PARIS WITH LUCY FOLK
Founder and creative Director of her eponymous jewellery brand. Lucy Folk takes us around her current hometown of Paris to the best matcha bars and flea markets.
NAME: Lucy Folk
WHAT DO YOU DO: Founder & Creative Director of Lucy Folk. I create jewels and lots of other things!
STAR SIGN: Aquarius
LIVING: Paris, France
I am lucky enough to call Paris home! I live in the 4th Arrondissement, I am close to the gra
ssy knoll of Place des Vosges and a hop and a skip from the Marais. Twice a week the Marche Bastille is on, its where I get my veggies and produce for the week. There’s even an oyster and vino bar where all of the locals meet for lunch.
If I was to stay in a hotel my pick is Royale Monceau – very luxe.
Le Stand I eat here weekly, it’s an adorable vegan based stand with changing bowls everyday- there are always two options and they are incredible. Sweet treats always on display too that are equally as delicious. Its inside the Marche Enfants Rouges. 39 Rue De Bretagne 75003
Daily second Matcha Intake happens here; They mix coconut butter and coconut water and it comes out perfectly creamy.
25 Rue de Turenne 75003
Anahi This restaurant has an incredible vibe, such buzz. It’s is a meat focused restaurant- with lots of different types from all over the world. They do excellent sides and includes a choice of four potato mash- truffle, jalapeño, original and chimichurri. 79 Rue Volta
Le Dauphin From the owners of Chateaubriand- all share plates and tapas like- order the artichokes! Amazing music and always good vibes. 131 Avenue Parmentier 75011
Clown Bar Lovely wines and inventive food- must book! 114 Rue Amelot 75011
Lou Lou It’s all about the positioning and atmosphere of Lou Lou’s, it’s fun and very special. Request a table outside and make sure you get the millefeuille for dessert. 107 Rue de Rivoli 75001
OFR Paris This is one of my favourite book store and gallery – they have the best shows of local and international underground artists and the most insane selection of magazines and books. 20 Rue Dupetit-Thouars & 21 Rue Filles du Calvaire
Yvon Lambert Another insane gallery and book store. They sell amazing prints of artists such as Cy Town
bly, Mark Rothko. 108 Rue Vieille du Temple 75003
The view from Sacre Coeur Walk down the hill from the cathedral and there are a million cafes and bars (http://www.sacre-coeur-montmartre.com/)
The Palais de Tokyo Contemporary conceptual art gallery- it’s a really open and beautiful space. (http://www.palaisdetokyo.com/)
Porte de Clignacourt The biggest and the best flea market- amazing antiques and one off finds.
The Broken Arm Multi Label Fashion Store with all of the big guys; Prada, Celine, Balenciaga the list goes on. 12 Rue Perée 75003 Tom Greyhound Multi Label Store; think JW Anderson, Acne, AALTO, Alexander Wang… 19 Rue de Saintonge 75003
Le Bon Marche A one hit wonder- By far the best department store ! They have recently completed a renovation and its quite simply such a beautiful space to spend time in and shop! Their food court is incredible and has the most amazing selection of food from around the world! 24 Rue de Sevres 75007
L’Officine Universelle Buly The newest store from this incredible brand; Tea Shop, gelato, beautiful dried flowers, clothing and at times an art gallery but the standout are the fragrances, hand soaps and moisturisers. 45 Rue de Saintonge 75003
Astier de Villatte One of my favourites; A beautiful store filled with French ceramics, crockery, perfumes, candles, incense all handmade in Paris. We stock it at PLAYA* and The Salon*. You can never walk out empty handed. I stock up on Opera incense every month, my apartment is filled with the smell.
In Paris all you do is walk, walk, walk: I usually wear sneakers or slides
Lucy Folk Boiler Suit: Parisians are relaxed and don’t get overly dressed up so boiler suits is my answer- comfortable, relaxed and you always get someone asking questions about it.
Nick Fouquet Hat: The colours and textures of Nick Fouquet hats are great. I live in mine, I also hate getting burnt so this is my answer to all! We stock them at PLAYA & The Salon.
Perfume: Byredo Gypsy Water
Sunscreen: Suzanne Kaufman’s Body Sunscreen
Cap Beauty Matcha Sticks: You can travel with them to make anything Matcha but on the road!
*PLAYA by Lucy Folk Shop 3, 11-13 Hall Street Bondi Beach NSW 2016
*Lucy Folk Salon 151 Albert Street, Windsor VIC 3181