Des Gâteaux et du Pain - One of the city’s only female pâtissiers, Claire Damon made her name at her flagship boutique in the 15th Arrondissement before branching out to this second sleek space. As the name suggests, the shop is split in two, with one side featuring crusty loaves of bread and the other a dazzling array of flamboyant cakes. Fans rave about treats both haute and humble, including the grapefruit tart; the “lipstick,” a glossy dome featuring seasonal fruit; and the flaky butter…
When plucking flower petals, the French have a saying: "je t'aime un peu" (a little), "beaucoup" ( a lot), "passionnèment" (passionately), "à la folie" (to madness), "pas du tout" (not at all). I have always thought you stood a much better chance of being loved in French than in English with the "He loves me, he loves me not."
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