To kick off Haute Couture fashion week in Paris, S/ magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Sahar Nooraei reveals some of her favourite places to shop, eat, refresh, and get inspiration.
Rain or shine, this stylish outdoor-indoor coffee shop is the perfect spot for a caffeine boost and a light snack in between shows.
GALERIE THADDAEUS ROPAC
With locations in London, Salzburg, and Paris, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac is one of the most exciting international art galleries exhibiting contemporary art. I always look forward to visiting its Marais location while I am in town, and can’t wait to check out the Irving Penn exhibition they have on view right now.
Sometimes you just need to walk it out, and what better place than Musée Rodin’s sculpture garden where you can get lost looking at the foliage and thought-provoking sculptures. After your stroll, be sure to check out the amazing collection of paintings, sculptures, ceramics, and more inside the museum.
If you’re looking for an impressive selection of organic wine and overall great ambiance, a visit to Chambre Noire is a must.
Located inside La Galerie Lafayette Champs Elysées, fashion darling Jacquemus‘s delicious Citron Cafe is a welcome reprieve from the hectic Champs-Élysées.
Nanashi offers fuss-free, fresh, and expertly prepared Japanese fair that you’ll crave even when you’re not in Paris.
EN VOITURE SIMON
Round out your wardrobe with pristine designer gems from days gone by at En Voiture Simone, or stop by to get style inspiration.
Treat yourself to an inspiring shopping experience at Lemaire’s flagship in Marais for quality closet keepsakes designed with heart.
I saw a fellow Instagram follower go to the newly opened Ogata and it looked intriguing enough for me to make a reservation. The new addition to the Marais is super close to Lemaire, and described as housing a restaurant, sabō (Japanese tea salon), bar, and boutiques.
One of my favourite lingerie brands from Paris. Yasmine Eslami creates feminine, luxurious underpinnings that feel modern and edgy. I also love her use of colour!
LA MAISON DR. HAUSCHKA
Not only are Dr. Hauschka’s products well revered in the natural skincare world, the treatments offered at their Paris spa are a perfect way to unwind after a busy week of shows and meetings, and perhaps before your flight back home.
WILD & THE MOON
Fresh, organic, and guilt-free. When you’re in need of a boost of energy or a healthy meal, head to Wild & The Moon. My favourite item to order is the kid smoothie.
Somewhat of a hidden gem, La Buvette is a tiny natural wine bar that also offers great food (and very few seats!) I always have a great time here and leave with a full heart.
THE BROKEN ARM
Whether you’re on the hunt for an under-the-radar designer or a high-end investment piece, The Broken Arm is a must-visit for curated menswear and womenswear. They also house a delightful cafe with great coffee and delicious bites!