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Five Red Things to Do in Paris – on the Right Bank of the Seine River

21.11.2014 Posted in Travel No Comments

Paris is known worldwide as a beautiful and romantic city. Even though the guide-book’s about Paris are numerous and the choice of places to visit is vast, here is a small selection of places not miss, on the right bank of the Seine River, if you visit Paris any time soon, particularly during Xmas or New Yeaer vacation. 1. Visit the picturesque open-air market in the 16th arrondissement on avenue President Wilson. Open Wednesday and Saturday. The market boasts remarkable stalls of fish, seafood (do not miss out on the incredible legs and claws of the Crabs of Kamchatka), local and exotic food and some clothes. True, there are many markets in Paris but this one is truly elegant and stylish, offering a unique Parisian touch.(To get there: market is open 7.30-14.30, avenue President Wilson between Rue Debrousse and the Place d’Iéna, Metro Line 9: Alma-Marceau, Iéna). 2. After a stroll through the market have a glass of hot mulled red wine on the heated terrasse of Chez Francis, with a view of the Eiffel Tower (if the heaters do not work they will offer blankets). Located in the heart of the ‘Golden Triangle,’ it is one of the most beautiful terrasses in Paris, with a breathtaking view during the day and in the evening, elegantly furnished with dark-wood furniture and red-upholstered chairs. (To get there: 7, place de l’Alma, Metro Line 9: Alma-Marceau) 3. Have a steak tartare, a Parisian specialty. The best-known restaurant that serves it is the […]

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More Than Red!

20.09.2013 Posted in Lifestyle No Comments

This blog is for all people who see life through bright colors and the brightest of them – Red.

Red is generally associated with passion, love, anger, happiness and communism. It has more personal connotations than any other color and may implicate all sorts of subtexts. I’m looking at Red from two perspectives: as a Russian who was brought up in Moscow during the Brezhnev era and as a woman who sees daily life through the brightest of the colors.