Mellow Yellow

With all this bad weather in Paris we are all in need of some sun. On this last day of May here is a little sunny mood board to hopefully bring us some sunnier days in June.


Bus Palladium

Not so long ago some friends came over from London for a long weekend. One of them was celebrating her 30th Birthday. To celebrate the occasion we wanted to go somewhere where we could have a nice meal and party in a nice setting.  A great place to go would of been at the Bizz'Art, however I had been so many time before I wanted to try something new.We decided to book a table at the Bus Pallidum. None of us had been before so we thought it would be a good idea to give it a try. We were not disappointed, the decor was on point and so was the service. It was decorated in a vintage chic style  that gave it all a great sexy, relaxed vibe. I espically loved the funky bathroom with it's beautiful flowery wallpaper and the original roll top bath as a sink. We had a great table, I would say the best table in the house. The menu offered a good selection of dishes (usual Paris prices between 8 - 11 euros for starters and 15-25  euros for mains), nothing overly exciting but still good. I ordered a toasted chevre salad for starters and the classic Tartare de boeuf for mains. I was very impressed with the Tartare, it was one of the best I had ever had, yummy. We drank rose through out the meal and ended with coffee and cakes. After that we headed downstairs to the nightclub/concert area and danced the night away. I would definitely recommend the Bus Palladium for a good night out on the town.

Bus Palladium
6 Rue Pierre Fontaine
75009 Paris


Restaurant La Famille

A couple of weeks ago I met up with friends for a night out on the town. We decided to book a table at a new restaurant that we had never tried called 'La Famille'. The restaurant is right next to the Sacre Coeur (it's seems that I'm going there a lot lately) it's not a very big place and seeing as we were 9 we had a big table next to the bar at the front of the restaurant.  This was fine at the beginning of the night but toward 10 o'clock the place seemed more like a crammed bar than a restaurant. The restaurant/bar is known for it's crazzzzy cocktails. We ordered a few and we weren't dissapointed. Ok they are not cheap, but normal for Paris prices (9 euros each), they are made up of a fresh fruit smoothies, alcohol and a variety of sweets, a real twist on the classic mojito. The food was ok, nothing special. It started with a small soup mise en bouche which was a nice suprise. I then had marinated salmon as a starter and fish pie for the main course. The portions where small for the price. For both courses it came to just under 30 euros. 

Restaurant La Famille
41 rue des Trois frères
75018 Paris