What is that? Well, visit tomorrow and you can find out! Hint. It comes from around here
Yesterday I promised that I would reveal some “top Paris attractions”. And some fans got excited. I am glad that I touched a chord. It makes up just a tad for my not going to Paris this summer. So here goes! Some top Paris stuff!
Top Brasserie? In the 15th, you have “Le Café du Commerce is a legendary highlight of the 15th arrondissement and one of the things that made Le Motte Piquet area renowned.” Luxury Travel Blog lists it as in the top four.
Top Belly of Paris? This refers to “café”, late night especially. Alexander Lobraino picks Café des Musée. Ok, I admit it. I put it on the list because I liked the opener to his Saveur post — “It’s a rainy spring night, and I’m running late to meet my partner, Bruno, for dinner. My umbrella is broken, but I know it’ll all be just fine once I get to the Café des Musées.” Paris by mouth offers more than you need to know
I have lived with cats for many years. And based on my experience, you can say many things about them, but not that they are great “guard pets”. Any of my cats, even the intrepid Hans Munsterman, would look at an intruder in the house more as a curiosity rather than a threat to my privacy. So I was intrigued by the story of heroic Smudge, the tabby cat who defended his five year old human from a bully. The phrase “his human” is not a typo. In case you didn’t know, cats think that they own us. I thought this image conveys the flavor of the thing rather well.
I don’t think that artists Gilbert & George are especially angry people. But they see a lot of anger around them. And as artists, they are committed to reflect what they see. So you get angry collages. Art about anger, so to speak. Art that may unsettle you a bit. And they are exhibiting now in London.
He was a minimalist. But that doesn’t really tell you the story . He was not just minimal. He loved depictions,without people or emotion. Elegant but impersonal. Like dates on black or grey backgrounds. And stuff like this. Did I mention that he just passed on?
Travel platforms are getting interesting. The latest that I bumped into is Vayable. I bumped into it from a HuffPo interview with a “Vayable Insider“. What do insiders offer? Well, they are like tour guides on steroids. Hook up with one and you get a local to take you deep into a space that you may know nothing about. Like riding in a classic car on the roads of Monte Carlo. Jean Luc is ready to do it with you.