Some news from France LXXXXVII

Well passing by Paris is always time to see the beautiful city and get me updated on some things in life.

One of the things the airports of Paris (aeroports de paris) did is to open a webpage to showcase news about Paris in general, its a loaded site of information on all things French !! here is the webpage in English http://en.paris-lifestyle.fr/

Some of the cultural highlights will be “Chagall entre guerre et paix” at the musée du Luxembourg, 19 rue de Vaugirard. Running Feb 21 to July 21 2013. http://www.museeduluxembourg.fr/fr/expositions/p_exposition-18/

Not to be outdone the Musée D’Art Moderne, 11 ave du Président Wilson,has until April 21 2013, “linder au musée d’art moderne” showing the English visual artist in action. http://www.mam.paris.fr/en/node/155

From those wishing to see the new trends in electronics music a la french go to the Musée des Arts Décoratifs until March 21 at the end of pavillon Flore in the Louvre at 107 rue de Rivoli,http://www.lesartsdecoratifs.fr/english-439/accueil-710/une-715/english-439/exhibitions/current-events#frenchtouch

Now here is a primer of a hotel. Hôtel Original, in a building from the 19C between Bastille and the place des Vosges near the area of the Marais that is so popular with visitors.  Decorated a la Lewis Carroll with rooms in the 180€ webpage http://www.hoteloriginalparis.com/fr/

One of my favorite areas, and used to hang out there a lot, still do come less often is rue Duphot near Madeleine. In fact ,used to walked a lot around there ::) The nice hotel Burgundy is still there, now getting ready for the Russian new year with great chocolate cakes, hotel burgundy, 6-8 rue duphot, webpage  http://www.leburgundy.com/

The new renovated shop of the Comédie Française is open again, the theater that is. The boutique is a heaven for the art lovers with class. Honoring the French with books,objects of arts, see it at 2 rue de Richelieu, http://www.boutique-comedie-francaise.fr/

People ask me to buy French, well do look for it and it is here, Florian Wernert mens shoes is not for everyday use but the need is there I wear them and so should you. Found at Galeries Lafayette or BHV in Paris , webpage to order online here but to give you an idea of what they are, http://www.sarenza.com/HomeMan.aspx?Brand=1082&Filter=2

Again, my favorites, to eat is the all time famous Brasserie Thoumieux, 79 rue Saint Dominique, the place was founded in 1923 ,and the same chef since 2009 who used to work at the hotel Crillon. formules from 29€ and 34€ at lunch, higer a la carte for dinner around 60€, the rump of veal and tuna belly is to die for it ( quasi de veau cuit tout doucement condiment ventrêche de thon) 20€ dish alone. webpage http://www.thoumieux.fr/

And if in Paris during Olivier Giraud comedy show do go to see him. I take claim spread the word after meeting his girlfriend and help them spread the word amongst expats in Paris, it has been a hit for over four years, and still running ,here is his webpage http://www.oliviergiraud.com/UK/

Fashion, fashion mode mode moda moda is PARIS; regardless of what those others tell you, this is it. It seems the names for men’s clothing sounding for spring are Cerruti, maison Martin Margiela, Dockers,Kooples,Barbour,Box Fresh,Napapijri chinos pants and G watch (yes mine);Joe’s (yes), and well the ladies, what do I know about fashion lol!!!

ok so what about perfumes and those wonders to see in Spring fashion trends, Flower by Kenzo, Amor Amor by Cacharel, Marry Me! by Lanvin, Shalimar by Guerlain,Very Irresistible by Givenchy, Loverdoes by Diesel, and Love eau intense by Chloe. Eau savage by Dior, L’Homme by YSL, Déclaration d’un soir by Cartier, CK one by CK, Boss by Hugo Boss (yes), and Bleu de Chanel.

My favorite Basque in Paris, Iñaki Aizpitarde doing the Chateaubriand,129 avenue Parmentier, unique menu of 60€ open 19h30 to 20h30 weekdays closed Sunday and MOndays. without reservations after 21h30.http://www.lechateaubriand.net/index_uk.html  and this is more from the site I write in French and on my blogroll bottom of the blog here, http://www.cityvox.fr/restaurants_paris/le-chateaubriand-avenue-parmentier_58448/InfosPratiques

One of my all time best for wine buying in Paris, Caves Augé and now Marc Sibard is doing something great going back to basics with real natural wine growers, business is booming here.  116 blvd Haussmann, caves here since 1850, Marc since 1987, and me since 2003 there. http://www.cavesauge.com/

And at CDG airport the first LIna Sandwich shop is open!  by the TGV level in T2,and the nice Air de Paris from stationary to gifts ,tableware, and gourmet treats   new stores just seen last week…Orly is going well with Starbucks that I saw last month, and the new free ride from parking P1  to Orly Sud. And a whole lot more to come in the City of LIghts ,well sad news. Beginning in July 2013 only the major monument will keep their lighting, the rest of the city will cut back on lights and many streets will be dark, so not a good decision and its been tested, as this will only increase the pickpockets etc, be on the lookout if nothing changes and here from July.

Enjoy your vacation and I will enjoy my life la vie est belle en France ::)

 

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