Chic in Paris: Au Bain Marie
06 . 12 . 14
While I was on the way to meet a very chic New Yorker who also lives in Paris yesterday, I walked by the most amazing looking store. When she mentioned that she still needed china and napkins and other pieces to finish off her home, I told her about the store so we went back together.
Some of you may already know about Au Bain Marie which has been around since 1977 but it was new to me. The owner describes the store as a unique atmosphere where you will find high quality original, unusual, and rare choices which mix the old and contemporary for a refined lifestyle.
It was the dishes in the window and above that caught my eye. They are from a large set of Vieillard Bordeaux service of Big Birds. It was made for an exhibition and is very exceptional. The decoration is raised and some pieces have bronze feet and handles.
In addition to the old and rare pieces, the owner also creates contemporary designs based on them including printed tin plates. They would be perfect for outdoor dining and picnics.
The store is located on rue de l’Universite. The same street on which Julia Child lived, although she called it Roo de Loo. I forgot to ask the owner if she was a patron but after visiting Au Bain Marie, I don’t know how she could not have been one.
Au Bain Marie
56 rue de l’Universite
75007 Paris FRANCE
Tuesday to Saturday 11:00am – 7:00pm
Also by appointment
+33 1 42 71 08 69