Babalou

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Yesterday was a very action-packed day indeed. I met Georgia at Galleries LaFayette – our favourite and most beautiful department store, and we went to see the Topshop popup store. I think they were trying it out with a view to opening a proper shop if it was a success, but it was very small. They had an exhibition on on the 2nd floor about this ‘creator’ Henrik Vibskov a Danish fashion designer. We thought that the exhib would be about fashion/his collection but it turned out to be some rather weird art that seemed like a load of experimentation with materials. There were these weird giant wool circles on the walls, and then long thin black flamingo/swan heads dangling down from the ceiling – all a bit quirky, but funny!

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We then met up with the boys and went to Les Arts Decoratifs to see the final exhibition there – French Touch, all about french electro and house music. But we weren’t that impressed by it, it wasn’t very well laid out and quite boring. Afterwards we walked over to Angelinas. I resisted the urge to buy something as I know Jessica and Sara are keen to go there when they visit the week after next! We went to Abbesses and walked around Montmartre and up to the Sacré Coeur which was lovely as ever – although it was quite cloudy so the view wasn’t as good as usual. Then in the evening we went to a pizza place which is apparently very popular called Babalou. It was a very small and what seemed like a family run restaurant, a mis-match of table and chairs, decorated with old lamps and an array of pictures/posters/books. But the food was delicious! We had some antipasti to start, olives sun dried tomatos, mozzarella. Then we all had pizza. I chose a creamy-base one, and had mozzarella, mushrooms, parma ham and ricotta called Speck. It was very tasty! Would definitely go back.

★★★★

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