You’re not in Paris, unless you walk!
My favourite districts to wonder and get lost.
Start off at Tom Greyhound; it's one of my favourite boutiques in Paris, I always leave with a pair of shoes and a present for Nathan. They stock great Korean designers too. Then make your way to L'eclaireur, they have Celine, Balenciaga and all things edgy... and if you're like me and crave a great French lace, make sure you take a peek at Ysé Lingerie. I could really spend days in Le Marais, there's always something I stumble upon that's completely new. It's my favourite place to get lost in, the light always seem to hit the buildings just right, it really is so mesmerising. And, before I forget... you can't leave Le Marais without a French crepe in hand; La Droguerie is the place to go.
SHOP, OLD & NEW
My favourite department & vintage stores.
Le Bon Marche; This is like an art gallery for clothes and beautiful things. My favourite department store, most definitely.
Thank god I'm VIP; A little more on the expensive side of vintage, but it's a well curated store if you can't be bothered going through piles of second hand clothing.
KiloShop; And.. if you can be bothered going through a good vintage hunt, this is the place to go! I picked up some cute lace tops for 5 euro.
The Broken Arm; The start of good shopping in Le Marais... a beautiful concept store with some of my favourite brands; Calvin Klein, Comme Des Garcon. Great for menswear.
Merci | [Le Marais] Second hand book store in the ground floor, with a lifestyle concept store inside and upwards. I love coming here on the first or second day I'm in Paris, it's a little ritual I've developed.
For those who need that little Asian kick in the appetite, after a long day of shopping.
PHO BANH CUON 14 | [13th Arrondissement] Ok, if you're a PHO lover like me, this place is worth the trek & line up. BEST PHO EVER. Heats you from the soul.
WHERE TO STAY
During the Summer we stayed near the Le Marais, but this time round, we were with in a group of 8... so we found the most gorgeous studio AIRBNB in the 8th Arrondissement. It was classically Parieeee.
The Peninsula Paris; I was lucky enough to be able to stay at the beautiful Peninsula for the second time round. It's a little expensive, but if you're keen to splurge, a one nighter is worth the pennies. The sights, the food and service is one of the best by far.