Weekend shenanigans

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It was just one of those weekends.

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Undercover brother

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I’ve begun to conclude that my favorite spots in Paris are unidentified and anonymous from the outside (Candelaria, Bob’s…) and now Little Red Door. You just see a perfect little red door, closely resembling a seductive Nars lipstick, or a hormone-infused jumbo strawberry from America. And if it’s your first time paying a visit, you don’t have the privilege of entering through this little red door, rather the one directly next to it. The ambiance is dim and romantic, the perfect setup for a tamed night with girlfriends and pricey, yet mouthwatering cocktails.

Sammy and Carly had the famed “Frenchie Coingcidance,” a blend infused with vodka, vermouth, coing poivrée compote, citrus juice and champagne (13 euros.) I opted for the “Pear-Sing,” a mix of gin, chartreuse, red fruit syrup, citrus juice, manguine William pear, verbena and…a dash of absence (14 euros.) Both were great, there’s was a tad better…

The service was excellent (it wasn’t too crowded though), and the feel was nice and cozy.

Little Red Door, 60 Rue Charlot, 75003

Hanging with Frieda

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I found my fave bar in Paris I think. Candelaria, some Mexican joint in Le Marais, looks like a shabby taco hole-in-the-wall at first glance but then…you go passed a small kitchen, through some little white door and you enter this amazing bar with fabulous drinks.

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It’s loud. There’s a furry thing going on on the wall, which was a beauty. I wanted to take it home. Tanya and I ferociously caressed it instead.

ImageAmazing drinks. Wild and weird. I could’ve sworn the “Le jardin de mémé” tasted like a pesto ravioli, in the best way possible. (maybe because it had a basil leaf…?) Well Alex and Daniel got that, and Tanya and I had some rum concoction with raisins and I don’t know what else… All great.
Ps. They kick you out at 1:45 am so plan accordingly. And you should probably get the punch, it comes in a massive salad bowl and feeds 4-6 humans for 54 euros and tastes really good and citrusy. Probably the best deal considering individual cocktails 12 euros.

Good to know: you can reserve at the bar from 6-10 for up to 5 people. GO. NOW. Oh, and supposedly there are some bomb tacos but there is only one communal table if you want to eat. Next time, I’ll be having some guac and chips with my draaank.

Candelaria, 52 Rue de Saintonge, 75003