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Helen Allen

Name: Helene Allen
Hometown: London since 2007
Status: Married with 2 kids
Occupation: Owner of Little Paris shop
Fav. restaurant: japanese restaurant in Hampstead
Fav. city: Chicago
Fav. color: From the last few weeks 'stone blue' from Farrow and Ball
Fav. dish: Foie gras and fresh bread
Fav. drink: Montbazillac white wine... to go with the foie gras
Fav. scent: Antiquaires wax from Bougies la Francaise (it reminds me when I renovate the furniture)
Fav. book: L'Alchimiste from Paulo Coelho
Fav. designer: Le Corbusier
Fav. tv programme: Grand design from BBC4
The last movie you have seen? "Prête moi ta main" with Charlotte Gainsbourg
What is your present state of mind? Relax
What is your motto? "Impossible n'est pas francais" > nothing's impossible
How would you like to die? Peacefully, being sure my children are blossomed
What natural gift would you most like to possess? To know how to design bags, jewels. I have been a good product manager but I always need a designer to draw what I have in mind
Fav. actor/actress: A French actor, Richard Anconina
If you had to cook dinner for someone tonight,what would you make?
Salmon fish with smoked salmon on top, creme fraiche and lemon cooked in tinfoil
What's the nicest thing someone's ever done for you? Creating some labels all around my garden to help me to recognise bad plants and beautiful ones. I love gardens but I have no green hand.
If you could rid the world of one thing what would it be? The war
If you won a million dollars what would you do with it? I will open a shop Little Paris the size of the shop MERCI in Paris, but in the middle of London
If your house was on fire and you could only grab 3
things,what would they be? Old pictures from my ancesters, my Tolix armchair and my kilim rug
What is your idea of perfect happiness? To work with my kids and husband
Who are your heroes? The Japanese and how they copte with what is happening
When and where you the happiest? Around a long farm table with all my family and friends
What do you consider your greatest achievement? To have opened this shop
If you could change one thing about yourself,what would it be? To have more time with my kids
The quality you most admire in a man? The determination
The quality you most admire in a woman? Same
Your most marked characteristic? Entrepreneuse
What do you have coming up? Planning the opening of our second shop
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39 Park Road
London, N8 8TE
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