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Héloïse Brion, owner of food web­site and e-shop Miss Mag­gie’s Kitchen, her hus­band Christophe Roué and their two sons, Gabin and Balt­hazar. Miss­mag­gieskitchen.com @miss­mag­gieskitchen

IF YOU COULD LIVE ANY­WHERE IN THE WORLD, where would that be? For sea­soned trav­eller Héloïse Brion, who’s spent time in Paris, Florida, Madrid, Mum­bai, Mar­rakesh and Nor­mandy, the al­lur­ing sights and sounds of Paris are hard to beat. The apart­ment that she shares with her hus­band Christophe and their two chil­dren Gabin and Balt­hazar is lo­cated in the 10th ar­rondisse­ment, within walk­ing dis­tance of pro­duce mar­kets, tra­di­tional bak­eries, pave­ment cafes, chic eater­ies and cock­tail bars – all es­sen­tial, given she runs a suc­cess­ful food blog and sub­scrip­tion box busi­ness, Miss Mag­gie’s Kitchen.

QUIET SPACE De­spite its cen­tral lo­ca­tion, the apart­ment is pro­tected from the fren­zies of city life thanks to its po­si­tion at the rear of the build­ing. Over­look­ing two large court­yards, the fam­ily hear bird calls and dis­tant church bells in the morn­ings, and en­joy the gen­er­ous sun­light that streams in all day long. Graced with high ceil­ings, hard­wood floors, lead­light win­dows and mar­ble fire­places, the prop­erty had been ren­o­vated not long be­fore they moved in, so the only ad­di­tions needed were some cus­tom-made book­shelves in the din­ing area and a more sub­stan­tial wardrobe space in the mas­ter bed­room.

PAS­SION PLAY Around the home you’ll find a di­verse mix of pieces that re­flect the pas­sions and hob­bies of its in­hab­i­tants. Héloïse likes to dis­play spe­cial items col­lected over the years, like the woman’s por­trait that she spied while in Ker­ala, In­dia, and then saw again a few months later – she was so fas­ci­nated by the paint­ing that Christophe sur­prised her with it for her birth­day. Christophe’s gui­tars and pi­ano pro­vide fur­ther in­sight into the cou­ple who live here. And then there’s the kitchen and din­ing area, Héloïse’s realm where she cooks and bakes for her busi­ness. Her love of food is con­ta­gious, and her boys love to help in the kitchen when­ever they get the chance. We can al­most smell their sweet cre­ations from here…

De­tails, de­tails The liv­ing room, with its Paola Navone couch, flows into the din­ing area. A mir­ror found at a Parisian street mar­ket leans non­cha­lantly against the wall, while the red, wooden cow head was a gift from Héloïse’s brother and a world globe de­picts some in­spir­ing words to live by. A

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