I recently returned from a long weekend in Paris. My husband and I celebrated our ten years anniversary, and quite spontaneously decided to visit this beautiful city; Not that we need too many excuses to visit Paris.

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After the fifth I stopped counting..

Quite surprisingly, we enjoyed few last sunny days of summer, which was just great. We walked, we ate and I shopped till I dropped. Just kidding. But I wanted to take you through these beautiful Parisian spots so you can get a sense of why I love everything this city has to offer.

NOSE. Located in Etienne Marcel area, Nose is THE place for unique fragrance shopping in Paris. Here you can find amazing fragrances that you wont be able to find in Sephora or other department stores. I stumbled upon this store few years ago and ever since I make sure to go there even if I don’t plan on buying anything. Just to enjoy the interior design and catch up on new perfumes.

 

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ARCHIVE 1820. In a hidden door, right on Rue des Archives in the 4th, there is one of the nicest concept stores in Paris. It’s a relatively new store, that serves cool coffee and fresh juice, and while zipping, you can look at  great display of clothes, books, small leather goods and other gadgets. Although the clothes are for man, I strongly recommend you visit this hidden gem.

 

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Archive concept store. and more.

 

Merci. Merci is another concept store, one of the largest in Paris. Here you can find body lotions, cool sun glasses, kitchen stuff and bed linen. The only thing is that it’s not cheap. Never the less, I like checking-in to Merci every time I’m in Paris.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Le Chocolat Alain Ducasse. If you are a chocolate junky like I am, then you should pay a visit to this shop. Manufactured in Paris, and as the name suggests, amazing chocolate is not a bad word. Try the Amandes, oranges confites & figues
Tablette Mendiant – Lait and your satisfaction is guaranteed.

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Simply good.

 

My last recommendation is a well known Parisian establishment of good food: Les Philosophes.  I’ve been eating in this restaurant several times in the past, and it has always been a Parisian treat. Their food is simple, yet good, and you must try the Crème Brulee’. must.

Au revoir

Karine

Published by Karine Regev