I met my best friend, Edwina McCann in Paris & as she went to fashion shows, I explored the city to reacquaint myself. As well as researching rooftop exterior zinc design for my very own renovation at The Society inc. I was doing some groundwork for the next Stylist's Guide.
The plan is to stay in an apartment at Place de Vosges for a month & perhaps collaborate with the likes of Collette Dinnigan & Tara Badcock to get their in-the-know secrets to be edited & translated into a companion for The Stylist's Guide to NYC.
On this year's trip, not only did it coincide with my birthday but also the Jambon et Brocante Fair just on the outskirts of Paris, which is held annually for one week. I visited here about nine years ago & bought some fab bits n' bobs. It is held in the open with lots of linen, lighting, glassware, industrial furniture, hardware, paintings etc. & fantastic food. Great to hit around lunchtime, then cruise around for the afternoon- it's open until 7pm.
The night before my birthday, we hit the Marais for some French bar hopping. All places ceased to exist once we found Au Petite Fer a Cheval: a one man bar in a horseshoe shape that is pewter-topped, wood fronted fridges and brass beer taps & hardware. This place is small but manages to have both bar & a restaurant out the back. As we settled at the bar & ordered rose champagne, I noticed the barman picking mint leaves, creating a huge pile which he muddled for the freshest, loveliest mojitos. Yum, & yes we did have quite a few of these!!!
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