Old Paris

old_paris_with_pearlsA petite goutte at Café Aéro on Place de Passy. You don’t often eat lunch here; you usually déjeune at home as normally there’s a woman that comes in and cooks. One time she suggested making couscous but you suggested otherwise. It’s not that you’re not open minded it’s just that you’re used to certain things. In fact, you’ll go as far as saying that there is most definitely a correct way of doing things. You’ve been coming to Aéro for as long as you can remember; in fact, you husband took you here when you were courting, at Aéro, they treat you correct. People say the 16ème is boring but you just think that they can take their clichés and keep them east of the Seine. The 16ème is all about families, strong families. There is a certain comfort in knowing that you’ll run into the same people all the time. Sometimes you even run into your son and his new wife. She’s a nice girl, even if her parents are artists. She’s a bit giddy and shops too much, but she’s still a newlywed. It seems like when you were newly married you bought all of the Chanel and Yves-Saint Laurent one could possibly need. Couture doesn’t go out of fashion even if it’s thirty years old; neither do the right sunglasses. Style, like proper schooling and good manners, is timeless. Just like life in the 16ème.




Where to go in Paris for an al-fresco swim

Posted on July 26, 2017 by VINGT Editorial

We may not have a coastline in Paris, but there’s still the opportunity to enjoy an outdoor swim, if you know where to go. Here we reveal a few of the best spots…  Read more

Bio, baguettes and Breton crêpes at Bastille

Posted on February 15, 2017 by VINGT Editorial

Words: Jill Pope Image: Alain Bachellier While most shops in Paris tend to be closed on a Sunday, a visit to a market is the perfect way to get your retail fix at the same time as picking up some delicious fresh produce… Read more

Musée des Arts Décoratifs

Posted on January 4, 2017 by VINGT Editorial

Words: Tiffany Tang Image: Jean-Pierre Dalbéra Situated in the Louvre’s 19th-century Rohan and Marsan wings is the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, a museum of decorative art and design that houses over 150,000 objects, showcasing collections of antiquities and modern designs from the Middle Ages to the present day. The collections encompass a vast diversity of… Read more


Posted on November 24, 2015 by VINGT Editorial

  Words: Jill Pope Image: Daniel Schoenen The far east of France, Strasbourg is the capital of Alsace-Lorraine, a region that has changed hands between the Germans and the French over history, which gives the city a bi-national flavour in its quaint wooden architecture, language, food and culture in general. Strasbourg is also the seat… Read more

Marché bio Raspail

Posted on November 7, 2015 by VINGT Editorial

Words: Jill Pope The official Paris markets website states that the Raspail bio market is the “most chic in Paris”, and who are we to argue with them? This market has a slightly less chic (or at least less bio) version held on Tuesdays and Fridays, but Sunday mornings are where it’s at – the… Read more