If you’re like us, you’ve probably wondered what famous people add to their carts. Not the JAR brooch and Louis XV chair, but the ground coffee and the bathroom rug. We asked Didier creative director Julia Restoin Roitfeld, who is also the curator of Grey Goose pop-up shop Le Marché Bleu (opening this weekend at 64 Wooster Street), which items she can’t live without.
Cire Trudon Bethléem Candle
I was in the Cire Trudon store once and was immediately drawn to this candle because it’s not in the typical Cire Trudon green glass jar. Once I smelled it, it instantly became my favorite. I’m not religious by any means, but I love the smell of a church because it reminds me of the holidays and attending celebrations in with my whole family. It’s so warm, almost like incense, which makes it perfect for this time of year.
Frends Layla Headphones
The best thing about headphones is that when you have them on, nobody tries to talk to you. I’ll put these on sometimes even when I’m not listening to any music just so nobody disturbs me. What’s nice is they have this really chic color combination that you don’t see every day, and the cushiony ear pad is really comfortable to lean on, too. When I’m on an airplane, I basically use them as earplug pillows.
Carine Gilson Lace-Trimmed Camisole
$588 (30 percent off)
Not all the time, but sometimes, you want to look and feel a little bit sexy. I love the things Carine Gilson does because she really understands how to flatter a woman, and the details are so lovely, like the intricate lace on this camisole. It’s a great burgundy color, too, which is super-appropriate for this time of year. I can wear this at home when I want to look put-together or even wear it out over a pair of jeans if I’m feeling very confident!
Unfortunately this is sold out from Net-a-Porter, but here are more options in red, black, and white.
Maison de la Truffe Whole Duck Foie Gras
at Gourmandise Deluxe
When I’m in Paris, I go into the Maison de la Truffe shop and buy jars and jars of this stuff to bring back home — the foie gras you get in America somehow is just not the same. I could eat this all day long, breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Now that it’s the holidays, I pretty much do. It’s the time to indulge, so I’ll constantly snack on it smeared on toast or a baguette. Now that I can buy it online, I won’t have to hoard it, though I’ll probably still go to the shop because I just love it.
Equipment Cashmere Morgan Knitted Travel Set
at Orchard Mile
You know how when you’re traveling and running through the airport, you want to feel comfortable, but there’s still the possibility that you might bump into someone you know? You don’t want to just wear ratty old clothes that you would be embarrassed to be seen in. I’ve been wearing this cashmere set, which is so comfortable, and actually is stylish in its own way. To me, it’s also the perfect color, too — I think black doesn’t set the right tone for sweats, and white is too easy to get stained, so the grey is the just-right in-between.
This particular travel set is sold out, but here is another cotton-blend option from Equipment.
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