Saturday, April 25, 2009

See and Be Seen: La Societe (Paris)

I just read about La Societe in the latest issue of VOGUE. Beautifully designed by the talented Christian Liaigre, this chic restaurant is located in the heart of Saint Germain des Pres and owned by Jean-Louis Costes (one of the Costes brothers) and Alex Denis (who also owns the fashionable hot spot L'Avenue).

I'm a huge fan of Liaigre's aesthetic. My friend Didit's apartment in Paris is completely designed by Liaigre, including custom-made sofas and bookcases. I had the pleasure of staying a week in his home and can attest that it is truly a comfortable and beautiful space. The signature look is that of high modern lines mixed with a Deco sensibility--there's an aura of restrained luxury and genuine quality.

While the reviews of the food is predictable for such trendy places (overpriced and repetitive), I'd still want to soak in the scene! A flute of champagne at the white marble bar while partaking in the live jazz performances--sounds like a nice evening to me. This place has already garnered a reputation for being a magnet for the fashionable set. What better place is there to have an excuse to flex your style muscles?

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