As I sit here in NYC, when I was meant to be sitting on a plane to Paris, I
began to think of how I can bring Paris home to NYC.
My local NYC favorites that transport me to Paris include:
🌟 @sezane and their beautiful clothing! Their outside floral display changes for the season
🌟 @_mamannyc_ bakery – get the chai and their rose loaf cake (or the Nutella beignet)
🌟 @ledistrict to get specialty French goods by @bfplny
🌟 @ladureeus the SoHo
location which has the loveliest garden when the weather is nice, perfect for afternoon tea. Their Upper East Side location is great to grab a treat and walk to Central Park
🌟 @coucoufrenchclasses although I haven’t taken their classes, it is on my list to eventually sign up and take!
I always pass their location (which is on the same block as Maman SoHo)
🌟 @frenchettenyc for brunch, their ambiance is amazing
🌟 @balthazarny a classic café staple, with tasty treats in the heart of SoHo
🌟 @cafekitsune which just
opened up a location in the West Village within the past year!
A few ways I’m bringing Paris to NYC:
- Looking up recipes to cook from local Parisian cooking class company @lacuisineparis. Maybe I can’t get my croissant in France but I can in Brooklyn!
- Using @googleartsculture to tour monuments and museums / the Parisian Opera is also showing performances on their website
- Browsing beautiful accounts such as @parisjetaime and saving locations for a future trip
- Brushing up on my French via @frenchwords and @coucoufrenchclasses
- Watching movies set in Paris, with some options being Funny Face, An American in Paris and Moulin Rouge
- Ordering macarons and visiting local @pepbrooklyn for some treats
- Re-reading the novel “How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are”