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Paris By Neighborhood

MiniTime | Posted 12.26.2014 | Travel

Paris' arrondissements coil around with the 1st at its heart, and the 19th and 20th at its outer limits. Each arrondissement comes with plenty to do for families. Here are some suggestions of what to see and discover in Paris with kids:

Pornosophy: Ten Sex Clubs Where You Can Redeem Your Rewards Points

Francis Levy | Posted 12.24.2014 | Comedy
Francis Levy

The question is can you reap a real reward for your rewards points and if in the moment of passionate lust, you have the wherewithal to defer your reward so that you can make a financially sound decision that will not exhaust the budget.

Movie Review: Big Eyes ...of the Beholder

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

At heart, Big Eyes is a just a drama about a codependent relationship that strays into abusiveness, in which the wife finally finds the strength to ...

Jeff Koons' Degradation of Luxury

Misha Pinkhasov | Posted 12.22.2014 | Arts
Misha Pinkhasov

The Pompidou Center in Paris is showing a retrospective of Jeff Koons through April 2015. It will surely be a much talked-about stop for attendees of the haute couture and menswear shows in January, and of Paris Fashion Week in March.

Why Letting Go Is Hard To Do

Laurie Lesser | Posted 12.22.2014 | Fifty
Laurie Lesser

I've been happy living on my own. As Scrooge-like as it may sound, I like coming home to an empty apartment, with no one to cook for, or tell me what to cook, and no need to talk about my day when I don't feel like talking. But there's something about the holidays that brings out the nesting instinct.

Affordable Family-Friendly Hotels in Paris

MiniTime | Posted 12.22.2014 | Travel

The fashion conscious will appreciate the sleek modern bathrooms with their Versace tiling and Hermès bathing products.

The Art of Giving

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 12.21.2014 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

Over the years during the holiday season I've donated a portion of the proceeds from my print sales to support organizations that give back to the community. This year the proceeds will go to support Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in the fight against Ebola.

This Is What It Looks Like When a Lingerie Designer Styles a Hotel

Oyster | Posted 12.18.2014 | Travel

There are a lot of surprising people who have turned their creative talents toward hotels, from celebrities to restaurateurs to fashion designers. So we were intrigued, if not actually shocked, to learn that the Hotel Vice Versa in Paris was decorated head to toe by lingerie designer Chantal Thomass, known for her sassy and glamorous wares.

COP20: Rounding the Turn on the Road to Paris

Carl Pope | Posted 12.16.2014 | Green
Carl Pope

A new and genuine, if inadequate, global climate architecture has been teed up for next year in Paris. But whether Paris serves as the foundation for steadily more ambitious climate progress or is the marker of the reality that that world will not break the back of fossil-fuel dominance is going to be determined by how the world community reacts to five new realities.

How Peer Pressure Brought Australia on Board Climate Fund

Michael Shank | Posted 12.15.2014 | Green
Michael Shank

On the heels of the UN-sponsored climate talks in Lima, there are some lessons learned worth assessing. This superb analysis by Guy Ragen, a campaig...

On Pilgrimage in India

Ann Tashi Slater | Posted 12.15.2014 | Travel
Ann Tashi Slater

We are drawn to places by our dreams, the dreams of our ancestors, and the collective dreaming of people through the centuries. These places are made special for us by what happened there, whether in our personal history or the larger history of the world.

Kolikof Caviar: Among the World's Finest!

Jay Weston | Posted 12.12.2014 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

As a fervent food-lover, I am wildly envious of a long-time friend of mine named Jim Miller. If you knew Jim as I would know that he settles only for the finest of everything. And just when he thinks he's found what he was looking for, he searches further for a step above that.

Monomania! Guy Savoy Opens 'L'Huitrade'

Gitanjali Roche | Posted 12.12.2014 | Taste
Gitanjali Roche

This single mollusk is all you will find on the menu: platters of beautifully arranged, exquisite-tasting oysters. And that's it.

Buche de Noel

Denise Vivaldo | Posted 12.10.2014 | Taste
Denise Vivaldo

Display your triumph, on a silver tray along with pine cones, pine sprigs and a red ribbon. And kiss the closest Jacques or Bob around.

Secrets of a True Parisian: Part III

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 12.10.2014 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

Cities are often defined by their urban parks - think Central Park in New York, Hyde Park in London, the Golden Gate Park in San Francisco - and Paris is no exception.

New Obama State Dept Top Energy Diplomat Amos Hochstein a Former Marathon Oil Lobbyist

Steve Horn | Posted 12.08.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

The U.S. State Department recently announced that Amos Hochstein, currently the special envoy and coordinator for international energy affairs, will take over as the State Department's top international energy diplomat.

Super Pollutants to Face Bipartisan Battle in Congress

Michael Shank | Posted 12.04.2014 | Politics
Michael Shank

We already have many of the technologies needed to fight super pollutants. Given how harmful these super pollutants are on our environment, it only makes sense to use these existing technologies to reduce our emissions and slow climate change before it is too late.

Carbon Intensity: The Foundation of Climate Diplomacy -- New Delhi, India

Carl Pope | Posted 12.01.2014 | Green
Carl Pope

The historic focus of climate diplomacy on caps and cuts may slow down progress on recognition that rapidly lowering the carbon intensity of every nation's economy, while making low carbon economies more dynamic and robust, is the most promising pathway to a critical mass of ambitious climate commitments in Paris.

Secrets of a True Parisian: Part Two.

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 12.01.2014 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

Every area of Paris has open air markets, usually on Saturdays or Sundays, with rows and rows of vendors installed on temporary tables, covered by tarps, displaying their changing fare of the day openly.

Being Polite in France Isn't Complicated, But It's Crucial

Lev Raphael | Posted 12.01.2014 | Travel
Lev Raphael

Everywhere I went in France on each trip I'd run into Americans acting rudely, as if they hadn't spent even a few minutes checking a guide book or Google to find out the basics of French cultural interaction.

The Best Cities for Falling in Love This Fall

Oyster | Posted 11.25.2014 | Travel

Cobblestone streets, stunning architecture, and culture-filled attractions are just a few of the things that landed the following seven cities on our list of the perfect cities to fall in love in this fall.

Secrets of a True Parisian: Part I

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 11.24.2014 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

When I say the heart of the city, I mean the geometrical center, not necessarily the most vibrant or intense area of Paris. For that, practically each district has its own heart, and one can find points of interests in every section. Some are intellectual hearts; some are fashion hearts.

A Paris Landmark Evolves With the Seasons

Architectural Digest | Posted 11.24.2014 | Arts
Architectural Digest

Although it is famous for its spring flowers and a pond where children sail model wood boats in the summer, I have come to appreciate how beautiful -- and dramatically different -- the park is throughout the year.

Why Women Love France

Marcia DeSanctis | Posted 11.24.2014 | Travel
Marcia DeSanctis

Often -- when I stood on the beach at Bidart, or sampled Calvados in the middle of an apple orchard in Normandy -- I ran out of power. The emotions caused my wiring to short out. This is what France will do. Confront you with the eternal so gently and so forcefully.

Move Over, Eiffel

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 11.24.2014 | Travel

Move over, Eiffel: there's a new tower in town. The Triangle Tower -- a massive cone of glass windows -- would poke nearly 600 feet up from the Par...