A labor of love assembled by owner Alain-Paul Ruzé, this chic boutique on Rue Mozart has been called the world's smallest department store. Ruzé compulsively scours the globe six months out of each year looking for one-of-a-kind finds and then displays his wares at a popular showroom frequented by the likes of Diane Von Furstenberg. The wandering proprietor's tastes run to the eclectic: A 1700's-era American flag coexists easily beside a Faberge egg. Talmaris is favored by the social set for its quality home goods. Designers Tom Ford and Victoire de Castellane pick up engraved note cards here.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.