Sunday, December 9, 2018

The quest for Christmas gifts, in LE MARAIS district !

The quest for Christmas gifts, in LE MARAIS district !

Only two weeks from  Christmas and time is accelerating, as traditional preparations are added to the quest for Gifts ! To help you in this race, always a little jostled, here are our best addresses in the MARAIS:


New and trendy: Merci this year prepares the eve of Christmas with, I quote:
"Christmas Bling & Yang"

Exceptionally, 2018 Christmas at Merci will be unexpected and quirky.
The universe of Merci will consist of two opposing but complementary forces.

Christmas will be Bling but also Yang.
On one side, the Bling, a little bad taste, the second degree and sequins, a wink.
On the other, Yang, naturalness, materials, authenticity and ecology.

Several themes, and a multitude of ideas: for her, for him, lights and ornaments, Christmas tables, High Tech, fashion accessories, candles and scents, beauty and care, bath linen, bed linen etc ...
 And for those who do not know yet, buying at MERCI is synonymous with generosity since the founder of the place (created in March 2009) Marie-France Cohen had decided from the outset that a portion of the profits would be donated and used for a fund staffing, to finance education and development projects in southwestern Madagascar.
The success was immediate and total thanks to the unique selection that brings together the best of fashion, design and objects for the home and two places of restoration also

111 bd BEAUMARCHAIS 75003

In St Paul, for fans of deco, we recommend the refined decorative objects of the brand CARAVANE, known for its textiles, available in sofas, carpets, cushions sheers etc ...
To discover Caravane is to give way to poetry, to inspiration, their universe is unique and they always have the right objects that we want to offer!
When reading their site, we understand their universe even better ... And their success!
"A wrinkled bed, a summer morning, a sofa that has seen the family grow, a light filtered by a generous curtain, a beautiful handmade ceramic plate offered at Christmas, a quilt with the sweet scent of childhood , an irreplaceable cushion despite the patina of years.
This Caravan-style story is confidential, without boundaries or shackles, just a desire for poetry. "

6 rue PAVEE 75004

A few meters from Caravane, rue de SEVIGNE, for honey lovers, impossible not to succumb to the temptation of candy, honey mustard, royal jelly, candles, gingerbread or nougats made by MIEL FACTORY
We will even be tempted by a tasting session led by real passionate honey allowing us to discover a true collection of honeys of different origins, evolving with the seasons according to the harvests and new discoveries around the planet

28 rue de SEVIGNE75004
Nearby located rue des FRANCS BOURGEOIS, the CHANEL LE MARAIS BEAUTE store presents all the brand's line of perfumes whose EXCLUSIVES source of inspiration is connected with each details of Gabrielle’s biography
40 rue des FRANCS BOURGEOIS 75004

Located on the majestic Place des Vosges, the DAMMANN FRERES tea house offers sumptuous teas from around the world, presented in irresistible boxes with a very 30's aesthetic (C / F our article on the origin of the brand created in 1692 )



One year ends, another begins, full of promise and hope ...
For your gifts, you now know where to lead your steps !
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Happy Holidays to all !

Monday, October 22, 2018

REAL ESTATE : How to find my notary in Paris ? by Nathalie Molho

How do notaries help you buying properties in France ?
Some of the services offered by the Paris Chamber

Notre Dame and its reflect photo Nathalie Molho
Notre Dame and its reflect credit photo Nathalie Molho
Notaries have been in a lead position in this area for several years. Here are some examples of their achievements:
Electronic authentic deeds
Since the law of 19 March 2000, authentic deeds can legally be created electronically and carry the same weight as a deed on paper. Almost all l notaries in France can now issue authentic deeds electronically, using an electronic exchange platform, a signature and a storage center, which meet the highest standards of security and reliability set by the State. In this way, someone selling an apartment in Nice can sign a deed online with his/her notary in Paris, whilst the buyer does the same with his notary in Marseille.
Electronic payment
Notaries now make most of their payments by electronic transfer and have access to both civil status registries and real estate data files, to which they directly forward data related to a sale. The service is both highly secure and fast.    The Paris Chamber offers its clients online viewing services of their accounts with the notaries.
Notarial workspace
For several years now, the Paris notaries have made available a secure online workspace to clients who request this service. This makes it possible to hold documentation relating to a matter centrally, and exchange information or draft deeds in complete confidentiality.   The Paris Notaries can also manage invitations to tender and electronic data rooms enabling the provision of online documentation for the most complex real estate transactions.
The electronic safe
This allows electronic client data to be safeguarded for around ten years and provides a legal date for their deposit, while at the same time guaranteeing the integrity of the contents of the data stored. Some data files can relate to hundreds of thousands of documents.
You will need to wait approximately 3 months after the preliminary deed ( promesse de vente in French) Discover our post about the buying process // link below :

The cost of natary's fees will be 7.5% of the price ot the property

And for the check list before moving :  Read our tips if you move to France , by Expatica web site           
Notary's office sign
Notary's office sign
My recommandations :
226 boulevard Saint-Germain
75007 PARIS

21 Bd Carnot 
21 000 DIJON
Claude NADIN 06 60 62 43 54
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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

A new vision of Paris: from Grand Paris to the future metropolis, by Nathalie Molho

real estate project for GRAND PARIS

Nicolas Sarkozy, then President of the Republic, initiates the project of Greater Paris,in 2008. Ten years later, this protean project is progressing, shaking up several domains: transport, urban planning, governance, carrying hopes and uncertainties Projects abound through several institutional frameworks such as the urban project "INVENTONS LA METROPOLE" or the Greater PARIS EXPRESS, which plans the construction of 200 km of additional metro tracks, 90% of which underground, which amounts to doubling the current
length subway.

Grand Paris future project

The goal is to harmonize Paris and its surroundings thanks to an urban policy conceived on the scale of an agglomeration and not only from the only Paris Intra Muros In term of inhabitant, Paris Intra Muros has a population of 2, 2 million inhabitants, far behind the largest cities in the world such as Beijing in China that exceed 20 million inhabitants. London, which has 8.6 million in the GREATER LONDON, was created as an administrative unit in 1965, encompassing the heart of LONDON with 3.2 million inhabitants. Paris and its future metropolis will have 7 million inhabitants

Grand Paris Express map

All the lines of the Grand Paris Express must enter into service in 2030, but the opening of the lines will be progressive from 2024. The line 15 will make a loop between the 3 departments of the small crown, the 16 will have to allow a better insertion of the North East, the 14 and 17 will reach the airports of Roissy and Orly, while the 18 will open up the technological hub of the Saclay plateau, all for a budget of more than 38 billion (which has already been reviewed at the increased several times) all using 65,500 people for 7 years

The real estate showcase of Greater Paris :

Urbanism through major architectural projects, whose investments are sometimes private, are one of the assets of the dynamics of the project: chosen by the mayors, the names of the 51 winners of the international call for projects "INVENTONS LA METROPOLE" have been unveiled last year
Near the new stations of the big Paris express will be on 55 sites of new housing, offices, trade, zones of leisures, green spaces, sports sites as well as cultural places

GRAND PARIS aims to be green

While some denounce concreting and its effects on the environment, others focus on the 8
hectares devoted to urban agriculture in Morangis.
A total of 27,400 inhabitants will be housed in 14,290 new housing units

New districts for new lifestyles
"The projects, which represent 7.2 billion euros of private investment, will benefit hundreds of thousands of inhabitants of Greater Paris The bet of a metropolis with international
influence is won! "

As Michèle Warnet points out in Les Echos,"torn between two opposing forces, the future of 
Greater Paris is yet to be written between dependence on the capital  and its necessary 
freedom to assert its own strengths, attract and create value. This peripheral area, which 
offers a bucolic and urban juxtaposition, could offer the oxygen that is lacking in congested 
Paris, with a density of close to 21,000 inhabitants per km² - the highest of Western cities, far
 ahead of New York and London. Improving mobility and enhancing attractiveness between
 the capital and its suburbs: "Greater Paris will be successful if it works both ways" 
summarizes Olivier Klein, Mayor of Clichy Sous-Bois

Grand Paris a bet on future

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

HOME AUTOMATION AND INNOVATION : real estate prospective vision of the smart home by nathalie molho, PARIS

The connected home - through home automation - makes its revolution and opens up infinite possibilities in the management of your daily life.
Secure home a top priority for smart home addicts
Secure home a top priority for smart home addicts

Through various aspects such as the remote control and control of the state of your water or 
electricity consumption, or the closing of the garage door, or shutters, the triggering of heating or any other
appliance at a distance, but also for security issues, among other innovations, to discover below!You will pilot, control, manage, program as Somfy ‘s company predicts 
New technologies offer more and more precise devices to manage heating time slots for example, depending on the occupancy of the house or manage the extinction of lights or automate watering ...

A comfort of life
The home automation system is responsible for executing the orders related to the predetermined scenarios by the user. The switches become "smart" and change functions according to your will. With display, they inform about the opening of a window, about temperature, or about a presence detection ... The home automation avoids us to go around the owner every time we go out to check that the lights are off. , that the gas is well cut or that the windows are well closed.
Energy savings with smart program
Enery saving with electic programs

Energy saving and environmental aspects
For some time now, the system of some household appliances allows great energy savings through programming off-peak hours, including heating triggered in some rooms only when they are visited etc ...
WHIRLPOOL has launched a set “ connectivity” which is offering  a full range of 4 devices connected, controllable and interconnectable via mobile devices IOS and Android, thanks to the dedicated application 6th SENS LIVE
The Whirlpool washer-dryer, for example, is controllable by voice via Amazon's Alexa Assistant
© Whirlpool
Whirlpool innovation
WHIRLPOOL Innovations

In terms of energy savings, the Domotic allows, for example, to obtain in each room the exact heat degree desired, which can reduce the electricity bill by 30 to 70%, notably by using light detectors. .
Smart lamps

The smart window that filters sounds
Another innovation: Sono to install on a window makes it possible to filter the sounds coming from the outside. We can thus block the sounds of the horns and let in only the birds singing ...

An innovation to discover in video, the house oriented towards the sun

LEROY MERLIN, undisputed leader in France in the DIY and decoration market, has developed a new solution for a connected house: ENKI, allowing to control various objects, including all appliances, through a single mobile application, free and interoperable. The ENKI solution is one of the best examples of LEROY MERLIN innovation ability

ENKI launched by LEROY MERLIN 

Securing the habitat
Active alarm from smart phone: connected security is booming
With lighting, the connected security market is the fastest growing market
Home automation makes it possible to secure its habitat, inside and outside
 the Aura * presence detector that uses ambient Wi-Fi waves propagated by Internet boxes instead of a camera or infrared sensors. The device comes in the form of a box to plug into an AC outlet that measures disturbances of the Wi-Fi wave field when people, animals are moving or when a fan is running. Depending on the event, the system sends a notification on smartphone and can also control other home automation devices (lighting, camera ...). It can also be controlled by voice via the Google
Assistant or Alexa. The usage scenarios mentioned are quite varied: detection of intrusion, surveillance of an elderly person, a teenager, comings and goings of a pet ...
Aura promises thanks to new technologies, I quote "... remote control switches, doors, bells, cameras, windows, stories and other devices by the same system, home automation to adjust alarms, locks, and secure premises, this management can be done via smartphone, tablet or voice-guided keyboard "

Simulation of presence
Presence simulation
Presence simulation

Some systems to turn on the indoor lights to simulate a presence, trigger an alarm, notify the owner or a security company contacted by a phone number or SMS. These actions are programmed and started from a phone or computer over the Internet!
Finally, the installation can be coupled with a video surveillance that warns in case of intrusion into the house, (for example: the presence detector Aura) records and stores the digital images. A very simple system. As long as you benefit from ADSL and connect its cameras. The interest: to be able to visualize one's house from anywhere in the world. Because home automation also makes it possible t manage the home from a distance.
The company Somfy, which promises a "Zen and connected" home  launches the Outdoor Camera, so  sensitive that it knows to distinguish a human from an animal or a car. When an unknown person approaches, the loudspeaker warns him that he is in the line of sight of the camera before triggering  the alarm after a configurable delay. The members of the household are recognized, either by the geolocation of their smartphone, or by a badge that can activate or cut the system. The camera will be marketed next summer, its price has not been released.

Disadvantages of Home Automation
Home automation is not very accessible.
As the price of equipment remains quite high. Domotics is therefore rather considered as a luxury.
These ingenious equipments are very expensive. The French still seem reluctant to install these home automation techniques that, in an ordinary house, cost about 14,000 to 23,000 euros, against 9,000 to 15,000 euros for a conventional electrical installation.
Moreover, in an environment where the consumer is sometimes anxious to have to memorize all the instructions for use of the many technological tools that surround him, Domotics appears as an addition al complication, despite It aims the opposite.
There is also the problem of the lifetime: a house lasts 50 or 100 years, a boiler 20 years. For an electronic system it is much less; This is a significant drag if we add to that the difficulties of after-sales service.

Smart lighting: Always smarter lighting
Lighting is undoubtedly one of the areas where home automation has demonstrated real utility, with connected light bulbs simple to implement and relatively affordable. The innovations are plethoric at CES 2018, but we chose to retain three.
Let's start with Nanoleaf Light Panels, small triangular or square wall-mounted luminous slabs that can be combined (up to 1,000 pieces) to cover a large area. Voice controllable (Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant) or touch, they can change color, intensity and synchronize with the music.
As explained in the Blog of the DOMOTICS, Philips is leader in this segment:
The Philips lighting division, recently renamed Signify by Philips Lighting, will present these
innovations at this year's IFA show in Berlin from August 31st to September 5th.
Connected lamps designed for the home and that can be customized to make "the game and the music really immersive", up to a new range of Philips Hue Adore bathrooms, which includes seven white ambient lighting; all pre-set with four light recipes, called Energize, Concentrate, Relax and Read, to personalize your bathroom in one click.

Advantage vs risks
Indeed, as connected devices are using the Wi-Fi network and Internet, if your system has weaknesses
in security, an experienced person can take control and use your personal data (address, date of birth ...).
Hackers do not necessarily care about your privacy ... But it's better to be vigilant!
Today more than 15 million homes in the world are equipped with Domotics, for a new lifestyle, as the
the XX1st Century image is itself: connected!

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Marais pictures mood board by nathalie molho
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