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.

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Floréal Belleville

Restaurant
43 Rue des Couronnes, 75020 Paris, France
Floréal Belleville

"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."

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Shakespeare and Company

Book shop
37 Rue de la Bûcherie, 75005 Paris, France
Shakespeare and Company

"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."

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Parc des Buttes Chaumont

Park
75019 Paris, France
Parc des Buttes Chaumont

"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."

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Seb Emina

Le Cadoret

Restaurant
1 Rue Pradier, 75019 Paris, France
Le Cadoret

"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."

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Seb Emina

Musée de l'Orangerie

Art museum
Jardin des Tuileries, 75001 Paris, France
Musée de l'Orangerie

"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."

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