Mistigrou is chilling in Maren's arms while Christophe paints his portrait on his canvas. Hélène, star of the instagram @merciparis, has given them the info that a Cartoon Palace exhibition is coming to Merci in January. This brilliant idea delights them.
They often draw their inspiration from Merci's temporary exhibitions, which they love to walk around except on weekends and Wednesdays, the children's day.
Maren is a mix-and-match enthusiast who likes to mix the colors of her washed linen sets. She has just sent Hélène a photo of her latest assortment of colors, Anduze Green, Raku Grey, Clay Red and Light Kaolin Yellow. Judging by the "thumbs up" sent in response to her client, she apparently approved of her choice.
Christophe scribbles his canvas sketches in Merci notebooks that he carries everywhere with him. He often strolls through the stationery department upstairs while his partner polishes her collection of corduroy pants from the eponymous brand and Rive Droite waist bags made of upcycled fabric.
They often have lunch at Flor, carrots, salsa macha, mascarpone that look nothing like carrots, accompanied by a grilled broccoli and herb salad.
Maren, daughter of the largest distributor of vacuum-packed German sausages, became a vegetarian at the age of 8 out of a vocation and not out of simple rebellion. Christophe, on the other hand, is an adept of flexitarianism, reserving his gargantuan meals for evenings out with friends, where he enjoys grilled meats and steaks of all kinds. His marital life can only be peaceful.
The lovebirds live their lives in Merci and it works out pretty well for them.