Friday, September 18, 2009

Paris: Center for Hip Design & Fall Design Events

On September 24 design lovers should head for the left bank for a show called Parcours du XXème Siécle. This is a combined effort of 40 galleries showing 20th and 21st century decorative and contemporary arts. The evening event features open-house galleries along rues de Lille, Verneuil, Saints-Peres, Université, and the Quai Voltaire. If you visit this cluster of galleries, (also many antique shops along these streets in the Carré Rive Gauche neighborhood) check out the collection of art and design books at Karl Lagerfeld's 7L bookshop on rue de Lille.

Across town, check out Patrick Jouin's stunning new 5,000 square foot design store called Silvera Wagram, 41 ave de Wagram in the 17th.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Join Sally to Explore Paris Off the Beaten Path in October

Interested in exploring three terrific 'off the beaten path' quarters in Paris? The dynamic area 'behind Bastille' along the rue Faubourg St. Antoine, around Place d'Aligre and the foodie nexxus, rue Paul Bert, will be the focus of Tuesday, October 13. Lunch at Bistro Paul Bert included.

On Wednesday, October 14, we will explore an entirely different quarter, the charming Batignolles 'village' area and two superb market streets, rue de Levis and rue de Martyrs. A delicious cap to the day will be a chocolate tasting at Natier, one of my favorite chocolate shops in Paris.

And then back to 'bo-bo' on Thursday, the 15. This day we'll explore the 'hot' Belleville and Canal St. Martin areas, home to a remarkable multi-cultural mix and increasingly, home to artistic young Parisians priced out of the Marais. Each day in $450 per person including metro tickets and lunch with wine, and, tastings if scheduled that day. Email me at if you would like to join us. Six persons max.