Who stole my croissant

Style secrets of the French by Casilda Grigg

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

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

Need a French wine merchant, or a computer expert? Then ask Caroline Frankel

When I meet the co-founder of Almost Essential she’s a vision of Paris chic in a Gucci leather jacket, patterned Zara trousers and high-heeled Prada shoes with peep toes. Art lovers, all … Continue reading

May 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

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