I’ve really got the best of both worlds, food styling and illustrating. I love collaborating on photo shoots, the lengthy French lunches and the back-patting and high-fiving that I have shared when creating a beautiful image. And illustrating indulges my introverted ways: all-day NPR, working barefoot and making cakes when distracted. But it’s a bit lonely working from home. When the self-talking begins, I know it’s time to get out of the house. Even without a set coffee date, I have acquired a few places where I am warmly greeted and can regain a pinch of sanity before mon mari gets home at night.
Today I have found my new place, Holybelly. I met Nico and Sarah, its kind and charismatic owners, a few months back at a dinner hosted by Kinfolk Magazine. Since their pending café promised their contagious passion for good food and hospitality, I began counting down the days. The grand opening was today!
A perfect latté and pecan cookie were just what I needed to fuel a massive to-do list and carry on with my day.
HolyBelly. 19 rue Lucien Sampaix 75010 Paris.
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Hi Cynthia, happy to read your comment. HolyBelly is all about local, fresh ingredients. I believe the name is an expression of that. Enjoy your day!
I do enjoy your art and posts even tho’ I seldom comment. I hope you spend many happy moments at the HolyBelly in the future. Do you know the origin of the name? Thanks!
It’s amazing! Let’s catch up there soon, yeah?
Been eagerly awaiting this opening! So exciting!