Friday, January 2, 2009

une semaine a Paris...Day 5 (Out of our cocoon we emerge!)

Today we wake up early (11ish) and are excited to see Paris in the new year. It feels almost like we have been hidden away in a cave and today we able to rejoin society.

We skip our usual lunch that we prepare at home and head straight to the 13eme where we stop for lunch at Chez les filles, a fun little place with great vibe and good food.

Before lunch we took a quick tour of this cute little neighborhood, it reminded me of Willamsburg a bit with its graffiti lined walls and cute cafes.

They even have a resident artist named Miss Tic, who almost monopolizes the tags in this area.

After lunch we head over to the 9eme, to meet Pauline at Citadium, a uber cool street fashion store that carries the latest in denim, sneakers, and sportswear for both men and women. If you are looking for a cool tee shirt then this is the place. I am on a hunt for a belated Christmas gift for my brother so a stop at the Citadium is brilliant.

After a lap around each floor of the mega fashion arena I finally find the perfect gift for my brother. I throw it in the bag and we leave. We are rushing to make it to the museum before it closes. Of course it is closed when we arrive so we hop on the bus and head for the apartment.

On the way we make a stop at Publicis Drugstore another uber cool shop that is basically the result of a bodega, drug store, bookstore, and gourmet grocery, jammed inside of a clothing and novelty store. We buy magazines, cigarettes, and spicy pepperoni bon bons for tonight.
We are excited to return to the apartment because tonight we will finally eat the Galette des Rois cake that we have been saving to eat in new year. We cut into it and Charlotte gets the the piece with the hidden feve..she is our new queen. Since we have no men present she will have no king....Its okay Charlotte, you've got us instead, we'll just pretend that you are a widow!

We listen to music, FRUSTRATION by Born Bad Records to be exact ( I really like this band)

We crack open our wine and magazines and both bags of spicy pepperoni bon bons are devoured.

Tonight we head to La Perle, one of the coolest bars in Paris where the young fashion crowd come to see and be seen. Seats were scarce as scensters pour in. The fashion is some of the best I have seen thus far in Paris...these people are serious about their look and have come to show it off. As for me, I had fallen in love with this place at first glance from a block away when I saw the large robots on the windows...we stayed until it closed.

Afterwards the crowd moved a few blocks down to La Connetable a more serious bar that seemed to be a place for British and Irishmen and their dogs. None the less we had a great time. We had a meat and cheese plate and hot tea (well I had a hot tea).

Around 4am we leave. We have to rest up for my last day in Paris tomorrow.


Lactose Intoler-Art said...

I love reading your blog! These adventures sound fun. I wish there was a picture of the shirt you got your bro! haha

And those dogs are really cool....what breed is that first one?

marie-amélie said...

hello hello!
As i can see you had a lot of fun with my sistas! I hope i'll have the joy to meet you very soon,in Paris or in NY!
See ya!