Lettre de Paris Interview: Emma Sawko.. of Wild & the Moon

New York born, Dubai-based entrepreneur Emma Sawko is launching in the 3rd arrondissement of Paris this January an urban, organic health food and juice bar called Wild & the Moon.. together with her husband and a group of fellow food lovers, chefs, nutritionists, and naturopaths.

The Wild & the Moon concept, which has already opened in Dubai, is based on the belief that food should not only be healthy and delicious, but also good for the planet: “through food we align with the rhythm of nature”.

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Paris will.. Always be.. Paris…

In spite… of the recent…

“Atroce.. barbare”….

“Paris… sera…

Toujours… Paris”…

Walking down our charming.. rue du Bac… in Saint-Germain-des-Prés.. which we have greatly missed.. was a delight… having been strongly advised by the police not to venture out too much.. during the time Paris was under temporary siege of terror.. and in a state of emergency…

Our much-loved “rue intime”… flanked on both sides of the “trottoir” by little boutiques and cafés… all lit up with twinkling lights on Christmas trees…

With chocolatiers.. pâtisseries… flaunting their exquisite delicacies… taunting us with temptations of deliciousness…

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Homage to Paris.. Café de Flore…

À Paris… aujourd’hui…

We… celebrated…

Life… at…

Café… de Flore…

“Toujours”… reminiscent of “les grands philosophes”.. artists.. poets…

Proust… Sartre…

Voltaire… Balzac…

Matisse… Camus…

Oh… and Coco Chanel… among the many that represent and embody the great civilisation that is…

La.. France…

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Maison.. de la Chantilly…

Maison de la Chantilly…

“A ouvert… ses portes…

Il y a… quelques semaines”….

Opened… its doors…

A few… weeks ago…

We literally stumbled.. on this “petite boutique”…

With its lovely eclectic.. light blue and white façade…

Cosily ensconced on the charming rue Cler.. dans le 7ème arrondissement…

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Brooklyn.. Rive Gauche…

After last year’s spotlight on Japan.. in its annual cultural theme.. Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche… has yet again launched it’s effervescent rendez-vous with the autumn season.. its “Made in Brooklyn” exhibition…

Visiting my favourite “grand magasin à Paris”.. with my arm still in a sling having fractured it recently.. I was transported to the enchanting, dynamic, exciting “arrondissement de Brooklyn”.. in New York…

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Café Pouchkine.. Boulevard Saint-Germain…

Café… Pouchkine…

St. Germain… Paris…

An… invitation…

Having been through a traumatic few days… it was a pleasant diversion to be invited to the official “ouverture” of one of our much appreciated destinations… the newly opened Café Pouchkine on the left bank.

Andrey Dallos… the founder of the world renowned… Café Pouchkine in Moscow… is already the owner of three cafés in Paris… having already opened a small patisserie | salon de thé in the Grand Magasin Printemps… which we find strikingly beautiful…

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