Paris, France
Claire, 31
Sales manager at OAMC
see her Paris city guide

a bit about Claire

What are you working on these days?

Loads of different projects. Some of them professional, others just for fun and for personal development. I like working on several different things at the same time, almost like reading two books at once, it keeps me on track and avoids latency.

What drives you mad these days?

Angry people, those who lack patience and tolerance.

What makes you happy?

Diversity. Knowing that the mad ones can be themselves.

When was the last time you cried?

Stress. I can sometimes get overwhelmed with things to such a point that is causes tears. But I’m not too keen on crying.

What’s your latest musical obsession?

Last Call by Balthazar.

What was the last movie you watched? Was it any good?

The last movie I went to see at the movies was Cafe Society by Woody Allen. I was reluctant to go in the first place, I wasn’t too fond of the idea of supporting him… the fact that he hasn’t been held accountable for the serious accusations that have been made against him. Anyway, big regret as the movie wasn’t anything special.

When it’s time for a new wardrobe, where do you go?

I look everything up online first, and then go make the purchases I’m set on. It helps narrow down my selection and avoids unnecessary blisters when shopping for long periods of time. I like brands like ACNE, APC, ROUJE, KENZO.

What’s your go-to café in Paris?

Cafe Pinson. It has this amazing Matcha Late that I can’t get enough of.

What’s your favorite street or neighborhood to wander through?

I love Montmartre. Getting lost there is like a eating a cheese cake, it’s a sort of delightful mystery.

What’s the thing you LOVE to do in Paris but never actually do?

I love going to exhibitions and art shows. I should go more often than I do… I missed the Bettina Rheims exhibition that was being held at the MEP, which is so unfortunate and so unnecessary of me.

Who’s your hero (dead or alive) and where would you take them to show them a good time?

My hero is the creator of Humans of New York, Brand Stanton, we need more people like him in the world. If I could hang out with Brandon, I’d take him to the flee market in the outskirts of Paris.

If it’s been raining outside for days and you’re sick of staying in – where would you go?

Merci, a concept store with a bunch of cool and strange objects. Or if I could, I’d go to the country side and sit by a fire place. What’s that place in Paris you feel like only you know about? The Astier de Villate store, it’s this old ceramic shop that brings you back to the Marie Antoinette Epoque, it has a very authentic vibe and everything is hand made. If tomorrow was your last day in Paris before you left for good, how and where would you spend it? If it was nice out, which is not a given here in Paris, I’d go by the dock, on the quai de Seine, and just hang out with the people I love. Thats what makes Paris so special, it’s a ballad in itself.

What’s that place in Paris you feel like only you know about?

If it’s been raining outside for days and you’re sick of staying in – where would you go? Merci, a concept store with a bunch of cool and strange objects. Or if I could, I’d go to the country side and sit by a fire place. The Astier de Villate store, it’s this old ceramic shop that brings you back to the Marie Antoinette Epoque, it has a very authentic vibe and everything is hand made. If tomorrow was your last day in Paris before you left for good, how and where would you spend it? If it was nice out, which is not a given here in Paris, I’d go by the dock, on the quai de Seine, and just hang out with the people I love. Thats what makes Paris so special, it’s a ballad in itself.

If tomorrow was your last day in Paris before you left for good, how and where would you spend it?

If it’s been raining outside for days and you’re sick of staying in – where would you go? Merci, a concept store with a bunch of cool and strange objects. Or if I could, I’d go to the country side and sit by a fire place. What’s that place in Paris you feel like only you know about? The Astier de Villate store, it’s this old ceramic shop that brings you back to the Marie Antoinette Epoque, it has a very authentic vibe and everything is hand made. If it was nice out, which is not a given here in Paris, I’d go by the dock, on the quai de Seine, and just hang out with the people I love. Thats what makes Paris so special, it’s a ballad in itself.

Given the choice, mayor of which neighborhood would you be?

Mayor of the 3rd, please.

What’s the spot in Paris you wouldn’t be caught dead in?

I don’t really like Bastille, but I dislike Bercy even more.

You’ve just received the best news ever. Where would you go to celebrate and with whom?

At one of my favorite restaurants with my fiancé. What’s the thing you love doing that isn’t work, relationship or family related? Photography. I love the proximity that is creates with people. When you feel like a night out, what’s your go-to place and why? A rooftop bar if it’s nice out, or to wine and dine and then out somewhere for drinks. It all depends what kind of mood I’m in. But I love food, so maybe I’d go eat Ceviche somewhere in the Marais, and then sit at a terrasse and drink wine.

What’s the thing you love doing that isn’t work, relationship or family related?

You’ve just received the best news ever. Where would you go to celebrate and with whom? At one of my favorite restaurants with my fiancé. Photography. I love the proximity that is creates with people. When you feel like a night out, what’s your go-to place and why? A rooftop bar if it’s nice out, or to wine and dine and then out somewhere for drinks. It all depends what kind of mood I’m in. But I love food, so maybe I’d go eat Ceviche somewhere in the Marais, and then sit at a terrasse and drink wine.

When you feel like a night out, what’s your go-to place and why?

You’ve just received the best news ever. Where would you go to celebrate and with whom? At one of my favorite restaurants with my fiancé. What’s the thing you love doing that isn’t work, relationship or family related? Photography. I love the proximity that is creates with people. A rooftop bar if it’s nice out, or to wine and dine and then out somewhere for drinks. It all depends what kind of mood I’m in. But I love food, so maybe I’d go eat Ceviche somewhere in the Marais, and then sit at a terrasse and drink wine.

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