Best Clubs in Paris 2012

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Tis the season to recap the best clubs in Paris for this year, 2012. Santé!

5. Titty Twister (above): A new club for your black leather nights. Inspired by the Rodriguez/Tarantino biker bar in From Dusk Til Dawn, this is the perfect club to bust out that Hell’s Angels look.  Right in the heart of club district at the end of rue Ponthieu, its one of the few clubs in Paris to offer a pool table in the spacious fumoir. Scantily clad employées also dance on the bar, but that’s the only place you’re likely to see much dancing as there is no real dance floor just roomy tables. Viva americana.

4. VIP Club: This big club is nothing very original, but the space is huge and there is a festive ambiance with a lot of highrollers you might see again during the summer in Saint Tropez. If bling is what you are looking for, VIP and its impresario Jean Roch have that covered. You might catch a spontaneous concert by the Black Eyed Peas, Busta Rhymes, or FloRida.  Dinner in the restaurant, Gioia, is a surprisingly nice experience for kicking off a night of partying.

3. Matignon: Whether you are finished your meal or not, the restaurant at Matignon turns up the music to club levels around 11pm, and from then on, expect lots of champagne popping, sparklers, and dancing. Thursday-Saturday, this place is booked, especially during fashion week. Downstairs the club is small but hosts regular tables of fashion models and chic Parisien types.

2. Raspoutine: A club for all ages. A rare mix of the fashionable and accomplished, the ancien regime and the new. Kate Moss drops in during fashion week, and Mick Jagger parties there until 4am on a Thursday night. Raspoutine is decadent, fun, and ‘members-only.’ Once a club of ill-repute, its now the place to see and be seen in Paris.

1. Cirque de Bonheur: A little bit of Ibiza in Paris. This giant space (formerly the Man Ray) is home to guest DJ’s and elaborate parties. It attracts equal parts posh and bohemia, and is known for it’s ecclectic themed parties and sideshows featuring fireblowers and midgets. At the helm of this club is Danish impresario, Rasmus Michau, who’s creativity and enthusiasm (and Viking good looks) have helped reinvigorate Parisian nightlife.

Tara Reid: ‘la Classe totale’ à Courchevel

TARA Reid is back to her partying ways in the French ski resort of Courchevel. The actress, best known for playing Vicky Lathum in 1999 film American Pie and having a botched breast implants, knocked back the French champagne Cristal with a group of friends at restaurant La Mangeoire before treating them to a version of The Eagles’ Hotel California, the New York Post reported.

via Tara Reid sings and jumps into a coffin at French ski resort | The Daily Telegraph.

All I want for Christmas…

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PetiteBrigitte is making a list and checking it twice— and it’s getting sent to the North Pole as soon as this massive transport strike is over!

This photo speaks for itself.

Nope, it is not your average bubbly. Karl Lagerfeld, the master of luxe, has put together this hand-made coffret of exclusive Dom Perignon champagne, comprised of three bottles from 1996, two from 1986, and one very rare 1966. As if this isn’t exciting enough, the box also contains 3 champagne flutes (suggestive, eh?).

For the reasonable price-tag of 100,000 euros, you can give your champagne wishes to that special someone this holiday season!

Sommelier included.  

Blonde like Brigitte

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She was a suicide blonde– dyed by her own hand.

- Saul Bellow

In a city where everyone has perfect hair– be it messy or dutifully coiffed– there’s no taking chances with your colorist, especially as a blonde. Walking out of a salon with a Kentucky Fried Coif is ample cause for a sabbatical in the wine region for a few months; drink it off and let it grow… (and pick up a hot sommelier while you’re at it).

Thankfully, there is a blonde-obsessed Parisian coiffeur who is doing a booming business for those of the blonde persuasion. His name is Franck Vidoff, and his salon is aptly named “Blonde.” The spot looks more like an art gallery or architectural office, with its white curtains and minimalist angles, but its understated exterior harbors some serious attention-grabbing blondes within. Franck takes care of many A-listers in Parisian society/fashion/music scene, including Eugenie Niarchos and Erin Fetherston. He caters to all shades, including as Franck describes: “sun-bleached blondes… honey blondes… Hollywood blondes, Warhol blondes…” – and uses techniques that nourish hair for a silky smooth finish.

http://www.franckvidoff.com /12 rue Pres-aux-clercs / 75006 Paris / tel: 01 42 22 66 33

Karl Lagerfeld is eleGANT

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Karl Lagerfeld has been through countless style reinventions over the past five decades. He’s morphed from bodybuilder to 18th century nobleman, and been both admired and mocked along the way. Well, no one’s making fun of Karl anymore. Ever since his draconian diet nearly 5 year ago, the designer has embraced a new look– haute rock star. And rightfully so; the man has climbed the ranks of fashion royalty and marketed himself into the stratosphere.

Now part of Karl’s signature look is a mere stroll away on rue de Castiglione near Place Vendome.

Whether they are black or silver, python or lamb, KL is rarely seen without his fingerless gloves (he’s always had insecurity issues about his man hands). The designer orders them in bulk from esteemed ‘gantier,’ the House of Causse. This season, the house had produced a luxurious collection for women… zebra and leopard prints, vernis, chocolate mink… all available to drool over at www.causse-gantier.com.

photo courtesy of theberlinpaper.com

Saving up for Ciocco: The ultimate Paris facial

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She has touched the faces of Madonna, Deneuve, Cindy Crawford, and countless French beauties over the past 30 years.

Joelle Ciocco (above right) is one of the most reknowned facialists in Europe, though she prefers the term “epidermologue.” Parisian women swear on her product line and 2 hour facials, claiming that they literally halt the aging process. For many clients, Joelle’s services have led them to cancel impending appointments with the plastic surgeon.

While her famous facials are usually reserved for women aged 40-60 years, Petite B figures its never too late to stop aging, or clear up the effects of stress-induced breakouts!

Only problem: How to foot the 600 euro price tag for a first appointment?

Products available exclusively at Barney’s New York.

Joëlle Ciocco
8, Place de la Madeleine
75008 Paris – France
Tel : +33 (0) 1 42 60 58 80
Fax : +33 (0) 1 39 74 97 51