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Calling all Parisiennes!!! Charming yet choosy as you are, there is now a dainty delicious lunch/bakery/épicerie bound to suit all your fancies!

Located on rue Saint-Honoré

Located on the ever so trendy rue Saint-Honoré, in the 1st arrondissement, “Oh mon Cake!” is a tinier and cosier version of Dean and Deluca, where everything is “fait maison et avec amour” (homemade and made with love).

Portion sizes are petite, like you prefer to kept your dress size, yet packed with flavor for both the sweet and salty Parisienne. For lunch, try one of their original salty “cakes” or tartes, which often consists of yummy combos such as goat cheese and leeks. In addition to a cake/tarte, their lunch menu also includes a soup of the day, most of which are veggie soups often seasoned with unique spices such as vanilla.

Everything in “Oh mon Cake!” is made fresh using in season produce with no preservatives, so even the pickest Parisienne can’t complain!

The salty treats

For the sweet-toothed Parisienne, (note: when in “Oh mon Cake!”, you are immediately converted to one) there is a divine RED VELVET cake, as well as a variety of  home-baked cookies, tartes, and well, more cakes! I have never seen red velvet with frosting anywhere else in this city, so if you are a fan, this is the place to get it.

Last but not least, if you are looking to provide sweet fresh-baked goodies for an event (b-day, office send off etc) “Oh mon Cake!” takes large orders for all their baked goods.

The sweet treats

Whether you are looking for a healthy lunch on the go, or just a cozy nook to read the paper or browse the net (free wifi), “Oh mon Cake!” will not disappoint. So indeed, let them eat cake! (Parisienne princesses and peasants alike!)

 

Oh mon Cake

154, rue Saint-Honoré

Paris 75001

Open everyday from:

11h30 to  20h30

Tel: 01 42 60 31 84

Website: http://www.ohmoncake.fr or you can find them on Facebook!

Great color scheme, great bag, I gave this guy La Grisette's seal of approval!

 

So recently with fashion week going on here in Paris, I have been trying to gather the nerve to capture some of the great looks I am seeing on the street during my lunch break, my runs etc. Here is my first try, à la Sartorialist…

This hip guy had a great color scheme going on that I just loved. It was so refreshing to see color (BRIGHT COLOR!) given that Parisians love their shades of black. To see it on a man was even better. The “Hermès orange” hat just made the look, I will definitely be adding that hue to my wardrobe this spring…Hermès here I come!

Hitting kiosks today is the new pocket size Madame Figaro, a widely read women’s magazine supplement to the French newspaper Le Figaro, much like the T Magazine is to the New York Times. After seeing the success of recent almost tabloid-esque magazines such as Grazia and Be, Madame Figaro has decided to downsize literally the size of its magazine in order to most likely save on production costs and put itself in a better position to compete. Starting at 1 euro, and eventually going up to the regular price of 1,30 euros, the new miniature Madame Figaro has picked a perfect time to launch…smack dab in the middle of Paris Fashion Week.

While magazine sales are suffering for the most part in other countries, notably the U.S., magazines, especially small cheap ones, are still going strong in France. For example, Elle magazine has actually increased sales over the past five years, whereas other magazines have had to pull their shutters. Time will tell whether the move to create a pocket size Madame Figaro will render the magazine more competitive…for the moment it seems like a desperate measure to cut costs and appeal to France’s slimming wallets. Especially when they say something as cutesy/cheesy as “Madame Figaro pocket – Le style à prix mini.” It’s like saying “Payless – Dress for Less” for a magazine…

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