Category Archives: Unusual

Panto in Paris: “Jack and the Magic THANG”

A quick post to say how excited I am about this Thursday’s pantomime “Jack and the Magic THANG”, involving several close friends as directors and designers, and performed by students. It’s a modern take on the traditional fairytale, and will … Continue reading

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Alphabet Resto Challenge: E !

Last night we ticked off E as part of our alphabet restaurant challenge by discovering Ethiopian cooking! Big success…

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Paris Urbanism: Updates

Today we’re looking at the future of Paris. What will the city look like in a few years, or even in a couple of months’ time? Here’s a selection of some of the Mayor Anne Hidalgo’s projects that have been … Continue reading

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Fête du vélo (Bicycle Party) 4/5 June

With Mayor Anne Hidalgo pushing to reduce pollution and pedestrianize central Paris as much as possible, the city’s cyclists are rubbing their hands together and stretching their calves in preparation for a bicycle take-over… Join the  revélotion© and celebrate the annual … Continue reading

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"Take Me (I’m Yours)" exhibition

Go see an exhibition, take a piece of it home. That’s pretty much the concept of “Take Me (I’m Yours)” currently showing at the Monnaie de Paris, France’s national mint. Visitors are invited to touch, move around, swap and pocket … Continue reading

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New hidden bar Lavomatic: laundry and a lager

Probably not a lager, actually, as this new bar – only accessible through the back of a laundrette – is a cocktail bar. How about a white russian with your whites?

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In defence of the French spirit: the clandestine bar ‘Syndicat’

*updated Editor’s note: now with tables outside – more practical, less secret* Walking down my road last week, I notice, for the second time, a very conspicuous  bouncer standing outside an old shop front with posters plastered over the doors and … Continue reading

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