Au Nain Bleu
The merchandise at Paris’s venerable temple of toys has drawn locals and travelers for 170 years. The treasures that built the store’s reputation (and spell magic for kids and parents alike) have included wooden châteaux, rocking horses, and of course, Babar. There are books in English as well as French, plus a small selection of bilingual titles, and the staff will happily ship larger items worldwide.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.