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Must Do’s: Paris from a Local Point of View (Part 2)

After sampling the eclectic selections of dining venues in Paris, it is time to look for places to drink, shop, and be merry.  The thing that Parisians do so well is to enjoy life with a certain “je ne sais quoi” attitude.  My favorite afternoon activities while living in Paris was to watch people go by and invent stories for them.  It is very much a tradition in Paris to meet up with friends for chit chat at anytime of the day. Must Shop: Impossible project space Wahiba:  “a cool polaroid shop” Librairie Ofr Wahiba:  “a wonderful bookshop with a lot of art and photo books” Panifica Wahiba:  “a great bakery” Le store MK2 Bibliothèque Wahiba:  “a concept-store” Les guetteurs du vent Wahiba:  “an interesting bookshop” Pierre Hermé (the one on 185 rue de Vaugirard) Wahiba:  “gorgeous desserts in a very innovative interior design” Charcuterie Verot Wahiba:  “gorgeous charcuterie” La Cave des Papilles Wahiba:  “The owner, a lover of ‘natural’ wine, has been operating in Paris for 16 years, and of the 1200 wines on …

Must Do’s: Paris from a Local Point of View (Part 1)

I am excited to start a new travel series on this blog where La Vie Partagée will collaborate with locals that live around the world to write their Must Do’s in their own playground.  Our first post in this series will be about the second city closest to my heart: Paris. Wahiba is a friend I met when I interned at Accenture in Paris. She is a chic, young Parisian.  Fast forward a few years later, we are still great friends and travel buddies.  When I wanted to write about the current trends and new must dos from a Parisian perspective, I naturally went to the source. Wahiba was excited to share her favorite things to do and new places to see, eat, drink, and shop. Must See Fondation Louis Vuitton Besides the usual suspects that we all have come to know of Paris (Eiffel Tower, Louvre, etc), this is the newest attraction that sits on the edge of Bois de Boulogne.  In 2006, LVMH commissioned famed American architect, Frank Gehry, to design a building …