Metlinks OTW : Week 7, 16.10.09

So, have you been taking advantage of the Tasting Week and check out any new restaurants? Have you notice the operatic theme to this year’s Salon du Chocolat? Have you sense the city returning to some sort of normalcy now that who’s who in fashion are away from Paris?

Chocolate of Madame Setsuko

  • The Paris Fashion Week is over. Since we’re a bit clueless on matters like fashion, we leave you in the good hands of Mademoiselle à Paris who must have like attended a gazillion runway shows. Respect!
  • The exhibition “We Want Miles” come to Paris for 3 months, starting today and will run until 17th January 2010, at Cité de la musique. Jazz lovers and Miles Davis’ admirers rejoice!
  • Not sure if there’s anyone here who plays around with web design and the likes, but if you do, here’s a font called Parisian that you can download.
  • A leading trend in Twitter this past week for Paris is Jean Sarkozy. On the 11th, 12th, 13th… you get the idea. Since the news broke on the 11th, plenty has been written on this as an issue of nepotism. As Times Online said, Sarkozy rules, okay. Of course, the French first family doesn’t think this is nepotism at all… no surprises there.
  • Carnavalet fait sa révolution! The Carnavalet Museum is running an exhibition on all things related to the French Revolution. From prints and documents to Marie Antoinette’s shoe, and those in between, numbering approximately 250 items in total. The exhibition will close on 3rd January 2010.
  • The International Contemporary Art Fair 2009, niftily acronymed as FIAC 2009, is taking place next week from 22nd to 25th October. The tickets for the exhibits in the Grand Palais and Cour Carrée of the Louvre won’t come cheap, but you can always enjoy the in-situ projects presented at the Tuilleries Garden for free.
  • Clotilde Dusolier from Chocolate & Zucchini was live-chatting on Times Online last week, and here’s the Q&A if you missed the event.
  • Drat – our radar missed the Pariscience Film Festival! It took place last week from 7th to 11th October, and about 40 scientific films competed for the Grand Prix Pariscience 2009. Congratulations to the crew behind The Music Instinct!
  • David Lebovitz has some tips for newbies in Paris, and some of them are absolutely delicious.
  • Ugo Rondinone, a Swiss mix-media artist currently has 2 installations in Paris for all to enjoy, for free, as part of the Festival d’Automne. “Sunrise East” features 12 totem-like sculpture at Tuilleries Garden while “How Does It Feels?” at Le Centquartre is a contemporary interplay of neon lights, voice and architecture. Both installations run until 15th November.

5 Comments so far

  1. Mademoiselle à Paris (unregistered) on October 21st, 2009 @ 8:51 pm

    You’re right, I feel like I attended a gazillion shows…

    Now is that chocolate by Madame Setsuko? I’m so bummed I missed out on the Salon du Chocolat this year.


  2. Lil (lilianl) on October 22nd, 2009 @ 4:34 pm

    Lol, but I’m sure you had fun at the same time, non?

    That was Madame Setsuko indeed, but from my previous trip to the Salon du Chocolat. They weren’t at the Salon du Chocolat this year and instead Tokyo Chocolate (http://www.tokyo-chocolate.jp/) took their stand – I believe they’re both under the same management company. I can’t say I am very pleased with Tokyo Chocolate though. Blog post coming up on that soon.


  3. Mademoiselle à Paris (unregistered) on October 25th, 2009 @ 11:49 am

    Indeed, fun was had by all! But I whine about it as an excuse for my spa habit ;) “I need to rest after fashion week, going to a spa”

    Can’t wait to read your article about the TC.


  4. Lil (lilianl) on October 25th, 2009 @ 7:32 pm

    Spa is good, although for some reason I’m hankering for hammam at the moment.

    Blogpost on Salon du Chocolat (and Tokyo Chocolate) is up!


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