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

Venice Carnival 2012 – La vita è teatro. Tutti in maschera!

I just came back from a trip to Venice…. and I absofuckinglutely loved it! What a beautiful and romantic city, even though the city was so crowded due to the Carnival. Who could not love this city (well, actually it is 120 islands)?!

During the days we spent our time wandering the city, people-watching, shopping (I found some great leather gloves there – great quality for a small price). At night the carnival crowd was still celebrating in the streets, but me and my friend decided to check out bars in Venice.

My personal recommendation: Skyline Bar in the Hilton Molino Stucky Hotel 

Hilton Molino Stucky Rooftop Pool Hilton Molino Stucky Rooftop bar "Skyline"

From San Marco Harbor the Hilton shuttle boat takes you in 15 min to the hotel – for free. What you can expect is the best view on Venice from the rooftop bar, very friendly bar personal and delicious cocktails using fresh and seasonal fruits only. I had a Japanese Garden (lychee liquor, fresh raspberry juice and vodka)…just great. On Saturday nights there is a DJ and some party going on. So all in ala definite must for Venice! And from May-September you can enjoy this view from the pool on the rooftop….WOW!

After that, me and my friend wanted to go to another bar (either the bar in the Metropolitan Hotel or the one in The Bauers), but bars there close early (latest 2 a.m.) and fairies don´t go at night, so my weekend was quite calm and I only got to see this one bar. We spent the rest of the time eating Pasta, Pizza and drinking Prosecco Aperol (for incredibly low prices. Venice is nothing compared to Milan, Paris etc…another plus!).

So here are some impressions from Venice 🙂