The Little Shop Around The Corner

Sewing in Paris © Munia Sbouri

A Votre Service © Munia Sbouri

Tea and café mode © Esther Michel

Sweat Shop Paris © Esther Michel

We can picture indie fashion girls like Erin Featherstone or the Coco Rosie sisters loving a place like this.

Click HERE FOR THE FULL STORY on the hottest new fashion café in Paris!

www.chicsetera.com

Glamorama in Paris

Karen Mulder ©Rindof-Bellak / Agence Angeli

Vincent Darré, Eva Herzigova, Bernard-Henri Lévy, Arielle Dombasle © Rindoff-Bellak / Agence Angeli

Major glamorama in Paris! Join Karen Mulder, Natalia Vodianova, Ellen von Unwerth, Arielle Dombasle, Lou Doillon, Ali Mahdavi, Béatrice Dalle, Aure Atika and friends as they celebrate the launch of the Eva Herzigova collection for 1.2.3. at a private party in Paris.

Click HERE FOR ALL THE PARTY PICTURES!

www.chicsetera.com

Mmm… donuts!

Donuts @ Coffee UnionCheesecake @ Coffee UnionBagels @ Coffee UnionSmoothies @ Coffee Union

This has not become a food blog, I promise! But I’m so excited about my find yesterday! Coffee Union is an independent coffee shop offering real American donuts!! There are currently 13 different flavours, but there will be 20 by the end of the month, and everything is available for delivery. Homer Simpson would be proud.

Coffee Union, 11 blvd des Filles du Calvaire, 75003 Paris, 01 42 77 51 99, M° Filles du Calvaire

www.coffeeunion.fr

Yum! er.. Miam Miam!

The Delaville Café

After a few years of semi-pointless privation, I’ve recently started eating beef and pork again. Partly because I had no real reason not to eat them; it was getting annoying at dinner parties; and mostly, both were starting to look really, really tempting again! I’ve been eating them for over a month now, and I can’t tell you how much fun it’s been to have all these “firsts”! I had my first Croque Monsieur, which was actually a bunch of delicious mini Croque Monsieurs at the Prix de Flore party, my first steak was a hilariously nervous affair at Le Relais de l’Entrecôte, but the meaty experience which has really stood out, is what must be the world’s most super delicious hamburger, found at the Delaville Café! This hamburger is a mouth-watering invitation to hamburger heaven! A “must” I’m happy to say should be discovered tout de suite!! Mmmm..

Delaville Café, 34 Blvd de Bonne Nouvelle, 75010 Paris, Tel 01 48 24 48 09, M° Bonne Nouvelle or Strasbourg Saint-Denis

www.delavillecafe.com

A charitable thought

Sonia Rykiel Carré d’Espoir

Leading up to Christmas is always a fun time to go to charitable auctions in Paris! The combo of fashion designer/celebrity + charity always works wonders, and has the added advantage of making everyone feel good!

Tomorrow evening Dessine l’Espoir will be holding their vente aux enchères featuring 20 designers like Sonia Rykiel and Alber Elbaz, in an effort to raise awareness and support for their charitable actions throughout Africa. Fashion cares? Sold!

www.dessinelespoir.org

Night Cravings

Restaurant Le LUP

How many times have we moaned about needing a place on the left bank (aside from sandwich grecs! Eew!) to get a late-night bite to eat! With a fabulous nights-only formula, Le LUP is sure to attract all the hot Germainophiles.

Le Lup, 2-4 rue du Sabot, 75006 Paris, Tel. 01 45 48 86 47, M° Saint-Germain-des-Prés

A busy, busy bee!

Sophia Coppola and Thomas Mars at the 59th Cannes Film Festival

Many apologies to all for the lack of posts this week! – it’s been a very crazy week and tomorrow I head to Italy for some welcomed R & R. My occupations since Sunday have been trying to finish all my work before I leave, organising travel logistics, making time to catch up with some friends, and planning my wardrobe for my trip as each evening will have a different themed dinner – this included finding a formal dress in white for the first evening, something I have actually managed to pull off! (even though it did include a rather desperate email to my favourite fashion designer yesterday!).

Last night I managed to join my friends Thibaut and Rebecca at the Hemingway Bar at the Ritz. This bar is a great place to go in Paris, especially at the beginning of the week, when most other places are dead. Not long after we arrived Sophia Coppola entered with her husband Thomas Mars. I’ve always wanted a Sophia sighting in Paris, so it was well-worth getting a little behind on my to-do list.

Anyway, Happy Hallowe’en to all and see you back daily on Monday! 

You turn me upside-down!

Viktor and Rolf for Piper-Heidsieck Rosé

Have I ever mentioned that I can hardly bare to drink anything but champagne? A ‘cosmo’, a ‘mojito’, ‘sex on the beach’ would literally turn my world upside down! But today I discovered that fashion designers Viktor & Rolf have taken the liberty to do that for Piper-Heidsieck’s Rosé Sauvage!! Look at how cool this set is: the champers, the ice bucket, and the flute are all in a reversed topsy-turvy limbo, which will no doubt float through the room or at least seem incredibly trippy after a few bottles! Retails exclusively at Colette.

 Colette, 213 rue St. Honoré, 75001 Paris, 01 55 35 33 90, M° Tuileries

www.colette.fr

Quel bonheur!

Institut de Bonheur

This summer there was only one place I wanted to go on a Saturday night! My memories are of a secret idyllic party universe, where everyone is beautiful; the champagne never stops flowing; the music is fun, fun, fun; and even though you might have to sacrifice your favourite shoes, you wouldn’t blink an eye! Just as you would think, the Institut de Bonheur is true joy, true fun, true happiness!

Unfortunately, all good things must come to end, and this Saturday’s edition will be the last! I’ll cry when it’s over, but for the moment, I just want to dance! 🙂

PS – Tomorrow night le déguisement est obligatoire!

Institut de Bonheur, rte de Sèvres, Jardins de Bagatelle

www.institutbonheur.com

Experiment This!

Experimental Cocktail Club, Paris

The new must-go place for cocktails! Open all night every Saturday during the summer!

Experimental Cocktail Club, 37 rue St. Sauveur, 75002 Paris, 01 45 08 88 09, M° Réaumur Sébastopol or Etienne Marcel

www.myspace.com/experimentalcocktailclub

Goodbye Mojito, Adeus Caipirinha! Bonjour Piscine!

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If being trapped in an office all day long has got you down, imagine lounging by the pool in St Tropez, or moored in your yacht off Costa Smeralda: you’ve just thrown off your Melissa Odabash Fru lace dress (www.net-a-porter.com/product/23290) and you’re wearing your new to-die-for Zimmerman & Tooshie halterneck bikini (www.net-a-porter.com/product/26477). Sven, your fitness trainer/summer fling has kindly offered to make drinks, but how could you possibly think of ruining that pretty picture by requesting a mojito or a caipirinha?! Just because it’s warm doesn’t mean you should stoop to join the masses! In such cases as this, your only possible chic recourse is to ask for a Piscine – a delightfully refreshing mix of champagne and ice. And just in time, Piper-Heidsieck have created their own special Piscine glasses to accompany their Cuvée Brut – comme c’est magnifique!       

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