Archive for June, 2009

Paris Loves L.A.

The first time I visited Colette, the much-ballyhooed concept store on Rue St. Honore, my eyes, hungry for objets I’d never seen before, glazed eye over at the all-too-familiar. Nixon watches? Current/Elliott jeans? Tim Biskup tchotchkes? There was so much stuff from L.A., the city where I spend most of my time, that it could […]

Fete de la Musique, June 21

  To celebrate the beginning of summer, the Fête de la Musique takes place every 21st of June. Sounds undulate in the city’s streets in company of a certain summertide fragrance. Bands, DJs and orchestras of all musical likings, whether it be Jazz, Hip-Hop, or Techno Minimal, are dispersed around the city in bars, restaurants, parcs, and plazas. To […]

Paris Treasure Hunt

My attention has been drawn to an event taking place in Paris on Saturday the 4th of July which may be of interest to residents of the city or even people just visiting. The event is a treasure hunt that promises to take you to a hidden and secret side of the city and see […]

Le Chateaubriand: Still a Circus

Years ago, I tried le Chateaubriand and had an okay – nothing more – meal. I was later shocked to read reviews heralding this as one of the best restaurants in the city. Edgy, inventive, and over-the-top delicious – none of the adjectives matched my own experience there. I eventually figured out that Inaki Aizpitarte, […]

New York on Film

  If you’re a cinema buff with not a lot of time of your hands, you might want to check out the film shorts festival happening in Pantin until June 20th, Côté Court. The pièce de résistance seems to be a series called “New York vs New York,” featuring a series of shorts with Marilyn Monroe, Andy […]

Somewhat Modern Millie

  One of the things I like about Paris is that wherever you walk, it seems the city hasn’t changed for about two centuries. Sure, the shops, the buses, the cars, they remind you of living in the 21st century, but the buildings all seem to be built ages ago. And then, you turn a […]

Mimi the Clown

Here is another one of our famous street artists. His name is Miguel Donvez, aka “Mimi the Clown” and you can see several of his stencils in the streets of Paris (I think I took this photo in the 6th arrondissement). Anyway, have a look at his website if you want to know more about him (it’s […]

The White Dinner Party

Like last year, and the year before I went to the white dinner party (Le dîner en blanc), only this year I was too tired to do the whole thing, I just went to take photos. It took place at La Concorde, a dream place to be having dinner outside in Paris. Like always there were a lot […]

Free Lunch at Bistro Agneau

  I know everyone says there’s no such thing as a free lunch, but it turns out that’s not always true. If you like meat – specifically lamb – you can get one this week at Agneau Presto’s temporary restaurant near Bastille. I’d read about the Bistro Agneau Presto in a free newspaper recently and written it […]

Tunnel Vision

There’s an old saw for domestic air travelers in the U.S that if you’re going to hell, you’ll have to change planes in Atlanta. The corollary in Paris? If you’re going to hell, you’re likely to have to change trains at Châtelet. Châtelet and Châtelet Les Halles are theoretically two different stations but they connect […]

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