Dress – Razan Alazzouni. Blouse – Goat. Bag – Celine.


Matsuhisa Paris
Le Royal Monceau | raffles.com

Having grown up in all the international schools Poland could throw at us, this fact I’m pretty certain of: mixed-race kids are sick of hearing other children ask ‘what are you?’ (‘a potato.’). And hence, I must offer my sincerest apologies – to my Albacore Tuna Sashimi with Jalapeno Pepper, at the newly opened Matsuhisa Paris – for asking WHAT ARE YOU AND WHY DO YOU TASTE LIKE A UNICORN. Because hot damn, guys – Peruvian and Japanese make a handsome blend.

Rewind to Paris a few Wednesdays ago, back in April. It would seem that we brought one small Samsonite on the Eurostar, as well as one order of soggy blanket of rainclouds that followed us from King’s Cross to perch at the edge of the Arc de Triomphe, which was but a stone’s throw away from the entrance of The Royal Monceau Raffles. As suspicions would have it – moments after check-in, the sky opened up over the 8th arrondissement. Sleepily, we abandoned Paris and fell into the Philippe Starck rabbit hole, perusing the design and contemporary art, so nonchalantly hanging about and forming a sort a hypnotic, surreal landscape – a live-in gallery of sorts… then eventually retired into the comfort of our suite, and counted reflections on the panelled mirrors in the bathroom for the rest of the afternoon. Peering from our second-floor suite balcony as the rain soaked the red carpet outside, the sound of Japanese Taiko drums thundered through the hallways as guests arrived for the launch of Matsuhisa Paris.



Shoes – Ganor Dominic. Jeans – Filippa K. Bag – Cekline. Sweater – Zara.



Chef Nobu has a sort of sunny disposition about him always – perhaps a memento from his many years in Lima – he bounces in and asks everyone at our table where we are from. He has stories for each – for Janni, who lives in Monaco, his favourite restaurant in the French Mediterranean coastline; my background confuses him slightly but he ends up telling the romance around the opening of Nobu in Green Park – his first European venture. He has the unquestionable charisma of the Japanese brand, a somewhat unicorn dish himself, emphasized even more as he stands under under the Stéphane Calais – Un Jardin à la Française ceiling mural in Le Royal Monceau.

Park & Cube was a guest of Le Royal Monceau, Raffles Paris





Silk slip – Hesper Fox..



Glasses – Ray-Ban. Silk slip – Hesper Fox.


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  1. Looks a wonderful place to stay at this marvellous city!

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  2. La Bijoux Bella | by mia

    Simply so beautiful … As always! :)

    La Bijoux Bella | by mia

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  4. Stunning photos!!
    Lauren Ashley | brownpaperdoll.com

  5. Everything looks absolutely incredible and your tote is a dream bag! :)


  6. You are always elegent and beautiful Shini ! 너무 예쁘다 <3

    From Paris with Love =)

  7. You are always elegent and beautiful Shini ! 너무 예쁘다 <3

    From Paris with Love =)

  8. Love this series of photos and the story it tells! My favorite photos are of you in that bathroom and you in the bed the morning after.

    Characters & Carry-ons

  9. Your photos never fail to amaze me. *.* The first one will become my phone’s background.

    P.S. Same goes for mixed-ethnicity kids because apparently answering “human” to the question “what are you?” is not a satisfying answer. I’ll try potato next time.

    P.P.S. Anyone tried to read the note on the last photo and failed miserably?

  10. love your pics!


  11. Alice

    These snaps around Paris are just beautiful…the hotel and restaurant looks modern and gorgeous as well!

    xo, alice / T Y P E N U

  12. Nice post and stunning first photo!


  13. Stunning as always x


  14. I feel like this post brought me to that restaurant and hotel room. So beautiful reading! <3


  15. Perfect photos!


  16. Amazing photos!


  17. Amazing photos!


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  19. This makes me miss Paris so much! Gorgeous photos

  20. gorgeous!


  21. Firstly – I’m so jealous that you actually got to meet Chef Nobu – that would be a dream come true for me. As a foodie (I feel like Monica sometimes, battling my previously chubby self and controlling how much I consume but man, I love myself a good plate of Sushi) that would literally be amazing! This restaurant sounds like something I might travel to Paris for…

    Japanese and Peruvian is a fabulous combination – like Chotto Matte here in London! Yummy in my tummy.


  22. Such gorgeous photos!

  23. Photos are beautiful as always, Shini. You capture the glamour of Paris perfectly without playing it up – and I love the personal style that goes with it all. I mean, those shoes…I didn’t notice the face at first, then I saw it creeping. Definitely a conversation starter haha.

    Hope your week has been good! Looking forward to some posts about your Poland adventures soon perhaps…? From the looks of your Snapchat stories life is way more relaxed there than it is here in London!

    Emma » Paris by Friday

  24. Spectacular photos!!


  25. Ah looks and sounds so wonderful (minus the rainclouds). That green slip looks AMAZING on you! I don’t know if I’ve seen you in such a color! ALSOOOO, another question I hate… “you’re Indian? Do you speak Indian?”

  26. Gorgeous Shini! And that bag is absolutely stunning! What a unique piece!

  27. This is gorgeous! And as a mixed race kid… I may now start answering potato to the inevitable question of, “What are you?”

  28. This place looks absolutely wonderful!



  29. lol.. your posts are always witty and puts a smile.. LOVEEE the photos.

    xx menellia//www.nothingbutvelvet.com

  30. lol.. your posts are always witty and puts a smile.. LOVEEE the photos.

    xx menellia//www.nothingbutvelvet.com

  31. Adorable photos


  32. very beautiful style, i love all

  33. very beautiful XO