Gallerie Magda Danysz
In the evening we will go for diner with some friends at Monsieur Bleu (Palais de Tokyo, 20 avenue de New York, 75116, +33 1 47 20 90 47, monsieurbleu.com) to enjoy the spectacular setting in this brand new venue. It is in the Art Deco building of the museum of contemporary art, Palais de Tokyo (13 Avenue du Président Wilson 75116 Paris, +33 1 49 52 02 04, palaisdetokyo.com)? There, under nine- metre high ceilings, I will also be able to enjoy a rare view over the Eiffel Tower and the Seine. After dinner, we will go dancing in the same massive building at Yoyo (13, avenue du Président Wilson, 75 116 Paris, 00 33 1 81 97 35 88, palaisdetokyo.com/en/lifestyle/yoyo?), a great big club which opened just a week ago, where they will host their first "Prêt-à-Porter Collections Party". Knowing the PRs behind it, I am sure we'll have a blast.
For lunch I will take a 30 minute walk from Saint Germain to Ile Saint Louis, following the river to Sergeant Recruteur (41 Rue Saint-Louis en l'Île 75004 Paris, +33 1 43 54 75 42, lesergentrecruteur.fr), the new culinary sensation by Michelin starred chef Antonin Bonnet. There, I will discuss the communication strategy for the opening of Les Bains in the Fall of 2014, over a delicious fish with my close friend Colombe de La Taille, publicist and event manager "extraordinaire".
In the afternoon, I believe Colombe will be heading to the Comme des Garçons show while I will make a stop at Centre Commercial (2 Rue de Marseille 75010 Paris, +33 1 42 02 26 08, centrecommercial.cc) and Merci (111 Boulevard Beaumarchais 75003 Paris, +33 1 42 77 00 33, merci-merci.com) two great fashion stores for men and women, where I will be looking for two birthday gifts, one for a woman and... one for a man, how convenient! Then, I will be walking to the Hôtel Le Notre Dame (1 quai Saint-Michel, 75005, +33 1 43 54 20 43, hotelnotredameparis.com) to have a drink with Jean-Louis Corruble, who runs the place, and also works with me on Les Bains. I really like the small, affordable hotel, designed by Christian Lacroix with the most amazing view facing Notre Dame and the River. I will then take a look at the Shakspeare and Company (37 rue de la Bûcherie, 75005, +33 1 43 25 40 93, shakespeareandcompany.com) bookstore across the street, just to inhale its unmatchable bohemian atmosphere from the past.
Shakespeare & Co
Dancing will be at Chez Raspoutine (58 rue de Bassano 75008, +33 1 47 20 02 90, raspoutine.org), the listed 40s cabaret (classé monument historique) designed by Herté and near the Champs Elysées, where they will celebrate their 3
Watching the sunset from the roof of Le Perchoir (14 rue Crespin du Gast, 75011, +33 1 48 06 18 48) will also be an option or go for a snack and a cocktail drink such as the Dear Appollonia, (a stiff drink made out of grappa), at the Mary Celeste (1 rue Commines, 75003, lemaryceleste.com).
In the evening, I will connect with my old passion and go to the movies to see at least two films in a row at MK2 Quai de Loire and de Seine (7 quai de la Loire / 14 quai de la Seine 75019), two movie theatres facing each other on canal Saint Martin, where they give you a free boat ride to get from one to the other. Can't wait to see The Butler, starring my good friend Forrest Whitaker, with whom I worked with on Mary, the Abel Ferrara movie that I produced. I hope he will get another Oscar for this new performance. Everybody is raving about!