Jessica Ware is Skylark’s head of marketing and partnerships and our managing editor, but we know her around the office as the official hat rack (we’re a start-up—we all wear many hats.) We allowed her a quick trip to Paris, and after coming out of her butter and carb-induced coma, she’s ready to give her report.
By Jes Ware
THE LITERAL FEAST
Brunch at the Royal Monceau’s La Cuisine is unfairly wonderful. Overseen by renowned pastry chef Pierre Hermé, the rose-perfumed biscuits, rainbow of macarons, raspberry-and-lychee croissants, and cakes made of chocolate, citrus, almond or rum posed one of the hardest questions imaginable: How many pastries can one person eat? I pondered that for a while before realizing I hadn’t even seen the rest of the menu.
La Cuisine—Le Royal Monceau
Le Saint Germain
Sitting in the bright autumn sunshine at a spindly legged, wrought iron sidewalk table in St. Germain, snippets of French chatter, laughter and espresso steam floating through the air—I was happily lost in the joie de vivre.