Friends

When creating a truly great picnic, it’s the selection of products in your basket that make all the difference.  We are so proud to be able to introduce our friends to you; they just also happen to be our suppliers! It’s their expertise and savoir-faire that guarantees the success and individuality of our picnics.
Our favorite Parisian Markets are home to a wide array of the best artisan food, there’s nothing we can’t get our hands on. Our producers are the best in Paris—from bakers to wine growers and butchers to dairy men.
Choosing produce from only selected stands at these sprawling markets and exclusive items from specialized shops all around Paris: our knowledge of the city guarantees that these products are the best you can find.
To thank them for their awesome services over the years, we present to you our friends in the form of photo features on our blog. We want you to have the opportunity to get to know the people we work with personally, learn shared secrets and recipes, and discover the real Paris along the way.
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WeddingLight Events

WeddingLight Events is a destination wedding planning agency based in the heart of Paris. These English speaking professionals have catered to the needs of destination brides since 2008. Through strong working relationships built with established industry professionals over many years, WLE creates unique, beautifully-crafted events for any occasion— from an intimate elopement in Paris to a large wedding in France.

www.weddinglightevents.com

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WeddingLight Paris photographer

WeddingLight Paris provides photography and video services to international clients visiting Europe. WLP specializes in weddings, elopements, family portraits, secret proposals, and engagement photography. With vibrant style, Olivier Lalin will capture your event with beautiful and elegant visuals.

www.weddinglight.com

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Au Bain Marie

‘Au Bain Marie’ is a boutique created in 1977 by Aude Clement. Located on the Boulevard Raspail, the store offers the most amazing and eclectic array of objects for table décor. You can find everything here: printed tin plates, silverware, candelabras, candlesticks. These unique objects, old and new, are selected for their quality and aesthetic value. It is a gold mine for the ‘art de vivre’ lover in Paris.

www.aubainmarie.fr 

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Une Fleur en liberté

‘Une Fleur en Liberté’ is a flower shop located right off of Rue Montorgueil. The owner, Edith, makes the most beautiful flower arrangements and bouquets—large and small! We absolutely love going to the quaint shop to have a friendly chat and purchase flowers from Edith.

Une fleur en liberté

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Heaven in Paris

‘Haven in Paris’ offers custom services to international clients visiting Paris such as luxury apartment rentals, private dinners, concierge services, and more! Professional and English speaking, they will assist in making your stay in Paris a wonderful experience.

Haven in Paris

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L'Escargot restaurant.

‘L’Escargot’ opened its doors to everyone’s delight in 1832! This restaurant offers traditional French cuisine, amazing décor, and a friendly staff. So many have spent fabulous evenings here including Sarah Bernhardt, Marcel Proust, Sacha Guitry, and Salvador Dalí!

L’Escargot Restaurant

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Du Pain et des Idées

“I will make a bread for you like you have never tasted before, in it there will be lots of love and friendship,” Marcel Pagnol – La Femme du Boulanger

The Parisian bakery “Du Pain et des Idées” is located on a charming little street tucked away in the 10th arrondissement of Paris. The owner, Christophe Vasseur, has a love for bread and tradition. The bakery style reminds me of childhood memories and the smell of fresh delicious bread and pastries.

Du Pain et des Idées

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La Grande Epicerie

La Grande Epicerie is a gold mine for food lovers visiting Paris. In 1852, Aristide Boucicaut invented shopping as we know it by creating the world’s first department store, Le Bon Marché. La Grande Epicerie de Paris occupies an area just short of 3,000m2 and sells 30,000 gourmet products. La Grande Epicerie de Paris sells 30,000 gourmet products and has four main departments: groceries, fresh produce, wines, and the kitchen appliances. You could spend all day exploring.

La Grande Epicerie

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G Detou Montorgueil

Calling all chefs and food aficionados alike! We love our neighborhood. The rue Montorgueil is a favourite amongst the city’s culinary masters, boasting some of the most traditional food stores for buying weird and wonderful ingredients. Three bakeries on the street + same for cheese shops + fish market + Butchers. Basically is a real delight.  Amongst the most respected is G. Detou, a paradise for those who love to get creative in the kitchen. Search the packed shelves for chocolates from all over the country, jars of tea, mustard, honeys, coffee and even cake decorations.

G. Detou Montorgueil.

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La Patisserie des Rêves.

I can’t talk about French foods without thinking sweetness! Pâtisserie des Rêves– patisseries of dreams is one of our all time hidden secret. Everything is so beautifully presented that it nearly looks like a jewel shop, and the chef Philippe Conticini makes these amazing, very classic French patisseries. All the cakes are simply unforgettable, but my favourites is the “eclair au chocolat” but not only – it’s so tasty!

Patissserie des Rêves.

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Marché d'Aligre

The Marché d’Aligre is located in the 12th arr. of Paris. We love going there on a sunday morning to purchase groceries for the week and have a glass of wine at one of the numerous café with friends. It is probably the most authentic & vibrant market place in central Paris. It is certainly one of the oldest market place in Paris and quite colorful. Vendors are often screaming away for their special offers of the day to attract clients. It is a “working class” traditional market and rocks!

Marché d’Aligre.

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Le Baron Rouge.

Actually talking about the marché d’Aligne, I cannot help mentioning “Le Baron Rouge” which is the institution for a get together with friends once the food shopping for the week is done!

It offers a large selection of French wine, which you can purchase directly from the barrel if you bring your empty bottle of wine with you! If you are a big fan of wine bars, this is a real treat, with great atmosphere. They offer oysters in the season which you can enjoy in the streets with new friends while you chat and change the course of the world over and over again.

Le Baron Rouge. 

Great article from David Lebovitz; Paris lover and food writer.

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