A Weekend in Paris
Magical. Majestic. Enthralling. A few of the many superlatives that come to mind when I think of Paris. I have just spent a few days in this City of Light celebrating the Createurs Awards (Pembrooke & Ives was nominated for the 2022 Best Residential Interior Design Project) and navigating the bi-annual Maison et Objet show, both at the convention center and through their takeover of the city. It has been a treasure hunt across many of the Arrondissements and I am excited to share some must sees and dos with my fellow design enthusiasts.
For a city so densely packed with extraordinary history, art, antiques and gastronomical delights, it is near impossible to narrow these top picks down to just a few, but here it goes – your guide to an action-packed 48 hours.
Day 1: A Day on the Left Bank
Start your morning in true Parisian fashion with breakfast from Les Deux Magots followed by a stroll in the Luxembourg Gardens.
Make your way to the Saint German Design District for a morning of perusing some of Paris’ best design stores. There are so many gems to discover but a few favorites are Galerie BSL, Galerie Michel Amar and Galerie Pouenat.
For dinner, head to Mosuke par Mory Sacko for a meal inspired by Chef Sacko’s African, Japanese and French influences.
Day 2: A Day on the Right Bank
Once fueled up, head over to Paul Bert Serpette at the Paris Flea Market to delight in a well-curated selection of antique furniture and lighting. You can also stroll down Rue des Rosiers and stop into the Glustin Galerie and L’Atelier 55 showrooms.
A short taxi ride away, enjoy lunch at Etsi – a wonderful Greek restaurant with delicious food and great service.