Paris / Le Roi Soleil

Goodlifer: Paris / Le Roi Soleil

When I ran my fingers over the edge of the guillotine blade, it felt quite dull.

Waking up at rue Mazarine, Having café crème at Deux Magots, buying bread at Poilane, strolling the Marais, dinner at Meres and Filles, fireworks over The Basin of Neptune at Versailles, Lunch at Café Marly facing I.M. Pei’s pyramid, taking the tour of Sully and Richelieu at the Louvre, visiting Napoleon III apartments, Batobus to Jardin des Plantes, planches des fromage et charcuteries on rue Mouftard, gallery hopping on rue de Seine, bouillabaisse and absinthe at Kim’s, Martinis and duck comfit at Café Mabillon, foie gras at Les Editeurs,  tour of the Opera and lunch at Galleries Lafayette, Himalaya crepe on The Ille St. Louis, lighting a candle during a sung mass at Notre Dame, Chinese dinner at Le Canard D’Or, walking through the courtyard where Marie Antoinette spent her last days at The Conciergerie, stepping in the glow of the stained glass windows of Sainte-Chappelle, Marcel Proust’s bed at Musee Carnavalet, white and green pate de verre at Musee Des Arts Decoratifs, Boulagerie 28 for nectarine tarts, chocolates from Patrick Roger, a walk through The Tuilleries.

And then on day two…

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Top collage by Sergio Baradat.

About author
Cuban born with Catalan roots and raised in the Miami, Baradat came to New York to study at Parsons School of Design, New York. Committed to beauty and order, his original art ranges from home furnishings to product design, conceptual illustrations, book covers to promotional and institutional graphics. He has received numerous awards for his work, has been commissioned to design several U.S. postage stamps and is featured in the permanent collections of The Smithsonian’s Cooper Hewitt Museum of Design in New York and The Postal Museum in Washington DC. In his free time, Baradat is an amazing cook, frequent dinner party host, art aficionado and hardcore lover of music.
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  1. My darling, Thank You for sharing your visual feast of one of the dearest cities to my own heart! My senses are reeling as I read through your journey of sites, tastes and experiences. Je t’aime mon amie!

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