Paris, France
Lior, 31
Fashion Management
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a bit about Lior

What are you working on these days?

Finals. (and my soon-to-come vacation in the Philippines & Cambodia)

What drives you mad these days?

My husband, when he’s trying to sing.

What makes you happy?

My dog, Mori. And also: good coffee, sunny days in Paris, buying something I was dreaming about, the plants I’m growing in my apartment, a new magazine, really delicious food, discovering something surprisingly good, beautiful gifts, new ideas, visiting home, A grades, a good joke, thrilling news, Woody Allen classics and the smell of laundry.

When was the last time you cried?

I cry very easily, this is not a fair question.

What’s your latest musical obsession?

MØ – “Lean on” (and every other song that helps me stay awake while working on final projects for school)

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

“True Story” with James Franco and Jonah Hill. Insane!

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

Cos, Acne, Monki, Asos. It depends on the budget.

What’s your go-to café in paris – to meet a friend or use as your base for all your meetings?

Cafe Oberkampf, cafe Ob-la-di or Maison Plisson. Perfect setting, super nice staff and the best coffee ever.

Where’s your favorite street or neighborhood to wander in paris, the street or neighborhood that you won’t mind taking a detour for, just to walk through it?

I love my neighborhood, the 11th arrondissement (district, in french). Rue de Charonne is always fun and Boulevard Richard Lenoir is my favorite spot for walking my dog, especially in summer. The neighborhood has a very cool vibe and its location is perfect; it borders the northern part of the Le Marais district – where I like to hang out – Boulevard Beaumarchais, Rue Vieille du Temple and the area around Rue Bretagne.

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

Cross to the left bank of the Seine river. It’s like a complete different city – Paris for the intellectual aristocracy. The streets have this historic vibe and everything seems more luxurious. whenever I do it I feel like a tourist again.

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

The super talented painter and fashion designer Sonia Delaunay. I have a major crush on her. I would take her to dinner at my favorite bistro “Aux Deux Amis”, drink wine and talk for hours. It’s a small place for stylish locals so she would fit in easily. It has a weird-ish, old school look but the real thing is the food. The menu changes everyday and the dishes are small and perfect for sharing.

What would make a perfect day in the sun for you?

Picnic with a friend, alongside wine and goodies to eat. Paris is full of green spots, the challenge is to find one where you are actually allowed to sit on the grass.

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

Any museum. I always keep a list of exhibitions I want to go to, but I usually make it to only half of them.

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

I would get breakfast in one of my favorite places – Paperboy (killer pancakes), than spend a few hours in the Marais district, sipping coffee in one of my regular spots. Then, I would meet friends for dinner and drinks at Le Perchoir’s rooftop, which has an amazing view of the whole city. Sounds like a good plan!

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

Probably the 3rd arrondissement- north Marais.

What’s the place in paris (or places) you’ll never be caught dead in?

Hyper touristic places; anything around the Champ Elysees, Eiffel Tower or the Latin quarter

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

Manicure. Definitely.

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

Good news require an awesome drink, so I’d take my husband to East Mamma, where the best Bloody Mary in the whole world is made.

When you feel like going on a night out, what’s the first place that you usually consider going to and why?

Canal Saint Martin. It’s a super cool area, with tons of bars and restaurants of all types. It’s also fun to just take a bottle of wine and sit with friends on the dock.

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