Who stole my croissant

Style secrets of the French by Casilda Grigg

Daisy loves: Niki de Saint Phalle

In search of the French capital’s hottest ticket, Whostolemycroissant despatched Hackney hipster and queen of Anglo-French style Daisy Evans to Paris via Megabus. She lived to tell the tale and came back … Continue reading

November 25, 2014 · 1 Comment

Where the beautiful people dine in Paris

Is it the fabled Tour d’Argent where langoustines are served with kumquat purée? Is it Alain Senderens’s famous restaurant on Place de la Madeleine where roast duck comes with black figs … Continue reading

October 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

A dash of 1920s Paris

A Dutch friend who’s almost Parisian – she spent years living there and speaks French like a native – told me I just had to visit the rue Mouffetard in the … Continue reading

October 9, 2014 · 1 Comment

Lonely nights in Paris

Here are two little-known facts about Valérie Trierweiler: at 23 she had never flown in a plane or seen the Mediterranean. The elegant mother of three who was dumped publicly … Continue reading

September 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Is Airbnb too good to be true?

Airbnb, the website that allows hosts to rent out spare rooms and properties, is a wonderful invention, no doubt about it, but it’s nothing like staying in a hotel. There’s no … Continue reading

September 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

A great little bra shop in Paris

I discovered this place by chance. It’s at the southern tip of the bustling but not particularly fashionable rue du Commerce in the 15th. Carline’s is more of a giant … Continue reading

September 19, 2014 · 1 Comment

Window shopping in Saint-Germain

A new scent arrived at Diptyque’s flagship shop in Paris just days ago. It’s called Essences Insensées and it’s a mix of mimosa, violets and heliotrope. It comes in a … Continue reading

September 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

10 things you didn’t know about Paris

I’m just back from a weekend in Paris. Conkers were falling from the horse chestnuts, shops were putting out their autumn clothes, but it was so warm that everybody was out … Continue reading

September 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

A long weekend in Paris

In search of inspiration for the blog and the perfect steak frites, I am off to Paris this weekend with my friend Ruth. We’re travelling not by Megabus but in … Continue reading

September 1, 2014 · 2 Comments

What Frenchwomen bring back on the Eurostar

Eclairs, you’re thinking? But these aren’t any old éclairs. They’re from Picard, the gourmet French frozen food chain. If they could, the French in London would transport Picard lock, stock and barrel back to London. … Continue reading

July 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Where to stay in Paris

Rain has a habit of making us dream of other places – Paris being one of them. As the French in London are quite hopeless at recommending hotels in Paris … Continue reading

May 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Where Frenchmen take their mistresses

On my recent Megabus trip to Paris I was sitting alone in a café in the 16th arrondissement watching a little old lady go by with a very small dachshund … Continue reading

May 27, 2014 · 2 Comments

3 of the best food shops in Paris

Barthélémy has long been a favourite of the beau monde of Paris. It supplies both the Elysée Palace and the Matignon, the official residence of the newly-appointed PM, Manuel Valls, … Continue reading

April 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

The cheapest way to get from London to Paris – but is it worth it?

There are few things less stylish than coach travel so why is it in this blog? Am I asking you to believe that stylish French people travel by coach to … Continue reading

April 23, 2014 · 1 Comment

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