(PARIS) Planning your trips to Paris for the men’s collections, haute couture, or prêt-à-porter? Here’s your cheat sheet on where to stay and refuel—and how to hydrate.
STAY AT: The Royal Monceau Raffles Paris. Decorated by Philippe Starck (think très OPNI), suites are entirely soundproofed, the dining room is perfect for early meetings, and the spa and swimming pool (the longest in Paris) opens next month.
BOAST ABOUT: The dedicated art concierge who can get you access to any art opening or atelier you set your mind to.
37 avenue Hoche, 75008, Paris. + 33 1 42 99 88 00, raffles.com
LUNCH AT: 31 rue de Paradis. It’s on the rue “Paradise” so appropriately, it’s heaven. Former Rose Bakery chef Kaori Endo has partnered up with Le Baron club co-owner Lionel Bensemoun for a restaurant dedicated to healthy Franco-Japanese fusion food.
BOAST ABOUT: The organic bento boxes of the day.
31 rue Paradis, 75010, Paris. + 33 1 40 22 05 55, 31ruedeparadis.com
DINE AT: Le Dauphin. Just opened, but tongues are already wagging. A wine bar slash restaurant from Basque chef Inaki Aizpitarte of Le Chateaubriand.
BOAST ABOUT: The fact you actually got a table.
131 avenue Parmentier, 75011, Paris. + 33 1 48 06 58 41
DRINK AT: Le Pompom. Styled like a London pub. Fashion people meet creative types.
BOAST ABOUT: The fumoir for smokers, the concert hall for music lovers.
39 rue des Petites Ecuries, 75010, Paris.
DANCE AT: Le Cirque Bonheur. This pop-up circus-themed club, from the founders of the Institut de Bonheur, won’t last long.
BOAST ABOUT: Your fabulous Gaultier ensemble.
34 rue Marbeuf, 75008, Paris, + 33 6 35 36 17 37, cirquebonheur.com