Paris

NEW SPOT: CAFE KITSUNE PARIS

January 30th, 2014

Cafe Kitsune

3 reasons to go there:

  1. If you always wanted to go to Café Kitsuné in Tokyo but haven’t made it yet, you can now also go to Paris.
  2. If you are in the Palais Royal area and Read more…

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NEW SPOT: PINSON 2 PARIS

January 7th, 2014

Pinson 2

3 reasons to go there:

  1. If you’re already a fan of cafe Pinson in Paris. The owners now opened a new one called Pinson 2. And it is designed by Dorothée Meilichzon who also designed this beachclub and this hotel among other projects.
  2. If you’re staying at Hotel Paradis, Pinson 2 is located very Read more…

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TRIED & TESTED: CUISSE DE GRENOUILLE PARIS

November 29th, 2013

cuissedegrenouilleparis

Most striking feature:

The wooden interior is shaped like a wave. Cuisse de Grenouille is a brand from Paris for, as they like to call it, the gentleman surfer. A man who loves to surf, but also has that cool Parisian vibe. And even if you don’t surf, you will love their items. I’ve spotted a cool hoodie which was made out of a towel from inside. If you come out of the water you can directly put it on and you will be dry in a few seconds. Their board shorts not only look good and colorful but Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: LIBERTÉ PARIS

November 28th, 2013

Liberte Paris

Most striking feature:

This is one of the most beautiful bakeries I’ve ever seen in my life. When I was at Holybelly last week the owner told me I should really check out the new spot called Liberté. It was only open for two days so everything was new but that didn’t stopped the people from coming. From pain au chocolat to freshly baked baguettes and from tarts to other delicious pastries: they were sold like it was Isabel Marant’s collection for H&M on the first day. Maybe that’s because famous pastry chef Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: CENTRE COMMERCIAL KIDS PARIS

November 28th, 2013

centrecommercialkids

Most striking feature:

There’s an elephant in the shop. Tell that to your kids and they will definitely want to go shopping with you. Next to that the shop is full of beautiful clothes from brands like Mini Rodini, Petit Bateau, OEuf and Bobo Choses. They also sell shoes, books, the immensely popular coloring plate of the world and they organise workshops on Wednesday afternoon. So the kids can learn how to make Christmas decorations or how to bake from Christophe Vasseur from the famous bakery Du Pain et Des Idées. The owners of the shoe brand Veja decided to open Centre Commercial (for adults) a few years ago and the stylish people who shop there were having babies and asked them frequently: ‘can’t you open a Centre Commercial kids, so I have a place to go for cool kidswear too?’ So they did. What Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: LE DEPANNEUR PIGALLE PARIS

November 27th, 2013

Le Depanneur Pigalle

Most striking feature:

The wooden floor with a painted pattern. Also spotted on the floor of the new Hotel Escondido in Mexico and a simple way to let your floor really stand out. At le Depanneur Pigalle the interior consist of wood, wood and more wood. Oh, and cactus plants. A lovely combination. I don’t surprise you Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: LE PERCHOIR PARIS

November 27th, 2013

Le Perchoir Paris

Most striking feature:

Their rooftop. There’s a bar on it and soon they will open an oyster bar there as well. You will have a lovely view over Paris with the Sacre Coeur in the background. Le Perchoir Paris is a hard to find spot. You have to enter a building where creative professions such as architects and film producers like to call their home. Take the Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: BRUT PARIS

November 26th, 2013

brutparis

Most striking feature:

A small but cool thing I see on several places during my travels are the maritime mugs. I’ve spotted them at Folklore in London and at the new Le Brut Paris restaurant they were hanging above the bar and the name of the place was printed on it. Brut is a new place close to subway station Bourse and it’s open for lunch and dinner. The restaurant has Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: HOTEL PARADIS PARIS

November 26th, 2013

hotelparadisparis

Most striking feature:

The warm interior. Interior designer Dorothée Meilichzon is a well-known name in Paris and even in New York and Ibiza. She did the interior for cool places like The Fish Club and Cafe Pinson in Paris, ECC Beach Club on Ibiza and ECC in New York. And now she designed Hotel Paradis Paris. Once the space was divided into two: a small leather shop at the place where the reception now is and a zero star hotel on the other side of the lobby. The owner decided to make a five storey hotel of it where the cool design details are found throughout the hotel. It doesn’t matter what kind of budget you have because every room has that same vintage style. The only thing you pay extra for is the space. I’ve tried their Triple Room (you can sleep with three in it because that super comfortable couch is also a bed) and it was perfect. A good bed, enough space for your luggage and clothes, a tray with tea, water and something sweet and a bathroom with bath. The owners really wanted Hotel Paradis to be like your home in Paris. And that works well with the comfortable couches in the lobby, the up-to-date magazines and books from bookstore OFR and Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: HOLYBELLY PARIS

November 25th, 2013

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Most striking feature:

The interior, the service, the graphic design, the perfect breakfast? Holybelly Paris opened a few weeks ago in the area around Canal Saint Martin. I spoke with one of the owners called Nico and he told me that he and his girlfriend went to Melbourne for quite some time. He worked as a (food) photographer for magazines such as Kinfolk, but the Melbourne coffee culture got him badly. He learned everything there is to know about coffee and how to make it. So when the couple travelled back to Paris, they decided to open Holybelly: to bring a bit of Melbourne into Paris. It’s not all about good coffee, because the Read more…


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