OCCUPATION: Textile designer
MY STYLE: Casual chic. I like to mix and match. Favorites include Celine, Thomsen shirts and dresses, Levi’s Curve ID Jeans, and Uniqlo’s J+ sweaters.
I LOVE PARIS BECAUSE: Is there a better place to grow up than La Ville Lumière?
Bento in Paris? It may sound strange, but the French really know how to cook it! Flavorful grains in savory soup serve as the weekday ritual at Nanashi, while the weekend brunch is packed with hip artists thirsty for morning champagne.
At this classic French restaurant overlooking the Seine, guests sit elbow-to-elbow as they dine on les oeufs mayonnaises, steak haché, veal kidneys, and tart tatin. On rainier days, they bring papers and linger over coffee inside the café’s warmly lit, wood-paneled dining room.
Musée de la Vie Romantique
One of three literary museums in the city, the Musée de la Vie Romantique was formerly the home and salon of Dutch painter Ary Scheffer and the preferred haunt of George Sand and Eugène Delacroix. Follow their lead by lounging in the tearoom after a child-friendly tour of the property and gardens.
The most famous taxidermy shop in the world, Deyrolle is packed with exotic and local animals, coral, prints, and books. Kids love seeing big game like zebras and giraffes up close.
Le Marché des Enfants Rouges
This covered market, one of the oldest in the city, dates to the 17th century. The area gets its unique moniker from a 16th century orphanage whose wards wore red uniforms, but it’s now a chic Mariais stomping ground filled with fantastic fresh produce and other market goods.