Month: February 2015

Magnetic fields at the Palais de Tokyo

A major figure in kinetic art, Takis celebrates his ninetieth birthday at the Palais de Tokyo. Paris Select invites you to levitate from field to space. While the Menil Collection in Houston presents major works by Takis from his collection, the Palais de Tokyo is devoting a vast monographic to the artist until May 17. Around fifty large-scale works are to be discovered there in this event of a rare magnitude, since the presentation of the Jeu de paume in 1993. Born in Athens, living in Paris in the 1950s, Takis chose to explore in his work is the energy of magnetic fields. In the proximity of his contemporaries of New Realism, he integrates movement, light and music into his sculptural approach, combined with the use of magnets. An indefatigable experimenter, "intuitive scientist", he has never ceased to seek to capture cosmic energy by combining art and science. A contemporary avant-garde plastic artist, his work is rooted in a sculptural tradition, ranging from archaic Greek sculpture and Giacometti to discarded objects of technology.

Gustav Klimt at the Pinacoteca

The Pinacothèque de Paris presents until June 21 “In the time of Klimt, secession in Vienna”. Paris Select invites you to immerse your eyes closed in artistic Vienna of the 1900s… The Pinacothèque de Paris is dedicating an exhibition to the Secession, the Austrian Art Nouveau movement from the beginning of the 1901th century. The event is based on a selection of the major works of Gustav Klimt, from his early years of study to the great works of his golden age such as Judith I (XNUMX) or the Beethoven Frieze, a monumental work reconstructed in Paris. scale on the occasion of the exhibition. A collection of rare documents relating to the artist's life, his family and his brothers Ernst and Georg, artists like him, with whom Gustav has often collaborated, accompanies the visitor throughout the exhibition. A final section of the exhibition is devoted to the Viennese arts, to the ancient and refined crafts of artistic craftsmanship, which gave birth to pieces of furniture and precious jewels, to splendid ceramics, but also to complex reconstructions of works and rich historical documents. ...

Where can you find the most beautiful hotel spas?

The City of Light has magnificent hotels adorned with gold and lights. These prestigious establishments radiate prestige internationally. Some of them have superb bubbles of pleasure and relaxation. Paris Select proposes to make you discover them… Valmont - Le Meurice Imagined by Charles Jouffre, the Spa Valmont uses the best Swiss anti-aging products for the skin. Bright and airy, the establishment presents the latest innovations in terms of professional care combining expertise, product performance and precision in body language. The Select favorite? The Vitality Face Care from Glaciers. A wonder. Dior - Le Plaza Athénée In a magical atmosphere imbued with softness and purity, the Dior Institute is a dream break a few minutes from the Champs-Elysées. To tone, re-oxygenate and rebalance the face and body, Dior brings into force the exclusive principles of its global method: 3D modeling, micro-abrasion with sapphire particles, its active anti-aging concentrates. It is even said that Monica Bellucci is a regular… Clarins…

The Philharmonie de Paris

The first season of the Philharmonie de Paris multiplies the original proposals, between prestigious concerts, family weekends, collective and participatory practices. Inspired by this new model of musical creation and transmission, Paris Select cannot recommend enough that you take a look at its eclectic and enlightened programming. The Philharmonie sets the tone: international or regional artists, amateur musicians or music lovers, the new cultural center is dedicated to welcoming them all, to provoking all encounters, to inviting everyone to participate in the adventure. Artistic requirement and openness to new audiences, repertoire and creation, classical music, dance, jazz, world music and current music, it is about openness, exchange, sharing. Thus, from the traditional concert to the musical practice workshops, from pre-concerts to participatory concerts, thematic weekends designed to be shared with the family, to the series of lectures and to the Museum's exhibitions, the public is invited to appropriate and bring to life a project in which, thanks to the multiplication of original proposals, everyone will be free ...

The top social restaurants in the 8th arrondissement

The 8th arrondissement has no shortage of exceptional restaurants, combining top-notch cuisine with a setting full of panache. Highly stylish places where VIPs and other happy few jostle ... A small summary of the best tables to see and be seen. Roxie Roxie brings us the Chicago spirit of prohibition right in the heart of Paris and we are at first glance seduced by the sulphurous atmosphere that reigns there. The VIPs jostle there to dance for whole nights and we understand very well why! On the plate, we delight here in French cuisine with notes of American inspiration, of the highest caliber. Homemade dishes with noble and fresh products. Broken egg with regressive truffles, duck foie gras, crispy couture tuna maki, king crab salad, steak and fries to die for or a classic burger, everything is absolutely delicious. Special mention for the chessecake and frozen yogurt and its red fruits for dessert, just incredible. All to be enjoyed in a perfectly intimate atmosphere… Roxie, 23 Rue de Ponthieu, 75008 Paris. ...

The Heritage collection - Jean Patou

A visionary couturier since 1914, Jean Patou's remarkable talent also extended to the world of perfumery from 1925, in perfect harmony with his creative temperament and his sense of timeless elegance. This year, the House's Heritage collection is reinventing three unique and sublime fragrances paying tribute to the great hours of history: Holidays, Colony, The expected hour. Paris Select, enamored of exceptional perfumes, let himself be told about the great French events through this olfactory labyrinth… Holidays in June 1936. The first paid holidays. A social advance with immeasurable political and sociological significance, this law makes a vision of paradise accessible to as many people as possible. The scent imagined by Jean Patou permeates the imagination of the joy of a first vacation in the heart of the French countryside. The scent of progress! Colony 1938. A fruity green floral bouquet, Colony draws its inspiration from distant lands where the sun reigns supreme. Henri Alméras composes an evocative fragrance of exotic fruits, spices with melted aromas and satiny skins. A one-way ticket to the lands of the sun. The Expected Hour ...

Candles – Valentine's Day 2015

For your next romantic evening, opt for these olfactory nuggets that will immerse you in a world of softness and absolute well-being. To accompany your moments of relaxation or your Valentine's Day evening, Paris Select has chosen scented candles for you that have the magic of transporting us. Valentine's Day box by L'Aurore Flower symbol of love, the rose is declined here in a delicate box full of surprises for the loved one; accompanied by the expression of sincere feelings… Red rose is delicately combined with spicy ginger with accents of musk and pink berries. These delicate scents will enchant you, including the aphrodisiac scent of ylang ylang. Point of sale: L'Aurore, 39 Rue Saint-Sauveur, 75002 Paris 01 40 26 57 88 Scented candles from Jovoy These scented candles keep their promises both in terms of diffusion and persistence. Authentic and inspired collections of candles that come in several notes for some fifty hours of combustion in an honest and powerful diffusion. They will accompany you during your romantic evening…