Photographer Jean-Claude Lussier
Fashion Editor Fritz
Text by Stéphane Leduc

If you’ve ever dreamt of entering the heart of the Louis Vuitton universe, you’ll be pleased to know that it is now possible by visiting a new museum in Asnières. The space is located north-west of Paris between the family home, and the workshop built in 1859. This is where 70 leather craftsmen still produce the label’s iconic pieces and special orders, and you’ll discover the first LV-monogrammed trunks, but also rare pieces and collaborations that have marked the history of the famous house, which has become synonymous with French craftsmanship and luxury design.

 

 

 

 

 

At the heart of the city is the mysterious and enchanting Jardin du Palais-Royal, a highly historical spot where designer Philippe Di Méo has just opened a boutique. With its discreet charm, the space serves as a setting for the rare creations of the perfumery iconoclast, who creates whenever inspiration strikes. A place of meeting and seduction during the 18th century, the garden’s archways are the perfect background for discovering captivating scents, including his latest, Fleuve Tendre.

The art of the table is an intrinsic part of French refinement and manners, so much so that it appears on UNESCO’s list of intangible cultural heritage. Since its creation, Maison Christofle has been spreading this expertise by creating exceptional table pieces. Having set up shop on rue Royale in 1897, its flagship boutique is simply a dream: it houses all the pieces created by the brand’s master goldsmiths. With a firm focus on modernity, the house calls on the greatest designers: Ora-Ïto, Marcel Wanders, and Jean-Marie Massaud are the names that are helping to bring craftsmanship into the 21st century.

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Pierre Hardy

Don’t forget to stop at Pierre
Hardy’s boutique as you continue
your stroll through the archways
of the Palais-Royal.

A veritable shoe architect, his
work is fascinating because of his
ability to combine the worlds of
conceptual art and design. As the
Creative Director for both the shoe
collection and the fine jewellery
division at Hermès, this former
dancer and art student has a wide
array of talents.

Why not plan a stop at the most exclusive spa in Paris as you wander around the capital? Olivier Lecocq has become a master of wellness: his 20 years of experience have led him to create an intimate location that feels like a luxury hotel, complete with essential oils he created himself. His goal: to express his vision down to the slightest detail. A unique experience that combines calm, luxury, and delight.

The Wellness by Olivier Lecocq
Prince de Galles Hotel
33, avenue Georges V
www.olivierlecocq.com

Photographer Jean-Claude Lussier.
Fashion Editor Fritz at Judy Inc.
Model Jenna Castilloux at Montage.
Makeup & Hair Geneviève Lenneville at Folio Using NARS MAKEUP and ORIBE HAIR.
Digital retouching William Langlais.
Assistant Fashion Editor Cynthia Vigneault.

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