DINNER WITH A VIEW AT KONG
Remember the Sex and the City episode where Carrie Bradshaw has lunch with Aleksandr Petrovsky’s ex-wife at a fabulous Parisian rooftop restaurant? Well, this is the place! With an exceptional view of the Seine and decor signed by Philippe Starck, KONG is the designer restaurant where the atmosphere (or the ambience as the french would say) is just as important as the French-Japanese cuisine. Having been one of Paris hotspots since its opening back in 2003, some say that KONG's prime time is over - but if you haven't visited this place you've certainly missed out on something! The service is excellent, the food will leave you satisfied and the vibe is good. As the evening progresses, the music gets louder and the lights go darker, making KONG the perfect restaurant to wine and dine at before hitting the town.
From the outside, this little corner bistro in Le Marais looks just like any other bar in Paris - but it is everything but ordinary! As soon as the sun goes down, the street outside of La Perle gets jam packed with Paris coolest crowd who are there to botellón. In case you're not familiar with the term, it basically means:
"big bottle in Spanish and is typically a nighttime (and often daytime) Spanish activity when people congregate in public areas to socialize while drinking alcohol (street drinking)".
And yes, this pretty much summarizes what goes on at La Perle: a well mixed crowd consisting of designers, artists, models, hipsters, chic bohemians and the occasional tourist, standing on 78 rue Vieille du Temple, drinking cheap wine (3 euro/glass!), and mingling like there's no tomorrow. By the end of the evening, we'd be suprised if you haven't found both a fling, a new friend and had some very strange encounters with eccentric personalities. Nevertheless, you never have a dull night at La Perle!
Fun trivia: Did you know that La Perle is "that bar" where ex-Dior designer, John Galliano had his anti-Semitic rant?
Adress: 39 Rue de Bretagne, Le Marais. Opening hours: Tue-Thu 8.30am-1pm, 4pm-7.30pm; Fri-Sat 8.30am-1pm, 4pm-8pm; Sun 8.30am-2pm Metro: Filles du Calvaire.
CHAMPAGNE TASTING AT MOËT & CHANDON CHAMPAGNE CAVES
Adress: 20 avenue de Champagne 51200 Epernay Tel : 03.26.51.20.20 Website: http://www.moet.com/
EAT MASHED POTATOES FROM HEAVEN AT LE COQ
We are Nodes tip: With only one minute to walk to the Place De la Concorde you can watch the light show at the Eiffel Tower after finishing your dinner. Perfect way to end the evening!
THE PERFECT SHOPPING BREAK AT PRINTEMP'S ROOFTOP CAFÉLife on rooftops is simply... a little bit better. Especially when you have a 360° view of Paris and the Eiffel tower as your coulisse. Forget about long queues and ticket fees to get to the top of the Eiffel Tower or Arc de Triomphe and spend them on a rooftop-lunch or coffee instead. Café Le Déli-cieux is located in the middle of the city, on the 9th floor of the beautiful department store Printemps, and is definitely high on our list of favorite hangouts in Paris. With a huge outdoor terrace, coffee (and food for the hungry ones), you can easily spend a good couple of hours here, soaking up the sun and listening to music.