— March 12, 2014 —
Paris is a passionate city, you can take years to explore it in full! Electric sekki.’s own CCO, Amiee Squires-Wills has ferreted out the best, freshest and worthy spots to check out in a city loaded with incredibly interesting boutiques, cafes and bars. Here is Amiee's low-down on her top five things to do and see when in Paris, the fashion capital of the world!
I always make Collette a must for me to visit when in Paris, the 3-floor clothing and accessory concept store is gorgeous. It is a real treasure trove for fashion addicts, with a selective and eclectic choice of goods, as well as art & fashion exhibitions. Collette are always ahead of everyone else and is always ever-changing.
Merci is an absolute go-to for all things interior-related. Merci is a gem, it is a store with a story and a soul, loaded with inspiration at every turn. A great mix of old, new and commissioned work, it has the best interior accessories, furnishings and lighting.
Fashion trade shows give designers the opportunity to interact with buyers and distributors from all over the world at one time. The Tranoi in Paris is a breathtaking venue for this to take place with a beautiful vibe.
The markets in Paris say a lot; colourful, noisy and just a little bit chaotic. The Flower Market in the city’s Old Town is a bustling, vibrant place with a gorgeous array of flowers in a vast amount of colours. I could spend hours here.
I love places that combine sophistication and warmth. After visiting the flower market, I stumbled across a phenomenal, off-the-beaten track, friendly and loving restaurant called Spring. The restaurant serves a ‘prix fixe’ menu and inspired by the love of France and all things French. There is no menu; the restaurant simply makes your dinner – a surprise menu. It was a warm, comforting place in Paris with such a homely feeling.