Yay. Yes, it’s that time of year when my birthday is in town. This time, we took a quick getaway to Paris. I’ve had various destination birthdays like Las Vegas and Los Angeles (which doesn’t count, because I was working/directing Justin Bieber), but nothing like this…I mean, it’s Paris!
Checking into Hotel Amour in Pigalle, the 9th District. Normally, I stay in the Marais – the 3rd, but I got hooked up on the telly so I stayed here for the first time. Normally, this place is always sold out because it’s super cool.While I was checking in, I ran into Hami – my old friend that I met with the Pigalle/Pain O’ Chokolat guys in Paris back in 2007. My room needed more time to get readied so we went to the Pigalle office where the buys were working super hard.
Alex Sossah, my love, took me for a drink. I picked that blue drink on the counter having no idea what it was. I thought it was sparkling water. Since he was on the phone I didn’t ask, but it ended up being some minty sparkling water. Interesting.
Since my birthday is April 23rd, I decided to have dinner and wine dolo. Then – I got a call from my British photographer friend Dexter Navy who just got back from Italy with his girlfriend saying he would come meet me because I couldn’t ring in my birthday alone. It was very sweet of him!