For writer and antiques entrepreneur Ajiri Aki, Paris‚ her home of over a decade‚ has never lost its magic.

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Le Train Bleu

French restaurant
Paris Gare de Lyon (Doublon), Pl. Louis-Armand hall 1, 75012 Paris, France
Le Train Bleu

"People don’t think you’re going to have a beautiful lunch in a train station but you walk into the Gare De Lyon, and it's bustling, and then you go up this beautiful staircase into this beautiful Belle Époque jewel. The food is wonderful and the people that work there are so charming."

Ajiri AKI

Ajiri Aki

Terroirs D’Avenir

Bakery
3 Rue du Nil, 75002 Paris, France
Terroirs D’Avenir

"Go to Terroirs D’Avenir and grab some charcuterie and cheese and baguettes and do a spontaneous picnic on Seine or the Île de Saint Louis, the little part that juts out, or the Canal Saint Martin is also a great place to picnic."

Ajiri AKI

Ajiri Aki

Café Le Nemours

Brewery
2 à 7 Galerie de Nemours, 2 Place Colette, 75001 Paris, France
Café Le Nemours

"If you’re grabbing lunch in the city, Le Nemours in the first is one of my favorite places to have coffee and people watch."

Ajiri AKI

Ajiri Aki

Musée des Arts Décoratifs

Art museum
107 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France
Musée des Arts Décoratifs

"They always have wonderful exhibitions, but the permanent parts I love about it are the period rooms in there. My favorite is Jeanne Lanvin, the couturier from the 20s and 30s. Her period room there is just like art deco beauty, it's her bathroom, her salon, and it's all perfectly put together."

Ajiri AKI

Ajiri Aki

Marché aux Puces de Saint-Ouen

Flea market
93400 Saint-Ouen-sur-Seine, France
Marché aux Puces de Saint-Ouen

"I love going to brocantes like this. Definitely strolling around a brocante is a great way to get inspired to buy something or just to not buy and really absorb the culture of the city."

Ajiri AKI

Ajiri Aki

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