New Discovery In The "Marais"
This is our last post from Paris - The last one but a bit different one as well. I manage this blog with a certain mission. Via my posts I would like to inspire you, my dear followers. Not only with the clothes I wear but with the places I have the chance to visit. Although I spent a year in Paris and visited the "Marais" several Sundays to have brunch with the girls I have never been to "Merci" before, one of the coolest and trendiest places - even in Paris. I got the hint from my beloved hosts who made me promise not to leave the capital without this little detour. After being wined and dined in one of the restaurants of the shop called "Used Book Café" and spending an hour in the middle of the most innovative and state-of-the-art fashion and interior thingys hunting for presents I can truly say I was thrilled by this place and strongly recommend to all of you who are about to visit Pairs to have a look at it. Oh and I almost forgot - to cap it all - every cent of the profit goes to charity.
"Merci is a place created in March 2009 in the heart of the historic district of Haut-Marais. Bernard and Marie-France Cohen, founders of BONPOINT the children's fashion label, realized that Paris lacked a place which would bring together the best of the world of fashion, of design, of household goods with welcome refreshment areas. A business established in the heart of its region and of its country, Merci has already created more than 70 permanent jobs. Merci is, moreover, very pleased to act as a developer or launch-pad to the young designers who, thanks to this sounding-board, can make themselves known to the many customers and international personalities who visit merci. Merci is a commercial enterprise "like the others" founded by shareholders "not like the others". The founders decided that the proceeds of this investment would serve to fund an endowment to pay for educational projects and development in south-west Madagascar. Bernard and Marie France Cohen therefore want to say MERCI to life, MERCI to the talents and to the designers who made this success possible. It is this success which makes their generosity possible."