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nat & nin in Paris: Trendy lines for high quality leather handbags in colors you want to lick.

nat & nin in Paris: Trendy lines for high quality leather handbags in colors you want to lick.

The two sisters, Nathalie and Ninnie, aroused the interest of both trendsetters and vintage addicts with their casual and elegant handbags and accessories.”
The finest Italian cow top leather, a wide range of exquisite colors, unique textures and finishes, simple but fashionable lines are what make nat & nin’s affordable leather bags and accessories des incontournables, a must-have, a wardrobe essential. These trendy accessories can sell as fast as croissants on a sunday morning.

nat & nin 1st arrondissement
L’Appartement
Carrousel du Louvre
75001 Paris
tel: 01.40.20.07.84
Metro: Louvre - Palais-Royal

M-Sun: 10am-8pm (Tuesday: 11am-6.30pm)

nat & nin 2nd arrondissement
Cadeau Store
12 rue Mandar
75002 Paris
tel: 01.40.26.56.59
Metro: Sentier

M-Sat: 11am-8pm
Closed on Sunday

nat & nin 4th arrondissement
BHV Rivoli
52-64 rue de Rivoli
75004 Paris
tel: 01.42.74.90.00
Metro: Hôtel de Ville

M-Sat: 9.30am-7.30pm (Open until 9pm on Wednesday and 8pm on Saturday)
Closed on Sunday

nat & nin 5th arrondissement
Chromatic
67 rue Mouffetard
75005 Paris
Metro: Place Monge, Censier-Daubenton

Open 7/7
Tu-Sat: 10.30am-8pm
Sun, M: 2pm-8pm

nat & nin 6th arrondissement
Sophie Sacs
149 rue de Rennes
75006 Paris
tel: 01.45.48.02.41
Metro: Saint Placide

M-Sat: 10.30am-7pm
Closed on Sunday

Nadine Delépine
14 rue Princesse
75006 Paris
tel: 01.40.51.81.10
Metro: Mabillon

M-Sat: 11am-7pm
Closed on Sunday

nat & nin 7th arrondissement
L’Appartement
16 rue de Bellechasse
75007 Paris
tel: 01.45.51.88.88
Metro: Solférino

M: 12pm-6pm
Tu-Sun: 11pm-7pm

Blue Corail
115 rue Saint Dominique
75007 Paris
tel: 01.45.51.54.47
Metro: Ecole Militaire, La Tour Maubourg

M-Sat: 10.30am-7.30pm
Closed on Sunday

nat & nin 9th arrondissement
Camille & Margaux
49 rue Rochechouart
75009 Paris
tel: 01.40.23.07.97
Metro: Cadet, Poissonnière

M-W: 12am-8pm
Th-Sat: 10am-8pm
Closed on Sunday

Galeries Lafayette
40 boulevard Haussmann
75009 Paris
Metro: Chaussée d’Antin - La Fayette

M-Sat: 9.30am-8pm (Open until 9pm on Thursday)
Closed on Sunday

Citadium
50-56 rue Caumartin
75009 Paris
tel: 01.55.31.74.00
Metro: Havre-Caumartin
RER: Haussmann - Saint-Lazare

M-Sat: 10am-8pm (Open until 9pm on Thursday)
Closed on Sunday

nat & nin 11th arrondissement
Made by moi
46 rue Oberkampf
75011 Paris
tel: 01.58.30.95.78
Metro: Parmentier

Tu-Sat: 11am-7.30pm
Closed on Sunday, Monday and August

Chromatic
51 rue du Faubourg Saint Antoine
75011 Paris
tel: 01.43.41.07.05
Metro: Ledru-Rollin, Bastille

Open 7/7
Tu-Sat: 11am-8pm
Sun, M: 2pm-8pm

Les Fleurs
6 passage Josset
75011 Paris
tel: 01.43.55.12.94
Metro: Ledru-Rollin

M-F: 1pm-7.30pm
Sat: 1pm-7.30pm
Closed on Sunday

Maroquinerie Jacky
95 avenue Ledru-Rollin
75011 Paris
tel: 01.47.00.54.75
Metro: Ledru-Rollin

Tu-Sat: *3pm-7pm ( these hours are approximate, the owner opens and closes when she feels like it)
Closed on Sunday and Monday

nat & nin 14th arrondissement
Emarobe
49 rue Daguerre
75014 Paris
tel: 01.43.20.50.81
Metro: Denfert-Rochereau

Tu-F: 11am-7.30pm
Sat: 10.30am-7.30pm
Sun: 10.30am-1.30pm
Closed on Monday

nat & nin 15th arrondissement
Ligne Claire
6 Boulevard Garibaldi
75015 Paris
tel: 01.42.73.03.09
Metro: Cambronne

M: 11.30am-7.30pm
Tu-Sat: 10.30am-7.30pm
Closed on Sunday (except in November and December)

nat & nin 18th arrondissement
Vixcite A
7 rue des Abbesses
75018 Paris
tel: 01.42.55.31.68
Metro: Abbesses

M-Sun: 11am-7.30pm

nat & nin 20th arrondissement
Vintage 77
77 rue Ménilmontant
75020 Paris
tel: 01.47.97.77.17
Metro: Ménilmontant

Tu-Sat: 11am-1pm / 2pm-7.30pm
Sun: 2pm-6pm
Closed on Monday

L’Ourson en bois: Traditional toys in Paris.

L’Ourson en bois: Traditional toys in Paris.

If you want a joyful experience of toy overload head for L’Ourson en Bois in Paris. It is a small toy store packed from floor-to-ceiling with the coolest objects. The toys range from the most traditional wooden and tin pieces to newer and designy plush toys, mobiles, stickers… The owner, a German woman, is most interested in well-made toys that come from Europe.

L’Ourson en bois
83 Rue de Charenton
75012 Paris
tel: 01.40.01.02.40
Metro: Ledru-Rollin

M-Sat: 10am-7pm
Closed on Sunday

40/60 (40X60) Pizza In Teglia: Gourmet Pizza in Paris.

40/60 (40X60) Pizza In Teglia: Gourmet Pizza in Paris.

Attention, pas plus de 150°C!” (Be careful, not more than 150°C!) the man exclaimed when I told him I’d warm up his pizza (which could be mistaken for a foccacia) for a later lunch that day. Yep, you don’t want to mess with their food!
Baked on a 40x60 cm sheet, the rectangular pizzas are sold by the slice. Vegetarian or not, the toppings are delicious and abundant, and the dough excellent; the restaurant is cosy and tastefully designed, and the two men who own the place make a very charming French-Italian team.
The seating is limited and the place quite popular so be ready to order your food to go (there are quite a few parks in the neighborhood in case the place is full.) Also, the restaurant can be rented for private parties during week nights.
You know how Italians are: If the food isn’t good they won’t it eat it. Well, 40/60 (40X60) is full of Italians.

40/60
44 rue Trousseau
75011 Paris
tel: 09.53.57.58.18
Metro: Ledru-Rollin, Faidherbe-Chaligny

Tu-Sat: 12pm-3pm / 7pm-11pm
Closed on Monday

Petit Pan in Paris: Adorable fabrics, clothes and accessories for kids.

Petit Pan in Paris: Adorable fabrics, clothes and accessories for kids.

A Chinese kite maker met a French artist and together they created the wonderful world of Petit Pan boutiques and workshops for kids. Petit Pan in Paris is a very colorful world in which you will find beautiful fabrics and clothes reminiscent in their patterns and design of popular Chinese culture. With these fabrics Petit Pan makes original clothes, bags, quilts or bed sheets that you won’t find anywhere else. At Petit Pan you’ll find a cute collection of second hand objects such as strollers, small chairs and other furniture for our little ones.
Petit Pan is also a great ressource for kids’ entertainment as it offers bi-weekly workshops (wednesdays and saturdays from 2pm to 4pm) all year around. Drawing, painting, ceramics, textile design and/or sewing and kite-making workshops are €50 for two hours, including materials.

Petit Pan
Petit Pan 4th arrondissement
39 Rue François Miron
75004 Paris
tel: 01.42.74.57.16
Metro: Saint-Paul

M-Sat: 10.30am-2pm / 3pm-7.30pm
Closed on Sunday

76 Rue François Miron
75004 Paris
tel: 01.44.54.90.84
Metro: Saint-Paul

M-Sat: 10.30am-2pm / 3pm-7.30pm
Closed on Sunday

Petit Pan 12th arrondissement
7 Rue de Prague
75012 Paris
tel: 09.77.08.16.55
Metro: Ledru-Rollin

Tu-Sat: 10am-2pm / 3pm-7pm
Closed on Sunday and Monday

Petit Pan 18th arrondissement
10 Rue Yvonne Le Tac
75018 Paris
tel: 01.42.23.63.78
Metro: Abbessses

M-Sat: 10.30am-7.30pm
Closed on Sunday

And also Petit Pan at:
Le Bon Marché
24 Rue de Sèvres
75007 Paris
tel: 01.44.39.80.00
Metro: Sèvres-Babylone

Tu-Sat: 10am-8pm (open until 9pm on Thursday and Friday)
Closed on Sunday

The Conran Shop
117 rue du Bac
75007 Paris
tel: 01.42.84.10.01
Metro: Sèvres-Babylone

M-F: 10am-7pm
Sat: 10am-7.30pm
Closed on Sunday

Pink Flamingo in Paris: A different kind of pizza.

Pink Flamingo in Paris: A different kind of pizza.

*UPDATE: PINK FLAMINGO OPENED IT’S FOURTH PIZZA JOINT IN PARIS. IT IS LOCATED IN MONTMARTRE (18TH ARRONDISSEMENT.)

If you want a regular (as in classic flavor) pizza, you might want to try a different place. Aside from La Dante (tomato-mozzarella-basil) or La Cantona (8 cheeses), Pink Flamingo likes to offer flavors that will make you travel, which can be very useful if, for example, you can’t decide between pizza and Indian food (try La Gandhi: sag paneer, baba ganoush and mozzarella), or pizza and Spanish food (try L’Almodovar: pizza paëlla), or pizza and North African food (try La Macias: chicken cooked tajine style with cured lemon and olives)… Among the less unusual ones there’s also La Björk (smoked salmon, lumpfish roe and crème fraîche), La Basquiat (cured ham over gorgonzola and figs) or La Marcello (roquette with olive oil and balsamic vineger and parmesan.) As you might have noticed the pizzas are named after inspirational people who have made a difference in this world. While the pizzas are made in a traditional way—they use organic flour and all of the toppings are made with quality ingredients and fresh produce bought daily from the farmers market—Pink Flamingo likes to think of its product as something that stands out by its quality and novelty. And for dessert you can order some cheesecake.

Check out Pink Flamingo’s menu.
Deliveries are between 7pm and 11pm. They are made by foot or bike, hence the limited delivery area. Pink Flamingo cares more about the environment than getting the pizza to you super fast (that said, it’ll still get to you in a timely manner.) Last but not least, if you want to eat your pizza somewhere along the canal, you can order it at their restaurant in the 10th, leave with a Pink Flamingo balloon and when it’s ready they’ll come look for the balloon!
For food to go and to eat along the canal there’s also Le Cambodge restaurant.

Pink Flamingo 3rd arrondissement
105 Rue Vieille du Temple
75003 Paris
tel: 01.42.71.28.20
Metro: Filles du Calvaire

open 7/7
M-F: 12pm-3pm / 7pm-11.30pm
Sat, Sun: 12pm-4pm / 7pm-11.30pm

Pink Flamingo 10th arrondissement
67 Rue Bichat
75010 Paris
tel: 01.42.02.31.70
Metro: Goncourt, Jacques Bonsergent

Tu-Sat: 12pm-3pm / 7pm-11.30pm (last order and delivery at 11pm)
Sun: 1pm-11pm
Closed on Monday

Pink Flamingo 12th arrondissement
23 Rue d’Aligre
75012 Paris
tel: 01.43.43.47.07
Metro: Ledru-Rollin, Faidherbe-Chaligny

Tu-Sun: 12pm-3pm / 7pm-11.30pm (last order and delivery at 11pm)
Closed on Monday

Pink Flamingo 18th arrondissement
30 Rue Muller
75018 Paris
tel: 01.42.23.14.17
Metro: Château Rouge

Blé Sucré: A must-try pastry shop in Paris.

Blé Sucré: A must-try pastry shop in Paris.

The first thing that amazed me when I walked in Blé Sucré in Paris was the beautiful pastries. The second thing was how cheap everything was. After having worked at luxury hotels such as Le Bristol and the Plaza Athénée in Paris, or the Hotel Martinez in Cannes, Fabrice Le Bourdat opened his own bakery/pastry shop in Paris and named it Blé Sucré (sweet wheat). Blé Sucré is a high end pastry shop with very sweet prices—a first in Paris. The morning pastries at Blé Sucré are a must—the pain au chocolat (chocolat croissant) has been voted the best one in Paris. I have to say that their chausson aux pommes (apple turnover) and pain aux raisins (raisin roll) are as good as they can get. Those are the morning pastries you want to experience when you come to France, the kind that will never taste as good anywhere else. Blé Sucré has a few tables outside where you can eat your pastries or have lunch: the 6.60€ menu offers a sandwich, mini pizza or quiche, with a drink and a dessert (count 6€ for the food to go.) Or you can eat their sweets in the lovely square Trousseau just across the street from them.
The café-restaurant Le Square Trousseau, located a few doors down, serves their croissants and pain au chocolats for breakfast.

And while you are at Blé Sucré buying a morning pastry thinking about all the other things you could try in the bakery, please do ask for one more thing: a bag of madeleines and/or a bag of financiers. Trust me, if there’s a place where you should buy some madeleines and financiers in Paris it’s definitely there. One more thing: do not leave without trying their Raboliot bread—a decadently tender bread made with hazelnut flour, halzelnuts and raisins. It is so good that you will eat it like a pastry—you won’t leave any for later!

Blé Sucré
Square Trousseau
7 Rue Antoine Vollon
75012 Paris
tel: 01.43.40.77.73
Metro: Ledru-Rollin

Tu-Sat: 7am-7.30pm
Sun: 7am-1.30pm
Closed on Monday and in August.

Le Samouraï: Authentic Japanese food in Paris.

Le Samouraï: Authentic Japanese food in Paris.

Le Samouraï restaurant in Paris closes on the days the wholesale market Rungis is closed because they only want to serve fish that is fresh from the day. Located near the marché d’Aligre, Le Samouraï is the Japanese restaurant to eat at in the 12th arrondissement: the fish is super fresh and the sushis are made to order. The restaurant may be busy for lunch and rather quiet at night but in the kitchen they are always busy working: a lot of orders are placed to go and can be placed by phone up to an hour before the restaurant opens for dinner; most of the customers are neighborhood regulars and Japanese businesses. I particularly recommend the Suzakana salad and the scallop nigiri. Le Samouraï opened 18 years ago and it is still ran by the same owner and the same chef.

Le Samouraï
12 rue Emilio Castelar
75012 Paris
tel: 01.43.07.52.30
Metro: Ledru-Rollin, Gare de Lyon

Tu-Sat: 12pm-2.30pm / 7pm-10.30pm
Closed on Sunday and Monday

Isabel Marant, Paris: Stores and opening hours.

Isabel Marant, Paris: Stores and opening hours.

Fashionable neighborhoods for fashionable clothing, Isabel Marant ‘s stores are located in eight arrondissements across Paris.

Isabel Marant 1st arrondissement
Maria Luisa
7 Rue Rouget de l’Isle
75001 Paris
tel: 01.47.03.96.15
Metro: Tuileries

M-Sat: 10.30am-7.30pm
Closed on Sunday

Isabel Marant 3rd arrondissement
Isabel Marant - Saintonge
47 Rue de Saintonge
75003 Paris
tel: 01.42.78.19.24
Metro: Filles du Calvaire

M-Sat: 10.30am-7.30pm
Closed on Sunday

merci
111 Boulevard Beaumarchais
75003 Paris
tel: 01.42.77.01.90
Metro: Saint-Sébastien - Froissart

M-Sat: 10am-7pm
Closed on Sunday

Isabel Marant 6th arrondissement
Isabel Marant - Jacob
1 Rue Jacob
75006 Paris
tel: 01.43.26.04.12
Metro: Mabillon

M-Sat: 10.30am-7.30pm
Closed on Sunday

Isabel Marant 7th arrondissement
Le Bon Marché
24 Rue de Sèvres
75007 Paris
tel: 01.44.39.80.00
Metro: Sèvres-Babylone

M-Sat: 10am-8pm (Open until 9pm on Thursday and Friday)
Closed on Sunday

Isabel Marant 8th arrondissement
Joseph
14 Avenue Montaigne
75008 Paris
tel: 01.47.20.39.55
Metro: Alma Marceau

Isabel Marant 9th arrondissement
Les Galeries Lafayette
40 Boulevard Haussmann
75009 Paris
tel: 01.42.82.34.56
Metro: Chaussé d’Antin - Lafayette

M-Sat: 9.30am-8pm (Open until 9pm on Thursday)
Closed on Sunday

Le Printemps
64 Boulevard Haussmann
75009 Paris
tel: 01.42.82.50.00
Metro: Havre-Caumartin

M-Sat: 9.30am-8pm (Open until 10pm on Thursday)
Closed on Sunday

Isabel Marant 11th arrondissement
Isabel Marant - Charonne
16 Rue de Charonne
75011 Paris
tel: 01.49.29.71.55
Metro: Ledru-Rollin

M-Sat: 10.30am-7.30pm
Closed on Sunday

Isabel Marant 18th arrondissement
Spree
16 Rue Vieuville
75018 Paris
tel: 01.42.23.41.40
Metro: Abbesses

M-Sat: 10.30am-7.30pm
Closed on Sunday