Journal no. 11
The Great Coffee Escape
When fashion designer Louis Vuitton first arrived in Paris in 1837, the city had yet to unfold as a fashion and design capital. But it was here that Vuitton founded his luggage empire and, just a quarter century later, opened the world’s largest store of travel items at 70 avenue des Champs-Élysées.
You don’t have to be a caffeine addict to appreciate a coffee house with historic décor. Some of the world’s most stunning cafés are integral to a city’s history — from Casanova’s old haunt in Venice to the birthplace of extra-potent espresso.