Balloons in all shapes and colors, showers of confetti, macarons to cotton candy, giant table football, a string of pinatas, a cute mini nurse, a skateboard ramp, a kissing stand, a band that played at the furious pace of Britney Spears, an intergalactic ping pong table, a fishing booth, tattoos done by The Scott Campbell, Swedish massage by Swedes, a giant coloring wall, a bowling alley, a larger than life Barbie, a wheel of fortune controlled by a green crocodile, a dance class to learn the classic moves of Michael Jackson, MC Hammer and Beyoncé, a chocolate cooking class with Cooklette, Antoine Doisnel on a big screen and catching the flying KENZO t-shirts shot into the air by guns.......... A joyful celebration orchestrated by 2manydjs and Ed Banger had the crowds dazed and amazed.
Happy Birthday Colette!
NOT SO FRENCH YET TOTALLY PARISIAN
Ah Paris! A sailor shirt, béret, baguette under the arm and a Charles Trenet song playing on an accordion while in the distance we see the Eiffel tower, booksellers and riverboats on the Seine. But there’s more to it than that... Paris has something for all tastes, colors, and backgrounds. Here are some recommendations that are supposedly exotic and yet so familiar in Paris:
1. Find the most beautiful boubou (African kaftan) in Château Rouge.
2. Devour in big bites of the famous sandwich from Chez Bob de Tunis with an extra helping of harissa.
Chez Bob de Tunis, 10 rue Richer 75009
3. Throw yourself into a karaoke version of slow songs from your adolescence in the basement cabins of Un Bon Vin.
Un Bon Vin, 7 rue de la Michodière 75002
4. See Hiroshi’s The Woman in the Dunes at La Pagode again or discover the new sensation of Peruvian cinema at Le Nouveau Latina.
La Pagode, 57 bis rue de Babylone 75007
Le Nouveau Latina, 20 rue du Temple 75004
5. Read James Joyce’s Ulysses in text and context at Shakespeare and Co.
Shakespeare and Company, 37 rue Bûcherie 75005