I first “met” Elodie aka Parisian blogger Lady Moriarty back when I was living in London. She would often leave comments on my blog (at the time) London Snog, and used to say it was her go-to for a slice of London life from Paris. Months later when I hopped onto the Eurostar for a long weekend to visit a friend, we decided to meet up in person. Although Elodie states below that she doesn’t drink, I definitely remember our rendez-vous involving a few glasses of vin, although maybe that was just me. It’s all a bit foggy!

This girl is a badass style blogger and absolutely obsessed with vintage. She’s really the one to go to for the best vintage shopping tips in Paris, which is her City Guide to Paris is here today, take it away Elodie!

City Guide: Lady Moriarty’s Paris

Where to Eat :

Breakfast: I can’t say for breakfast, because it’s always at home, it’s a very french thing : chocolate, croissants or “tartines” with butter and jam and orange juice. But my place is a great place for having breakfast!

Lunch: Oh mon Cake. I love this place, eveything is homemade, salty cakes, pies and muffins, cookies or cupcakes. my favourite is the lavender-white chocolate cookie and a big hot milk with marshmallows. For us French, it’s very…exotic!

Dinner: I love Le Bistrot Populaire, a restaurant of traditional meals, perfection ! I love the poulet rôti (roasted chicken, right ?) and the owners are adorable and nice. Perfect place!

Where to Drink :

Well I can almost say that I don’t drink. So, I don’t have a place to drink. But I go to shows a lot, and in Paris, there are a lot of great places for good movies and, well, drinks!

My favourite place is Le Trianon, you can see pretty hype bands in a beautiful theatre, I love this place. I also love Le Point Ephemere, it’s a place to party, listen to bands, have drinks and lunch or dinner. I’ve had my last new year’s eve there, it was MADNESS !

Where to Shop :

Well, Gracie knows that I’m a huge vintage-thrifted clothes fan, so my good places are : Le Squat Vintage, Vintage Story 66 (I love everything there, not a lot of accessories but the dresses are fun and in “good shape”) and of course Guerrisol, it’s a chain of thrifted clothes, very cheap most of the times and you have to be patient, but I’ve found my best pieces there.

Colette: everybody knows it’s the only place in Paris that sells Charlotte Olympia shoes (ha ha) sometimes a little bit too “show off,” but good books, sound and pieces by Opening Ceremony, special editions by famous creators. Everything is so expensive, but it’s a delight for the eyes!

Bird On The Wire : a perfect little pink shop, onwed by a charming couple. It is now a very famous place, always full of people, but there are a lot of funny gadgets and dreamy necklaces, stuff for the home, etc. I love it.

Where to…Buy Books!

Saint Michel is one of my favourite places in Paris : old theatres, and Boulinier ! You can buy any kind of books, vinyl and others for a very cheap price. I’m very into books, so I’m always looking for them there. Most of the times, they’re old and cost something like 1 euro, I adore this place, it’s like Treasure Island for me.


Have you got any favourite spots in Paris you’d like to share? Comment and let us know!