MAKE THE FRENCH CONNECTION The Institute Alliance Française It’s an UES mainstay for French classes, film screenings, performances, and more. L’Obsession Only one thing stands between Alain Ducasse and world domination: New York. Paris Matched A guide to living la belle vie in New York. One Man’s Frites As long as Keith McNally keeps re-creating his dream bistro, we’ll always have Paris. From Paris With Love Nicolas Ghesquière’s New York boutique is a fashion force to be reckoned with. The 25th Hour of Florent As a city mourns the closing of a legendary diner, owner Florent Morellet ne regrette rien. CHIC UP YOUR CLOSET The Runway Report: Paris 2008 Complete coverage of the fall and spring catwalks, with runway collections, news, trends, and more. Right Bank–Style Boutiques Five stores offering up some of that Eighth Arrondissement glamour on this side of the Atlantic. Fashion Rules by Carine Roitfeld The French Vogue editor is the antidote to certain powerful fashion editors across the Atlantic. The Show of the Season: Spring 2008 Alber Elbaz thinks past the models on the runway to his actual customers. NOSH PARIS-STYLE Bistros, Brasseries, and Cafés Find the perfect banquette for two without leaving the city limits. Make It at Home Top toques share recipes for old favorites like cheese gougères and new ones like black-truffle crushed potatoes. New York’s Best Baguette A Cornell professor with a bread fetish comes to town and separates the wheat from the chaff. A French Thanksgiving Make your turkey a guinea hen instead and upgrade apple pie to flognarde. Serve with wine, lots of it. À PARIS
DINE EN VOGUE The Parisian Restaurant Scene Some are run by Michelin-star bearers, while others are simply cheap(ish) and friendly. Where Fashion Eats A guide to where the fashionistas flock on their twice-yearly trips. Say Fromage Skip the monument marathon and give yourself time to stop and smell the farmhouse cheeses. SHOP THE SEINE Best Bets Goes to Paris A sampling of instant heirlooms you might find as you stroll along the Right Bank. Track Down Vintage Fashion In the City of Light, yesterday’s couture is still in vogue—and for sale. Cool-Hunting the Flea Market Most journey to France for art and pastry, but insiders know treasures can be found in the jumbled stalls at the city’s open-air markets. Weekend Wardrobe Getaway Having style issues? Take that most decadent of all retail adventures: the Paris shopping weekend. SEE LA CULTURE A Walking Tour of Disneyland Resort Paris Skip the rides. See the architecture instead. The Art Scene Olivier Zahm’s Purple and La Force de L’Art are just two of the genre-bending art happenings that have shaken up Paris. The Everything Haute Guide In Paris, eternal pleasures endure even as the next new thing gets ready to burst on the scene. Charlotte Gainsbourg Her lovely new album owes quite a bit to her wild old dad, Serge. MORE INSIDER’S TIPS Think Outside the Itinerary These five picks won’t be found in Fodor’s. Luxury-Hotel Discounts To lure American vacationers, hoteliers are getting très creative.