Eat, love, eat more

Welcome to the Paris chapter of The Holiday Goddess Handbag Guide. And the Holiday Goddess Handbag Guide to Paris! What’s the fastest way to eat, love and eat more in Paris? Let our V-card (above) inspire you.

Catch the Metro train to Chaussee d’Antin-Lafeyette. You are one minute from  Galeries Lafayette, and the OMG floor. Home of snails in tins and rosebud tea.  Next door, find Printemps department store. Laduree lies just inside.

Eating like Elizabeth David

Terrine de campagne. Tarte à l’oignon. Poulet à l’estragon. Carré de porc provençal. Omelette soufflé aux liqueurs. The secrets behind five of Elizabeth David’s most famous French recipes (with abridged, updated versions) are with foodie and writer Christopher Hirst.

Follow our Absolutely Fabulous wine expert on Twitter

If you have a question about French wine or champagne, why not Tweet comedian and wine writer Helen Lederer? Helen is an original Absolutely Fabulous cast member (she plays Catriona to Joanna Lumley’s Patsy) and a brilliantly funny comedian and writer, in her own right.

Helen on Twitter








Your Free Paris Playlist

You can download the perfect Paris playlist, the eight-track album Is This Not Paris? (named after the classic song by John Kennedy) here. This is wonderful, chilled music. Almost as sexy as Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin! To find more tracks from these artists please visit Foghorn Records.

Airborn by Kolliope

Allegria by Elia Bel

Autobahn by Bad Machines

Chariots and Limousines by Rosie Burgess

Fly With Me by Elia Bel

I’m Here by The Stoics

Is This Not Paris by John Kennedy

No Sleep by Jesse Morris and the Three Beans

Holiday Goddess Handbag Guide Paris Updates

How to be a Paris bargainista – The Catherine Max website is currently down at We’ll update you as soon as we have a new link.

Notre Dame – New! The best website for Notre Dame is now

It’s all about the shoes – The best website for Christian Louboutin is now

There’s something about Picasso – The Picasso Museum is currently closed for renovations until Spring 2013

Can’t find the site you want? Some French websites may require www in front of them. And of course, in any travel book, addresses and phone numbers can change so please check the websites (which we monitor regularly) before you set out. Bon voyage!







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