New Year’s eve dinner party 2013: off to Brazil with Favela Chic!

If you have danced to Michel Teló all summer, you will love the 100% Brazilian dinner proposed by Favela Chic! In a festive and colorful atmosphere you will discover local flavors accompanied by live Bossa Nova, performances and other DJ sets, as well as traditional music featuring the percussion instrument batucada. On the menu: roasted foie gras with red bean cream, grilled duck magret with layered sweet potatoes, and a catalan coconut cream. To complement these original dishes, why not try a typically Brazilian cocktail, a Caipirinha for instance!

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Menu Bahia for 70€ OR Menu Rio for 120€ (including a bottle of Champagne for two and a shot of ginger rhum).
Reservations: by telephone +33 (0)1 40 21 38 14 or by email resas@favelachic.com

Favela Chic Paris
18, rue du Faubourg du Temple
75011 Paris
France
T.: +33 (0)1 40 21 38 14

Bénureau at Théâtre Dejazet

For the holidays, the Dejazet theatre invites you to share a night of laughs with comic Bénureau. Performing with the rock band Les cochons dans l’espace, the artist will be presenting 24 performances of his best skits and most well known silly songs, such as Moralès. Are you ready for the all the laughs?

The «Bénureau en best of avec des cochons prolongations» show, from December 18, 2012, to January 12, 2013.
Performances from Tuesday through Saturday at 8 :30pm, and Saturday matinee at 4pm.
Rates: from 14 to 45€.
Reserve now!
For more information about the artist, please visit his official website.

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Théâtre Dejazet
41, boulevard du Temple
75003 Paris
France
T.: +33 (0)1 48 87 52 55

 

Dali electrifies Beaubourg

Highly anticipated, the exhibit dedicated to the Master of surrealism, Salvador Dali, opened a month ago and is a raging success. The reason? The breath of fresh air provided by the eccentric art of the charismatic artist in these difficult times. As one of the most controversial artists of the 20th century, he transformed art into a veritable performance. Until March 2013, 200 of his art pieces are presented to the public, from drawings to sculptures, including paintings such as the iconic «Persistence of Memory (melting pocket watches)), 1931». An opportunity to learn more about one of our favorite geniuses.

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SALVADOR DALÍ
Sans Titre. « Queue d’aronde » et violoncelles, 1983
Huile sur toile – 73,2 x 92,2 cm
Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, Figueres
© Salvador Dalí, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí /
Adagp, Figueres, Paris, 2012

The Dali exhibit (exposition Dali), from November 21, 2012, to March 25, 2013.
Open daily from 11am to 9pm, except Tuesdays.
At night on Thursdays until 11pm.
Rates: from 11 to 13€ depending on the time of year / Reduced rate: from 9 to 10€.

Centre Pompidou
75004 Paris
France
T.: +33 (0)1 44 78 12 33

Celebrate Christmas at Hotel Mareuil

Since Hotel Mareuil just opened a few days ago, the hotel team invites you to celebrate the holidays with them.

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A winter wonderland decoration

In order to state the mood for the holidays, a forest of white Christmas trees has been set up in the lobby, with pink and purple baubles and amber garlands, for a wonderland feel.

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An artful and naturally Parisian hotel

With its 6 floors and 35 rooms, Hotel Mareuil offers chic contemporary and timeless design. The motifs on the carpets, head boards, and curtains are graphic, with pastel colors. A touch romantic, the hotel suggests through its textiles and fabrics the feeling of nature and its protective and envigorating qualities, a perfect feel after a day of shopping in the city of lights.

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Hôtel Mareuil
51, rue de Malte
75011 Paris
France
T.: +33 (0)1 47 00 78 76
contact@hotelmareuil.com

Give the Lush Spa a try

Well, this is it. You are done with your Christmas shopping. Before starting table and food preparations, it is time to make an appointment and take advantage of the cozy Lush Spa. Well known for its appetizing and colorful beauty products, the Lush brand has designed a pastel colored spa with an English cottage feel. Among the different care choices, we at Hotel Mareuil recommend soin signature Synasthesia.

A playful beauty session
Using a sentence written on the blackboard, you will be invited to choose the word that best defines your state of mind at the moment, and which will subsquently be used as the theme of your session. Thanks to the use of essential oils that slowly infuse the cabin, and with the help of zen music and lighting, you will experience a time of true relaxation that finishes with a cup of tea. Renewed and relaxed, comfortable and light as a champagne bubble, you are now ready for Christmas!

Lush Spa
18, rue Vieille du Temple
75004 Paris
France
T.: +33 (0)1 57 40 95 29

 

 

Noël en bio (Organic Christmas): Thousands of presents!

If you are running out of Christmas present ideas for your loved ones, then you might want to take the time to visit the Noël en bio Salon. Here, at Espace des Blancs Manteaux, you will be able to find all sorts of environmentally friendly ideas, from cosmetics, to fashion and food products. We wouldn’t be surprised if you even found something for yourself there!

Noël en bio, from Friday, December 14, to Sunday, December 16, 2012.
Open daily from 11am to 8pm.
Free admission.

Espace d’animation des Blancs Manteaux
48, rue Vieille du Temple
75004 Paris

 

Decoration according to Guillaume

Tired of the scandinavian trend? Then take a moment to stop by Guillaume excoffier‘s upscale decoration boutique. Now in his thirties, Guillaume Excoffier was once working with Emmanuel Perrotin. In his trove of treasure located in Haut Marais, you will find contemporary or flecked pieces, all American brandnames little known in France until now. You will love painter John Robshaw’s pillows, Russian posters from the 20’s, or works by Jean Picart Le Doux, the famous weaver from the 50’s? You will be hard pressed to resist temptation when you see reproductions of works by famed ceramist Waylande Gregory.

Open Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 7:00 pm, and Sunday from 2:00 to 7:00 pm.

Guillaume
3, rue Sainte Anastase
75003 Paris
France
T.: +33 (0)1 57 40 61 43
contact@guillaumestore.com

Discovery: Place des Vosges

It is at the heart of the Marais, steps away from fashion boutiques and trendy art galleries, that you will find this hidden gem: Place des Vosges.  Previously named Place Royale, it is one of Paris’ oldest plazas, built under King Henri IV in 1605. Its particularity resides in the disposotion of its elements according to the perfect order, lined with trees and surrounded by 3-story residentail red brick buildings with small pane windows. In its center lies Square Louis XIII with its four fountains designed by Jean-Pierre Cortot, and fed by the waters of the river Ourcq. It is an enjoyable place for a walk or a coffee at one of the many cafés around the square. Famous personalities such as Victor Hugo or Alphonse Daudet lived Place des Vosges.

Photo credit: L’Art Nouveau.com

Photo credit: L’Art Nouveau.com

Photo credit: L’Art Nouveau.com