Category Archives: 6th arrondissement

Poilâne

I am counting down the days until I get back to Paris and am able to make a stop at Poilâne, the legendary French boulangerie. My favorite shop is at 8, rue du Cherche-Midi, 75006 where the bakery actually started in 1932. It now includes five locations with three in Paris and the others in London (see list here).…
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A la Mère de Famille

In honor of Valentine's Day, I am thinking about making something from the "A la Mère de Famille" cookbook. Are you familiar with this Parisian confectioner? They have nine stores in Paris (see the complete list here) where you can indulge in a variety of delicious chocolates and candies. Founded in 1761, this confectioner has…
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Heimstone

In the mood for unique woman's clothing with a Parisian flair? Head to Heimstone, 23 rue du Cherche-Midi, 75006 or 20 rue Cambon, 75001. The clothing and accessories definitely follow current trends, but what really sets Heimstone apart is the gorgeous textiles used for the pieces. The lovely Alix Petit (see photo here) designs all her own…
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Bensimon

Once the weather starts to warm up in Paris, you may notice more sandals, espadrilles and a fair share of the brightly colored Bensimon sneakers. In the 1980's Serge Bensimon opened his first boutique in the Marais selling clothing, accessories and la tennis Bensimon (tennis shoes). His colorful and functional line was inspired by his love of travel. Although…
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Galerie Salon

Galerie Salon, 4 rue de Bourbon le Château, 75006 is a charming store in the 6th arrondissement filled with antiques, jewelry, candles and many ceramic pieces from the famed Astier de Villatte. I love the styling of the store where things are not perfectly arranged, but instead are perfectly unarranged. The only issue is that I can't seem to…
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Swildens

When I received an email from Swildens about their new spring and summer collection, I immediately checked out their lookbook. Their clothing for woman and teenagers is feminine with a dash of rocker giving it a cool, boho vibe just like the founder, Juilette Swildens (check her out here). Not only does she personify the Swildens…
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Meert

Have you been to Meert (16 rue Elzévir, 75003), a lovely little chocolate and confectionery shop in the Marais? You might have missed it since the store is tucked away on a quiet corner, but it is well worth a stop. With an abundance of chocolate and confectioneries, I had a hard time making a choice. I…
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Cire Trudon

You may have heard of or even bought some of  Cire Trudon's famous candles, but have you had a chance to visit their store in the 6th arrondissment (78, rue de Seine, 75006)?  It is always a special treat for me to visit Cire Trudon in Paris. Just like their amazing candles, the decor of…
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Coutellerie Ceccaldi

Last time I was in Paris I happened to walk by the store for Ceccaldi knives, but it was not open. I took these photos to remind myself to go back as I wanted to find out more about the maker of these gorgeous knives. Fortunately, I spotted this article in the New York Times about Ceccaldi…
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