We took a spin around the dreamy City of Light with the always-chic designer (and our ultimate girl crush). Here she shares her favorite spots, from under-the-radar shops to the quaintest of cafés.
Where She Stays
HÔTEL LE BRISTOL “Close to all my favorite shopping spots with a distinctly French design and the most luxuriously large bathrooms.”
PRINCE DE GALLES, A LUXURY COLLECTION HOTEL “It has a fabulous restaurant and an incredible location.”
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Where She Shops
ASTIER DE VILLATTE “Incredible ceramics, stationery, and fragrances. Each of its candles is based on a different location and tells a story.”
BORN BAD RECORD SHOP “Music is a huge part of my life—my young boys even play in a band called the Negotiators—and this is the place to hunt for rare vinyl you’d never find in the States.”
COLETTE “A must for any visit to Paris. The most beautifully curated store that sells the best designers. They always have fashion shows playing, so I’ll stop for a coffee, lunch, and people-watching.”
GALERIE VÉRO-DODAT “An architectural gem with checkerboard floors and arched doors that’s one of my favorite places in the world. It holds beautiful vintage shops, a shoe shop, and an amazing, family-run guitar shop.”
MINERALES DO BRASIL “The best jewelry designers buy their stones here. On this trip I went back three times—I was like a kid in a candy store!”
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No trip to Paris is complete without tons of bread and butter. It’s the best!
Where She Eats
LA FONTAINE DE MARS “If I’m going out to dinner, this bistro is where I go. It’s beautifully designed, charming, and just so French.”
ROSE BAKERY “Essentially the Parisian version of my favorite Los Angeles haunt, Urth Caffé. They make the best organic lattes.”
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Where She Plays
CENTRE POMPIDOU “A modern, progressive, and amazingly inspiring museum. One of my favorite places to explore, discover new artists, and quench my boundless curiosity for art history.”
MUSÉE DES ARTS DÉCORATIFS “My favorite museum in Paris, with the most unbelievable bookshop. I’ll bring my sketchbook and camera and spend hours here.”
RUE SAINT-HONORE “Such a great area for wandering. The nearby alleyways that jettison off the main street are chock-full of hidden gems and incredible boutiques.”
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Paris is just the chicest city. It has this unbelievable energy that makes you feel so special and glamorous.