This month Ajiri Aki, founder of lifestyle brand Madame de la Maison, (and curator of my favorite collections of vintage french glassware) offers suggestions for living like the French by finding joy in the everyday from her new book JOIE: A Parisian’s Guide to Celebrating the Good Life. Tune in to hear her tips for the perfect aperitif, advice on vintage French glassware, and more.
Ajiri Aki is the co-author of New York Times bestseller Where’s Karl? and has worked as a stylist and on fashion exhibitions for the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of the City of New York. After moving to Paris, Ajiri started her successful lifestyle brand, Madame de la Maison, which focuses on objects for the table. She lives in Paris with her husband and two children.
Products, People, and Places Mentioned in our Finding Joy in Vintage French Glassware episode:
Landline (shop with Madame de la Maison linens)
Cocktail of the Month: Blanche Devereaux
recipe created by Allison Kave of Abricot bar in Paris
30 ml (1 ounce) navy strength gin
30 ml (1 ounce) Salers gentiane
30 ml (1 ounce) Lillet blanc
10 ml (2 tsp) triple sec (we use Fair kumquat triple sec)
Measure all of the ingredients into a mixing glass, add ice and stir until chilled. Strain over a large ice cube in a rocks glass, garnish with a lemon twist.
Big Thanks to….
Ajiri Aki of Madame de la Maison
World Radio Paris for editing and production
Son Little for the music we use
As usual, I also remind you to drink responsibly.
You can also find more of the best Paris cocktail talk at:
For more on the people and products in our Finding Joy in Vintage French Glassware episode, check out my review of Abricot bar or my interview with Allison for Paris Cocktail Talk on seasonal ingredients.
Until next time, Cheers!
Photo credit: @jessicaantola