Creativity, design and art are 3 concepts that the Grupo Regina Hoteles never forget.We have made a selection of some creative photos!
Design and fashion are 2 topics that the Grupo Regina Hoteles never forget, that’s why we have selected this interesting article about some options to make the best buys in Paris!
The areas of Abbesses and rue des Gardes have become a magnet for designers, offering a wide and original choice.Forget about quaint Nuns!
Montmartre is not only a picturesque basilica. The worldwide famous hill also welcomes boho Abbesses, and the upcoming area of Goutte-d’Or. Take a wise stroll into its best-kept secrets, and discover its workshops and concept-stores : you’ll find incredible outfits. Let’s start with one of the best boutiques : Spree , well tucked behind the Place des Abbesses, offers very original clothes, coupled with a selection of vintage furniture and a choice of accessories. A few steps away, you’ll find and her Emmanuelle Zysman eclectic jewellery. On the fashionable rue Houdon, numerous workshps will attract your curiosity, including Les Filles à l’Anis, for a girly look. Men aren’t forgotten at Omiz, displaying contemporary urbanwear for all genders.
If this is not enough, be brave and walk some more, down to the Goutte-d’Or area : the stroll will lead you from the Amélie Poulain side of Montmartre to the most cosmopolitan part of the city, fuelled with a wonderful energy. Between rue de la Goutte-d’or and rue Myrrha, you’ll find the rue des Gardes, also called « Fashion street » since 2002 and the opening of numerous workshops. Sakina M’Sa (at n°6) was one of the first to open. She has a great talent for women’s fashion. Dognin (at n°4) sells luxurious sadlery : two of its bags were bought by the famous Parisian fashion museum Galliera. Sylviane Nuffer (at n°6 bis) is dedicated to corsets. All the designers of this street offer high-quality and successful items : the rue des Gardes is a true laboratory of the latest Parisian trends.
Should you be able to afford a luxurious shopping or only willing to check the most beautiful window displays, Paris offers three areas dedicated to stylish fashion : the historical Faubourg-Saint-Honoré (where Paul Poiret had his couture house at the beginning of the XXth century), the adjoining Palais-Royal (where upmarket shops have opened recently), and Saint-Germain-des-Prés (which turned from a literary spot to a very desirable neighbourhood). Of course, start with the legendary Chanel couture house : it hasn’t moved from its original settings on rue Cambon. From there, you just have to walk on Faubourg-Saint-Honoré and rue Saint-Honoré : exclusive labels fight for your attention. The unique Colette (the first true Parisian concept-store, opened in the Nineties) is at 213 and was renovated this summer. A few steps away you will find the Palais-Royal, a luxury piazza dedicated to the very best of fashion : alongside the historical galleries, you’ll find Martin Margiela , Rick Owens, Marc Jacobs, and even the very Pope of vintage Didier Ludot (beware, it’s not a thrift-store, but more a museum-like boutique with fantastic displays and high prices).
The next 9 of July Madonna will be on Paris with the “STICKY AND SWEET TOUR” the amazing show will be at The Bercy! Do not miss this opportunity is going to be a sensational concert!
Now at the Marais / Les Halles the Kandinsky exhibition.
Major retrospective of the work of one of the 20th century’s key figures, Vassili Kandinsky. The exhibition brings together some one hundred finished paintings by Kandinsky, in particular the Impressions and the Improvisations.
The Parisian show also takes into account the constant additions to the Kandinsky collections — the exceptional watercolours and manuscripts of the “Russian period” 1914-1917, the Bahaus portfolio for his 60th anniversary in 1926 … – many decisive elements reintegrated and given to the Centre Pompidou by private individuals and by the Kandinsky Society.
Running from Saturday July 4th to Sunday July 26th 2009, the 96th Tour de France will be made up of 21 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,500 kilometres.