The trick isn’t necessarily to do cocaine off a chic little rococo mirror — with a nice, yet subtle gold chain — that fits inside your Swedish friend’s purse. No, the trick is just to look like you did that repeatedly last night. You are too tired for life when the sun is out. Destiny and the incomensurability of the universe have given your eyes severe and noticeable social anxiety. So you decide to help them out with some glasses. Any glasses really. But everyone knows that “any glasses” really means glasses that people write novels. Of course, by “everyone” you mean your friends, and DJs. And by DJs, you mean your friends. You like music, but not that kind. Actually you used to like it. But that song reminds you of going to parties at Le Pompon last summer. watching that German girl scream into the microphone. You tell this to a friend over lunch at Palais de Tokyo, eating a tiny portion of mac and cheese served on a hot pink tray and listening to the Blondes (the band, not the people). Neither of you has gotten that internship at Egoïste but you wouldn’t have time to do it anyway. What with the Sartorialist hanging around the Jardins de Luxembourg and all, there isn’t enough time or enough taxis, or enough maxed out credit cards in the in the city (and thus the world) to keep up with you.
Text: Tiffany Tang Image: Jean-Pierre Dalbéra Situated in the Louvre’s 19th-century Rohan and Marsan wings is the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, a museum of decorative art and design that houses over 150,000 objects, showcasing collections of antiquities and modern designs from the Middle Ages to the present day. The collections encompass a vast diversity of… Read more
Words: Jill Pope The Marais, which spans the 3rd and 4th arrondissements, is far from a homogenous bloc, but a collection of neighbourhoods with their own character. The eastern part of the 4th arrondissement – that is, the ‘lower’ part of the Marais, with its feet still firmly on the rive droit, before you hit the Seine and the… Read more
Words: Jill Pope Image: Aurélien Michaud There’s more to the 18th arrondissement than Montmartre and Pigalle! Head north from Sacre Coeur and discover the other side of the ‘butte’ – neighbourhoods like Clignancourt Jules Joffrin, huddled around metro stations Jules Joffrin, Lamarck-Caulaincourt and Marcadet-Poissoniers. In the 15th century, this part of the 18th arrondissement (which at the time… Read more
Words: Jill Pope Images: Hotze Eisma You would think, in a city teeming with immaculately groomed people, that good hair salons would be easy to find in Paris. Why is it then, that if I had a euro for every time I’ve heard someone lament their latest Parisian hair experience, I’d be sinking my money… Read more
Words: Meg Gagnard Our vintage clothing post has long been one of our readers’ favourites. We decided it needed an update, so we called on urban explorer Meg Gagnard of De Quelle planète es-tu? to update the guide, and give a bit more information about each place. Thanks, Meg! – Anne n. f. FRIPERIE: Vêtements, meubles… Read more