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Soaking up the last summer rays in an exotic setting at Le Parc Beach Rennaissance Paris Le Parc Trocadero. Located in the hotel’s lush gardens, entry is 22€ which includes deckchair, cocktail, amuses bouches, macarons and SkinCeuticals sun cream.

55-57 avenue Raymond Poincaré, 16th
Metro: Victor Hugo,
T: 01 44 05 66 66

Chic and pas cher on Avenue Wagram signed Costes. Ludivine and Charles Magnanville recently transformed a dull old brasserie into a buzzing neo-bistro-gastro. Oeuf Mayo a steal at 2€. Crevettes rôties à la coriandre et au gingembre (25€) Tarte Citron Meranguée (9€). No formula, dishes change all the time. Great ‘burgers and frozen yogurt made to Costes secret recipe. The most fun you can have, in the 17th, with your clothes on darlings.

La Compagnie,
123 Avenue de Wagram, 17th
Metro: Ternes
T: 01 42 27 16 83
No site
Open 7/7 8am-2pm

You adore the restaurants of “nice one” Cyril Lignac (Le Quinzieme and Les Chardenoux des Pre, open for lunch and dinner every day, La Patisserie, so delicious). Did you know CL also has a state of the art cookery school? “Cuisine Attitude” offers courses for all levels and for every kind of dish you would ever want to make.

Cuisine Attitude,
10 cité Dupetit Thouars, 3rd
Metro: Temple/Republique
T: 01 49 96 00 50
Check out the funky video on their website

Kinugawa, the zen cult Japanese just behind rue de Rivoli, was bought by Romain Costa’s Black Code Group last January. So there’s a chic new look created by Gilles&Boissier.  Bento box lunches can be delivered and the new menu is available in-house or chez vous. Then you can bow deep and say, “yes, of course I made it”. “Call my cuisine style “Tokyöite” suggests Chef Toyofumi Ozuru (ex-Nobu). More in a future BUZZ

Kinugawa,
9 rue du Mont Thabor, 1st
Metro: Tuileries,
T: 01 42 60 65 07

Philippe Starck tells us about “Ma Cocotte”, the industrial canteen space he’s created in the Serpette and Paul Bert flea market, Saint Ouen, opening any day now.

It’s a giant bowl (1,000 square meters) where you come and drink (from “must-have” porcelain bowls you’ll want to pop in the Berkin, see photo) vin chaud, chocolat chaud, something tasty by chef Yannick Papin. “It’s the place I dream of going to when I go to les puces ma puce”! says Starck. Chef Papin you’ll remember from here and here.

Ma Cocotte is the Starckman’s “tribu-attitude” which comes with his signature conviviality.  In collaboration with Philippe and Fabienne Amzalek, of Bon, Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss’s favourite watering hole in Passy.

On the ground floor an open kitchen, two “salons” on the first floor, and two terraces overlooking the Marché.

Ma Cocotte looks set to become the meeting place for flea market aficionadoes, raw red brick, zinc, copper and bien sur flea market finds that you’ll want to take home.

Starck, the genius French designer, now aged 63, recently told The Sunday Times that as soon as he wakes up, and daily after lunch, he makes love to his wife Jasmine (also CEO of his company). “It’s obligatory. It keeps the creative machine in working order, it’s pleasant and it’s a proof of our love!”.

Ma Cocotte,
106 rue de Rosiers,
93400 Saint Ouen
Metro: Portes de Clignancourt/Saint Ouen
T: 01 49 51 70 00
No site yet but you can go here

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The Four Seasons George V just unveiled a new penthouse suite. Designed by Pierre Yves-Rochon, it features SIX terraces and a 360-degree view over the Eiffel Tower, the Opera and Panthéon. The suite, costs an eyewatering £19,500 a night. But you do get a guaranteed table in Le Cinq by Eric Briffard and you dont want to miss chef’s Pithiviers de Perdreau Gris for anything, do you darling?

 

 

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Born in Hampton, Middlesex, UK, Margaret Kemp is a lifestyle journalist, based between London, Paris and the world. Intensive cookery courses at The Cordon Bleu, London, a wedding gift from a very astute ex-husband, gave her the base that would take her travelling (leaving the astute one behind) in search of rare food and wine experiences, such as the vineyards of Thailand, 'gator hunting in South Florida, learning to make eye-watering spicy food in Kerala;pasta making in a tiny Tuscany trattoria. She has contributed to The Guardian, The Financial Times Weekend and FT. How To Spend It.com, The Spectator, Condé Nast Traveller, Food & Travel, and Luxos Magazine. She also advises as consultant to luxury hotels and restaurants. Over the years, Kemp has amassed a faithful following on BonjourParis. If she were a dish she'd be Alain Passard's Millefeuille “Caprice d'Enfant”, as a painting: Manet’s Dejeuner sur l’herbe !

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