I feel very lucky to live in Paris, where it always seems there’s something new to discover, even just strolling around my own quartier. Sometimes it’ll be a colorful stroke of paint by a brilliant street artist (like Seth), other times it’ll be a boutique that’s so gorgeous you could linger all day in front of the window display. (OK, I know it sounds like I’m wearing rose-colored glasses—and you can check in with me again during the long, lingering cold of February.)
But in a city that’s so steeped with history and beauty, it’s sometimes hard not to get overwhelmed by all the fabulous things to do and see. Just for the fall season alone, there are a number of new eateries and exhibits I’m dying to see. Here’s my list for the season.
Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera Exhibit at the Musée de l’Orangerie: The celebrity art couple, whose relationship was so tumultuous, is united in Paris in this buzzed-about exhibit.
La Coop: A cheese shop in Saint Germain specializing in products from Savoy (like magnificent Beaufort cheese). Grab a seat at the bar for tasting platters paired with wine.
The Montmartre Harvest Festival: Taking place this weekend, the Fete des Vendanges celebrates the wine harvest in the only surviving vineyard in Paris. There’s a parade, fireworks, and a whole lotta vin.
Palais Galliera: The Paris Fashion Museum has reopened after a big renovation and the Azzedine Alaïa exhibit is the talk of the town.
Le Perchoir: A rooftop bar for the cool kids.