Second hand shopping in Paris

It's a bit overcast and gloomy this Saturday afternoon, and I have no plans. So, I decided to put on my walking shoes and see what my beloved city has to offer. Strolling through the seventh arrondissement I came upon one of my favorite sites...a brocantes or street market. What could be more fun that poking around an open-air market of vintage goods and antiques. These markets are a great place to find interesting, high-quality souvenirs. Personally, I love the tableware and silver. Returning home with a darling little mustard pot, a set of linen napkins, or a serving platter is an ideal and practical complement to my table.  


Caffè Stern

For nearly two centuries, Stern Graveur was the letterpress printing home to an elite international clientele. When the Stern family relocated to the Faubourg St. Honoré, the Tudor revival premises was converted to a restaurant by world-renowned designer Philippe Starck

As always, Starck correctly interpreted the soul of this historic place in a modern way, mixing carved wood paneled walls with sleek chrome bar stools. Likewise the menu is the perfect blend of classic, yet contemporary Venetian cuisine. It's no wonder stylish Parisians have flocked to Caffè Stern since it opened.