Snapshots of a weekend in Paris

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It’s hard not to fall in love with Paris. Her architectural streets, her dancing light, her chalky tonality bathing  you in softness and drowned in French accents. It was a weekend away, short but everlasting in my memories, swept up in a hotel suite from a dream and made simple with long afternoon walks with nowhere in particular to go… just the way I love to see Paris.

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At the vanity below in Triumph’s Amourette lingerie I discovered on this shoot which was a celebration of feminine bodies of all kinds. I loved the look so much on the girls I had to have my own. 

 

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On a recommendation from a French friend we discovered Restaurant Derrière which had wonderful seasonal light fare in a tucked away courtyard down a narrow street. The location and vibe was so relaxing we ending up spending the entire afternoon sipping tea and reading the paper, a simple luxury. 

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Below on the way to dinner at 114 Faubourg, wearing Theory.

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Our favorite spot in Paris is a little place called Les Fines Gueules in the 1st arrondissement

We have been going there for the past 5 Autumn trips to Paris. Tucked away on a quiet neighborhood street in an old stone building, it’s quintessentially French. No printed menus, only an old chalk board they pass around. Seasonal, fresh and unpretentious, food just the way it should be. On this last visit we got a special treat. The bartender took us down two levels to the cellar where we discovered rows and rows of wine bottles, some covered in dust, some in modern day packaging. I love the secrets you can discover if you just wait and be patient for them to find you….

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Above, in a new watch design I recently discovered called Bravur which is a perfect casual wrist watch designed around the idea of simplicity. 

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Paris through the years