Sophie Thimmonier and François Grouiller live in front of the Williamsburg bridge, in a modern building that constrasts with the...
Maude and Benjamin have been living in New York for a few years. They both grew-up in Paris, but would leave the Big Apple for nothing. Maybe because they live where everyone dreams of living! At the heart of Nolita, a Manhattan neighborhood known for its cute cafés, designer shops and hip art galleries. Both workaholics, Benjamin is head of marketing for Giorgio Armani perfumes in the US, and Maude works for a big brand of beauty products. They’re determined to build their lives and their nest here, and Maude is expecting a baby in the spring. Both brimming with warmth and energy, their New-York loft reflects it: arty, intellectual and full of charm! Benjamin is a music buff, an occasional DJ (Spin, Wooly’s…), and produces electronic music. Recently, for their new album, he did a remix for the Supermen Lovers. Maude is a real socialite; she’s always surrounded by her group of friends and likes shopping, weekending in the Hamptons and going out at night.
Maude, what’s your favorite time of the day ?
My morning cappuccino at Gimme Coffee.
The place in your home where you feel the most comfortable?
In front of a chimney fire.
WRK Design on Prince Street.
Which designer piece do you dream of having in your home?
Empire des Lumières by Magritte.
Your favorite motto?
The Euro because it’s stronger than the Dollar.
The brand you wear all the time?
Cerise sur le Chapeau hats; Forever 21 (for their Indian necklace with feathers at 5, 80$ ) and right now TopShop for their Maternity collection.
Your latest crush?
Café Select‘s backroom and Savoyard fondue with white truffle oil, « Les bottes de Cow-Boy » book : the Cow-boy boots bible by Sam Bernett.
The restaurant you would recommend in New-York?
Finally, can you share good adresses to remember as a New Yorker?
McNally Jackson bookstore, on Prince. For women, Poppy, on Mott Street and Rebecca Taylor. For men, Miller’s Oath, Leffot. FSC Barber Shop on Rivington and for kids, Sweet William. Not forgetting the nail bar Spazzio on Mott Street, for their incredible collection of Essie nail polish, and finally Tatiana, a russian restaurant on Brighton Beach boardwalk.
Photos credits: X2NY for The Socialite Family