The Paris Social City Guide
February 20, 2017
Paris Fashion Week doesn’t start ’til next Monday, but we’re all about getting ahead. Whether you’re attending, spectating from afar, or planning your own trip, checking in with these 14 style-minded Parisians now will have you well prepared.
Learning from the locals has always been our travel MO, and for this Social City Guide, we’re digging a few layers deeper for you—scouring these feeds for their most recent geotags. Consider your trip planned.
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The food writer and photographer all but abandoned her blog in 2014 in favor of Instagram (she explained why in this post.)
Lily writes beautifully about parenting, health and beauty in Paris over at at Ma Récréation.
She recommends: Holiday Cafe
A restaurant that over delivers every time, in environment, food and cool-kid staff.
They recommend: their restaurant, bien sûr.
Fashion magazines Vogue and du Monde just made a trade: while Aleksandra Woroniecka heads to Vogue Paris, Monde picked up former Vogue editor Suzanne Koller. Austrian-born, co-founder of the revered biannual Self Service, and someone we implicitly trust on where to go.
If social media currency is, in part, where we go and what we wear, Lee Young Kyoon is rolling in it.
Meryl Hadida-Shabani, a Paris native, oversees the now-global empire of L’Eclaireur, the seminal Parisian shop founded by her parents in 1980. Most recently, an outpost opened in West Hollywood.
By occupation, Camille Declercq is part of Christian Dior’s PR team. She’s also one half of a couple—Diego El Glaoui being the other—who exist, it seems, to make a case for keeping your phone out. You never know when a beautiful moment will arise.
No photo could ever capture the experience of being somewhere, but all of Instagram seems hellbent on trying their damnedest. One doing a pretty great job is art director and journalist Seb Gordon, editor-at-large for Shooter Magazine.
You can do Paris with the little ones. Follow mama and writer Ithaa’s lead.
Any city-dweller can tell you we don’t often walk around smiling or offering directions or advice. Syana-Gaëlle stands out for those reasons and more. Give her a high-five if you pass by, and visit her favorite spots.
Don’t miss Galerie Kreo, run by Didier and Clémence Krzentowski.
They recommend: designer Jean-Baptiste Fastrez, designers and brothers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, a host of both historic and cutting edge galleries—and we recommend this digital tour through their apartment.
The Iranian-born designer India Mahdavi—behind the pink cupped chairs at London’s pink Sketch has her own 7th arrondissement showroom (and boutique). Both are must-visits, as are her local designs for restaurants and shops within walking distance.
Beauty is everywhere, if you know how to see it (and filter it). Photographer Mary Quincy’s got the color-quenched photo thing down.
Event-going is this Persian Parisian’s forte. Follow his lead for an extrovert’s tour of the City of Light.
A permanent souvenir: a tattoo at Gallery Verlan from one of their sought-after artists—provided they’re in town and not teaching or guest-inking around the world. A less permanent souvenir: simple sculptural jewelry inspired by Laurie Franck’s linework.