Running errands in Paris can be a challenge. You’ll show up at a store and discover they’re closed Wednesdays, or you’ll take your lunch break to go to the bank only to find out that they’re closed for lunch. And sometimes the store/bank/post office or other service is closed because the entire staff apparently had something better to do. No sign is posted, no reason is given. Which is exactly what I did when I disappeared from the blog-o-sphere last week. I think the country is rubbing off on me.
But I am back now and getting ready for the rest of 2013. It’s la Rentrée. In 19th century novels authors refer to it as the start of “The Season” and this season promises to be busy. SO get out your calendars and start penciling things in. We’re kicking it off in style with Vogue’s Fashion Night Out on Sept 17th. Going into the boutiques is by invitation only, but the street scene makes it worth the trip for anyone in town.
Sept 13-15 // The Parcours des Mondes ethnic art event in the St Germain art galleries is a great time to see things that have escaped the museum collections. And if you like your history more modern, the Journée du Patrimoine is the 15th. So is La Parisienne running race for femmes, uniquement.
Sept 19 – The Braques exhibit opens at the Grand Palais while Lichtenstein is still at the Pompidou for another month.
Sept 24 – Oct 2 // Its Fashion Week, so I’ll be out there with the camera stalking celebrities, fashionistas and Bill Cunningham.
October 6 – Les Nuits Blanches
Also in October, Le Chatelet theater has Chantecler Tango, a musical I’ve been looking forward to all year, and Frida Kahlo will be on display at the Orangerie!
Oct 24 – 27 // The FIAC International art fair is coming to Paris.
By now you pencil should be a useless stub, and this is only a list of things I’ve run across over the weekend. There is more to come…