I love the cosmopolitain cities like Paris, SF, NY, Tokyo, HK, Taiwan and whenever I can, I buy this series of books call the StyleCity guides. These books recommend places to live, eat and shop but with a focus on style and chic.
Today I used the guide StyleCity Paris
First Pierre Hermé, apparently, he is famous, but I never heard of him. This small little pastry shop is filled with little gems of pastries and the line is always out the door. I bought 3 of each type of little macaroons and took it on my Brompton bike to eat at the Tuileries garden with a cup of cafe creme.
Then this wonderful and chic boulangerie: be boulangépicier. I love this place because it has a chic seating area (rare for a boulangerie), they also serve coffee (another rare attribute). I sat down with my Bompton and throughly enjoyed myself planning for my next exporation. Style, modern, chic!