A Tiny (Paris) Apt. Tour
PLUS: My Mini MUST Guide to Paris🇫🇷💋.
All things A Tiny Apt. are made possible because of nature’s candy, aka: Paid subscriptions. By contributing just $5/month (that’s about one lovely cappuccino☕️), you’re playing a BIG role in supporting all the time and L❤️VE that goes into making what we hope is one of your favorite weekly rituals. From Tiny Kitchen Week and Future Cottage to frequent thrifting guides, flash vintage sales, and all sorts of fresh home and style stories that move and delight you—A Tiny Apt. is all about doing a lot with a little and creating space that’s truly special, no matter where you are.
As soon as I stepped into the foyer of my friend Jacqui’s late 18th-century building in the center of Paris last week…I knew it would be special. Not like basic special….but special-special.
Not only because my friend has beautiful taste and a very exacting eye, but because everything about the building felt so…Paris. Grand emerald-green doors from the street that led into a marble parlor with a gleaming black-and-white checkerboard floor. Up the wide winding wood staircase (fun fact: many decades after the building was built, an ultra skinny lift was installed right down the middle of the eight-floor walkup).
My friend Jacqui was first a colleague, and one of our jobs together was traveling the world—Paris, Milan, London, Stockholm, etc.—for innumerable meetings. I always looked forward to these trips, namely because she was someone who appreciated the quieter streets of the cities we were whizzing through as much as I did. Even if we only had 30 minutes to spare, I knew together we would find something rare and wonderful to eat or see along the way. It’s rare to make a dear friend later in life, but that’s precisely why it’s so special. And it seemed from the minute she and her family decamped from their London home to Paris a few years ago, she was whispering to me… “C’mon…come for a visit…”
And….so we did.
*P.S. Don’t miss our mini, magical guide to Paris at the bottom!
Keep reading with a 7-day free trial