The A list

A deconstructionist theatre in Paris and an organic food-delivery service in NYC are among Alisa Swidler’s top picks

Philharmonie de Paris Designed by Jean Nouvel, this newly opened deconstructionist theatre (pictured) in Paris’s 19th arrondissement features pod-like balconies. Tickets are publicly subsidised so are remarkably inexpensive compared with going to the theatre in London, NYC or LA.

Wyse Organics For anyone spending time in East or South Hampton and NYC, this incredible organic food-delivery service, owned by the dashing Dane Erik Bindslev, is worth a try. It runs all year long and products are locally sourced. Truly farm to table!

Portugieser Yacht Worldtimer IWC has recently launched the ultimate watch for jetsetters. With a 24-hour dial, the Worldtimer offers 13 time zones, with each location named on the outer ring. Perfect for a Father’s Day gift.

Fendi’s mini bags A perfect size when you only need a phone and a credit card (and when do you really need anything else)? But if you insist on schlepping your life around, try the brand’s bag-on-bag idea.

T Anthony As any native New Yorker will tell you, the luggage from this classic Park Avenue shop makes great hand-me-downs that even rival LV. One tip: pick red or purple, and stick with it for life.

Rabbit and snail pie at Roast This bright and brilliant Borough Market stalwart serves fantastic British fare, including the season’s best asparagus and this decadent dish.

Eaton Tutors I have relied on them pre-Eton, pre-11+ and as an ongoing tune-up for my five children – with superb results, of course. Thank goodness they make house calls!

Rose de Grasse perfume by Aerin Rose is all the rage this season and Aerin Lauder knocks it out of the park with this blend of Rose Centifolia, Rose Otto Bulgarian and Rose Absolute. The result is a truly gorgeous scent.

Harvey Nichols style and beauty concierge The newest thing to hit personal shopping. Call ahead and have the expert staff select pieces by your favourite designers. Ideal for all you time-poor girls – and who can argue with any service that offers Champagne on arrival?

Fruit sunglasses These cheap and cheerful summery sunnies from Paperchase are simply irresistible.

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