Special Edition: Ben L’Oncle Soul – French Soul Music

If you haven’t heard of Ben L’Oncle Soul yet, you will probably soon. This young man from France has been nominated for a MTV Europe Music Award for “Best French Artist” and, in my opinion, deserves it!


His ultra sensual voice is famous for some cover versions, but you shouldn’t miss out on his own French songs. Therefore: Enjoy this special collection of Ben L’Oncle Soul songs….!

Ben l’oncle Soul – Petite soeur

Ben l’oncle Soul – SOUL MAN // Session acoustique

Ben l’oncle Soul – Seven Nation Army (Cover)

Ben l’Oncle Soul – Otherside (Cover)

Ben l’Oncle Soul – Roxanne (Cover)

Kidult – street art or vandalism?

Lately, the Christian Louboutain shop in Paris was being attacked by Kidult. The same kind of attack already hit fashion brand Céline in October 2011.

Kidult Christian Louboutin

Picture via streetart.net

Kidult Céine Paris

Picture via allcityblog.fr

In my eyes this form of “street art” is pure vandalism… What do you think? And which luxury brand will be the next?


Colette Carnaval, Paris

On Saturday and Sunday, you should all join me in the gardens of Tuileries for the 15th anniversary of the Colette department store. They arranged a big celebration with dance classes, concerts, celebrities and many other surprises…I am sure this is gonna be fun!

Check it out below!

Colette Carnaval Paris

“Pour fêter ses 15 ans, colette crée un rendez-vous unique au-delà de ses murs pour fédérer ses amis, clients et afficionados autour d’une fête diurne aux multiples activités, exclusivités et surprises! Une kermesse géante pour les petits et les grands, avec des attractions inédites! Des cadeaux à gagner, des jeux, des avant-premières, des concerts et des superstars! Musique, mode, beauté, design, food, sport, ciné, ce sera le rendez-vous exceptionnel à ne pas manquer!

Entrée libre, de 12h à 18h, face au 206 rue de Rivoli, 75001, métro Tuileries. De nombreux goodies seront disponibles en exclusivité pour le carnaval.


To celebrate our 15th anniversary, colette has created a special event outside of the store to unite our friends, customers and aficionados around a festive day with lots of activities, exclusives and surprises! A giant carnival for kids and adults, with never-before-seen attractions! Gifts to win, games, previews, concerts and superstars! Music, fashion, beauty, design, food, sports, cinema, it will be the most exceptional event not to be missed!

Free admission, from 12 pm to 6 pm, in front of 206 rue de Rivoli, 75001, metro Tuileries. Many goodies will be available exclusively at the carnival.”


Colette carnaval on Facebook

La//kvlkd @ Le Baron, Paris

Monday Night is concert night at Le Baron. Some new artist present themselves in a small, one-hour concert with a following after-party. And all this for free.

La//kvlkd @ Le Baron

Yesterday, La//kvlkd had a small gig, and I quite enjoyed their performance. The band is French, but they sing in English. Their songs are somehow very relaxing, but go straight into your head.

Check it out yourself 🙂

P.S. If somebody knows how to pronounce their name, please let me know!

-5° C, Sun is shining…Winter in Paris

So I didn’t see this coming anymore… December was rainy and around 10° C in Paris and I thought I will have to wait until next year to see Paris in winter…. but there he is, more beautiful than expected! Parisian people seem to be quite overwhelmed with these temperatures (they might drop to -10° C next week… and it might be snowing!!!) but I really enjoy it.

This week-end, I plan to go to the big vide-dressing event Violette Sauvage ( 74 bld Richard Lenoir XIème) and I hope I can satisfy my passion for fashion there!

On sunday, I will try out a new, American-style brunch location, which is supposed to be famous for their cakes and which was also recommended by David Lebovitz:

Merce and the Muse in the 3rd arrondissement ( 1bis rue Charles-Francois Dupuis; 75003 Paris)

Merce and the Muse

(picture taken from http://www.60by80.com/)

My experiences…. will follow next week! BISOUS!

EDIT: Just to give you a small update on my brunch-experience: The place is really small and cozy, my friend and me even had to sit on the stairs for a bit to wait for a free table. The staff was really nice, english-speaking and you feel very welcome. The brunch we had, the “mini”, was okay (hot beverage + bread + butter + marmelade, more like an ordinary breakfast) but a bit pricy for 10 €. Very delicious was the lavender milk we tried (lavender tee with hot milk)! All together, my friend and me spend 3 hours there and will find our way back soon…

Tonight in Paris…. L´International

I´ll be heading to the area around Oberkampf tonight, to a place called L´International  (5/7 Rue Moret  75011 Paris Metro: Ménilmontant‎).

Every night they present 3 or 4 Bands from different genres of music: electro, rock, pop, new wave, reggae etc… and all this for free! A very mixed and laid-back crowed promises a very relaxed friday night.

Amongst others playing tonight: Nameless, a Parisian Pop-Rock band, with a promising Single called Angelina.

Check it out here:

Have a great weekend!