5 days in Paris, home base in Le Marais, specifically about a block east of Square du Temple Elie-Wiesel
1) Huge coffee (specifically espresso) nerd. Have one of the best coffee shops anywhere near my office in Chicago, so have really painted myself into a corner. I think Starbucks is foul. Where should I check out?
2) Wife is into fashion, any interesting boutique recommendations?
3) Any food/drink recommendations. "Molecular Gastronomy" is lost on me. Always just feel like I'm paying a massive surcharge for theater and pretentiousness. Would love to find a few things, whether it be a brasserie or a bakery or a cocktail bar or great restaurant that the locals love, rather than a place a publication recommends because they cater to tourists.
4) Also wine nerd. First two days of trip will be in Reims with champagne tour. Any thoughts in Paris on great spots for wine (tasting, doing the ship home from Champagne so not looking to buy in bulk in Paris), small tasting spots, etc?
Thanks in advance for reading/considering my long post.