A Touch of Paris in New York
People often ask me whether I prefer living in Paris or New York. But, to me, it’s not a case of either/or, but rather a lifelong love affair with both. There are aspects of each city that I find utterly endearing – that make my heart soar and my imagination ignite – and I always miss one when I’m in the other. That said, it’s nice to have a piece of Paris in New York, and, for me, that takes the form of the petite gastrothèque in the West Village called Buvette. Accompanied by the breezy sounds of jazz, you can wander in and pull up a bar stool any time of day and enjoy wine, pastries and all manner of Gallic delights. And what I love the most is that there’s also a second iteration of Buvette in Paris (a Paris-inspired New York locale in Paris), which is equally as charming, and gives me that little piece of New York when I’m in Paris.
You can view my photo shoot of Buvette on The Weekend Edition.