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Cobblestone

The hardest thing when travelling is to find the right souvenir, right?

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Taking History Home

The hardest thing when travelling is to find the right souvenir, right?

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La cocotte: For food fools only

At home, we count our cookbooks not in numbers, but in metres. But it's nothing to do with me.

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Repetto: A myth on your feet

Repetto ballet shoes are not just shoes, they are a myth: Do you remember Brigitte Bardot in “And God Created Woman”?

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Brake the bread

Is there any place in the world where the bread is better than in Paris? Of course not. When it comes to Baguette, Paris is just unbeatable.

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Caravane: Blissful interiors

The Parisian girl loves the effortless chic. This is true also for her interiors. Her furniture might be pricy, but will never look ostentatious.

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Broken Arm: The place to shop

The broken arm? Yes, indeed. That’s the name. It’s a pretty cool name, I’ve to say, it could denote anything.

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Ducasse: “The flaws are what interests me”

“I’m a perfectionist”, Alain Ducasse told me when guiding me through his brand new manufacture de chocolat. And I confirm, he definitely is.

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CFOC: Asia in the middle of Paris

It all started with passion. Like so often.

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Première Pression Provence: drop of gold

The other day, when I strolled up and down rue de Martyrs, the new food- artery in the 9th arrondissement of Paris, I stumbled upon “Premiere Press

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Design et Nature: Birds, beasts, bugs and butterflies

I’m not kidding when I say that I discovered Design et Nature thanks to my hairdresser David Mallet.

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Sébastien Gaudard: The artist

France is the only country in the world where a butcher or a pâtissier can become a star. They have to be good and also good-looking.

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La chambre aux confitures: Jam today!

Imagine a shop selling only jam. Sounds crazy? Kind of. But the monothematic foodstore is what works right now. At least in Paris.

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Delphine Pariente: Oui, mademoiselle!

The other day I discovered an intriguing shop window on rue de Turenne. I saw lovely lamps and vin--- e furniture.

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Vanessa Bruno: Relaxed romanticism

Do we need to explain who Vanessa Bruno is to any fashion victim in the world? I don’t think so.

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Delfonics: Inspiration comes of working

Are you fond of fine stationery products? The famous Japanese brand Delfonics opened its first shop outside of Japan. Guess where?

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Petit Pan: Big Joy

Looking for a special souvenir, something off the beaten track?

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Barthelemy: As fluffy as a cloud

If you are a cheese lover, Paris will be heaven for you. And hell at the same time: How to choose from this vast, endless variety?

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India Mahdavi: Joyfulness matters most

What would you call her style? Effortless chic, I would say. But this time we’re not talking about fashion. We’re talking about interiors.

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Christophe Lemaire: Quiet and singular

If you are looking for a timeless wardrobe, something cutting edge but understated, than this one is for you.

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Christian Louboutin: shoes are key

You’ll recognize them by their shoes. Because those shoes are not meant for walking. Their soles are red like the carpets for which they are made.

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Centre Commercial: fair & fashionable

Centre Commercial? In French ears this sounds like a big shopping mall out there in the suburbs.

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Where Marlene Dietrich bought her books

Librairie Galignani is known for being the “first English language bookshop established on the Continent”.

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The man with the best baguette in town

No idea where to buy the best baguette in Paris? Trust the experts.

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The man with the best baguette in town

No idea where to buy the best baguette in Paris? Trust the experts.

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Popelini: Sweet and hip

No other neighborhood is moving quicker than the upper Marais these days.

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Meert: Vintage sweets

This confectioners looks like it has been here forever: probably producing and selling the same wonderful stuff for ages and ages,

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Gallery S. Bensimon: arts & crafts

You might not necessarily know Serge Bensimon, but you definitely know his colourful linen sneakers worn by Jane Birkin, Natalie P

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Fauchon: the bling-bling grocery

Why the hell do some travel guides call Fauchon "one of the city’s most popular sights”?

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Bonpoint: Effortless Chic for Kids

For some reason kids have become the hippest of all accessories. For some reason?

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Le Bon Marché: Lions on leftbank

The Bon Marché appears already in Zola's novel Au Bonheur des dames. Pure coincidence?

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Francis Kurkdjian: Special scents

Here it's all about the scent. About parfume. And y ou can immediately feel that this guy is an artist.

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Dehillerin: Pots and Pans for Fans

At Dehillerin, a world summit of foodies is held every day. The delegates come from all over the world and they discuss: pots and

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Blanc d'Ivoire: the French touch

You might have dreamed of changing your Texas ranch house or your Australian penthouse into a French country house.

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G. Detou: Heaven for baking freaks

If G. Detou did not exist we would have to invent it: This is Paris, this is la France as it’s best.

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Merci: the feel good shopping

Let’s say merci! Merci!

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Ladurée: Macaroons to die for

One day I’ll do it. One day I’ll buy some macaroons at the best places in Paris and organize a macaroon tasting.

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Poissonnerie du Dôme: Starry, starry fish

Finding fish is an easy task in Paris. The street markets will offer what you’re longing for, there’s a good supply chain of fish

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Poissonnerie du Dôme: Starry, starry fish

Finding fish is an easy task in Paris.

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Hermès: Why Colour really matters

The name is synonym for the utmost luxury, the boutique itself is a temple of quality, where, just once in your life, you should m

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Montaigne Market: Magique Mix

The mood of the season is “flapper, sophisticated and chic” at Montaigne Market, the first multi-brand market on the avenue of the

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Colette: Always Ahead

What exactly is Colette? Hard to say.

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The Temple of Needlework

You have a minor addiction to needlework?

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Conticini's Flying Saucers

Once you’ve entered Philippe Conticini’s clean boutique La Pâtisserie des Rêves in Rue du Bac close to Conran Shop and Bon Marché

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Conticini’s Flying Saucers

Once you’ve entered Philippe Conticini’s clean boutique La Pâtisserie des Rêves in Rue du Bac close to Conran Shop and Bon Marché you feel like roa

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A sharp Eye on Fashion

In recent years, concept- and multi-brand stores have sprung up like mushrooms in Paris and elsewhere.

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Jacques & the Chocolate Factory

Something strange is happening in Paris: The local newspaper Le Parisien discovered that in the last three years nearly 25  new bo

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Bonton: Little citizens of boboland

Here is something we’ve never asked for, something we don't necessarily need but that we now can't do without: a concept store for children.

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