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Maison POS, Paris: Daily deliveries of fresh, seasonal organic food.

Maison POS, Paris: Daily deliveries of fresh, seasonal organic food.

Maison POS in Paris is a tiny food store that opened in December 2010. It has a small selection of seasonal and organic produce (if not organic it is pesticide-free) as well as some carefully selected dairy products (cheeses and yogurts), charcuterie, wines and ciders. Maison POS in Paris buys directly from the producers and chooses to buy in small amounts to get a quick turnaround of their products, thus ensuring their freshness. Maison POS makes a big pot of soup every day (flavor of the day on their black board) and it is sold to go with some organic bread. They sell oysters on the weekend!

Maison POS
90 Rue de Charonne
75011 Paris
tel: 01.43.70.83.01
Metro: Charonne

7/7
M: 5pm-9.30pm
Tu-F: 11am-2.30pm / 5pm-9.30pm
Sat: 10.30am-2pm / 5pm-9pm
Sun: 1pm-2.30pm / 5pm-9pm

Patricia Vieljeux: Beautiful pottery and ceramic workshops in Paris

Patricia Vieljeux: Beautiful pottery and ceramic workshops in Paris

Ceramist Patricia Vieljeux just happened to have the lamp shade that my kitchen light bulb has been missing for the past year.
Her boutique/workshop is a bit off the beaten path—unless you have a specific reason, you are unlikely to stumble upon it. This is a great place for those who might want to purchase unique stoneware and porcelain pieces made by hand. For information about Patricia Vieljeux’s workshops (for age groupe 11 to 17 and for adults) contact her boutique/workshop.

Patricia Vieljeux
21 Rue Godefroy Cavaignac
75011 Paris
tel: 01.46.59.04.10
Metro: Voltaire, Charonne

Violette and Co: A bookstore for girls, tomboys and their friends.

Violette and Co: A bookstore for girls, tomboys and their friends.

Violette and Co is an 850 square foot space dedicated to books about women, lesbians and the rest of the queer community. It’s a breath of fresh air in a city where a guy on a motorcycle feels the need to comment about two women holding hands as he is riding by (and pass for a douchebag); in a city where four men in a car will have the urge to laugh at two women holding hands on the street (while definitely making fools of themselves); in a city where pimply teenagers will insult two women embracing each other on a sidewalk (ignorance is such a plague.) Finding essays and studies about the gay community is particularly refreshing when you want to offer, let’s say, informative literature about homo-parenting to a parent with some internalized homophobia.
Violette and Co sells novels, essays, thrillers, art books, comic books, magazines, books for youths, CDs and DVDs. The bookstore also hosts book signings, book readings, debates and exhibitions.

Violette and Co
102 Rue de Charonne
75011 Paris
tel: 01.43.72.16.07
Metro: Charonne

Tu-Sat: 11am-8.30pm
Sun: 2pm-7pm
Closed on Monday

Gaël Clariana in Paris: Photographes at Chambre avec Vues gallery

Gaël Clariana in Paris: Photographes at Chambre avec Vues gallery

Reminiscent at times of Alec Soth or Todd Hido, French photographer Gaël Clariana presents Intime Paysage at Chambre avec Vues gallery in Paris.

January 19 - March 6, 2010
Gaël Clariana at Chambre avec Vues
3 Rue Jules Vallès
75011 Paris
tel: 01.40.52.53.00
Metro: Charonne

Tu-Sat: 2pm-7pm
Closed on Sunday and Monday

Rosa Basurto in Paris: Photographs at Chambre avec Vues gallery

Rosa Basurto in Paris: Photographs at Chambre avec Vues gallery

This is Spanish photographer Rosa Basurto’s first Parisian show. It will certainly not be her last one.

Nov. 17 - Dec. 23, 2009
Rosa Basurto at Chambre avec Vues
3 Rue Jules Vallès
75011 Paris
tel: 01.40.52.53.00
Metro: Charonne

Tu-Sat: 2pm-7pm
Closed on Sunday and Monday

Bistrot Beyrouth: The best Lebanese pastries in Paris.

Bistrot Beyrouth: The best Lebanese pastries in Paris.

If you are looking for Lebanese pastries in Paris, Bistrot Beyrouth is where you want to get them from. Baked to the perfect golden crisp and with the right touch of honey so the sweetness won’t make you hit your sugar wall instantly, the Baklava (layers of fillo pastry and cashew nuts brushed with butter), Bookaj (pyramid-shaped pastry with cashew nut filling in layers of fillo pastry and topped with pistachios) or Lady fingers (crunchy ground cashew nuts tightly rolled into fillo pastry), to name a few, will make you go back and order more. Count 5€ for an assortment of 6 pastries. Also, Bistrot Beyrouth serves an amazing rose-flavored infusion served with fresh mint leaves and aniseeds—it is their version of the traditional Lebanese café blanc (white coffee) and is a perfect hot beverage to accompany the pastries. The food is good (they serve a Lebanese-style burger with homemade French fries that I have to try) and the service is great. The service is non-stop from noon until midnight and the food can be ordered to go.

Bistrot Beyrouth
103 Rue de Charonne
75011 Paris
tel: 01.43.70.23.92
Metro: Charonne

M-Sat: 12pm-2am (Food is served all day until 12am)
Closed on Sunday

Amapola: Flower shop in the 11th.

Amapola: Flower shop in the 11th.

Address and opening hours of Amapola flower shop in Paris, 11th arrondissement.

Amapola
32 Rue Faidherbe
75011 Paris
tel: 01.43.56.72.47
Metro: Faidherbe-Chaligny, Charonne

7/7
M: 9.30am-8pm
T-Sat: 9.30am-8pm
Sun: 10am-1.30pm (until 6pm around Christmas time.)

OPI nail polish in Paris

OPI nail polish in Paris

Now you can get your OPI nail polish in Paris too. World leader in professional nail care, OPI’s nail polish collection is incredible. From sizzling springy colors to more classic and sophisticated tones, the color palette has a hue for your every mood, outfit, need, desire… The beauty retailer Sephora and some of the Monoprix supermarkets carry this product. In addition to these chains, Opi nail polish is also for sale at beauty centers, hair salons and perfume stores. Following is the list of places, per arrondissement, selling the fashionable OPI nail polish (some places sell them for less than others—10€/bottle at Uptown Nails vs 13€/bottle at Culture of Color Nail Bar):

OPI
1st arrondissement
Monoprix
21 Avenue de l’Opéra
75001 Paris
tel: 01.42.61.78.08
Metro: Pyramides

M-F: 9am-10pm
Sat: 9am-9pm
Closed on Sunday

Institut Capsules
14 Rue du Cygne
75001 Paris
tel: 01.40.26.60.06
Metro: Etienne Marcel

M: 2pm-7pm
Tu-Sat: 10am-7.30pm
Closed on Sunday

2nd arrondissement
Parfumerie A Vous de Plaire
18-20 Rue de la Paix
75002 Paris
tel: 01.42.61.37.13
Metro: Opéra

M-Sat: 10.30am-7pm
Closed on Sunday

3rd arrondissement
coming soon

4th arrondissement
Coming soon

5th arrondissement
Parfumerie des Ecoles
10 Rue des Ecoles
75005 Paris
tel: 01.43.26.06.67
Metro: Cardinal Lemoine, Maubert-Mutualité

Tu-Sat: 10am-7pm
Closed on Sunday and Monday

Institut-Parfumerie A Vous de Plaire
84 Rue Monge
75005 Paris
tel: 01.43.37.93.67
Metro: Monge

Tu: 11am-2.30pm / 3.30pm-7pm
W-Sat: 10am-2.30pm / 3.30pm-7pm
Closed on Sunday and Monday

6th arrondissement
Monoprix
50 Rue de Rennes
75006 Paris
tel: 01.45.48.18.08
Metro: Saint Germain-des-Prés

M-Sat: 9am-10pm
Closed on Sunday

Monoprix
2-8 Rue Sarrazin
75006 Paris
tel: n/a
Metro: Cluny - La Sorbonne

M-Sat: 9am-11.50pm
Closed on Sunday

Espace Epilation
71 Rue de Seine
75006 Paris
tel: 01.46.33.54.60
Metro: Mabillon, Odéon

M-F: 10am-8pm
Sat: 9am-7pm
Closed on Sunday

Autour de Christophe Robin (by appointment only)
9 Rue de Guénégaud
75006 Paris
tel: 01.42.60.99.15
Metro: Odéon

Maison de Beauté Carita
39 Rue du Cherche-Midi
75006 Paris
tel: 01.45.49.13.57
Metro: Sèvres-Babylone, Rennes

Tu-Sat: 10am-6.30pm (until 8.30pm on Thursday and Friday)
Closed on Sunday and Monday

Cours Georges
19 Rue de Tournon
75006 Paris
tel: 01.43.26.04.38
Metro: Odéon

M-F: 9.30am-8.30pm
Sat: 9.30am-6pm
Closed on Sunday

7th arrondissement
Culture of Color Nail Bar
196 Rue de Grenelle
75007 Paris
tel: 01.45.50.20.66
Metro: Ecole Militaire

M,Tu: 11am-8pm
W-Sat: 10am-8pm
Closed on Sunday

8th arrondissement
Monoprix
52 Avenue des Champs-Elysées
75008 Paris
tel: 01.53.77.65.65
Metro: Franklin D. Roosevelt

M-Sat: 9am-12am
Closed on Sunday

Jean-Claude Biguine Concepteur Beauté
10 Rue Marbeuf
75008 Paris
tel: 01.53.67.81.90 #80
Metro: Alma Marceau

M-Sat: 9.30am-6.30pm
Closed on Sunday

Espace Epilation
20 Rue de Liège
75008 Paris
tel: 01.42.93.46.60
Metro: Liège

M-F: 10am-8pm
Sat: 9am-7pm
Closed on Sunday

Salon Alexandre de Paris
3 Avenue de Matignon
75008 Paris
tel: 01.42.25.57.90
Metro: Franklin D. Roosevelt

Tu-Sat: 9am-7pm
Closed on Sunday and Monday

L’Espace Payot
62 Rue Pierre Charron
75008 Paris
tel: 01.45.61.42.08
Metro: George V

M-F: 9am-9pm (from 7am-10pm for members only)
Sat: 9am-7pm
Sun: 10am-5pm

Maison de Beauté Carita
3 Rue de Boccador
75008 Paris
tel: 01.47.23.76.79
Metro: Alma Marceau

Tu-Sat: 9am-7pm
Closed on Sunday and Monday

Parfumerie A Vous de Plaire
24 Rue Marbeuf
75008 Paris
tel: 01.43.59.72.87
Metro: Franklin D. Roosevelt

M: 11am-7pm
Tu-F: 10am-7pm
Closed on Saturday and Sunday

9th arrondissement
Institut-Parfumerie A Vous de Plaire
62 Rue de Dunkerque
75009 Paris
tel: 01.45.26.00.80
Metro: Anvers

Tu: 11am-7pm
W: 11.30am-7pm
Th: 10am-8.30pm
F, Sat: 10am-7pm
Closed on Sunday and Monday

10th arrondissement
Uptown Nails
45-47 Boulevard de Strasbourg
75010 Paris
tel: 01.47.70.87.41
Metro: Château d’Eau

M-Sat: 11am-7pm
Closed on Sunday

Delorme
17-19 Passage de l’Industrie
75010 Paris
tel: 01.44.83.65.00
Metro: Starsbourg - Saint-Denis, Chateau d’Eau

M-F: 8.30am-6.30pm
Sat: 9am-1pm / 2pm-6pm
Closed on Sunday

11th arrondissement
Beauty Monop
64 Rue Oberkampf
75011 Paris
tel: 01.55.28.33.84
Metro: Parmentier

M-Sat: 10am-8pm
Closed on Sunday

Espace Epilation
144 Rue de Charonne
75011 Paris
tel: 01.43.71.42.50
Metro: Charonne

M-Th: 10am-8pm
F: 9am-9pm
Sat: 9am-7.30pm
Closed on Sunday

12th arrondissement
Ongles et Beauté
250 Rue de Charenton
75012 Paris
tel: 01.43.40.53.48
Metro: Dugommier

M:12am-7pm
Tu, W: 10am-7pm
Th, F: 11am-8pm
Sat: 9am-7pm
Closed on Sunday

Institut-Parfumerie A Vous de Plaire
1 Rue de Parrot
75012 Paris
tel: 01.43.43.00.30
Metro: Gare de Lyon

M-Sat: 11.30am-2.30pm / 4.30pm-7pm
Closed on Sunday

Sephora
28 bis Rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine
75012 Paris
tel: 01.53.46.61.36
Metro: Bastille

M-Sat: 11am-8pm
Closed on Sunday

13th arrondissement
Beauty Monop
55 Avenue d’Italie
75013 Paris
tel: 01.53.79.64.10
Metro: Tolbiac

M-Sat: 10am-8pm
Closed on Sunday

14th arrondissement
L’Institut
12 Avenue Jean Moulin
75014 Paris
tel: 01.45.43.14.14
Metro: Alesia

M-W: 10am-8pm
Th: 9am-9pm
F: 9am-8pm
Sat: 9am-7pm
Closed on Sunday

15th arrondissment
Monoprix
340 Rue de Vaugirard
75015 Paris
tel: 01.56.23.90.60
Metro: Convention

M-Sat: 9am-10pm
Closed on Sunday

Beauty Monop
118 Rue Saint Charles
75015 Paris
tel: 01.45.78.30.05
Metro: Charles Michels

M-Sat: 10m-8pm
Closed on Sunday

Sarl DCC
135 Rue du Théâtre
75015 Paris
tel: 01.45.77.95.56
Metro: Commerce

M-F: 9am-7pm
Sat: 10.30am-7pm
Closed on Sunday

Institut-Parfumerie A Vous de Plaire
4 Boulevard de Grenelle
75015 Paris
tel: 01.45.79.88.05
Metro: Bir-Hakeim

Tu-Sat: 11.30am-2.30pm / 4.30pm-7.30pm
Closed on Sunday an Monday

So… Beauty
125 Boulevard de Grenelle
75015 Paris
tel: 01.47.34.94.97
Metro: La Motte-Picquet - Grenelle

Tu-Sat: 9.30am-7pm
Closed on Sunday and Monday

Institut Maelle
176 Rue de Vaugirard
75015 Paris
tel: 01.47.83.73.95
Metro: Pasteur

M-Sat: 10am-7pm
Closed on Sunday

16th arrondissement
Salon Jean-Claude Biguine
6 Avenue Mozart
75016 Paris
tel: 01.42.15.01.40
Metro: Muette

M-Sat: 9.30am-6.30pm
Closed on Sunday

Salon Jean-Claude Biguine
145 Rue de la Pompe
75016 Paris
tel: 01.47.04.35.96
Metro: Victor Hugo

M-Sat: 9am-7pm
Closed on Sunday

Salon Jean-Claude Biguine
80 Avenue Kleber
75016 Paris
tel: 01.47.55.65.65
Metro: Boissière

M-Sat: 10am-7pm
Closed on Sunday

Salon Jean-Claude Biguine
20 Rue des Sablons
75016 Paris
tel: 01.47.27.32.10
Metro: Rue de la Pompe

M-Sat: 9am-7pm
Closed on Sunday

Espace Epilation
69 Rue Nicolo
75016 Paris
tel: 01.40.50.07.27
Metro: Rue de la Pompe

M-F: 10am-8pm
Sat: 10am-7pm
Closed on Sunday

Institut-Parfumerie A Vous de Plaire
121 Avenue Mozart
75016 Paris
tel: 01.42.88.10.30
Metro: Jasmin

Tu-Sat: 11.30am-2.30 / 4.30pm-7pm
Closed on Sunday and Monday

Parfumerie A Vous de Plaire
19 Rue Jean Giraudoux
75016 Paris
tel: 01.47.20.82.27
Metro: Charles de Gaulle - Etoile

M-F: 10am-7pm (opens at 11am on Wednesday)
Closed on Saturday and Sunday

Au Coeur des Ongles
31 Boulevard Exelmans
75016 Paris
tel: 01.46.47.57.60
Metro: Exelmans

M: 11.30am-6pm
Tu-Sat: 10am-7pm
Closed on Sunday

17th arrondissement
Institut Marlene Ferreire
25 Avenue Carnot
75017 Paris
tel: 01.45.74.43.43
Metro: Charles de Gaulle - Etoile

Tu-Sat: 10am-7pm
Closed on Sunday and Monday

Institut-Parfumerie A Vous de Plaire
29 Rue Poncelet
75017 Paris
tel: 01.47.66.36.32
Metro: Ternes

Tu-Sat: 11.30am-2.30 / 4.30pm-7pm
Closed on Sunday and Monday

18th arrondissement
Beauty Monop
28 Rue des Abbesses
75018 Paris
tel: 01.42.52.89.61
Metro: Abbesses

M-Sat: 10am-8pm
Closed on Sunday

Salon Jean-Claude Biguine
81 Rue Mont Cenis
75018 Paris
tel: 01.53.28.10.10
Metro: Jules Joffrin

M-Sat: 10am-9pm
Closed on Sunday

19th arrondissement
Coming soon

20th arrondissement
Sephora at Printemps-Nation
22 Rue de Lagny
75020 Paris
tel: 01.43.71.12.41
Metro: Nation

M-Sat: 10am-7.30pm (Open until 9pm on Thursday)
Closed on Sunday (Open from 10am-8pm December 6, 13, 20)