In Paris, the right bank neighborhood of the Marais is a hotbed for fresh design with stylish shops and restaurants popping up overnight. Market editor Cat Dash shares her #bitesize roundup of musts in the 3rd arrondissement and beyond.
Coffee And More: Folks & Sparrows
The newly opened café @FSparrows channels a Catskills-meets-Brooklyn vibe that’s so welcoming I went twice during my trip. Stop in for a casual breakfast or lunch, or to shop the selection of gourmet packaged foods. Bonus: Folks & Sparrows is one of the few places in Paris that’s open on Sundays.
Also noted: In north Marais, the high-end boutique @TheBrokenArm features a sun-filled dining area that makes a mean cafe crème, among other irresistible treats.
Shop: Papier Tigre
Parisienne paper goods company @PapierTigram, which recently partnered with Diptyque on a limited-edition collection, sells their colorful printed goods—journals, calendars, and home decor accents—at the brand’s Marais headquarters.
Also noted: If you love a small, locally owned bookshop, @OFRParis is not to be missed. Stop in on your way to The Broken Arm.
See: Picasso Museum
After five years of renovations, the Musée Picasso Paris reopened in October 2014 in the Hotel Salé, which was originally built between 1656 and 1660. The building’s polished architectural details create a lovely backdrop for Picasso’s extensive body of work.
Also noted: The Foundation Louis Vuitton, an impressive Frank Gehry-designed building that had its inaugural opening in October 2014, and was founded by the LVMH group to support contemporary artists.