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A Decadent Paris Walk in the 6th Arrondissement

Today I’m going to take you on a guided tour of a walk I have done four times over my last two visits to Paris.

The 6th Arrondissement is saturated with tiny shops filled with gorgeous gifts, linens, dishes, jewellery, clothes and gastronomical wonders.

By metro: Arrive at either the Marbillon or San Germain de Pres metro stop.


1. l’Eglise de San Germain de Pres (Saint Germain Church)
Start at this beautiful old church completed in the year 558.
Address: Place St-Germain-des-Pres, 75006 Paris, France



2. Jules Pansu
Follow the street that runs by San Germain for another half block until you see Jules Pansu on your left. This store stocks wonderful pillows, tapestries and bags. It’s difficult to resist the charms of their animal cushions and my favourite is that of a cow wearing a fedora.
Address: 42 rue du Faubourg Poissonnière, 75010, Paris
Telephone: +33 (0)142 467 245
Website here



3. Laduree and the Laduree Tea Room
Continue to the end of this block. You will see a mint green coloured building ahead of you. There is a store where you buy macarons and tea (the rose tea is our favourite) as well as a tea room where you can have a meal (I like the tiny, perfect sliders) or just tea with sweet things. I highly recommend the salted caramel macaron. Please note that macarons are only really tasty for 24 hours so they do not make ideal gifts for those at home.
Address: 21 Rue Bonaparte, 75006 Paris, France
Telephone:+33 1 44 07 64 87
Website here



4. Tiany Chambard
As you step out of the exit from the tea room (not the shop), Tiany Chambard will be the very next shop on the same side of the street. This shop sells whimsical vintage jewellery and my favourites have been two wonderful lucite brooches ~ a cat and a dog.
Address: 32 Rue Jacob, 75006 Paris, France
Telephone:+33 1 43 29 73 15
Facebook page here



5. Fiaencerie Gien
Address: 13, Rue Jacob, 75006, Paris
Founded in 1821 (by an Englishman), this company sells beautiful ceramic dishes made in Gien, France, a small town on the banks of the Loire River.
Telephone: +33 (0)1 46 33 46 72
Website here
Email: jacob@gien.com



6. Henri le Roux
You’ll have to walk a little farther to get to the last stop on our walk. Continue up Rue Jacob for a couple of blocks and turn right. Walk two more blocks and turn left. Walk two more blocks and volia, you will see the shop on your right.
In this photograph, you will see paper fans in the window and these fans may remind you of Japan. In 2006 Henri le Roux sold his chocolate company to Japanese cookie company, Yoku Moku. My favourites at Henri le Roux are the SBCs (salted butter caramels) but the chocolates are also heavenly.
Access: 1 Rue de Bourbon le Chateau, Paris, France
Telephone: Phone: +33 (0)1 82 28 49 80
Website here
Enjoy all the delights that this walk has to offer. À bientôt.


The Sunday List {24}

sunny afternoon

{Starbucks Cafe at T-Site in Daikenyama, Tokyo}

Recently, I’ve been working on my website. Sprucing it up… but also simplifying things at the same time. I had accumulated more than 60 categories and I have now cut them down to four: create, home, wander and thrive.

Today, I’ve presented my Sunday List offerings in these four categories.

1. NPR Music Tiny Desk Concerts:
Lyle Lovett
Rufus Wainwright
Swell Season (Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova)
John Legend
2. “Ones and Zeros” by Jack Johnson (Live) on Q with Jian Ghomeshi (CBC Radio)
3. Pascale Picard ~ Runaway (Video)
4. Ben Folds Five ~ Brick (Video)
5. Elizabeth Gilbert: Success, failure and the drive to keep creating. TED Talk, March 2014, Vancouver.
6. The Big Leap (Lacoste commercial) + Lacoste ‘The Big Leap’ – Behind the scenes

9 Common Pursuits That Rob Us of Happiness from Becoming Minimalist

Here are some new additions to our living room. The Moroccan rug is from Rugs USA (ironic) and the new pillows are from a French company called Jules Pansu. Poor DP! When these items arrived he said, “Oh. I thought you were done.”



On Thursday my mother arrives for ten lovely days in Japan. She and I are taking the train to the seaside town of Shimoda, at the tip of the Izu Peninsula. I fell madly in love with Shimoda when we made our first trip in March and I am hoping that my mother will enjoy it as much as I did!


What have you been reading and watching and designing of late?