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Sunday, 11 April 2010

a little piece of heaven: Ets Lion, Paris

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Ets Lion - 7 rue des Abbesses - 75018 Paris - designed by Interior designer Christophe Delcourt

During my visit to Paris last week, I walked past (and straight into) a lovely little shop called Ets LionA family business since 1895, Ets Lion is as much about gardening as it is about confectionery, teas, baking goods etc. making it the perfect local delicatessen. It satisfies the very human need for comfort with a charming nostalgic environment and vast collection of things that accessorise our lives. Barely a skip away from Montmarte, it would surely have delighted the delightful Amelie.

All products are either home made or supplied solely by cottage industries and the interior sets the mood instantly. Walking in, you can't help but feel that the owners hold their customers in the highest esteem - much like the architects and city planners of Paris. Perhaps this is the reason Paris is known for being the romantic capital of the world? After all, romance is found in the very details of our lives, along with great lighting, of course.

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