I went to see a Play while in Paris, I was in desperate need of Culture. My Sister recommanded Dangerous Liaisons, directed by John Malkovitch, with unkown and young Actors, 2.30 hours, but she was right, I didn't feel time passing by and really enjoyed it. It's light, very well played, funny, and yet it respects the Text. I would recommand it but unfortunatly it is not playing anymore.

Theatre de l'Atelier
1, place Charles Dullin
75018 Paris
Metro: Anvers
Booking: +33 (0)1 46 06 49 24
Thriftshopping in Paris, what a thrill! It's like hunting, you never if/what you will find!
I did find something in one of my two favourite shops (that luckily are a few meters away from one an other), I will show you tomorrow.


Monday and Saturday - 3pm till 8pm
Tuesday to Friday - 11am till 1.30pm and 3pm till 8pm
73, rue de Rochechouart, 75009 Paris - Metro: Anvers
Tel: +33 (0)1 42 82 09 98
Mamie Blue
Monday - 2.30pm till 7.30pm
Tuesday to Saturday - 11.30am till 1.30pm and 2.30 till 7.30pm
69, rue Rochechouart, 75009 Paris - Metro: Anvers
Tel: +33 (0)1 42 81 10 42
So I had dinner at Roberto's in DIFC. The place is very businesslike, which is not really my scene but the Bar being nice, why not try the Restaurant. They didn't have everything on the menu, it happens, that's fine, but then I have to say I was a little bit disappointed. The entrees were nice and tasty: very good Angus Beef Tartar with Pear & Melted Cheese with Horseradish, Black Truffle Caviar & Potato Goffredo.The best bit was without a doubt the seafood pasta, but the deserts... The deserts were just wrong in everyway! I have a sweet tooth and I am very enthusiastic when it comes to cakes and ice-creams, so we ordered a selection of them. We probably shouldn't have. The After Eight was gooey, and I can't remamber clearly what I ordered but it involved white truffle, and it was wrong. It was so bad we sent everything back and ordered a safe tiramisu, but even that was too creamy and not tasty enough. I am sorry for the Chef but if I come back, it will be to enjoy the bar and antipasti... and then I'd go for a frozen yoghurt.

T +971 4 386 00 66, F +971 4 386 00 55
Gate Village Building No. 1, DIFC,
Dubai, UAE
Meet Ricardo. Not a very feminine name for a Dress but I love it. I like how vaporous and light it is, and the fact that it has pockets... Genius!

I couldn't pass by Paris without visiting one of my favourite little brands: Claudie Pierlot!
I love the classic parisian style, but always with a twist!
And as often, i found a little something... To be continued...

And talking of drinking, a lot of Champagne happened in Paris...

Tea! I am often told of by my Friends because I don't drink enough, so in order to force down some more Water, I brought back from Paris my two favorite Teas from Mariage Freres. "Pleine Lune " tastes like Hazelnut, and "Fall in Love" is more like candy Chestnuts, they are like candies, just without the calories, perfect snack, and good Hydration!

Summer has officially arrived and it is getting too hot in Dubai to spend the evening out so we found an other way to occupy ourselves: Movie Night at home! Home-cooked finger food, a good movie and good company, a good way to finish the week-end.
We watched "Where do we go now" from Nadine Labaki, which I highly recommend. It is simple, subtle, serious and funny at the same time, and very touching.

Sunday Sound

"Here comes the Sun" - Bud Flanagan  - 1945

Last week-end, my Sister I had not seen for Months had a few surprises for me...
One for when I am tired of work, one for good Mood, one because I have two of them, and one just for fun, Merci!

Immaculate Haussmanian Buildings of Paris... One of the things I love about that city is that the outside and the inside of buildings don't always match: you never really know what to expect when you enter a Building. Sometimes it's a good surprise that makes your doctor appointment much more pleasant.

Not for the Faint of Heart! In my Neighborhood in Paris there is an exceptional Butchery: Yves-Marie Le Boudonnec stales his meat for weeks before he actually sells it. Staling meat is the easiest way to tender it. Well, I say easy but it is an Art to know exactly how long to wait. My Mother's been doing it for years because the meat she finds on each of her postings is not always great quality so she learned how to make it better, and this is why I got fascinated by that Butchery. 
When you enter the place, the first sensation is that strong raw meat smell. Not a nice smell. But then after 5 minutes, once your nose is used to it, it smells more like smoked meat, very funny how the sensations change. Le Bourdonnec indicates the origin and the time each piece of meat has been staling, visually if, like me, you love good Food and good meat, it's a real Delight.
For information, the Shop was a Butchery before Le Bourdonnec took it over, and the place is classified historical Monument.
I haven't tried the Meat yet, my trip was too short but I will definitively be back!

Le Bourdonnec - Boucherie Lamartine
172, avenue Victor Hugo, 75116 Paris
Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday from 9am to 1pm and from 3pm to 7.30pm. Saturday from 9am to 1pm.

In the Streets of Montmartre.

Now let me take you for a Walk in the Neighborhood! 
Last week, the 16th Arrondissement of Paris was rainy, vintage, full of Flowers, and I coudn't resist passing by Prunier and it's delicate Caviar.

For those who are in Dubai, there is an opening at the XVA Gallery tonight in DIFC, make sure to pass by for a Drink and some Art! The show is called "Demolition", it's a solo show by Fereydoon Omidi.

"Through this new body of large–scale works Omidi captivates and hypnotizes the viewer with his rhythmical repetition of letters. Omidi layers oils to create a dancing scene of characters and colours. 

Omidi’s fascination with calligraphy began during his studies, when he first learnt the ancient script. However it was not until 2007 that he incorporated the technique into his artistic practice.

Omidi’s artistic career has seen him take part in exhibitions around the world, including Japan, Venice, Paris, Dubai and his native Tehran."

To learn more about the XVA Gallery, click here.
Apologies for the lack of news, Paris was hectic, and fun, and rainy, and full of love... Paris! I am now back, I slept, rested, and am now going through the pictures I took. So here is a glimpse of Paris.
Home, up and down!
Funny thing about this Family Flat near Trocadero in the 16th arrondissement is that since we were children, my siblings, cousins and I have been calling this Flat "Paris". 
"Where are you staying tonight?" "I think I'll stay in Paris."
"Where are we having lunch on Sunday?" "In Paris."
"Do you have Paris keys?"... As if there was nothing else in Paris than this Flat. But I guess that's the way children see the world: home is the world, and for us it just stayed this way.

Sunday Sound

"Ca c'est Paris" - Mistinguett - 1937

Yesterday after my flight and a few errands, I met with J. at her boyfriend T.'s new restaurant, the Semilla, 54 rue de Seine. It's the same team that runs Fish on the other side of the Street. The design and menu are very simple, there is no name on thedoor, it's all about quality and good products. A glass of french Wine, a Risotto, good Friend to catch up with, good Stories... That's Paris! 

The Semilla
54, rue de Seine, Paris 75 006
Tel: +33 1 43 54 34 50
Metro: Mabillon, Odeon, Saint Germain des Pres
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