Here is my little Paris review. This time we were staying at a cute apartment in Le Marais. The area is extremely historic, arty, young and very very busy. For shopping and inspiration I totally enjoy the Rue Vieille-du-Temple neighborhood. Don’t miss to pass by MERCI, have a coffee at the Institut Suedois and for dinner try the traditional “Les Philosophes” or the hip and very Pink Flamingo pizza place.
For the classic superhip & chic go to Collette, Astier de Villatte, Ba&sh at Rue Saint-Honoré. Enjoy the cool shops and the beautiful architecture at Palais Royal and say Bonjour to Mona Lisa at the Louvre.
For the real deal – the less touristic Paris, try the 9th arrondissement (around Rue Condorcet & Rue Navarin), find beautiful vintage outfits at Chezel, have lunch at Hôtel Amour and take a tea at Musée de la Vie Romantique.
Last but not least – my latest discovery – Rue de Grenelle at Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Classy and very inspiring. Don’t miss to check out the Maison Martin Margiela shop and the most fun Bonton kids shop.
Voilà! I’m driving back home with plenty of nice memories, Champagne in the boot and a Vogue on the backseat.
My all time favorite place to take a very Parisian break, is the Swedish Institute (SI) in Le Marais.
This wonderful Parisian ‘Hôtel particulier’ is one of the most beautiful places where you can discover Swedish culture, art and design. I love the Café with all the yummy Swedish pastries and the cozy scandinavian atmosphere. Make sure you pay a visit to the garden. It’s magic!
Ps: Isn’t it crazy to go all the way to Paris to have a perfect Swedish coffee moment? I guess it’s all about the mix. Simply perfect!
11 rue Payenne, 75003 Paris
Le Miroir is my favorite place to wine & dine¹ when I’m in Montmartre. It’s the kind of neighborhood bistro you wish to find when you are hungry in Paris. Perfect for a yummy lunch² or a cozy dinner. Just make sure you reserve a table.
¹ the “cafe gourmand” takes you to the moon and back!
² if you have spend all your money and you want to enjoy French cuisine, go there for lunch!
The lunch menu is absolutely affordable and the food is amazing.
94 rue des Martyrs, 75018 Paris
I love May! The best time of the year. The best time to take a break, to go on a long weekend trip and to celebrate birthday. I’m so in the mood for a great escape. Château de la Resle is my all time favorite when it comes to spending a relaxed weekend in the French countryside. Have a great week and a fabulous May!