make-up. I had never before heard about the brand but decided to go inside anyway attracted by all the colors and tools that are so appealing to any make-up…

One of the reasons I created an English version of my Brazilian blog, as I already explained here, is because when I was in Paris last summer, I met a new yorker that, after hearing my tips about Paris, insisted on me creating a blog. Down here are listed some of the tips I gave him. Since I often notice that the most common thing is to find luxury and expensive places when it comes to blogs about Paris, I decided only to give tips about things for free and not so obvious, for people like you and me. Sunset…