Paris, France
Jess, 31
Product Designer
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a bit about Jess

What are you working on these days?

The visual identity and interior architecture of a new fish and chips place in Paris! Called “MERSEA”.

What drives you mad these days?

The French government: they don’t care about the people’s opinion.

What makes you happy?

The long lasting days in Paris.

When was the last time you cried?

Meeting a racist guy in a bar. He told me and my friend, without any sort of shame that he was sick of Arabic people coming to drink coffee at the terrace. It shocked me.

What’s your latest musical obsession?

Alex Cameron

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

Demolition. It was awesome. Gets you in a very good mood.

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

Rue tiquetonne 75002. Or Kili Watch. Or les Puces de Clignancourt.

What’s your go-to café in Paris?

To meet a friend, I love “lily of the valley” or “Loustic”. For meetings, it depends on the person I’m meeting with. But I would go to Café Charlot.

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

Le Marais, or Canal St Martin, Montmartre.

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

Dealing with the hard task of picking a pastry, at 'Du Pain et des Idees' Bakery Skateboarding.

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

Palais de Tokyo, Grand Palais or musée d’Orsay.

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

A little garden near les archives de Paris, in Le Marais. Entrance “rue des archives”. It’s very small, peaceful, you don’t hear cars, it’s rarely crowded, very romantic, and it always smells like fresh flowers.

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

Parc Les buttes chaumont, drinking Bordeaux and eating cheese with friends.

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

At the Gustave Moreau art museum The 1st district. But I wouldn’t want to be a mayor.

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

15th, 14th, 13th. Actually, maybe 13th but just to get a bubble tea.

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

I’d go to Hotel Amour or Hotel Grand Amour. Get the best bottles, and celebrate with friends.

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

Running at Le Champ de Mars / selecting precious images on the web.

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

This is not really how it works for me. It depends on the events (on the music more specifically). But recently I went to “a la folie Paris” for a Brain party and it was really fun.

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