Summer interview #10: Simon Thisse, co-founder of La Serviette Paris

Hello Simon, can you introduce yourself in a few words?

In a few words, it's difficult for me! Well, I'll try: I'm Simon, a former documentary filmmaker who became the happy co-founder with Benjamin of La Serviette Paris, a chic & cool household linen brand.

Simon Thisse, the Paris Towel

What was your last trip?

Travel Travel ? Or weekend, weekend?

If it's really travel, then Iceland, the place in the world where I feel the most free... (I'm on my sixth trip there, so I cherish this freedom! )

And if not, I try to go regularly on weekends abroad with my lover. Latest: Lisbon and the Costa da Caparica for a birthday. Easy, simple, economical, cheerful, everything I love!

Costa da Caparica, Portugal

Do you have a secret address to reveal to us?

GPS coordinates: N 64 19.634 W 20 16.769

What is the secret of a successful vacation for you?
Being alone in the world (well, just with those you love around you. But no one else!)

On vacation, rather idleness or are you on the move?
Both my Colonel! The ideal day: we start with a little idleness – then a good move – then a lunch that lasts, that lasts, that lasts – then a big idleness required before a last big move – to finish with a big aperitif and dinner!

The Paris Towel

Rather sea or swimming pool?
Sea, morning and evening – in between: swimming pool!

The Paris Towel

The ideal dinner?
Bread, wine, friends. The rest is just incidental!
The aperitif that smells like the holidays?
Spritz but with elderberry liqueur instead of Apérol and lemon instead of orange. A restaurant owner next to the shop (30 rue du Vertbois, Paris 3rd ) made us discover it, terrible!

What are your summer suitcase essentials?
Frankly, nothing is essential.

What does the holiday smell like?
Pins without hesitation. But beware, not the Scented Pine Toilet Duck smell. No, the one that transports you to the pine forest, the one that makes you want to throw a pine cone, the one that makes you regret having taken that pine cone because your hand is full of resin afterwards, that's it that one…

What book to read this summer?
The 7 marriages of Edgar and Ludmilla by Jean-Christophe Ruffin. Recommended by my mother. Those who liked Waiting for Bojangles will love it.

Which nice fleet accessory would you go on vacation with?
The Stinson but double version! I love his swimmers and especially the idea of ​​never being very far from his soul mate...

Double buoy Stinson, the nice fleet

If you could teleport right now, where would you go?
In Japan. I think it's still one of the few places where you feel like you're on another planet.

Where are you going this summer?
100% French and very eclectic holidays: Île de Ré with my best friend; Sanary at my lover; and finally Burgundy and Aveyron with the family!

Thanks Simon!

La Serviette Paris opens its first store in Paris at 30 rue du Vertbois, Paris 03 before the next one a few steps away, at 46 rue Notre-Dame de Nazareth Paris 03.

To find out more, it's here !