If I had to live anywhere outside of my beloved New York City, it would undoubtedly be Paris! I first experienced and fell in love with the city in 2003 and was reunited with it again in 2007 when Oscar and I did our 1992 Party with the Pain O’Chokolat Boys (who are now the Pigalle and Le Pom Pon Boys) in Paris and Amsterdam. Check my THROWBACK POST that I just posted.
After 6 years of having no trips to Paris (mainly because I only travel for work and I don’t vacation thanks to the immigrant guilt my parents gave me of being a “lazy American child”) I was fortunate enough to be asked to DJ the Kenzo afterparty for Paris Fashion Week in March. It was incroyable. Last year I had a good conversation with my great friend Angelo Baque, who had recently come back from a Paris Trip. He urged me that I needed to go back. That there were people out there that like what I do and support me. It was then that I put it into the universe – I want to go back to Paris…and…well…as the French say, VOILA!
I went again a couple weeks ago to DJ for the Chloe store (I’m still reeling over this), during Vogue’s Paris Fashion’s Night Out. I did a little sight-seeing and DJ’ed an afterparty for my friends Alex Sossah, Tom Brunet and Tom Yoan at Andy Wahloo. It was only 3 days, but it was perfect.
And guess what? I’m going again…for work…October 17th and 18th. More to come on that!
Anyways – Here are some photos from my trip…
I arrived in the wee hours of the morning on a gorgeous day.
We had plans to go out, but my jetlag hit me and I was too tired.
How crazy! Right? I JUST posted about how I need a bag! I am very thankful for this!!!
I spent the day shopping for friends and family and doing a little work.
Like…trying on clothes at Kenzo and not buying any. I HATE (really HATE) trying on clothes, but the store clerk was so sweet and urged me to try on their newest items.
Not sure if their word for snatch is the same as ours, regardless – it wasn’t “that kind” of magazine.
One of our locations was a beautiful church in Menilmontant (The North Of Paris).
…And a Basketball Court.
My fellow DJ’s for the Chloe Party…
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Later that night, at Andy Wahloo. I DJ’ed also and kicked it with:
Yoan Prat, Tom Brunet, Alex Sossah and Theophilus London!
WEDNESDAY MORNING 9/18: A space heater, because every time I stay in Paris – the hotel rooms are freezing.
To me they are. I just like to be warm and cozy all the time. #COZYBOYS
Stealing waters from Hotel Fitness Centers wherever I go (and those Green Apples)!Â
via my instagram
viaÂ my instagram
And I was off, back home to New York City…BUT I will be heading to London and Paris in mid-October! I can’t wait to share the trip, but better yet – it would be amazing to meet any of my readers who are out there!