Around the World in 80 Brands - Paris
Around the World in 80 Brands - Paris

Maarten Schäfer

We’re enjoying a break on a small terrace in Paris’s Marais neighbourhood, sipping a café au lait and watching stylish people walk by.

“This city is amazing,” I remark, “each neighbourhood has a unique feel to it.

What a difference between the small-scale boutiques here and the department stores in the Hausmann area. Not to mention the top brand stores based at Avenue Montaigne!”

Paris - The culture of strolling Paris – The culture of strolling

Mmm, by the way, where did that elegant Parisienne get that outfit? I ask myself.

After a late lunch, we walk down the fashionable rue des Franc Bourgeois, approaching Centre Georges Pompidou – the modern art museum that is a work of art in itself. Maarten is determined to revisit his favourite Picassos.

As for me, a museum visit would distract me way too much from that dress I cannot get out of my mind. How can I convince him to come with me? I wonder. Let’s try a game.

“Maarten…

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