A Frenchman in Soho

Family, St Barths and hunting octopus

Name: Pascal Legrand

Hometown: Paris, France

Current Location: New York City

Daily Uniform: Earnest Sewn jeans, high-top sneakers and a black v-neck t-shirt

Day Job: Fashion retail owner of Blue Bag and GAS Bijoux stores

I have a few: Vintage Rolex watches

In the kitchen, I swear by: Fleur de sel de Guerande (coarse salt)

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be? Ceviche, ceviche, ceviche!!!

Most incredible dinner out: Bondst Restaurant, NYC

Hidden talents: Hunting octopus; I can spot them even in the murkiest waters.

Family is: My top priority

The best thing(s) about New York: Being able to remain anonymous!

The best thing(s) about France: The holiday calendar!!

I’m dying to go to: Salines, my favorite beach in St. Barths

5 things I can’t live without: My watches, my grandpa sheepskin night slippers, my elastic hairbands, my beaten up Petit Bateau t-Shirt from my Army service and my running shoes!

My favorite place to travel: Anywhere in the Mediterranean

My Top 5 Meals:

1. Mahi Mahi a la plancha from Do Brazil, St Barths

2. Black Label Burger from La Maison Mere, Paris

3. Steak frites from Le Relais de l’Entrecote, Paris

4. Tostada de Ceviche  from Tacombi, NYC

5. Derretido de queso & a papaya milkshake from Barra Payan; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The best hangover cure ever!

My motto: Life is too short, do it now!