“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.
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.
Mornings in Paris always start like a beautiful movie, soft light streams through the open windows and you are greeted with a neat row of Haussmannian homes. Find out how I master the art of being a permanent tourist in Paris.