nyc shops | Roman and Williams Guild NY

this is one of my favorite shops and cafe stops in all of New York City. it has the perfect balance of made in america furniture pieces with exquisite presence and natural materials paired with the most beautiful textiles and ceramics along with a flower shop to greet you at the door.

anyone in the furniture or interior design industry should check out this new 21st century way to experience shopping for your home to search for fewer, better things for your home.

My Travel Guide to Paris

Off the Beaten Path:

Anahi – Argentinian Steakhouse - best meal of my life!

Rue de Claire - farmers market

Frenchie To Go + several other drink & eat locations nearby all by the same owner.

Chez Ferdinand – A locals favorite. Order the steak tartare! This area is the Latin Quarter and great for dining, shopping, & nightlife for the adult crowd.

Hotel Costes – Very cool ambiance & atmosphere. Stop in here for some frites & cocktails. Near the Louvre.

Shops:

G.detou – The best baking supply store in Paris.

Merci - Housewares, apparel, and other cute pick ups (near the Picasso Musuem) if you are wandering that area.

Moor Paris - Flower & antiquities shop for interesting unique finds.

Empreintes - The French Craft Concept Store - ceramics, furniture, art, and jewlery made locally.

Sights to not miss:

The Louvre - Key things to see in this museum: Mona Lisa, (look at the painting opposite of it as that one I think is way more compelling), Angel wings, Athens statue, some monet here but focus on viewing Monet at the Musee de Orsay.

Musee De Orsay museum - all the impressionists paintings start on the 5th (top floor?) & spend the most time there reveling in Edgar Degas & Monet :) 

Don’t miss the Van Gogh section on the 2nd level as well! Its small exhibit but not to miss! 

Musee Rodin- Thinker Statue is here in the courtyard, never a line.

Pantheon - I really liked this place! Very interesting people are buried here! 

n. Sonder

n. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own—populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness—an epic story that continues invisibly around you like an anthill sprawling deep underground, with elaborate passageways to thousands of other lives that you’ll never know existed, in which you might appear only once, as an extra sipping coffee in the background, as a blur of traffic passing on the highway, as a lighted window at dusk.