With so much to do and see in and around Paris, where does one start? INSPIRELLE readers asked us to help them navigate the choices, so we’re introducing this new “What’s IN” column! Every week, rendezvous here to find our top picks of what’s happening around town to INspire you over the weekend and days ahead!
Think Pink in October
This month is Octobre Rose and we’re all thinking pink as it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month around the world. Amongst the many events around Paris supporting the cause, INSPIRELLE and Free Persephone are collecting bras throughout the month for Pink Bra Bazaar‘s breast health workshops. To kick off this initiative, we’re inviting you to join us for a drink, meet the founder of Pink Bra Bazaar, Kathryn Kemp-Griffin, and find out how your old lingerie helps in the fight against cancer. Bring your gently-worn bras, enjoy a glass of rosé and meet new friends!
When: Bra Drop – Drop off your bras until October 30 and you could win a FREE spa treatment or champagne! DETAILS HERE.
Kick off party: Friday October 7, 6pm – 8pm. PLACES ARE LIMITED! RSVP required. SIGN UP HERE.
Where: Free Persephone Spa, 66 Boulevard Raspail, Paris 75006
Meet the Hottest Chef in Town
Cooking sensation and mother of eight, Mimi Thorisson will be the special guest chef at the Colette concept store this month. Taste a selection of her signature dishes from Oct 10-14 at the water bar. Or, stop by on Oct 14 when she’ll be signing copies of her new book, French Country Cooking: Meals and Moments From A Village In The Vineyards. Read INSPIRELLE’s interview with Mimi Thorisson and learn how posting a photo of her garden cake on Instagram catapulted her to international fame in the culinary world.
When: October 10 – 14, 2016
Where: Colette, 213 rue Saint-Honoré, Paris 75001
Details: Colette WEBSITE
Blur the Color Lines for a Better World
The Musée du Quai Branly Jacques Chirac pays homage to the African-American experience with its new exhibit, The Color Line, centered around artists who struggled with segregation. Curator Daniel Soutif has organized a series of talks, screenings and events to further explore this dark chapter in American history, which nonetheless fueled 150 years of rich artistic production.
When: October 4, 2016 – January 15, 2017
Where: 37 Quai Branly, Paris 75007
Details: museum WEBSITE