Being in Quartier Mode is like sitting in a friend’s living room. The big vintage couch in the middle of the boutique adds to that whole feeling. I chatted with Tiffany Elton, the owner and designer of Dawcy & Ella, about the choices she makes in the store and about things closer to home.
It’s very difficult to find comfortable boots when you love them as much as I do. The options are limited from a stylistic perspective. However there are a few types of boots that are iconic and work really well. I know how long “Doc” Marten boots last because I have had mine for about ten – fifteen years!
After a day of shopping in this beautiful neighborhood you might be hungry and want a truly incredible French meal – try Leméac for dinner.
C’est cher but it’s worth it! I was there a few weeks ago and had a very memorable dining experience. For a 4 star restaurant there is a lot to choose from on the menu and the way they describe the food will make your mouth wate! Not to mention they have a truly impressive and extensive wine list.
The desserts are huge and it’s easy to eat a lot while you’re there – I know I did. Reservations are suggested and I suggest not eating on the day you go there just so there’s enough room to indulge!
We’ve all seen stores that sell beads where can make your own little “friendship” bracelets which are really cute, but L’Atelier is not like that at all. I discovered this really fun place to go and be creative with friends or in groups. Magali, a very talented artisan, has created a very serene environment where you can discover your inner artist and design great jewelry!
The other day I was in the very popular Citizen Vintage, chatting with one of the owners, Brooke Doyle. You can tell she and her partners absolutely live and love curating their collection. Because that’s what it is – a gallery of sorts that pays homage to decades gone by. So, I wasn’t surprised to find out that Brooke’s aesthetic comes from a background in Art History, and a lifelong personal passion for collecting vintage herself! What amazed and delighted me was the incredible merchandising of the store. When one thinks of “vintage” the image of tons upon tons of confusing racks comes to mind. Not the case in this extremely well organized boutique and also not surprising from a self-professed fellow neat freak like Brooke.