Madonna fired up quite a storm in Paris when she pulled the whole super impose a swastika on a politician’s head thingie at a show and then walked off stage after only 45 minutes. Fans booed, the Tea Party felt ripped off (well, maybe…) and sadly, music didn’t bring the people together. So, we’re guessing dear Madge didn’t, like, get around town after the show and party Paris style. ‘Tis a shame since there’s a lot new going on that the queen of mixing pop ‘n’ controversy might’ve enjoyed.
The same people who built Club Silencio (The one David Lynch owns), have recently launched this multidisciplinary ‘creative space’ in the 13th arrondisement. It’s got the largest terrace in Paris, an 80-seat open-air cinema, a club, a bar and a restaurant run by celebrated chef Benjamin Darnaud. Within, you’ll find morning yoga sessions and evening/weekend performances, DJ sets and weekly events centred around fashion and film. Yoga and DJ’s? So Madge.
The french don’t take Nazi symbols or renovations lightly so when the classic Ciel de Paris re-opened with a brand new interior and menu last month, it was sure to impress. Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance, one of the most sought after designers in France, added mirrors to play on the expansive view offered by the 56th floor of the iconic Montparnasse Tower. Curved walls, amber hues, and chic lighting make it, all in all, very neuveau art deco. Chef Christophe Marchais makes all manner of traditional French food and its one of the only places in town where you can order a tasting flight of champagne. Also new is a quick lunch menu for the fancy folk arriving at the next door Montparnasse Train station.
Just something to obsess over—Its the first ever stand alone watch and jewelry boutique forLouis Vuitton offering up current collection pieces and rare one-off designs made especially for the store. Madonna will probably not be getting any of her boy-toys a gift here.
4—Trés Honoré Restaurant (no website)
35 place du Marché Saint-Honoré – Paris 1er
If Madonna eats things other than vitamins, this is one new spot she probably would have gone to. It’s what you get when you mix 50′s nordic, hunting lodge and art nouveau in a brand new three floor Parisian french bistro. Each floor’s got its own thing going on, from romantic, fantastic to old fashioned and the buzz around town about them are palpable as is the delish food.
Could be that Madge was plastered at this glamorously chic lounge where Paris’ fashion elite are currently holding court when she planned this Paris show. The menu is bespoke, and they’ve got something called the ‘Secret’ series too, which blends mixology trends with influences from French culinary culture.
6—Reopening of the Elsa Schiaparelli Salon
Back in the day, people like Salvador Dali and Jean Cocteau would hang in this spot and dream up all sorts of surrealist fashion pieces with Elsa Schiaparelli. Yes- that happened. Anyway….it ended in 1954, but as of July, the salon has reopened in the same third floor space on 21 Place Vendome. Even if Madonna was hanging out here, you’d never know since its not open to the public.