Maison de Aloha [메종드알로하]

The Secret Life of My Secretary (2019)

After Jung Gal-hee (Jin Ki-joo) got fired, she spends a day by herself in episode 26 (full episode 13) of The Secret Life of My Secretary/I Loved You From The Beginning/How to Train My Blind Boss (초면에 사랑합니다) (SBS, 2019). When walking past this shop, she stops in her tracks and starts a (self-)conversation with a figurine that she sees in the window, which she then decides to buy.

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Maison de Aloha [메종드알로하], opened in 2015, is an interior decoration shop located in Hongdae [홍대], which is part of Seoul’s neighborhood Seogyo [Seogyo-dong/서교동] in the Mapo District [Mapo-gu/마포구]; in walking distance to/from West Bridge Live Hall [웨스트브릿지 라이브홀] and Daseong Building [다성빌딩].

Until 2020 when it moved to a different neighborhood, this was also the address of flower atelier Tu me manques [띄므망끄] (also seen in The Secret Life of My Secretary), which means ‘I miss you’ in French. It originally opened in 2013 as ‘Tu menaces’ (also French: ‘you threaten’), and subsequently (and understandably) underwent a name change in 2014.

Instagram: @maison_de_aloha

18 Wausan-ro 29ga-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 마포구 와우산로29가길 18
(서교동 336-12)
Geolocation: 37.554277, 126.928352

Getting here
Hongik University Station [홍대입구역], Seoul Subway Line 2, Exit 7
(7 min. walk)

— submitted by Marion KDL

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