Paris is shining! Here are a few nice ideas to celebrate Valentine's Day 2022.
At WHITE bIRD we support jewelry design, but we are also very sensitive to French culture and lifestyle. In Paris, where love has always been celebrated, the party is reinvented with a variety of exciting events. Here are a few that will make your 2022 Valentine's Day 2022.
Starting the day at the Al Thani collection and brunch at the Hôtel de la Marine
Restored between 2017 and 2020 and totally refurbished, the Hôtel de la Marine, a listed Louis XV style building, located on Place de la Concorde, houses the art collection of the Al Thani family, the ruling family of Qatar. Representing a rich range of cultures and civilizations, it includes an exceptional collection of works of art from antiquity to the 19th century.
Beyond the art exhibition, the Hôtel de la Marine is a prestigious and unique place of 12,700 square meters including a glass roof, a courtyard of honor, state rooms, the private apartments of the Intendant and Madame Thierry de Ville d'Avray, the former tapestry gallery of the Royal Furniture Guard of King Louis XV and the room of the Naval Operational Center, the place is ideal for strolling.
With dining spaces such as the Café Lapérouse which offers a breakfast (26 euros), the Hôtel de la Marine which will host the headquarters of the future Foundation for the Remembrance of Slavery and the Naval Academy is truly "the place to visit".
Cartier and the Arts of Islam exhibition at MAD Paris
This exhibition shows the influence of I
Islamic Art on jewelry and precious objects by the French Maison from the beginning of the 20th century to the present day. More than 500 pieces - jewelry and objects from Cartier, masterpieces of Islamic art, drawings, books, photographs, and archival documents - trace the origin of this interest in Oriental motifs.
The exhibition looks at the Parisian context at the time of Louis and Jacques Cartier, grandsons of the founder, who both played a significant role in the birth of an inexhaustible repertoire of forms and manufacturing techniques. It bears witness to the considerable aesthetic impetus that such varied arts brought to Western jewelry.
A marvelous walk where French luxury takes shape in all its splendor.
Another great exhibition Galleria Eva Jospin, museum of hunting and nature
Eva Jospin creates monumental cardboard decorations that she sculpts, stacks, glues and embroiders to restore the fragility of nature. Pergola, colossal passages, nymphs, and cenotaph punctuate the exhibition. Evocation of lace, goldsmithing, marquetry and stone, her work links architecture, nature, and curious marvels. Throughout the museum, one becomes aware of her incredible manual talent.
A moving walk in a magical and romantic place.
Lunch break at Tawlet by Kamal Mouzawak
Tawlet ("table" in Lebanese) is a table d'hôte and a Lebanese grocery store that has just opened under the impulse of Kamel Mouzawak, in the 11th arrondissement of Paris. The prolific cook and culinary author, who initiated the Souk El Tayeb in Beirut in 2004, a market for local producers, wanted to create a convivial place where one can enjoy authentic cuisine and know-how that perpetuates oriental roots. A tribute to the women who are the guardians of this home cooking. In the grocery section, typical products from the souk are complemented by spices in collaboration with French companies such as Épices Roellinger. Culinary workshops complete this warm and welcoming place to discover without delay.
Your taste buds will thank you.
The perfect boutquet is at Stéphane Chapelle
In love with nature, which he likes to be both generous and sophisticated, florist Stéphane Chapelle is committed to respecting the rhythm of nature and uses short supply lines to ensure the quality of the flowers. His lively and poetic floral compositions celebrate the marriage of subtle colors, the balance of proportions and the right assembly of textures. While being timeless, his bouquets leave a strong visual imprint, reminiscent of a moment in life or a shared emotion.
A refined craftsman essential to Valentine's Day...
A lovely dinner: Early June
Near Canal Saint-Martin, this naturophile dining cellar, open from Wednesday to Sunday, welcomes new chefs every month. Installed in the lively skinned walls of a former wig shop, the restaurant guarantees refined dishes accompanied by carefully selected wines.
A contemporary table to discover urgently.
Theater: "Clara Askill, Prelude and Fugue" with Laetitia Casta at the Théâtre du Rond-Point
With pianist Isil Bengi on stage, the actress plays the legendary pianist with a text by Serge Kribus, in a staging by Safy Nebbou. Marked by illness and two world wars, Clara Haskil, born in Bucharest in 1895, was a child prodigy. Taken away from her family to continue her training in Vienna and then in Paris, she crossed the 20th century and its torments thanks to the piano which brought her the necessary lightness, purity, and delicacy.
A subtle play carried by a sublime actress in full possession of her role.
Ending the day at a nice Cocktail Bar: Sherry Butt
Bare stonework, dark wood counters, industrial stools, leather armchairs... In the lower Marais, this "Brooklyn style" bar is a must-try! Amaury Guyot's first baby, the Sherry Butt is perfection: glasses kept cold, ice cubes cut according to the cocktail and the shape of the glass, racy ingredients of sought-after recipes appear on a menu written with chalk. Lots of bottles to discover and a nice snack menu.
Clinking has never been so glamorous.