I was strolling past the windows at Le Bon Marche on the way home from my photo exhibit and was amused by the free form neon sculptures.
Le Bon Marche has dedicated an extensive portion of the store to the art, culture, food and fashion of Japan. Photos and videos from architect Tadao Ando's Benesse Art Site Naoshima are featured, as well as a unique capsule collection designed by Chitose Abé for the house of Sacai with asymmetrical pieces made exclusively for Le Bon Marche. Also on the roster is traditional Japanese beauty treatments, with gold leaf beauty by Makanai, products from Kotoshina and nail art by UKA. A master class and tastings offer the art of Japanese cuisine, with an Otega tea bar and special menu by chef Taku Sekine.
Le Japon Rive Gauche at Le Bon Marche
Till October 18
24 rue de Sevres, 75007
We missed seeing many of you at the opening, so please come by another time this week. The gallery is open today and Wednesday, 12PM to 7PM, Tuesday 2:30PM-7PM, and Thursday 12PM-8PM, as we will have a closing party from 6PM-8PM.
102 rue Cherche-Midi, 75006
Metro: Vaneau, Sevres-Babyone, Saint Placide
My Paris Apartment for Rent
I am renting my fabulous Paris apartment in the heart of the Marais near St. Paul metro, from November 30 to December 16, a total of 17 nights. It's a spacious one-bedroom 750 sq. ft. loft style apartment with 12 ft. ceilings, decorated in chic Mid-Century Modern furniture and sleeps two people in a Queen size bed. Amenities include washer/dryer, 16" flat screen TV, dishwasher, internet connection/Wifi and free long distance calls to the U.S. The apartment is located on the second floor with a large elevator.
The price is 2800 euros/165 per night for 17 nights, 1500 euros for 7 nights, and anything in between 7 & 15 nights, 175 euros per night. Minimum rental 7 nights or 1500 euros. Photos upon request.
Please email me at email@example.com if you are interested.
New! Eye Prefer Paris Cooking Classes
I am happy to announce the launch of Eye Prefer Paris Cooking Classes. Come take an ethnic culinary journey with me and chef and caterer Charlotte Puckette, co-author of the bestseller The Ethnic Paris Cookbook (with Olivia Kiang-Snaije). First we will shop at a Paris green-market for the freshest ingredients and then return to Charlotte's professional kitchen near the Eiffel Tower to cook a three-course lunch. After, we will indulge in the delicious feast we prepared along with hand-selected wines.
Cost: 185 euros per person (about $240)
Time: 9:30AM- 2PM (approximately 4 1/2 hours)
Location: We will meet by a metro station close to the market
Class days: Tuesday,Wednesday, Thursday,Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
Minimum of 2 students, maximum 6 students.
Click here to sign up for the next class or for more info.
I am pleased as punch to announce the launch of Eye Prefer Paris Tours, which are 3-hour walking tours I will personally be leading. The Eye Prefer Paris Tour includes many of the places I have written about such as small museums & galleries, restaurants, cafes & food markets, secret addresses, fashion & home boutiques, parks, and much more.
Tours cost 210 euros for up to 3 people, and 70 euros for each additional person. I look forward to meeting you on my tours and it will be my pleasure and delight to show you my insiders Paris.
Check it out at www.eyepreferparistours.com
Click here to watch a video of our famous Marais tour