December 7, 2012 |
Ang Lee's "Life of Pi" is an unusual movie, taking place mostly in a lifeboat at sea with a tiger and a young boy. Appropriately, Twentieth Century Fox has given it an unusual premiere. On Wednesday, the studio debuted the Oscar hopeful in Paris in a location best designed to bring the audience along for Pi's journey. Not in a theater with cushy seats, but in an indoor swimming pool, with the moviegoers nestled in lifeboats, just like Pi. The 1930s-built Espace Sportif Pailleron is one of the city's listed buildings and features a recently restored Art Deco interior as well as Paris' only permanent ice rink.
September 21, 2010 |
FRANCE Dining in Paris In France, we discovered a wonderful restaurant near the Tuileries called L'Ardoise. It has a $43 fixed-price dinner, which is a great value for Paris. L'Ardoise, 28 Rue du Mont Thabor; 011-33-1-4296-2818. Judy Herbst, Beverly Hills
July 4, 2010 |
— While the recently concluded Milan menswear shows were nearly universal in going for the light — the easy, breezy fabrics, the white and sun-bleached khaki colorways, and the notion of traveling unencumbered — there was no such unifying theme to come out of the runways in Paris. But there were some noteworthy trends that rippled through last month's disparate collections of menswear that will probably be seen on the streets when these designer collections hit retail nine months from now. Among them: Blue man group Blue, traditionally a popular color in menswear (because it sells well)
January 29, 2012
The City of Light as France emerges from winter into spring? Yes -- for $829, including taxes and fees, for a nonstop flight from LAX to Paris on Air France. The fare is valid for departures through April 1, but tickets must be bought before end of the day Feb. 9. There's a $20-$30 weekend surcharge each way. Tickets must be purchased at least seven days before departure, and you must stay at least one Sunday night but no longer than a month. Info: (800) 237-2747, Air France Source: Airfarewatchdog.com
March 1, 2013 |
If like me, you've always wanted to eat American chef Daniel Rose's food at his small, much loved restaurant Spring in Paris but could never get into the 29-seat place, now's the chance. In one of the odder pairings of chef and restaurant, he's coming to AnQi Gourmet Bistro & Noodle Bar at South Coast Plaza to cook a special five-course dinner on May 1 to benefit the Friends of James Beard . He'll be hosted by Helene and Elizabeth An of the House of An restaurants, which include Crustacean in Beverly Hills.
January 21, 2013 |
PARIS --Planes couldn't land, cars couldn't move and pedestrians had to slosh their way through slush, but not everyone minded the snow in Paris for the start of haute couture week on Sunday. At Atelier Versace, Kevin Costner said, "It's given Paris a wonderful look - it's like a winter wonderland.” There to film “Three Days to Kill,” Costner said when the invitation to Versace's spring/summer collection arrived, going to the show seemed like a good idea. "I like to see what's going on in the city," Costner said.
September 15, 2011 |
Paris is known for its high life and high prices, particularly when it comes to hotels. Travelzoo has an amazing deal on Corcorde hotels that start at $149 a night for selected fall and winter dates. The deal: Travelzoo offers discounted rates at Hotel Concorde Lafayette ($149 for a superior room and $199 for a club room), Hotel Concorde Montparnasse ($149), Hotel Concorde Opera ($149) and Hotel Lutetia ($249). Daily breakfast is included. Dates at these rates vary from hotel to hotel.
July 24, 2011
Susan Spano's article ["So You've Seen Paris," July 17] brought back wonderful memories. In 1995, we (my husband and another couple) rented a delightful apartment at 21 Rue du Cherche-Midi for a month. Big hotels were not yet part of that landscape. But tell me, is Poilâne still at No. 8 on Rue du Cherche-Midi? What a joy to buy a baguette or a lovely large boule at the best bakery in the world. Thanks for the memories. Shirley Porter Sunland Editor's note: There are several Poilâne bakeries in Paris, and the one on Rue du Cherche-Midi is still open.
August 11, 2013
FRANCE Presentation Join Adrian Kalvinskas and his family as they visit the famous and not-so-famous museums and monuments of Paris, and stroll through Montmartre and the Marais, and the Latin Quarter. Afterward, he will be on hand to answer questions about renting an apartment in Paris, traveling with children and train travel to destinations within easy reach of the city. When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. Admission, info: Free.
February 13, 2011 |
Leaning his bearded chin against the long handle of a wooden hammer, Michelangelo Pistoletto appeared lost in contemplation as he gazed at a large, framed mirror at the "104 Centquatre" in northeastern Paris. While 200 people gathered round for a better look, Pistoletto suddenly walked to the other side of the room and slammed the hammer against a mirror there. He left a halo of shimmering cracks, and the group, giggling, followed the 77-year-old Italian artist around the room, while he smashed several more mirrors, as part of a program aimed at resuscitating the art center.