Practical, certainement, but buying books online does lack the romance of browsing through a certain iconic Parisian bookshop.
We (barely) caught up with Apfel in the city of lights to get her take on her new collaboration with Le Bon Marché, titled “Iris in Paris.”
FROM THE ARCHIVE: When you enter the shop on rue de la Roquette, you’re hit with the most luxurious of aromas: chocolate. And not just any chocolate but chocolate made in the open manufacture (workshop) on-site. This chocolate is so pure, all that’s missing is the cocoa plantation out back.
Create an atmosphere reflective of that uniquely Gallic energy with this Paris-inspired playlist.
Chinese architect, sculptor, video artist, and photographer Ai Weiwei just closed a show at the Louvre; but he is not finished with Paris yet.
To celebrate the opening of its new Parisian boutique, 250-year-old crystal and glassware line Baccarat has strung twelve of its signature chandeliers over the narrow shopping thoroughfare of rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré.
Fragrance can evoke mood, place, or, in the case of French candle maker Germauld, complete scenarios inspired by the life of Mademoiselle Simone, who founded the line in 1947.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: Books crammed in from wall to wall and from floor to ceiling, hand-lettered signs, a feeling of bohemian creativity, empty wine glasses that will be filled at the conclusion of this fictional book-reading: this is Shakespeare and Company.
If a six-deep battalion of bottles, pots, and packets already line your kitchen shelves, G. Detou is a dangerous place.