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In Transit Blog: A River Trip in Tulip Season

Written By wartini cantika on Rabu, 01 Oktober 2014 | 17.36

Photo The Amadeus Silver II.Credit Amras Cruises Worldwide

Amras Cruises, a new Boston-based travel company operating cruises designed for English-speaking travelers, will offer a trip called the Tulip Serenade, a weeklong cruise through the waterways of the Netherlands and Belgium during flower season.

The trip will be the maiden voyage for Amadeus Silver II. The trips are the first time that Luftner Cruises' 10-ship Amadeus fleet has been marketed directly to North Americans.

The Luftner family, based in Austria, was instrumental in introducing modern European river cruising in the 1970s, taking passengers along the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers.

On the Tulip Serenade cruise, departing April 16, 2015, guests will visit the Keukenhof Gardens, where seven million bulbs explode with color over the course of two months, and will tour well-known museums like the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House.

Excursions through the cities of Amsterdam, Volendam, Arnhem, and Ghent are also included, as well as a look at a cheese-making facility in Edam, a stop at the world's largest collection of working windmills, and a boat cruise through Amsterdam's canals.

For the Amadeus Silver II's inaugural voyage, perks include a complimentary bottle of local sparkling wine for each cabin, $500 off international airfare per person when purchased in conjunction with the cruise, and a $200 off per person first-time traveler benefit. Cabins start at $2,950.


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In Transit Blog: Walkabout: Flights Delayed in Chicago, But Resuming in Paris

Written By wartini cantika on Selasa, 30 September 2014 | 17.36

Photo The arrival and departure display at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago on Sept. 27.Credit Scott Olson/Getty Images
Walkabout

A weekly capsule of travel news curated by our writers and editors.

Standstill A fire set at an air traffic control center in Chicago late last week is still causing flight delays at both city airports. (The New York Times)

Taking Off, Finally Meanwhile, flights in Paris should resume soon, after an Air France pilot strike has ended. (The New York Times)

Subculture A ranking of selected international metro systems, based on an online survey, has London, Delhi and Bangkok at the top. (Times of India)

His Two Cents "As tempting as it is to get really drunk on the plane, I avoid that." And other tips for traveling from the chef Anthony Bourdain. (Esquire)


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T Magazine: Ai Weiwei at Alcatraz, Another Ace Hotel Collaboration and More From the Cultural Calendar

T rounds up things to see and do in the week ahead.

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An installation view of "With Wind," Ai Wei Wei's exhibition at Alcatraz.Credit Jan Sturmann, courtesy FOR-SITE Foundation

Monday, San Francisco
Ai Weiwei takes over Alcatraz 
The Chinese artist and political dissident Ai Weiwei's newest installation series is arguably one of the most talked-about art events in the world right now. By taking over the historic San Francisco prison site Alcatraz and incorporating seven site-specific installations in seven of the compound's different areas, Weiwei, whose recent history is peppered with arrests and heavy surveillance by the Chinese government, is shining a light on what it means to be a prisoner, and what it takes to believe in freedom.
On display until April 26, 2015. Alcatraz Island, San Francisco, for-site.org

Tuesday, Paris
Raquel Allegra's fashion-meets-art installation at Merci in Paris
The Los Angeles–based fashion designer Raquel Allegra has just unveiled an installation at the Paris fashion and interiors boutique Merci that incorporates a phalanx of hand-dyed garments and a 20-foot-high hand-crocheted, hand-dyed tapestry comprised of nearly 1,000 yards of cotton gauze.
On view until October 11 at Merci, 111 Boulevard Beaumarchais, Paris, merci-merci.com.

Friday, Dallas
The Joule Hotel debuts a chic new cocktail lounge
Dallas's most happening hotel, the Joule, is opening a new cocktail lounge called the Midnight Rambler. The Los Angeles–based boutique and design firm TenOverSix created the interiors; the New York–based cocktail sommeliers Cuffs & Buttons crafted the 19-century-inspired drink menu. Like the hotel's lobby, the lounge is home to numerous artworks, including some from Vivian Maier, the early 20th-century photographer whose works started gathering international interest after her death in 2009.
The Joule Dallas, 1530 Main St., Dallas, thejouledallas.com.

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Left: "Hinged Painting (Halleck Street, Brooklyn)" by Lisa Sigal, one of the works featured in ""Crossing Brooklyn" at the Brooklyn Museum. Right: A look from the No. 6 collaboration with Atelier Ace. Jacket ($475), dress ($320) and wedge clogs ($285).Credit

Friday, Brooklyn
A museum survey of Brooklyn artists
Because of the density and diversity of its creative population, no single artist or piece of art can ever be said to truly capture Brooklyn. To qualify this, the Brooklyn Museum is hosting a cross-borough sampling of 35 artists in its newest exhibition, "Crossing Brooklyn: Art From Bushwick, Bed-Study and Beyond." A number of nontraditional works are on view, such as the pastel-colored birdhouse Duke Reilly built as a home for pigeons he trained to fly cigars from Cuba to Florida, or Nobutaka Aozaki's caricature station, in which he draws visitors on smiley-face takeout bags instead of traditional paper.
The Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, brooklynmuseum.org.

Friday, Los Angeles (and New York)
The Ace Hotel collaborates with No. 6 Store
Atelier Ace is the multidisciplinary creative machine behind Ace Hotels and the force behind its frequent designer collaborations sold in the hotels' boutiques. Its latest capsule, created with the downtown New York boutique and clothing line No. 6, is a small line of womenswear that includes jackets, jumpsuits, a bag and a special blue version of No. 6's signature wedge clogs.
Available at Ace Hotel New York, 20 W 29th St., New York and Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles, 929 S. Broadway, Los Angeles; shop.acehotel.com.

Friday, London
A painter's striking renderings of movie stars and models
John McCarthy's hyperrealist paintings first brought the artist significant attention in 1999, when his portrait of a person standing behind Flemish glass won a Visitors Choice award at the National Portrait Gallery in London. Since then, he's participated in a number of exhibitions throughout the world, and has a gallery history that's virtually unmatched among self-taught painters. The Ben Oakley gallery is hosting his newest series of work: portraits of famous movie stars and magazine models rendered on crumpled paper.
Preview from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.; Ben Oakley Gallery, 9 Turnpin Lane, London, benoakleygallery.com.

 


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T Magazine: China’s Top Design Talent Descends on Beijing

Written By wartini cantika on Minggu, 28 September 2014 | 17.35

Across China, the start of October is synonymous with Golden Week, the public holiday commemorating the founding of the People's Republic. But since the launch of Beijing Design Week in 2011, it's also become an occasion to celebrate the country's burgeoning design scene. Running from Sept. 26 – Oct. 3, the fourth edition of BJDW will be as massive and diverse as Beijing itself, featuring hundreds of events ranging from straight-laced industry forums at China Millennium Monument to experimental sound art on city buses. New additions this year include a design film festival, an original brand and e-commerce platform promoting Chinese designers, and Plug-IN Stations, architect-designed kiosks to help visitors and locals engage. Here, a selection of highlights from the Design Hop program, which spans four areas of the capital.

Dashilar Alley

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Dashilar Alley, an ancient mercantile hub just south of Tiananmen Square, is one of the sites of the Beijing Design Festival.Credit

One of the few surviving traditional neighborhoods, this ancient mercantile hub just south of Tiananmen Square is a case study of design-driven urbanism in action. In a long-term pilot program, these alleys and storefronts are being sustainably redeveloped by creative businesses like the design studio Re-Up and the cafe Spoonful of Sugar, which will debut prototypes of public facilities for the neighborhood alongside a "conscious food and wine event." Other highlights will include the touring architectural zine exhibition Archizines and its China-specific companion show Paper Manifestoes, curated by WAI Architecture Think Tank. The U.K. research platform Making Futures will also stage a miniconference in the spectacularly restored Quanyechang (Bazaar) from 1906 and its installation, "Trapped Tower" by BaO Architects, reflecting on questions of craft, sustainability and change.

751 Int'l Design Festival at 751 D-Park

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The 751 Int'l Design Festival is taking place at this decommissioned power plant. Credit

Like its more famous next-door neighbor 798 Art District, 751 D-Park is an industrial relic turned creative center. The former power plant will be overrun with 3-D printing enthusiasts during the Maker Carnival (Oct. 2-3). It will also host 751D-Lab, a lab for elder statesmen like Songtao and Guo Pei to mentor younger designers, and a new furniture collection by Li Naihan (presented by Gallery All). Nearby, at the UCCA Museum, the exhibition "Shanshui" by MAD Architects showcases the sleek futurism that made the firm's founder, Ma Yansong, famous; and Dutch architects MARS + MORE present a proposal for creative clusters across China, with contributions from experts at OMA and McKinsey.

CCD – the Community in the Caochangdi Arts District

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Numerous installations are taking place in the Caochangdi arts district, an area that was until recently farmland.Credit

The elegant red-and-gray brick studios of the Caochangdi arts district, an area that was until recently farmland, will host one stop on Maya Rudolph and Wang Xiaowei's Loop Station, an experimental radio project activated by riding Beijing's public buses while streaming the audio pieces. The star designer Li Naihan will present Pop-Up Factory, a temporary experiment by A4 Studios to manufacture simple products for the local community with little to no distribution or storage costs. Slightly more decadent products will be found in "Neo-T'ang Dynasty Style," by BiruO, a design collective "addicted to classicism and futurism" who will share their pop riffs on Tang aesthetics in the redesign of furniture, home décor, tableware and jewelry.

Taikoo Li Crossing

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This building, in the trendy district of Sanlitun, will play host to the inaugural BJDW Film Festival.Credit

In the trendy district of Sanlitun, the inaugural BJDW Film Festival will offer six days of screenings, talks and workshops in a custom-made hall by Chiasmus Atelier. The French composer Jacopo Baboni will kick things off in a performance with the Beijing electronic artist Meng Qi, who is known for hacking vintage synths. Though there's no shortage of shopping in Taikoo Li, make sure to visit WUHAO Curio Box, a mobile incarnation of the beloved shop that closed last year, and pick up Yooxygen China's limited-edition face masks for protection against Beijing's infamous pollution, designed by Masha Ma, Sankuanz, Qiu Hao and Xander Zhou.


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In Transit Blog: Hotels Move Into Manhattan’s Garment District

Photo Inside Fabrick, the lobby restaurant at the Archer Hotel, which opened in April.Credit

For visitors to New York who are put off by the crowds — or the assertive super heroes — of Times Square, Manhattan's garment district offers a growing number of lodging options within walking distance to Broadway theaters.

Traditionally home to the city's fashion industry, the garment district, roughly bounded by Fifth and Ninth Avenues from 34th to 42nd Streets, has been on the upswing, with a growing number of tenants outside of the fashion arena, including media, advertising, technology and now hospitality.

In April, the 180-room Archer Hotel opened with a lobby restaurant, Fabrick, from the chef David Burke; a rooftop bar facing the Empire State Building; a largely contemporary art collection; and an eight-item rotation of turndown goodies. Room rates start at around $249.

The Archer is a new hotel down the street from the year-old Refinery Hotel, which occupies a 1912-vintage former hat factory with 197 rooms, a popular rooftop bar and a restaurant with retro décor and Prohibition-era cocktails. Rates start at around $459.

Where Broadway and Avenue of the Americas intersect at 34th Street in the southern area of the fashion quarter, Herald Square is to get its own style-focused newcomer in October when the 122-room Hyatt Herald Square opens. Lobby walls will be paneled in reclaimed redwood from a city water tower, and a rooftop bar will be on the 20th floor. Rates will start at $375.

"There's a visible energy in the garment district," said Cheryl Gilliam, a senior vice president at LodgeWorks Partners, a firm in Wichita, Kan., that developed the Archer. "We're still on a quiet street that's easy to access, but so much you might want to do is walkable."

The city's tourism marketing agency clearly believes in the neighborhood's draw. NYC & Company partnered with Macy's to open an information center last September at the Macy's Herald Square flagship store.

A version of this article appears in print on 09/28/2014, on page TR3 of the NewYork edition with the headline: Hotels Move Into Manhattan's Garment District.


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In Transit Blog: Music in the Virginia Mountains

Written By wartini cantika on Sabtu, 27 September 2014 | 17.35

Photo Dancing at the Blue Ridge Folklife Festival.Credit Ferrum College â€" Blue Ridge Institute & Museum

The 41st Blue Ridge Folklife Festival, set for Oct. 25 in western Virginia, will showcase musicians dedicated to preserving the art and authenticity of regional folk music.

The event will be on the campus of Ferrum College in Ferrum, Va., with more than 20 bands playing throughout the day. The lineup includes sacred music, string-band music (with authentic period instruments like the mandolin, banjo, plucked dulcimer, guitar and fiddle) and blues singers.

Visitors can sample regional food and take to the dance floor. The festival also will have workshops, including "Old-Time Harp Players" featuring harmonica masters.

The founder of the festival, Roddy Moore, said that the centuries-old musical traditions in the Blue Ridge Mountains were the major reason he started the event.

The festival brings together folk musicians once a year, but the traditions are evergreen, Mr. Moore said, noting that the younger generation has become interested in preserving the customs, often holding impromptu jams on porches and other hangouts. "They are now performing in the styles that have longer, deeper roots in communities," he said.

Tickets to the festival are $10 for adults and $5 for children and senior citizens.


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T Magazine: China’s Top Design Talent Descends on Beijing

Across China, the start of October is synonymous with Golden Week, the public holiday commemorating the founding of the People's Republic. But since the launch of Beijing Design Week in 2011, it's also become an occasion to celebrate the country's burgeoning design scene. Running from Sept. 26 – Oct. 3, the fourth edition of BJDW will be as massive and diverse as Beijing itself, featuring hundreds of events ranging from straight-laced industry forums at China Millennium Monument to experimental sound art on city buses. New additions this year include a design film festival, an original brand and e-commerce platform promoting Chinese designers, and Plug-IN Stations, architect-designed kiosks to help visitors and locals engage. Here, a selection of highlights from the Design Hop program, which spans four areas of the capital.

Dashilar Alley

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Dashilar Alley, an ancient mercantile hub just south of Tiananmen Square, is one of the sites of the Beijing Design Festival.Credit

One of the few surviving traditional neighborhoods, this ancient mercantile hub just south of Tiananmen Square is a case study of design-driven urbanism in action. In a long-term pilot program, these alleys and storefronts are being sustainably redeveloped by creative businesses like the design studio Re-Up and the cafe Spoonful of Sugar, which will debut prototypes of public facilities for the neighborhood alongside a "conscious food and wine event." Other highlights will include the touring architectural zine exhibition Archizines and its China-specific companion show Paper Manifestoes, curated by WAI Architecture Think Tank. The U.K. research platform Making Futures will also stage a miniconference in the spectacularly restored Quanyechang (Bazaar) from 1906 and its installation, "Trapped Tower" by BaO Architects, reflecting on questions of craft, sustainability and change.

751 Int'l Design Festival at 751 D-Park

Photo
The 751 Int'l Design Festival is taking place at this decommissioned power plant. Credit

Like its more famous next-door neighbor 798 Art District, 751 D-Park is an industrial relic turned creative center. The former power plant will be overrun with 3-D printing enthusiasts during the Maker Carnival (Oct. 2-3). It will also host 751D-Lab, a lab for elder statesmen like Songtao and Guo Pei to mentor younger designers, and a new furniture collection by Li Naihan (presented by Gallery All). Nearby, at the UCCA Museum, the exhibition "Shanshui" by MAD Architects showcases the sleek futurism that made the firm's founder, Ma Yansong, famous; and Dutch architects MARS + MORE present a proposal for creative clusters across China, with contributions from experts at OMA and McKinsey.

CCD – the Community in the Caochangdi Arts District

Photo
Numerous installations are taking place in the Caochangdi arts district, an area that was until recently farmland.Credit

The elegant red-and-gray brick studios of the Caochangdi arts district, an area that was until recently farmland, will host one stop on Maya Rudolph and Wang Xiaowei's Loop Station, an experimental radio project activated by riding Beijing's public buses while streaming the audio pieces. The star designer Li Naihan will present Pop-Up Factory, a temporary experiment by A4 Studios to manufacture simple products for the local community with little to no distribution or storage costs. Slightly more decadent products will be found in "Neo-T'ang Dynasty Style," by BiruO, a design collective "addicted to classicism and futurism" who will share their pop riffs on Tang aesthetics in the redesign of furniture, home décor, tableware and jewelry.

Taikoo Li Crossing

Photo
This building, in the trendy district of Sanlitun, will play host to the inaugural BJDW Film Festival.Credit

In the trendy district of Sanlitun, the inaugural BJDW Film Festival will offer six days of screenings, talks and workshops in a custom-made hall by Chiasmus Atelier. The French composer Jacopo Baboni will kick things off in a performance with the Beijing electronic artist Meng Qi, who is known for hacking vintage synths. Though there's no shortage of shopping in Taikoo Li, make sure to visit WUHAO Curio Box, a mobile incarnation of the beloved shop that closed last year, and pick up Yooxygen China's limited-edition face masks for protection against Beijing's infamous pollution, designed by Masha Ma, Sankuanz, Qiu Hao and Xander Zhou.


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T Magazine: The Best New Stands at the Paul Bert Serpette Antiques Market in Paris

Written By wartini cantika on Jumat, 26 September 2014 | 17.36

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A view of the Paul Bert Serpette antiques market.Credit Emmanuel Nguyen Ngoc
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New Kids on the Block

An influx of talented young dealers is creating a renaissance at the Puces, Paris's historic flea market.

In Paris's Saint-Ouen neighborhood just north of the city, the old is becoming new again: The Paul Bert Serpette antiques market inside the famed 129-year-old Les Puces flea market is experiencing a rebirth, thanks to a group of young dealers opening up shop there. In the fall 2014 design issue, T introduces readers to a few of these "New Kids on The Block" and their collections.

Here, a stall-by-stall guide to those vendors and other not-to-miss new proprietors at the Puces.

Archibald Pearson
Stand 408, Allée 7, Paul Bert
Pearson began by offering the antiques collection of Francis Holder, the owner of the famous Ladurée pastry shops. He has been on his own since 2012, selling 20th-century furniture and decorative arts from his Puces stand, which he shares with three other dealers, Frédéric Ozier, Thomas Tardif and Emmanuel Renoult.

Aurelien Jeaunneau
Stand 232, Allée 6, Paul Bert
Jeaunneau sells 20th-century decorative arts as well as French furniture from the 1950s and 1960s, specializing in the 1960s designs of Pierre Guariche.

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A few of the young designers making waves at the Paul Bert and Serpette antiques market in Paris include, from left: Archibald Pearson, Marie Anais Levesque and Stephane Binet (all pictured at an event there).Credit

Edouard Demcahy
Stand 16, Allée 5, Serpette
With a passion for design ranging from American and English arts and crafts to Swedish and Norwegian Art Nouveau, Demachy currently sells French postwar architect-designed furniture created by the likes of Charlotte Perriand, Jean Prouvé and Serge Mouille. He also specializes in pieces by Italian architects popular in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.

Hugo Grenier
Stand 9, Allée 6, Serpette
Grenier's collection focuses on rare pieces like sculptural lighting by the American artists Marc Weinstein and Curtis Jere.

Marie Anais Levesque
Stand 4, Allée 2, Serpette
After working for her father, who dealt in the collection and sale of 18th-century pieces, Levesque made a name for herself within the Paul Bert and Serpette market by selling furniture and design objects from the 20th century.

Marion Attanasio
Stand 7, Allée 1, Serpette
Following in her dealer-father's footsteps, Attanasio specializes in 19th-century portraits and landscapes by the likes of Suzanne Valadon and Maurice Denis. When she isn't selling these paintings during the week, she's studying for her master's degree at the Sorbonne.

Maxime Ramond Bluzet
Stand 39, Allée 1, Paul Bert
Bluzet opened his Paul Bert space last October and has eclectic taste: St. Louis crystal, parchment trunks with petrified wood, vintage Hermès saddles from the 19th century.

Mickael Najjar and Yaëll Bounan
Stand 85, Allée 6, Paul Bert
The couple — he hails from Belgium and she is a designer of Parisian decent — met at the market. They mainly sell Scandinavian design from the 1940s to the 1960s, and prefer rare and first editions. Other names they've stocked include Finn Juhl, Bruno Mathsson and Hans Wegner.

Stephane Binet
Stand 54, Allée 3, Paul Bert
The vendor, who has worked with antiques since the age of 17, sells furniture from the 1970s and 1980s. Standout pieces have included a Danish-made oak commode from 1820 and a gilded Baroque sofa from 1830.

Download the map of the market here:

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T Magazine: Whit Stillman, Director of ‘The Cosmopolitans,’ on Paris’s Most Timeless Places

Written By wartini cantika on Kamis, 25 September 2014 | 17.35

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A view of the Seine in Paris, where Fashion Week is now taking place.Credit Bertrand Guay/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

"I found the economics of Manhattan just … impossible," said the American director Whit Stillman, seated at a café in Paris. "It was an exceptional time when Paris was a lot cheaper than living in New York." Stillman moved to France in 1998 after making a trio of movies that examined the group dynamics of hyper-articulate youth: "Metropolitan," "Barcelona" and "The Last Days of Disco." During nearly a decade there, he explained, he "started having a social life in Paris with these expat types — colorful Fritz types."

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The director on the set of "The Cosmopolitans."Credit

Fritz is one of the characters in Stillman's new Amazon-produced show, "The Cosmopolitans," about a group of expatriates muddling their way through precarious relationships and personal aspirations in Paris. Stillman, who now splits his time between Los Angeles and Pensacola, Fla., when he's not in France, is fond of listening to French radio and revisiting expatriate touchstones. "I don't think the 'cliché' tag is very fair for these places because they're quite eternal," he contends. Here, he lists his favorites of "the classic places that remain classic," as he puts it, in the City of Light.

Auteuil: a day at the races
"My favorite thing in the world is the steeplechases at Auteil. It's very accessible; there's a metro that goes right there; you walk onto the beautiful green. I only bet very sparingly when I have a strong feeling. I never bet more than two euros at a time. I usually lose about 8 euros in Auteuil, but I feel that's like a movie ticket. I can afford a movie ticket."
Route d'Auteuil aux Lacs, france-galop.com.

Jardin des Plantes: botanical wonders
"I think the Jardin des Plantes is fascinating. When I had a daughter in school, I used to criss-cross it so many times. Or just go walking around myself."
57 Rue Cuvier, jardindesplantes.net.

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From left: the steeplechase at Auteuil; under the trees at Jardin des Plantes.Credit From left: Dominique Faget/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images; Ed Alcock for The New York Times.

La Palette: a chic café
"The really fashionable thing is the terrasse of La Palette — and that's good for me, because I actually like going inside La Palette. It used to be too crowded inside, and now most of the year you can get space because they're all outside. It's quite a visual treat seeing the people outside, they're all attractive. [Laughs] And it's very much like the world of 'The Cosmopolitans.'"
43 Rue de Seine, cafelapaletteparis.com.

Café de Flore: the trusty standby
"Most of the French reviews of 'The Cosmopolitans' were good, but one guy mocked us because the Flore appears. But if people have to quickly say a place to meet, they say the Flore because everyone knows where it is, and it's easy to get to. And now everyone says, 'Oh no, we won't go to the Flore, we'll go to Le Rouquet, it's farther down Saint Germain.' Now it's cool to say we'll go to this other place. The Flore is too expensive for me generally. Unless, sometimes you're depressed and you want to have a Bloody Mary."
172 Boulevard Saint-Germain.

Ladurée on rue Royale: go for the coffee
"One of my things when I first got here was the café crème at Ladurée on Rue Royale. It was really good. The whole atmosphere was so civilized. And so I'd go there and write. I'd just been in a screenwriting seminar group. Then Ladurée was taken over by Paul and went down the tubes. But somehow the one on rue Royale had something." Otherwise, he says, "for a while, the most reliable espresso was McDonald's. Here it's a real wasteland of coffee."
16 Rue Royale, laduree.com.

Le Grand Véfour: dining with history
Stillman doesn't like "looking at the food as if it's an art gallery — with art you don't understand." However: "The exception would be places where you can find an interest based on the location, like Le Grand Véfour in Palais Royal, which is a 200-year-old restaurant. And once there was a decadent evening we were invited along to at Lapérouse … If I get to do a series, I want to film a night there."
Le Grand Véfour, 17 Rue du Beaujolais, grand-vefour.com/en/, Lapérouse, 51 Quai des Grands Augustins, laperouse.com.

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Clockwise from left: table setting at Le Grand Véfour; freshly shucked clams at Les Philosophes; the famous macarons at Ladurée.Credit Clockwise from left: Ed Alcock for The New York Times; Dmitry Kostyukov for The New York Times; Owen Franken for The New York Times.

Le Relais de L'entrecote: a prix fixe menu
"It's a set menu: salad, steak au poivre, frites. I have a friend in the film business here who loves that place, so I go there a lot."
15 Rue Marbeuf, http://www.relaisentrecote.fr/.

Le cinema: top places to catch a movie
Stillman insists that he's not a cinephile, but admits, "I adore old cinema from, like, '33 to '41. I think I like it because I like both the sociology and history of seeing old periods. L'Archipel did a retrospective of my films. Le Nouveau Latina is nice because it's our neighborhood place. I went a lot to Grand Action — I know the proprietor; I used to go there a lot when I was on Ile Saint Louis."
L'Archipel, 17 Boulevard de Strasbourg, larchipel.net/index.php/accueil/cinema, Le Nouveau Latina, 20 Rue du Temple, 75004, lenouveaulatina.com, 5 Rue des Écoles, Le Grand Action, legrandaction.com.

Chez Castel: Euro disco
"The place I'm glad is surviving is Chez Castel — the Annabel's of Paris. It would definitely be a Fritz hangout. There's the restaurant on the ground level, but the interest is the clubby old-style discotheque downstairs."
15 Rue Princesse, 75006, castelparis.com.


Les Philosophes: the anytime rendezvous
"It is a great place to meet, always. It's great if you haven't had dinner at 11 p.m. and you want to have a meal. It's amazing how they find a table for you. It's really efficient. And they have free wi-fi."
28 Rue Vieille du Temple, cafeine.com/philosophes.

Tango: a dance en plein air
"I'm not really good enough to put myself on display, but I love the fact that you can walk along the quais and watch the tango dancing. In one of the proposed episodes of the series, they go salsa dancing on Sunday night."
tango-argentin.fr/paris.html

Poilâne: for a sweet treat
"People are wild about the macarons but they don't appeal to me in the least," Stillman says. A chausson aux pommes, on the other hand: "It's so good and so virtuous … the apple has some kind of nutritional value." He gets his from Poilâne. "I like the story of Poilâne, that it was continued by their daughter. I always found that very inspiring. She was running the shop from Harvard."
8 Rue du Cherche-Midi, poilane.fr.

Divan du Monde: international music
"One of the many good things about Paris is the accessibility of the international music scene. When I was here in 1998, I was interested in Jamaican music and there would be a lot of historic musicians coming through. The atmosphere is very relaxed. It's fun seeing all those French kids with dreadlocks."
75 Rue des Martyrs, divandumonde.com.


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T Magazine: The Best New Stands at the Paul Bert Serpette Antiques Market in Paris

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A view of the Paul Bert Serpette antiques market.Credit Emmanuel Nguyen Ngoc
DESCRIPTION
RELATED
New Kids on the Block

T's guide to the emerging young dealers to discover at the famed French flea.

In Paris's Saint-Ouen neighborhood just north of the city, the old is becoming new again: The Paul Bert Serpette antiques market inside the famed 129-year-old Les Puces flea market is experiencing a rebirth, thanks to a group of young dealers opening up shop there. In the fall 2014 design issue, T introduces readers to a few of these "New Kids on The Block" and their collections.

Here, a stall-by-stall guide to those vendors and other not-to-miss new proprietors at the Puces.

Archibald Pearson
Stand 408, Allée 7, Paul Bert
Pearson began by offering the antiques collection of Francis Holder, the owner of the famous Ladurée pastry shops. He has been on his own since 2012, selling 20th-century furniture and decorative arts from his Puces stand, which he shares with three other dealers, Frédéric Ozier, Thomas Tardif and Emmanuel Renoult.

Aurelien Jeaunneau
Stand 232, Allée 6, Paul Bert
Jeaunneau sells 20th-century decorative arts as well as French furniture from the 1950s and 1960s, specializing in the 1960s designs of Pierre Guariche.

Photo
A few of the young designers making waves at the Paul Bert and Serpette antiques market in Paris include, from left: Archibald Pearson, Marie Anais Levesque and Stephane Binet (all pictured at an event there).Credit

Edouard Demcahy
Stand 16, Allée 5, Serpette
With a passion for design ranging from American and English arts and crafts to Swedish and Norwegian Art Nouveau, Demachy currently sells French postwar architect-designed furniture created by the likes of Charlotte Perriand, Jean Prouvé and Serge Mouille. He also specializes in pieces by Italian architects popular in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.

Hugo Grenier
Stand 9, Allée 6, Serpette
Grenier's collection focuses on rare pieces like sculptural lighting by the American artists Marc Weinstein and Curtis Jere.

Marie Anais Levesque
Stand 4, Allée 2, Serpette
After working for her father, who dealt in the collection and sale of 18th-century pieces, Levesque made a name for herself within the Paul Bert and Serpette market by selling furniture and design objects from the 20th century.

Marion Attanasio
Stand 7, Allée 1, Serpette
Following in her dealer-father's footsteps, Attanasio specializes in 19th-century portraits and landscapes by the likes of Suzanne Valadon and Maurice Denis. When she isn't selling these paintings during the week, she's studying for her master's degree at the Sorbonne.

Maxime Ramond Bluzet
Stand 39, Allée 1, Paul Bert
Bluzet opened his Paul Bert space last October and has eclectic taste: St. Louis crystal, parchment trunks with petrified wood, vintage Hermès saddles from the 19th century.

Mickael Najjar and Yaëll Bounan
Stand 85, Allée 6, Paul Bert
The couple — he hails from Belgium and she is a designer of Parisian decent — met at the market. They mainly sell Scandinavian design from the 1940s to the 1960s, and prefer rare and first editions. Other names they've stocked include Finn Juhl, Bruno Mathsson and Hans Wegner.

Stephane Binet
Stand 54, Allée 3, Paul Bert
The vendor, who has worked with antiques since the age of 17, sells furniture from the 1970s and 1980s. Standout pieces have included a Danish-made oak commode from 1820 and a gilded Baroque sofa from 1830.

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