Caroline Vreeland. Image courtesy of @carolinevreeland
For Caroline, that path is music. You can hear her sound, which she describes as “moody and filled with a doomed magic” on collaborations with Florence and the Machine guitarist Rob Ackroyd, 30 Seconds to Mars or catch her playing live all over LA. She’s currently working on the release of her debut album, In Ruins.
She squeezed in some time for us to talk all things French at Republique at the Moveable Feast: St-Germain Café Society Brunch—the first in this nationwide summer series of influencer brunches celebrating everyone’s favorite elderflower aperitif.
Caroline + friends at Republique.
Oh la la brunch cocktails.
"I love both cities, Paris and LA, so much, so I love talking about where to find the French connection in LA," said Caroline at the St-Germain Cafe Society brunch.
Croissants at Intelligentsia. Image courtesy of @katiedeanjewelry
Cafe Stella. Image courtesy of @cararobbins
Best steak frites or moules frites?
Favorite place to drink rosé all day?
Moules Frites at Petit Trois. Image courtesy of @petittroisla
Chateau Marmont pool. Image courtesy of @minibrat
Where can we find the best French wines?
Where do you go for French-designed fashion?
French wines at Lou Wine Shop. Image courtesy of @marissaaross
Alexandre Vauthier. Image courtesy of @alexandrevauthier
Favorite museums or galleries that exhibit French art?
Jean Jullien at HVW8 Gallery. Image courtesy of @jean_jullien
MOCA Pacific Design Center has this amazing French director Philippe Vergne who I met at a dinner recently and who I find to be a delight. HVW8 Art + Design Gallery is showing amazing illustrators like Jean Jullien and Jean André. Martha Kirszenbaum has a space downtown too [Fahrenheit] where she shows all the coolest new artists among many French ones, like Laure Prouvost.
Image courtesy of @ghebalygallery
Image courtesy of @thegetty
Francois Ghebaly Gallery downtown has a beautiful gallery exhibiting great artists such as the French-Algerian Neil Beloufa. And at The Getty Center there is a decadent collection of French Louis XIV furniture. It's like visiting Versailles in a Richard Meier building! I found my new bed there, here's a photo of it. The scary part is I'm not kidding this is exactly how I think I should be sleeping.
Caroline's dream bed. Image courtesy of Caroline Vreeland