Paris has my heart and I visit many times of year.   We love to go for  Maison & Objet and Deco-Off week in January to source fabulous pieces when vendors are showing their newest lines and trends, and antique dealers are well stocked for the surge of dealers and designers who fill the city.  This year was particularly special given how the world quickly changed thereafter.

Some of my favorite new pieces are 2 Maison Jansen blue and brass collectible iconic pieces from the 1970s-- a gorgeous writing desk, and a versatile convertible console.   I also adore a pair of to-die-for pink Mazzega sconces, and an incredible Aldo Tura  bar cart

A trip to Paris is never complete without a visit to Marche Aux Puces with my favorite vendors- many of whom have become dear friends!   

I also dine at Ma Cocotte when in the Marche Aux Puces- it is a must for lunch to dine amidst chic Parisiens having brunch and long lunches.

I prefer to get as lost as possible and wander down streets to just 'Find" and see what calls me- but some of my favorites that I go back to every time include:

La Tuile la Loupe- whose owner Eric is a charming gentleman and whose line of Provencal pottery I cherish and proudly carry.

Coco and Giraffe are new restaurants of the same group as Lou Lou and always fun for a gorgeous setting and people watching!  

The Bon Marche is the only department store to go to!   Always a chic installation during Deco-Off week.  

French pharmacy finds- I live in NUXE body oil spray and bring one back for all on my list!

So many chic smaller boutique hotels in Paris, but I love the Relais Christine and recently stayed at Hotel Daniel and is divine in the lobby amongst the gorgeous de Gournay wallpaper panels.

April 22, 2020 — Maja Smith