How to be a Parisian in Dubai

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The truth is everyone admires les Parisiennes: they are naturally chic and desirable, they admit to being snobs, unpredictable but not unreliable, bossy and opinionated yet tender and romantic.

They always know how to be mysterious and stylish, they will tell you the right way to approach people at the gym, they will share with you the best addresses in town, for where to go at the end of the night, for a birthday, for a smart date, for vintage findings and much more.

Here is where to find that Parisian allure in Dubai (well it’s also my absolute favorite spot in town):


Launched in 2012 by Emma Sawko (a true Parisian), Comptoir 102 has been acclaimed one of the best concept stores in the city by international travel guides and fashion magazines. The space has been conceived as a home – with its kitchen, lounge, garden and terrace combing fashion, design, jewellery, beauty and organic café. This amazing store, nestled in the heart of old Jumeirah, between sea and palm trees, is a little sanctuary away from the malls.


Essential Bibliography:

Sophie Mas, Audrey Diwan, Caroline de Maigret, Anne Berest – How to be a Parisian wherever you are – Ebury Press.

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