I'm very excited to announce that The Feminist Book Club (The FBC) will be meeting every month in the Shakespeare and Company bookshop, as of the 16th September. So what better moment to share with you the origins of The FBC and how you can become a part of it!Read More
This independent bookstore, located on the left bank of Paris, is a wet dream for literary lovers. For those of you who have read Ernest Hemingway’s “A Moveable Feast” then you’ve already been introduced to its first incarnation.
It was 1919 when the American Sylvia Beach opened up on 8 rue Dupuytren, in the 6th district of Paris. Three years later, needing more space, she moved around the corner to rue de l’Odéon before closing down in 1941 due to the German occupation.Read More
You will all have heard (or seen) by now that The Hoxton group has opened up its latest space in Paris. Their fourth hotel has plenty of square meters to play around with - makes total sense when you consider that its location (Sentier) was formerly the industrial are of the French capital...Read More
Hidden behind a big blue door, away from the brouhaha of the rue de Rivoli, is a gold mine for those of you interested in old press. Make sure you have a couple of hours to spare because once you enter the arched glass doors, time will run away as you lose yourself amongst its treasures. And if you like your piles super organised, i.e. arranged alphabetically, then just leave that to one side for your visit.Read More
Last week I found myself locked in a room with Alex and Lauren. We were there with one purpose - to escape the room in 60 minutes. In order to do so we had to solve a crime - I felt like I was in a Sherlock Holmes story. Wrongly accused of murder, Inspector James Murdok was depending on our sleuthing skills to get him out of a prison cell. Surrounded by various objects, some of which held relevant clues and others which were red herrings, we raced against the clock with no idea what object would be our key out of the room.Read More