Who is Yelena Yegoryan?
Yelena Yegoryan is perhaps better known as the editor of Paris In Style, an online blog-come love-letter to Paris annotating the best restaurants, cafes, views and experiences.
I caught up with Yelena Yegoryan for a quick chat about this and that and all things Paris.
Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and what it is that you do?
I’m a professional violinist and my international travels with music brought me to Paris, that is the city that I got to know intimately.
As a result I created a website Paris in Style to share my experience with others and help them to discover the heart of Paris.
Do you have a favourite part of Paris to shop for clothes?
I love strolling the historical streets of Saint-Germain-des-Pres, where there are many charming boutiques.
How would you say the Parisian style differs to that to London or New York?
Parisian style is quite different from any other city in the world.
It’s elegant, but simple at the same time and it does take some understanding of the city’s culture to capture this style.
Where are the best spots in Paris that the tourists don’t know about?
To me Paris starts beyond the Eiffel Tour and other famous monuments.
Real Paris begins when you get lost in its streets and discover your own Paris. Or sitting in a neighbourhood cafe and becoming a part of Parisian everyday life rituals.
Where are the best places in Paris to eat?
There’s so much to chose from when it comes to food options and Paris has contestant new restaurant openings.
It’s a must to try a typical Parisian cafe, some of my favourites are Cafe Central, La Palette, Le Nemours. There’s a few new openings with great cuisine and fantastic view of Paris – La Perruche and Restaurant Girafe.
What is your favourite film set in Paris?
I love the film Les Enfants du Paradis (Children of Paradise) describing Parisian life during World War II with its theatrical life. Even nowadays life in Paris is a theatrical peace.
Is Paris still the most romantic city in the world?
Paris is the city of love and romance. It has many romantic corners, such as the Seine river and its picturesque bridges.
Can you recommend any decent books about Paris?
I love Hemingway’s Movable Feast and also The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery.
Can you recommend any hashtags or handles to include in INSTA posts or stories when visiting Paris?
Hashtags like #parisjetaime and of course #parisinstyle
Lastly, how often do you get asked out in real life versus online?
Even though I am in a happy relationship right now, I remember that I did get asked out quite often in real life in Paris, more than in any other city. No wonder we consider Paris the city of romance after all. – Yelena Yegoryan
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