A stylish brunch at Hardware Société



Photos by Ketevan Giorgadze IG: @katie.one


Perched at the top of the steps of Montmartre is the Australian restaurant Hardware Société bringing it’s Melbourne flair for brunching to a space decorated by black and white tiles, marble top tables and colorful golden rimmed coffee cups – a blogger’s dream café.

Though I can’t say I enjoyed the climb up the stairs (it’s next to the Sacre Coeur Basilica), the quiet neighborhood was an oasis in the typically polluted streets of Paris.

I went up with my friend Katie (whose photos I shared) and ordered from the tempting menu. A flat white, a plate of roasted mushroom with poached eggs on a bed of cheese and toast, an egg casserole (fries mixed with chorizo and eggs) and a raspberry pastry. It’s worth climbing the stairway to heaven!



Barbara Rihl

IMG_1160My version of shopping in Paris is different from that of Miami – where I just put up with one giant department store like Nordstrom or Macy’s. In Paris, I wander through each boutique, and one designer I found and am fond of is Barbara Rihl!


Located in Le Marais next to Karl Lagerfeld’s boutique, Barbara Rihl is a Parisian girl’s toy store. Cute chic girl illustrations make me fall in love with their pouches, bags and notebooks every season. When in the neighborhood, I wander into one of Paris’ best boulangeries –Au Petit Versailles du Marais. It’s received multiple awards for it’s baguette traditional, and I eat every single type of viennoiserie when I’m here.


Find it:  25 Rue Vieille du Temple, 75004 Paris

The Louvre in the Rain


They say Paris is better in the rain, perhaps those who say this find themselves with nowhere to be, like I found myself today. No errands, no schedule, blissfully watching the downpour over the Louvre pyramids in a sort of gray silent peace… Naturally I shared the view in a hallway with hundreds of other awestruck tourists. Seeing Paris this way through the eyes of other dreamers rekindles that enchanting effect – like the first time I saw the city.

I shared a little video about Paris in the rain with the most beautiful lyrics.

Happy Monday.


L’Eclair de Génie


Oh eclairs.  That vanilla cream filling gushing out of a choux-doughed pastry, topped with pecan crunch? Oui! Of course, I had to have three.

I stopped by Bourse metro station at the Fabrique Eclair de Genie and picked out strawberry, lemon tart and pecan flavors. Not a big fan of eclairs, but these always surprise me with their subtle and decadent taste. They’re as good as they look. Plus, this gave me an idea. I had no clue what to get my friends for Valentine’s Day, but maybe personalized eclairs would be a good present no?

Find it: 35 Boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris