Etudes Studio

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Etudes Studio has opened its first store in Paris in the trendy district of the Marais. Designed by Ciguë agency, the location on two floors overlooks the courtyard and includes the ground floor shop and offices to stay close to the public. The architects chose a minimalist décor combining raw concrete and glass in neutral tones ranging from white to dark gray.

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Three years ago, Jérémie Egry, Aurélien Arbet with the stylist José Lamali and the publisher Nicolas Poillot were combined their various projects under the name of Etudes Studio. With this label both fashion and publishing house, consulting agency, they claim a global vision, an artistic approach closely related to the research and experimentation, a way to express themselves without support limit.

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Their style is resolutely modern. They describe it themselves as  « urban »: a mix of streetwear and classic minimalist inspired by their daily life between Paris and New York. They have made themselves known especially with their hats made in felt in an « Amish » spirit declined in a kind of blue Klein, signature color of the brand.

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Etudes Studio Store: 14, rue de Debelleyme, 75003 Paris

Gare au Gorille

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In the Paris district of Batignolles near the Gare Saint Lazare, Marc Cordonnier, a former of Septime and Passard, offers a refined neo-bistro cuisine with a simple but effective formula: a reduced menu changing depending on the market. The place is nice, bright and decorated in the zeitgeist. We were placed on a high tiled table at the entrance of the restaurant. In the plate nothing wrong: the products are good, the food is tasty and well-executed, all at a reasonable price for Paris. This address has everything of Parisian hot spot. this is may be there its only flaw: it looks like all the other neo-bistros open at this time.

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Gare au Gorille : 68, rue des Dames, 75017 Paris / Tel. : +33 1 42 94 24 02

Hotel Gaston

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Hotel Gaston in the 17th arrondissement of Paris plays the card of artistic creation. The owners, George Bonneau and Patrick Hayat, have entrusted their six-storey building to the artists collective of Splendens Factory. Each level its style, such was the equation of their work. If the 43 rooms of modest size are very comfortable: quality bedding, Wifi…, it is the common areas  that have sharpened the imagination of designers. Colorful graffittis, brutal paintings, photos, collages, comics or kinetic patterns monopolize the corridors and stairwells of each level. There is no restaurant but the common room on the ground floor hosts the breakfast buffet in a very friendly way with delicacies from Gontran Cherrier’s bakery. The room rate is reasonable for intramural Paris: around 100€.

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Hotel Gaston : 51 Boulevard Pereire, 75017 Paris, France / Tel. : +33 1 44 01 04 90