Paris

 

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We stayed at the Grand Pigalle Hotel in Pigalle, which back in the day was the hot spot for brothels.  Nowadays it’s pretty hip, considered a “bobo” neighborhood (meaning: bourgeois bohemian.) There’s lots of restaurants, music shops, swanky bars and great shopping. Moulin Rouge is just a short walk away.

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Testing the Instagrammability of our balcony window. Five stars. 

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Pigalle
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The infamous nutella crepe. Shortly before this trip there had been riots over a sharp price drop in Nutella here in Paris. I don’t blame them. This was from Bistrot du 9ème, a restaurant adjacent to our hotel.  It was there for us early mornings and late nights.
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The purpose for our trip – Marfa Girl directed by Larry Clark and produced by Adam Sherman premiered at the Rebel Rebel film festival, where Larry was the guest of honor.  Ten days of film screenings, ten days of Larry Clark films, Q&A’s, and master classes. Marfa Girl , although quite intense, controversial, and dramatic, was well received.
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Rebel Rebel film festival
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What Paris looked like 80% of the time. White wine and espresso.

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The trip wasn’t all business though.  We had time to do some quintessential touristing at the Louvre Museum and had spaghetti across the street at Café Luc. Adam ordered a Ham and Cheese sandwich that was a foot and a half long.  It was delicious!

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View of Paris sunset from our room at the Grand Pigalle Hotel
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Admiring Lea’s work of art on display in a friend’s flat
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Now entering Cumbia night at La Java
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Late night French onion soup from Bistrot du 9ème
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Snowy nights
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Obligatory Eiffel Tour portrait. Coat by Paco Rabanne, orange beret from local stand.
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It’s a small world – running into LA friends in Paris
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Damage
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Ordering Room Service one last time. 
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What the continental breakfast looks like at the Grand Pigalle Hotel.

 

 

 

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