A L'Etoile d'Or, Denise Acabo
DENISE ACABO: THE CHOCOLATE WHISPERER

Entering L’Étoile d’Or is like entering a place you’d only find in Children’s stories. I first heard about the chocolate and candy shop while watching a documentary on Pigalle, one of Paris mythical neighborhoods. The 1903 interior, the selection of French traditional candies and the colorful owner, Denise Acabo, enchanted me.

DALIDA, HER WARDROBE ON AND OFF STAGE, PARIS
Dalida, Palais Galliera

Iolanda Gigliotti, better known as Dalida, was born in Cairo to Italian parents.

LE GRAND MUSÉE DU PARFUM, PARIS

Le Grand Musée du Parfum, not to be mistaken for the Musée du Parfum (also known as The Fragonard Museum), opened 6 months ago in the the heart of the very chic 8th arrondissement, right in front the Bristol Palace.

Le Grand Musée du Parfum, Paris
LEGAY CHOC, A SPECIAL BAKERY IN PARIS CITY

Located in the heart of the Marais, Legay Choc seems like a standard Parisian bakery. Classic croissants, baguettes, sandwiches and pastries are nicely presented on the shelves, but when you look closer, you’ll notice that unusual products can also be found in the shop.

Legay choc
'BALENCIAGA: L'OEUVRE AU NOIR', MUSÉE BOURDELLE PARIS

Organized by Palais Galliera at the Musée Bourdelle, the exhibition presents a selection of drawings, models, hats and jewelry by the famous Spanish designer.

Empreintes Paris
EMPREINTES: THE FRENCH CRAFT CONCEPT STORE

Paris Haut-Marais is definitely one of my favorite neighborhoods. Trendy without being invaded by hipsters, it gathers a variety of singular coffee shops, restaurants and boutiques.

BOOT CAFÉ: TINY, MINI AND COZY

Good things come in small package. Boot Café is no exception to the rule. The shoebox sized coffee place (4m2) opened in 2014 in Paris “Haut-Marais”. I read on their website that they once offered a 'free coffee week' to anyone who could rap an entire Biggie verse on the occasion of the rapper's birthday.

THE BON MARCHE CELEBRATES PARIS

After Rio, Tokyo and Brooklyn it’s time for Paris to invade Le Bon Marché. The department store presents a selection of French brands that ooze coolness and diffuse Parisian vibes.

TORAYA: A LEGENDARY JAPANESE CONFECTIONERY IN PARIS

Toraya is exactly the kind of place I love to go to in a populated city like Paris. It’s small, intimate, cozy and peaceful.

La patisserie des rêves, Balades gourmandes
PASTRY MEETS HISTORY WITH LA PATISSERIE DES RÊVES, PARIS

I’m like Cole Porter. I love Paris in the springtime, in the fall, in the winter when it drizzles, in the summer when it sizzles. I love Paris every moment of the year.

DAUNT BOOKS, A BOOKSHOP HEAVEN IN LONDON

Yes, it’s back to school time. Since September 1st, magazines and social medias present the perfect outfit to brave the coming year. Well my contribution won’t be sartorial, it will be intellectual.

KIMABAYA AT THE ARAB WORLD INSTITUTE, PARIS

Lebanese designer Milia Maroun launched her own label, Milia M in 2000. Bright colors, noble fabrics and modern cuts are at the core of her work. Having lived in Beirut, Paris, Damascus, Istanbul, London and the Black Forest, her travels provide a constant source of inspiration.

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