Sorry I haven’t been posting any entries lately. I was back in HK for 2 months and it was crazy…..too much work and not enought time. I’m now back in Paris starting my internship at Jacques Genin. I love this pastry shop in Paris….. the chocolates, caramels, and pastries are so good. Everyone is more than welcome to come visit me at the shop. The kitchen in upstairs and the shop is on the ground floor. Mr. Genin used to make petit fours, chocolates, and caramels for most of the big five star hotels in France. He now has his own shop. Many Japanese go to the shop that even the man at the counter speaks Japanese.
Around the shop there are a lot of art galleries. There is a very popular lifestyle shop called Merci around the corner (huge line at cashier so go early if you want to shop there). Also around the corner is Paris’ most beautiful children’s clothing and accessories shop, Bonton. Down the street there is rue deBretagne where there is the famous Marche aux enfants rouge (market of red children). On that street there is one of my favorite cafes, Cafe Charlot. Also close by, Rose Bakery which is a health conscious and bio cafe…..this is quite a celebrity spot, I’ve seen a few designers and actors dining there. APC, American Apparel, Isabel Marant, Vanessa Bruno, vintage shops, Erotokritos, Zadig & Voltaire, Commedes Garcons basics shop (less than one minute walk from the pastry shop). So no excuse for chic shopaholics and foodies not to stop by. If you are a Soho hermit in NY (or Causeway Bay), then you will love this area. If you are a NY fifth avenue hermit (or Landmark/IFC), then it’s time to broaden your horizons and see what else is out there. I’m sure you will love this area called the Marais.