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Uptown: An Exciting Neo-bistrot Tucked Away in Montmartre

Uptown Restaurant, Montmartre, Paris

Far from the bustle of central Paris’ boulevards and train stations, Uptown hides in the Northern part of the 18ème, one of a few areas in the city to retain a quiet, village-like ambiance over the decades.

The food, however, is anything but provincial. As with the best of contemporary Parisian bistrots, head chef Fabrizio Guérrini (formerly of Michelin-starred Agapé) spotlights seasonal ingredients on a menu of small sharing plates, which change monthly.

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Hardware Societe, Australian Breakfast arrives in Montmartre

Hardware Société

Hardware Société, a Parisian outpost of its Franco-Australian founders original Melbourne location, is the most exciting thing to happen to Parisian breakfast since Holybelly and Eggs Benedict. Located on one of the most hidden-in-plain-view streets in Paris, rue Lamarck just east of the Sacré Coeur, Hardware Société remains a hidden gem.

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Oscar Wilde L'impertinant absolu at Petit Palais & Maxence Cyrin

October Events in Paris

Oscar Wilde, L’impertinant absolu at Petit Palais, MMM Matthieu Chedid Rencontre Martin Parr at the Philharmonie de Paris, PARISARTISTES#, MAMA Festival, Brocante Design d’Achille, Fiesta Dia de Los Muertos at L’Alimentation Generale, FIAC, Salon du Chocolat.

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Mesdemoiselles Madeleines, South Pigalle, Paris

Mesdemoiselles Madeleines

Realising that Marcel Proust’s tea-time treat had become a shrink-wrapped, artificially-flavored mass-produced cake in modern-day France, Steve Seremes, a former financial consultant with a penchant for fine food, has set out to make Parisians rediscover this classic delicacy. Mesdemoiselles Madeleines is his tiny boutique on rue des Martyrs that only sells gourmet madeleines.

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Stationery stores in Paris

Best Paris Stationery

You might very well be reading this post on your iPhone, iPad, or some other portable piece of technology. Sure, that’s the world we live in, where we can receive and record information with the touch of a screen. However, if you are anything like me, perhaps you still occasionally relish in the tactility of textured paper, bound in covers of something equally as practical as it is creative.

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Natural winemaking in France and where to drink in Paris

Natural Wine in Paris

Ever since discovering natural wine in 2012, I have begun to seek it out as a sign of quality and good food and drinks to come when choosing where to eat. I confidently choose restaurants and bars with a solid selection of natural wines when I’m travelling and this method rarely lets me down. It also often brings welcome surprises, such as encounters with inspiring food industry professionals and discoveries of off-the-beaten-track addresses.

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Archipel Paris; Handmade leather bags by Sebastien Cordoleani

Archipel

Tucked away in a secluded garden on top of the hill of Montmartre is the joint home-studio of Sebastien Cordoleani, sole designer and craftsmen at Archipel, a new Parisian brand presenting a range of innovative and elegant leather bags. Sébastien, an industrial designer, holds a dominant presence within the French design scene, after having trained at the ENSCI – Les Ateliers.

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Muse Florist, Montmartre Paris

Muse Flower Shop

There’s a secret garden on rue Burq. It’s cool and fragrant, and as colorful as an artist’s daydream. “I absolutely think flowers should be a part of everyone’s daily life, says Majid Mohammad, the force behind this ever-changing, ephemeral garden, Muse, Montmartre’s neighborhood flower shop, where he designs bouquets and arrangements for every occasion and budget.

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September Events in Paris; Roger Tallon Le Design en Mouvement retrospective

September Events in Paris

Artisinal Soap Workshop at La REcyclerie, Roger Tallon Retrospective, Foodamour Festival, l’Écran Japonais, Paris Food Art Week 2016, Cocktail Street, Grand Fooding San Pellegrino Plats de Résistance.

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