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Issue Seven / Gathering
“There was no fancy table, vintage silverware or expensive glassware—instead, just blankets stretched across cobblestone, bikes propped askew and paper plates piled with the season’s offerings”

Kinfolk Dinner: Paris

Words by Julie Pointer Photographs by Clement Pascal

Our Kinfolk Dinner Series touched down in Paris, France, where it shared a picnic on the banks of the Seine and showed how wonderful and imaginative low-key events can be.

A picnic on the banks of the Seine in Paris, France, proved rightly that the most low-key of gatherings can result in something wonderful and unimagined, if planned with the right mixture of forethought and room left for spontaneity. A small group of picnickers descended upon the riverbank just across from the Eiffel Tower, for a fresh summer spread of goods from some of the best local purveyors. There was no fancy table, vintage silverware or expensive glassware—instead, just blankets stretched across cobblestone, bikes propped askew and paper plates piled with the season’s offerings. Once again, the warm spirit of those gathered superseded the need for an extravagant setting, as diners lingered long into the evening, brought together for the simple act of sharing a meal, conversation and enjoying the plenitude of their shared city.

A special thanks to our dinner partners Clément Pascal, Rubi Jones and Tifamade.

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