As maybe some of you are aware of, it’s very soon the Rugby World Cup (it will held in England from 18 September to 1 November 2015). What a great opportunity for us to introduce you to Sports d’Epoque! It’s a really great French brand that we have discovered in Paris. It all started in 2007 when two brothers, passionate about sports, read a Rugby history book and realized that the old jerseys were beautiful, authentic and each had a story to tell. However it was impossible to find any of them, the brothers decided to bring back to life these forgotten jerseys that have marked the history of rugby.
Today, the brand offers a wide range of “original”products which are authentic replicas of the original sport jerseys, but also a new range of ‘inspired” products with a modern or classic style integrating elements of sport history, mainly using original embroidered logos, materials or cuts from the original eras. Initially, the brand has focused especially on rugby, but it has time after time developed its offer to include today a wide range of products in football and athletics, and looking further to create vintage tennis and other sports clothing.
Here is a small surprise for you, dear readers. To prolong the summer feeling as long as possible, we’ve asked our friend and professional bartender Patrice (aka Sharky), to prepare for you and for us two delicious, fresh and easy to make summer cocktails recipes: Pineapple Mojito & Simply Red… Continue reading
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We are so happy that the first French Rôtisserie restaurant has finally arrived to Oslo! We’ve tested it twice the last couple of months and we just love it! Loris and his team welcome you every evening from Tuesday to Saturday in this new place located at few steps away from DogA. It will soon also been opened on Sunday evening. Au menu: great roasted meats (such as duck, lam, chicken, mostly imported from France), nice ambiance and delicious home-made desserts made by a French chef who did work in France for a Michelin-star restaurant. If you go there for the first time, you really have to taste the lemon tart. And last tips: it’s better to book a table a bit in advance because it’s always full… It’s also nice to eat at the bar so you can see the cooks preparing your meal…comme à la maison!
Hausmanns gate 31
If you are back from your holidays like us and you still want to have a taste of sun in your plate, here is a great address that we’d like to share with you. Bono is a charming new Italian delicatessen in Frogner with a large choice of Italian food products. Andrea, the owner, has also opened his terrace a few weeks ago to serve you true Italian coffee. Our tips: try “La Tur” cheese with a good french baguette, it’s really delicious! Bono is opened in July and on Sundays!
Niels Juels Gate 25
The famous and elegant Parisian Ines de la Fressange has just opened a beautiful boutique in the center of Paris and launch her own brand. This lovely space offers an authentic glimpse into the Parisian woman’s lifestyle where you will find and feel the Ines’ touch with every woman’s basic essentials to ready-to-wear fashion and interior design.
Ines de la Fressange
24 rue de Grenelle – 75007 Paris
If you go to Montmartre in Paris, you have to stop by the Marché Saint Pierre. “The place” to find all kind of fabrics at a very good price. It’s been an institution for more than 60 years where you are sure to find what you are looking for (5 floors dedicated to all kind of fabrics…). We like to go there and buy few meters of velvet, cotton, linen…when we want for example to customize and personalize our vintage furnitures or change our curtains.
2 rue Charles Nodier
If, like us sometimes, you don´t find any inspiration in the supermarket for your dinner menu, then you will really like Kokkeløren. It´s a new grocery store which has just opened this week in Oslo. Behind this healthy and smart concept: a team of 5 partners with all different backgrounds (Doctor, Biologist, Interior Architect…) but who share the same commitment to make it easy to eat better. We’ve just visited this new place located in Frogner and talk with Carl, one of the partners. He told us that they have been inspired by a quite similar successful concept in Berlin called Kochhaus. Their chef propose in a well organized way about 10 food recipes together with all the products that you need to realize a nice and healthy dinner at home. They cooperate with 60 norwegian producers who deliver mostly ecological food products. We really advise you to visit Kokkeløren this weekend which is open on Sundays as well), it will surely give you the envy to prepare a delicious meal for your family or friends. You will find 2 to 3 new dishes each week. For more info about the concept or the different recipes click on the link below:
Bygdøy allé 15 – Oslo
Last Sunday, we visited the Vigeland Museum, one of our favorite museum in Oslo. Located few steps from the Vigeland park, one of Norway’s most popular tourist attractions with more than 200 sculptures in bronze, granite and wrought iron. This unique sculpture park is Gustav Vigeland’s lifework. The sculpture museum of the city is dedicated to this renowned artist. The majority of the Museum’s exhibition space is a presentation of his oeuvre but you will also discover there temporary exhibitions on contemporary and modern art. For more info about it and Gustav Vigeland click on the following link below:
Nobels gate 32 – Oslo
Who’s ever said that mothers and step daughters don’t get alone well? Yesterday, Miriam and her step daughter Aida Navarrete, both native from Valencia in Spain, opened in full family harmony a Spanish coffee shop / store / catering in the heart of Oslo. They serve delicious home made tapas in a very friendly atmosphere. It brings some warmness into this part of the city which was really missing a nice place to have lunch.
They also sale take away delicatessen products from Spain, Italy, and France.
And if you don’t feel like traveling all the way from the suburb to experience Latin food, you can just call The Gourmet Market and they will come and make food at your place. That’s what we call great service!
The Gourmet Market
Tlf: 21 64 41 60
At the transition between the19th and the 20th century, the brothels were the second house of the powerful men and the aesthetes. La Maison Souquet reproduces the sumptuous setting of one of them, close to Place Pigalle and its famous Moulin Rouge. Ideally located in the bohemian neighborhood, it draws a link between the 18th and 9th district, halfway between the “village” of Montmartre and the new scenes of the Parisian night.
The hotel has been decorated by the famous interior designer Jacques Garcia. His freedom allows him to imagine an hotel based on the theme of brothels while orchestrating the design of the Louvre rooms devoted to French furniture of the 18th century, or the rehabilitation of the royal apartments of the Palace of Versailles.
At Maison Souquet, he celebrates with natural the marriage of Moorish style and the Napoleon III’s velvet and composes an eclectic collection of furniture, art objects and paintings, which the authenticity infuse the spirit of the venue: magical and enchanting.
The fourteen rooms, six junior suites and two apartments of la Maison Souquet pay tribute to the singular beauty of the courtesans which they bear the name.
La Maison Souquet offers as well a lovely spa department, a winter garden and a cozy bar.
10, rue de Bruxelles — 75009 Paris, France
Utopia is a vintage design gallery in Oslo. Fabio, the italian owner, opened it in 2002 and has great knowledge about 20th century design, with a special focus on Norwegian design. Over the years, he has provided collectors, museums and enthusiasts with rare objects as well as popular furniture. This design gallery/store is definitively a place to stop if you are looking after norwegian and italian design.
Utopia Retro Modern
Kirkeveien 72, Oslo.
You will find in the December issue of Bo Bedre a nice design guide about Paris and our 4 best tips. Bon voyage!
Another good tips in Oslo for vintage furnitures : Edgar’s. You will find some interesting pieces mostly from the Art Deco period, but also up to the 70′s. During our last visit, we bought there those nice Corda lamps from the Danish lighting designer Jo Hammerborg. They’ve perfectly find their place in our living room:
Tostrupsgate 25 – Oslo
When the little Héloïse Letissier was dressing up in costumes, dancing and singing in her childhood bedroom near Nantes, she was dreaming of those Broadway’s musicals, very theatrical and bombastic… And 20 years later, she does everything from singing to dancing, filming, photographing and has reached the tops of the french charts with her 1st album, “Chaleur Humaine”. With her real-fake band, where she’s actually alone and hiding behind the biblical name of Christine, she’ll sing and dance for the first time in Oslo. French magazine “Les Inrockuptibles” describes her as “The unlikely intersection between a french classic, Michael Jackson and Beyoncé”.
To win 2 tickets to the Cosmpolite concert in Oslo on the 5th of november, answer that simply question: From which country Christine and the Queens is ? (Lucky draw on the 1st of November, among the correct answers). Good luck! -Contest finished-
Article written by Emma
Picture courtesy of “Because Music”
Hestra´s first concept store in Oslo which opened just a couple of weeks ago on Bogstadveien will surely be the place to warm up your hands when the cold winter comes back! You will find in this beautiful store all kind of gloves and mitts mostly in leather, for urban strolls or ski trips. For those of you who are not familiar with this old quality brand established in Sweden in 1936 just click here.
Hestra:Point of sales in Oslo
Did you know that some of the greatest fashion brands such as e.g. Gucci, Prada were making some of their leather accessories at the Norwegian bovine tanner Borge Garveri located nearby Bergen? Well, we did not it know either until we meet Anna-Lisa Johannessen and Haavard Holmaas the founders of the new great Norwegian brand ÆTT. We discovered their first pop-up store some months ago close to Mathallen in Oslo and it was about time to write this post! Their beautiful leather bags are made from the last scraps of premium quality leather they bought from the tanner Borge when unfortunately he had to close down its workshop in 2010. Revisiting classic items from outdoors men, sailors, mountaineers and workers, ÆTT offers a humble, contemporary homage to the timeless quality, craft and tradition of resilience. We really love the purity of the lines tapped into the Norwegian roots.
Karmoie is a small company which produces sunglasses. It was founded in 2013 ad it’s owned and run by Kirsten and Lars Iversen in Oslo. The frames of the glasses are all designed exclusively by Kirsten and are entirely made in Italy. They find inspiration in the nostalgic elegance of exquisite vintage styles, combined with pop cultural references and details from industrial design, adding their own twist to keep them contemporary fresh and comfortable. Karmoie has also chosen to partner with Eyejusters to donate corrective glasses and help resolving the lack of access to trained optometrists in part of the developing worlds. For every pair of sunglasses their customers purchase, a pair of eyejusters is donated to one of these projects.
Karmoie est une petite entreprise qui produit des lunettes de soleil. Elle a été fondée en 2013 par Kirsten et Lars Iversen lesquels la gère depuis Oslo. Les montures des lunettes sont toutes conçues exclusivement par Kirsten et sont entièrement fabriquées en Italie. Elle puise son inspiration dans l’élégance du style vintage, la culture pop et la conception industrielle, tout en ajoutant une touche personnelle et apporter un côté contemporain et confortable. Karmoie a également choisi de s’associer à Eyejusters afin de faire don de verres correcteurs et d’aider à résoudre le manque d’accès aux optométristes dans certains pays en voie de développement. Pour chaque paire de lunettes de soleil vendue une paire de eyejusters est donnée à l’un de ces projets.
Available at F5 Concept Store
Øvre Slottsgate 5, Oslo
Photos©parisoslo.com and ©Karmoie
This is brand new and it is a very good news: Emmeselle has just opened a lovely showroom in Oslo. We talked about the illustrations of Mona one year ago on the blog, today we met her during the opening event this evening in this place full of nostalgic charm … For those who do not yet know the work of the artist click on this link … and discover its retro and quirky universe that amuses us so much. We love the illustration of the famous casserole Cathrine Holm or the famous “Norge” jars. So fiftie’s …
C’est tout nouveau et c’est une très bonne nouvelle: Emmeselle a ouvert un ravissant showroom à Oslo. On vous avait parlé des illustrations de Mona il y a quelques temps, nous l’avons retrouvé lors de la soirée d’ouverture dans cet endroit un brin nostalgique mais surtout bourré de charme… Pour ceux qui ne connaissent pas encore le travail de l’artiste cliquez sur ce lien… et découvrez son univers retro et décalé qui nous amuse tant comme l’illustration de la fameuse cocotte Cathrine Holm ou encore les bocaux “Norge”. So fiftie’s…
We’ve now tested Oslo’s first gastro bar Bon Lio three times since its opening last November and each time has been a wonderful culinary experience. So, we definitely recommend it to you. If you want to excite your taste buds with a succession of 12 delicious gourmet tapas courses served in a festive atmosphere, then you know where to go. The French chef draws his inspiration from various recipes from Spain, France, Italy and other Mediterranean countries but always with emphasis on Spain. When it comes to the wines, they’re mainly from very interesting quality Spanish producers. Be ready to pay a good deal more than at McDonald’s but honestly it’s really worth it!
Nous avons testé (trois fois depuis son ouverture en novembre de l’année dernière) le premier bar gastro d’Oslo: Bon Lio. A chaque fois l’expérience culinaire a été merveilleuse. Si vous voulez exciter vos papilles gustatives avec une succession de 12 délicieuses tapas gastronomiques servies dans une ambiance de fête, nous vous recommandons vivement ce restaurant. Le chef français puise son inspiration dans diverses recettes espagnoles, françaises, italiennes et d’autres pays méditerranéens. Quant aux vins de belle qualité, ils proviennent principalement de producteurs hispaniques. Soyez prêts à payer un peu plus qu’au McDo, mais honnêtement, ça en vaut vraiment la peine!
The Hay store in Oslo has moved a few weeks ago to a bigger location on Josefines Gate 23 (Entrance from Hegdehaugsveien). A wonderful new space that you should visit very soon if you are looking for some great modern furniture for your home… Have a nice weekend!
La magasin Hay vient de démenager et de s’installer dans un superbe espace à Oslo.
Si vous êtes dans le coin, n’hésitez pas à y faire saut:-) Bon weekend!
Josefines Gate 23,
Entrance from Hegdehaugsveien