Seb Emina is a Paris-based British writer and editor. He’s the founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Happy Reader, an award-winning quarterly literary magazine.
Restaurant43 Rue des Couronnes, 75020 Paris, France
"This cafe is my home office away from home. I love the sense of light and air created by the floor-to-ceiling windows and the battered sofa in the corner. And the sense that everyone has either an artist or a philosophy Tiktok. The coffee is nice, and they also have a small gallery."
Shakespeare and Company
Book shop37 Rue de la Bûcherie, 75005 Paris, France
"Any bookshop that manages to build up the sort of fame reserved for movie stars deserves celebrating, but I think somehow, Shakespeare & Co has kept its integrity and literary heart intact, despite the endless crowds of bookish pilgrims that mean it’s, kind of like a nightclub most days."
Parc des Buttes Chaumont
Park75019 Paris, France
"It’s filled with dramatic flourishes, like a replica of a Roman temple and waterfalls in underground caves. There are also impressive daily Tai Chi sessions. I’ve no idea how you join in — whether you just walk up and start imitating them or you need a kind of letter of recommendation or something."
Restaurant1 Rue Pradier, 75019 Paris, France
"Le Cadoret is one of my regular favorites because it offers, if you ask me, the perfect combination of classic Paris decor and small menu, neo-bistro cuisine."
Musée de l'Orangerie
Art museumJardin des Tuileries, 75001 Paris, France
"There are certain galleries, where, no matter how much I like the work they show, I feel desperate to leave, the moment I go in. That’s the opposite of the case in Jeu de Paume, near the river in the Tuileries, where I could just browse the photography and media stuff they curate all day, every day."