Blue Skies

Thursday, 31 January 2013

I can see patches of blue sky in Paris today, which got me thinking about all things blue: blue jars, blue angora jumper with matching sunnies, double denim and Matisse's Blue Nude - still one of my favourite paintings.

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Petit Paris: Bones

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

I've just heard about new restaurant Bones that's now on my to-try list. Set up by Australian-born chef James Henry, of Au Passage (also on the list) fame, it as the name suggests, has an emphasis on raw, stripped-back-to-the-bone ingredients. I also love the rustic look of the place with its industrial lamps, unfinished walls and wooden tables - typically French. With any new opening this place is of course booked up for the next few weeks, but I may pop along to sample the pig-suckling sandwiches that are served at the bar.

Photo: Le Fooding

The home of James F.Goldstein

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

I posted these on Art Wednesday yesterday, but love the images so much, I thought I'd give them a little mention here too. They were taken by my Italian friend, Milan-based stylist Silvia Bergomi. She'd met James F. Goldstein (multi-millionaire and NBA superfan) a few times at various fashion weeks and he invited her to his amazing Beverly Hills home. The house was designed by John Lautner, a student of Frank Lloyd Wright, in 1963 and has featured in various films including the Big Lebowski and Bond.

Celine SS13

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Love Celine's SS13 campaign featuring Daria Werbowy and shot by Juergen Teller. The man can do no wrong.

Petit Paris: Cafes

Monday, 28 January 2013

I had my favourite cafe haunts in London, so I've been slowly trying out and making a list of good cafes to meet for coffee in, in Paris. One thing I've found out, in the few months that I've been here, is that the French don't make good coffee. Ask for a cappuccino in a typical Parisian-style cafe or brasserie and you'll get a weenie cup piled high with a mountain of foam. So I've been seeking out cafes that, to be honest resemble the sort I liked to wile away hours in, in London whilst sipping on a good cup of strong coffee made from either Monmouth or Square Mile beans. Here are a few of the best I've found and sat in so far. They are all also good for freelancers. Kooka Boora especially is usually overrun with desk-less souls happily tapping away on laptops.

62, rue de Martyrs. Metro: Pigalle. [mage credit: here]

24, rue de Vinaigriers, 75010. Metro: Gare de l'est. [image credit: here]

5 rue Villedo, 75001. Metro: Pyramides. [image credit: here]

Mode: Stripes!

Friday, 25 January 2013

When thinking of names for the blog, stripes immediately sprang to mind - stripes are très French. Here are a few ways to wear them. 

Juergen Teller: Woo!

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

As I couldn't go to the press view in London, I thought I'd post some of my favourite Juergen Teller images.

Juergen Teller: Woo! is on now at the ICA.

a young kate moss 

'smiling ed', 2005

'bjork and son', iceland, 1993

kate moss, no12 gloucestershire, 2010

'smoking cat', hydra, 2012

Let's Move to Paris

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

At the end of last year, I packed up my life in London and booked a one-way ticket to Paris. With the mayhem of Christmas out the way, and a few weeks into the new year, I thought it was about time I started my blog. I'll be sharing my experiences in the City of Lights, along with tips and the things that inspire me - art, fashion, interiors and food.

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