“What do you want for your birthday?”
“Picnic by a castle.”
This is my visit to the Louis Vuitton Fondation in Paris to see the Chinese arts by twelve artists, 11 of which from Mainland China. It’s a visual feast, an incredibly gripping one that highlights phenomenons and struggles prevalent in China today. Don’t say I didn’t warn you, it’s a long post. So prepped yourself for this art-storm that is coming your way.
Le Marais – Once an aristocratic district in Paris, this ancient quartier has lost and regained its class and shine many times. Thanks to devoted followers of all things fashionable, artsy and chic, now it is one of the most exclusive areas to live in the city. Think glitzy celebrities, affluent art-lovers, stylish Parisians and some of the sassiest bars for the capital’s LGBT community. You can’t afford to miss this.
What is it that makes us urbanites particularly attracted to the rural chic, the rustic charm that’s a world away from the skyscrapers and crowds and the mass of pollution that we rub shoulders with daily? Not hard to explain. La Salvetat is such a place that would leap out at people like you and me from a glossy travel magazine. Tucked away in thick forest on top of a mountain, the only way to its heart was a thirst for adventure and an hour drive up the winding road. Your best bet to see and experience this enchanting commune in south of France? Come live vicariously through me. Read on.
Bonjour mademoiselle et monsieur! I hope you had a good breakfast this morning. Some crusty French pastries and sips of strong coffees, oui? On our list today are the Paul Riquet flower market and Friday farmers’ market. Now, on y va!
We decided to make our way to Jardin du Luxembourg. Unlike its cousin, Tuileries, this garden is a little further away from the heart of the city seething with tourists. To me, it’s a place imbued with grace and serenity. Dig deeper into its history and you will find out…
Ever been to a place where you felt like you were swarmed with nebulae of hipster creativity? Slogan tees, wide-legged trousers, black beret and a pipe resting in between the lips. Shabby chic cafés, contemporary art galleries masked by grungy fronts, boutiques of young/cult designers.