as curated by Lanvin's Alber Elbaz
(as seen in the 4 April 2015 edition of Financial Time's How To Spend It)
7L by Karl Lagerfeld
Lagerfeld's little shop of curiosities- but all in paper format.
7 Rue de Lille, 6eme | website
Little wonder this is one of Elbaz's favourite haunts- this literary institution has one of the best collection of design books in town.
16-18 rue de l’Abbaye, 6eme | (0)1 45 48 35 85 | website
The continent's first English bookshop, just across from the lovely Tuileries gardens
224 rue de Rivoli, 1eme | (0)1 42 60 76 07 |
Café de Flore
A mainstay on the Left Bank, famous for its clientele, its Art Deco interior and definitely the food.
172 boulevard St Germain, 6eme |
(0)1 45 48 55 26 | website
Les Deux Abeilles
This charming joint is still run by a mother-daughter team. And food is never wrong when cooked with so much love.
189 rue de l’Universite, 7eme | (0) 1 45 55 64 04
Elbaz's go-to place for Asian comfort food and with a lovely setting, Far Easterners and Parisians alike will not want to leave for awhile.
8 rue Lord Byron, 8eme | (0)1 45 63 88 68 | website
One of the most famous Japanese restaurants in town and for good reason. The teppanyaki is also rather famed.
26 rue Bayard, 8eme | (0)1 56 62 70 70 | website
According to Elbaz, this is a sure homesick cure for his Korean partner so come here if you need a Korean fix.
8 boulevard Delessert, 16eme | (0)1 45 20 72 82
1 rue Balzac, 8eme | (0)1 45 61 10 60 | website
Théâtre de la Ville
2 place du Chatelet, 4eme | (0)1 42 74 22 77 | website
With a city that gave us the word 'chic', it would only be apt if we had a crafter of chic to introduce his domicile city and so here are some of Monsieur Elbaz's favourite haunts in the City of Lights.
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