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.
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.
It’s a rare enough occurrence, but as for Melinda Gloss a few weeks ago, another of our all time favorite Parisian brands is opening a new shop on the left bank ! Surface to Air is known for the quality of its clothes, its multiple collaborations with cult hipster artists like Justice, Kid Cudi, Leigh Lezark, and Kim Gordon, and its activity as a creative agency for brands including Givenchy.
The up-and-coming Parisian menswear brand Melinda Gloss mixes natural fabrics with local know-how to create good pieces for modern dandies, drawing inspiration from other creative domains, like classic cinema. After a first shop in le Marais, the four-year-old line from best friends …
If you’re going to indulge in some diet-crashing treats in Paris, it’s worth seeking out the good ones. And if you’re a breakfast junkie, you’ll find that and more at Colorova, a promising newcomer with a modern take on the pastry/ salon de thé scene, tucked away in a quiet street of Saint Germain des Prés.
A few months after the opening of Wanderlust on the terrace of la Cité de la Mode by the guys from Social Club, the guys from le Baron are taking over the rooftop. As usual, they’ve come up with a great concept: mixing an old school guinguette style party with ethnic decor and organic food from the Belgians at la Frite, all with music by le Baron’s resident DJs. How cool is it to have an organic burger in a jungle style rooftop while listening to 80′s tunes? Don’t really know, but we can expect hotter and older girls than at Wanderlust…. when it’s not raining.
So you’re going to stay in Paris for the full month of August because you wasted all your money on booze and clothes this year and can’t even afford a train ticket to Brittany. No biggie, there will still be one party on Friday nights: a pop up club on the river just in front of the Eiffel Tower opened by Marc Antoine Surand, a guy who worked at this past winter’s pop up (Cointreau Privé) and gave an electronic twist at le Regine back in the days. So come grab a drink and meet the other Parisians stuck in Paris this summer.
This summer, Savoir Faire, the guys behind my favorite place to meet teens (le Social Club), my favorite place to meet hotties working in fashion (le Silencio), and a label that made Lana Del Rey cool (Bromance) are taking over the terrace to host parties!