A mini guide to the Canal St martin


The area and atmosphere around the Canal St Martin are spectacularly unique, especially in autumn. The trees along the canal are a shower of scarlet, green and gold. The iconic green bridges over the canals are a perfect spot to watch the boats come through and the only place in Paris where you can view the changing of the locks. It’s so charming. Around the canal, you have a very lively urban feel with great new concept stores, new cafés, mouth watering bakeries and a distinct style and feel. It’s a wonderful blend of old meets new Paris. TrésorParisien met with Lauren Kennedy Malpas, from ‘The House that Jack Built’ to explore life and style in the 10th and to share some October style inspiration with you from the banks of the Canal St Martin.

Early morning coffee at the historical & legendary Hotel du Nord

Timeless place. Timeless Parisian style. Watching the comings and goings from the bar at the eponymous Hotel du Nord on the banks of the Canal St. Martin in Paris. Evoking the cinematic mood of Anabella Arletty in the 1930’s movie “Hotel du Nord”.

Style Notes: Jacket : Sharon Wauchob, Pants : vintage, Top : American Apparel, Bag : Rocio, Ring : Bernard Delettrez, Rope Bracelet:Marc Bernstein New York, Watch : Chanel 


Iconic reflections outside the Hotel du Nord

A tale of autumn shades and Parisian elegance, outside the Hotel du Nord. Walking over the iconic green bridge of the Canal St Martin and taking in street art along the way.


Style Notes: Jacket Sharon Wauchob, Pants : vintage, Top : American Apparel, : Bag : Rocio, Ring : Bernard Delettrez, Rope Bracelet : Marc Bernstein New York, Watch : Chanel 

Hats in the Autumn Air & Vintage finds Chez Chiffons

A visit to vintage store Chez Chiffons, finding the perfect navy blue vintage carven blazer from Doris Hambourg’s wonderful collection of vintage trésors. Strolling down Rue Yves Toudic and a quick detour to the beautiful and iconic bakery  “Pain et des Idées” for chocolat and pistache escargots.

 Style Notes: Skirt : Sharon Wauchob, Blazer  : Carven, vintage (Chez Chiffons) Shoes : Surface to Air, Shawl : Faliero Sarti, Hat : Super Duper, Ring : Bernard Delettrez, Rope Bracelet : Marc Bernstein New York, Bag: Prada


Soup & coffee at 10 Belles Café

Urban, burgundy style. Walking along the canal and outside the newly opened café “10 Belles”. Stopping in for seasonal mushroom soup and cappuccinos. (Hat courtesy of  10 Belles Café)

Style Notes : Top : Sharon Wauchob, Undercoat & Pants : Aquascutum, Coat : vintage, Shoes : Surface to Air, Hat : Borrowed from 10 Belles
Editorial & photography by Aisling of TrésorParisien. Assistant and assistant photographer, Sally Nadeau of TrésorParisien. Style and Art Direction, Lauren Kennedy Malpas of ‘The House that Jack Built


HOTEL DU NORD : 102 Quai de Jemmapes, 75010 Paris, CHEZ CHIFFONS : Vintage Store, 47 Rue de Lancry, 75010 Paris, DU PAIN ET DES IDÉES : 34 rue Yves Toudic, 75010 Paris , 10 BELLES CAFÉ : 10 rue de la Grange aux Belles, 75010 Paris


  1. saw your blog by chance and that rocio bag is just divine! rocio olbes is such an amazing bag designer! along with your outfit, it’s perfection! love, love, love! greets from germany

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