Haute Secrets Boston: Francoise Theise, Owner of Boston’s Ligne Roset

Ligne Roset, synonymous with modern luxury, is known for their artful collaborations with established and up-and-coming talents in contemporary design. The Ligne Roset Boston store located at 200 Boylston Street in Back Bay offers a beautiful array of styles like the ultra soft Ploum that offers different ways of sitting, stretching out, or even lying down, Ottoman armchair and popular contemporary solid wood Eaton dining table designed by Aïssa Logerot, finished in walnut, oak, or cherry.

We caught up recently with store owner Francoise Theise to find out what she loves most about Boston.

Francoise TheisePhoto Credit: BDE

Where were you born: North Africa, grew up in Paris

How long in Boston: 44 years

Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain – 6 months; Martha’s Vineyard – 6 months

Occupation: Owner of Adesso Inc / Ligne Roset Boston

Favorite Restaurant: Cinquecento, Guilia

Best Sushi: Oishii

Best Italian: I miss Via Matta but Guilia is a good replacement

Best dessert: JP Licks

Best place for a romantic date: Any place on Martha’s Vineyard

Best Sunday brunch: Stephanie’s on Newbury

Best place for a power business meeting: Bristol Lounge

If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend? Four Seasons

Favorite shopping venue/boutique: Intermix / Helmut Lang

Favorite place to buy jewelry/watches: Good

Best Spa: Exhale

Favorite Charity Event: Community Servings

Favorite Cultural Event: Boston Jewish Film Festival

Favorite Cultural Institution: MFA, I love the new wing

Best Pizza: Sip Wine Bar and Kitchen for drinks and flatbread pizza

Best Lunch: Bistro du Midi

Best Gym/Athletic Facility: Center Street Yoga

Best Massage: Sheri at Exhale

Best Museum/Exhibit: MFA fashion exhibit

Describe Boston in three words: Friendly, accessible, cultural

Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore: Arnold Arboretum & Boston Public Garden

All-around favorite spot in Boston: Looking at the Boston Skyline from a sailboat in the harbor

Best Aspect of Boston: Over the 40+ years I have lived in Boston, the architectural changes have been a pleasure to watch.