Over the years, we’ve shared our travel insights from our various forays around the globe. Now we’re thrilled to bring you our first Travels with an Editor series, starting with my upcoming trip to Paris. Expect house tours, designer Q and A’s, as well as a look into some of the less well known, offbeat (and very offline) shops and restaurants that we’ve been keeping in our mental dossier for some time.
But why Paris? It all started with my infatuation with stylist Clarisse Demory, whose blog, Ensuite, I’ve been reading for as long as I can remember. Then there’s the Quarterly Studio Parties, held by ceramicist Cécile Daladier, we discovered a while back, and the color blocked interiors of designer Marianne Evennou. I was hooked. I lived in Paris briefly for a year a while back, but I had not seen the city like this before–a design community with a very under-the-radar approach. So forget the Eiffel Tower and walks along the Seine (OK, I’ll be doing that too… again)–Paris offers so much more than that.
That said, some of our best sources have come from you, our readers; it seems like everyone has a Paris story. I’d love to know your favorite places to eat, stay, visit, and shop in Paris. (Add them to the comments box below).
N.B.: Want to know what I’m up to in Paris? Follow Remodelista on Instagram, @Remodelista on Twitter, and on Facebook all week (through May 10) and stay tuned for our Paris issue the first week of June. A bientí´t.
Above (clockwise from above L): Talisa Sutton for Sherie Muijs, design in the 20th arrondissement by Marianne Evennou, Merci photographed by Talisa Sutton, jardins via Badlands, Astier de Villatte, and an invite to Cécile’s spring Vodka Soirée.
To start the trip off right, I’m packing like a pro thanks to Style Counsel: Heidi Swanson’s Travel Kit.