Tag Archives: France

A girl with a big appetite

A fun little collab with a dear friend. More here.

Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris

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Was glad I managed to spend a few hours at this museum last week. It’s rather well-curated with easily-digestible bite-sized information as compared to the mega fashion exhibitions at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs that can be overwhelming for those without a background in fashion. Thoroughly enjoyed watching the short film about Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé as well as the interviews with those who had worked at the haute couture house. Didn’t know he was such a big fan of Proust whose Du côté de chez Swann is next up on my reading list.

Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris
5, avenue Marceau, 75116 Paris, France

How to eat your way through Paris without breaking the bank

 
My first article on Buro 24/7 Singapore. Meep !

Marrow

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Of course I had to have bone marrow at a restaurant called Marrow. The cocktails turned out surprisingly decent as well.

Marrow
128, rue du Faubourg Saint-Martin, 75010 Paris, France

Le Belvédère de Philharmonie

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The day we took the lift to the ninth floor to get on the roof of the Philharmonie de Paris, it was windy and gray, perfect with the industrial, mundane backdrop on the edge of the Périph.

Paris is not mindblowingly gorgeous at every turn like how some people would lead you to believe. Paris is capable of being ordinary too, extremely unremarkable if not for a glimpse of the Eiffel Tower in the distance.

Makes for a lovely jaunt when you are in the hood and the walk down the side of the controversial Jean Nouvel-designed facade isn’t too shabby either. It’s currently closed for the winter but will reopen next March.

Le Belvédère de Philharmonie
221, avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019 Paris, France