If you’re looking for something new to chew on in the Paris pastry scene, your sweet tooth is in luck. Or at least it will be after a visit to the recently opened Maison du Chou, Paris’s new left-bank address for fans of the cream-filled gourmandises.
One bite into these crumbly, moist, succulent puffs that are prepared-to-order in front of your eyes, and you’ll be saying « Ladur-was » and « Pierre has-been » before you’ve even swallowed.
Over the past few months, BWGH has consolidated his place among the Parisian avant-garde brands. We could meet them a few months ago at the « Don’t Believe the Hype » fashion fair. These days, they opened their first pop-up store, ideally located in la Cité de la Mode between the French fashion institute (IFM) and the Wanderlust.
If you left Paris for #Cannes2013 and wanna party till dawn, we came up with a selection of places to go get wasted in open-bar-sponsored-beach-parties and clubs. Who goes to Cannes for the movies anyway?
Maki with attitude and waitresses without, this is definitely a first for Paris. And so it is at Blueberry – the snazzy ‘imaginative maki’ restaurant that opened its Saint-Germain doors in April.
After a number of rather unpleasant experiences involving smoked salmon, cream cheese and sweet soy sauce, my tryst with souped-up sushi in Paris was almost at an end. But Blueberry has restored my confidence – the maki is creative, original and most importantly, totally divine.
A few months back I couldn’t find a decent coffee anywhere in Paris. I’d knock back bitter espressos and nurse UHT infused café crèmes and dream of the rich velvety brews of home. I once even ventured into Starbucks (and had to do the walk of shame home with my misheard name ‘Enel’ scrawled across my excessively large grande latte).
You will find refreshments at Camille’s pump room, mostly wines from her friends vineyards. Camille used to work at Inaki’s places -le Chateaubriand and le Dauphin- and then at le Mama Shelter, just the time needed for her address book and her fascination for wine to grow and…to find the right place to open her boutique. Camille has designed her Buvette just like an annexe to her own salon and it is full of regular customers, who come several times a week to taste the daily “vin au verre” selection and bite into some Aubrac dry sausage.
Who’s the tatted up, whisky-drinking, rock-n-roll fan turning heads in the Belleville quartier? Her name is Joséphine, and she’s making all the neighbors jealous. Classy enough for your mother, yet with just the right amount of edge to make you want to get into her pants, the recently opened cave parisienne is not your typical wine bar. The place is subtly intriguing — like someone with tattoos in private places, it has certain elements of surprise that separate itself from the rest.
The Paris Liquor Store is the new address for trendy tipplers and curious boozers who want to try limited series alcohols and play it like P. Diddy in his latest video when they offer girls a drink at their place after pimpin’ at a party.
Andrea Crews the experimental brand founded by Maroussia Rebeck moved form Belleville to la rue de Turenne in le Marais. The place to shop the 2 unisex clothing lines : Black Label for unique upcycled pieces and white Label for the chic streetwear pieces. Every piece is thought as an art piece, limited edition of 50 copies in a deluxe packaging created by Leslie David.