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Posted on February 07, 2014 by Isky Roberts

After an early start I arrived at the Guard du Nord ready for my day in Paris. My first stop was to a trade show to support for a friend of mine who makes wonderful bedding for babies

From there I hopped onto the metro to the concept store Merci. I’ve been wanting to visit this store for quite a while so it was nice to finally take a look and see the cute little red car parked by the entrance. This store is worth a visit and full of inspiration.


Down the road I came across a wonderful bakery called Moisson des Saveurs on 67 rue Saint-Sabin and had the most amazing baguette and pain au raison (my new food crush).

Also on the same road is a lovely boutique for kids called Bonton I explored each of the three floors and they had a fabulous mix of toys, books and party decorations. I especially liked the piñata, maybe for my next birthday?

I also popped in to Collette This is a similar store to Merci where they carefully curate pieces. This store is always busy and the music loud – almost like being in a nightclub. I didn't realise until I got there that James Jarvis’ work was being displayed. James is an illustrator I’ve liked for a long time so if you are not familiar with his work check out his website or visit the store by the 9th of February.


As you know we love books at Dot & Cross so I fell in love with these books but on closer inspection I realised they were clutch bags!

After quite a lot of walking I came across the Laduree Café which was a nice place to sit down and rest! A decadent hot chocolate and a dark rum mille-feuille was consumed – probably not the healthiest snack but very enjoyable!

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