Five Friday Finds from France: October 16th

Five Friday Finds from France featuring Walls of Wonder by Marin Montagut and a Jean Cocteau x Atelier Paulin collaboration

Happy Friday from Paris! It’s a happy one for me because it’s the last night before the curfew officially hits and we have to be at home from 9 PM until 6 AM. The timing really doesn’t bother me because I’m normally at home during those hours, but it does make going out for dinner a little compliqué because restaurants will have to start closing around 7:30 PM. Anyways – this week’s Five Friday Finds from France features a perfect Paris lunch spot, a Jean Cocteau x Atelier Paulin collaboration, Walls of Wonders by Marin Montagut and more!

Walls of Wonders by Marin Montagut

Walls of wonders marin montagut

Have you ever wanted to dress your walls? Marin Montagut is an expert in wall dressing and is now offering private sessions to help you create your own Walls of Wonders. You’ll get to choose from among the endless treasures at Montagut’s boutique and he’ll show you just how to put it all together. You can book appointments by sending an email here.

The Perfect Paris Lunch Spot: Le Petit Valentin

Le Petit valentin paris

I think I’ve found my new favorite lunch spot in Paris. Le Petit Valentin is a little bit hidden in the gorgeous Galerie Vivienne but it’s just what I’ve been looking for. It’s a tea room, so the pastries in the window will probably catch your eye first. They also serve lunch and have a list of daily specials along with a regular menu. It’s the perfect place for an easy, quick, and delicious lunch when you’re in the mood for something a little different than a typical café.

Jean Cocteau x Atelier Paulin

jean cocteau x atelier paulin

Atelier Paulin is one of my favorite French jewelry brands. The pieces are so easy to wear and everything can be customized which makes it such a special and personal gift to give. Among my favorites are the initial rings which I literally wear every day. On October 19th, the Jean Cocteau x Atelier Paulin collaboration is launching – they’re calling it an imaginary meeting. The pieces are inspired by some of the themes closest to Cocteau’s heart including words, figurative forms, and symbols. I can’t wait!

La Esquinita Mexican Épicerie in Paris

la esquinita

I discovered La Esquinta on Sunday and have already been back for a second trip. It’s an amazing Mexican épicerie in the center of Paris that has everything: salsas, tortillas, tequilas, cheeses, refried beans and more. Mexican food is one of the things I miss most from home, so La Esquinita will be a major game-changer for me, especially in the coming weeks.

My New Go-To Sushi Spot: Tama Sushi

tama sushi

Last but not least is my new go-to sushi spot. It’s been surprisingly hard to find a casual spot that I really love in Paris, but Tama Sushi is it. Located near Palais Garnier, Tama is a casual, no-frills spot that uses really fresh ingredients. Both Romain and I agree that the Le Tigre roll is one of our favorites we’ve ever had anywhere. If you get a sushi craving in Paris be sure to check out Tama!

I hope you enjoyed this week’s Five Friday Finds from France. I’ll be back tomorrow with Weekend Links!

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