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Latino stud of the day – Samuel Aguiar by Andres Ramirez

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Samuel Aguiar is an attractive model with a sensual and powerful and imposing  born in São Paulo (Brazil), but living in Barcelona (Spain). Samuel is 29 and measures 1.80 cm.

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Exudes masculinity, seduction of this statuesque model who works as a gogo, gogo dancers and performers promoter in events across Europe.

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Passionate about fashion, film, fitness, video games, swimming, dancing, driving on empty roads and cheescake.

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Photographer: ANDRES RAMIREZ    www.andres-ramirez.com

Underwear & swimwear brands:  BOYS GET WET, C-IN2, JAMES TUDOR, NIT SWIM, TRIBE and ZYLAS

My Gay Paris : “Le resto d’en face” a delicious restaurant !

There’s only room for 24 diners in Sophie Imbert’s tiny—but delicious —restaurant.  Here at My Gay Paris, we’ve loved it every time we’ve paid a visit to rue Saint Sauveur in the heart of the Montorgueil neighbourhood.  Le Resto d’en face is an oasis with informality and coziness, and the warm welcome offered by the owner is reinforced by the delicate classical music playing in the background.

The food itself is just like the owner: authentic, generous and traditional.  You can see her working away in the kitchen from your table.  The menu changes three times a week, because as she says herself, she’s always admired ‘mothers who have to think of something new to eat every day.’

 

She’ll also be happy to tell you about the source of her ingredients, and we were pleasantly surprised to find out how passionate she is about using quality products.  Or rather, quality producers—she knows each of them personally and meets them regularly.  The majority of them are organic, and most come are locally-sourced close to Paris.  A selection of delicious wine is available at affordable prices.

 

Speaking of which, there can be no doubt that the prices are one of the most attractive things on offer.  Given the quality of the food, the set menus of around € 20 represent great value.

 We love this cute little restaurant which offers great value for money in a neighbourhood where the prices seem to keep rising.  We’re sure that the Resto d’en face is going to become our new regular!  One last piece of advice: if you’ve got room for dessert, try the ‘intense chocolate’, which is absolutely divine.

 Bon appétit !

 Website: http://restodenface.fr/

Address:51, rue Saint Sauveur 75002 Paris – Tel : +33 (0)1 40 26 45 71

Metro: Sentier (line 3) or Etienne Marcel (line 4)


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My Gay Paris: IDM Sauna PARIS

The weather is getting colder here in Paris, but that’s left us even more determined to complete our guide to gay saunas in the French capital.

 Today, we’re visiting the IDM sauna, which alongside Sun City, is one of the biggest in Paris.  Tucked away in a passage in the Grands Boulevards area, the complex occupies four floors.  There’s a jacuzzi and hammam in the basement, a gym and changing room on the ground floor and then a maze of forty cabins in the rest of the space.  From Thursday to Sunday, the entire venue is clothes-free, and the IDM is owned by the same people as the Key West, another Paris sauna.

 The person who let us in was both welcoming and discreet, which is particularly welcome for young guys who might be visiting a sauna for the first time.

And, it has to be said, IDM is very popular with younger guys.  Then again, we also found out that it’s pretty quiet after 11 pm every day of the week.  So you need to go early if you want to meet people!  If you do, you’ll find that the other customers are very open-minded and IDM is the venue for some of the capital’s hottest parties—especially when everybody gets naked!  If you don’t believe us, visit their website, which should give you a pretty clear idea.  There are plenty of backrooms with different accessories to encourage you to have fun.

In terms of the basic equipment, the sauna, Jacuzzi and hammam are all nice and warm and perfectly clean, but some of the showers were broken when we visited.  The décor is very nice and doesn’t follow the same eastern influences as so many Paris saunas.

In the sexier areas, lots of the IDM backrooms are themed, with erotic photos on the wall, military-style camouflage netting or graffiti for an underground feel.  Other spaces have slings, glory holes and huge beds.

 This is an expensive sauna: at €15, the entry for an under-26 costs as much as a full-price ticket at Sun City, while everybody else can expect to pay €21.  We’re not sure whether the high prices are justified, because although it’s big, it’s not as big as Sun City and doesn’t have a pool either.  They don’t offer sandals, either.  Last detail: the IDM is open every day from midday to 1 am.

 For more information:
IDM Sauna, 4 rue du Faubourg Montmartre, 75009 Paris.
Telephone: 01 45 23 10 03 – Website  : http://www.idm-sauna.com/
Metro: line 8 or 9 to Grands Boulevards.


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My Gay Paris : Sun City Paris, Europe’s biggest gay sauna!

As part of our series looking at the gay sauna scene in Paris, Absolu Living absolutely had to visit Sun City: located in the Marais, it’s Europe’s biggest gay sauna.

A whole world of well-being in the middle of the Marais

The complex, which occupies some 4 000 square metres (43 000 square feet) over three floors, is open seven days a week.  It includes a huge eastern-style hammam, a sauna, two jacuzzis, a pool, backrooms, video rooms (with adult movies and others) and a gym.  But the most unique feature is the Indian-themed décor, of which there’s sometimes just a little too much: there can be so many kitsch Indian figurines that the whole place ends up looking a little naff in   Sun City really is huge and we often got lost, especially on the maze-like second floor which combines the sauna itself and the backrooms.

Speaking of the sauna, we think it’s too small and feels cramped compared to the other facilities.

 Pool is a big plus

Sun City’s big advantage is the presence of a pool, which can provide a relaxing break from having fun elsewhere.  Not many saunas in Paris have a pool, so it’s a shame that it’s so cold that not many guys actually use it!

 Victim of its own success?

The welcome on offer from the staff is somewhat variable, and depends on who is on duty at reception or behind the bar.  In fact, the huge size of the place and the crowds can sometimes feel cold and impersonal, a bit like you’re in a factory rather than a sauna.  That’s especially true with some customers who know exactly what they’re there for and don’t spend much time trying to get to know anybody else, although that’s more the case at the weekend than during the week.  On the subject of people being socialable, we noticed several customers asleep in the deckchairs by the pool, waiting for the 6 am closing time …

 Lastly, the hygeine could be improved in some places.  Depending on the time of day, the hygeine quality can quickly drop off, and we sometimes got the impression that some of the decoration was chosen to hide the dirt!  We definitely recommend you visit earlier on in the evening rather than towards closing time!  That said, the problems we spotted mostly concern the cruising areas and not the pool or jacuzzi space.

There are also two different parties at the sauna.  The ‘Sexy Arabs’ event takes place on the first and third Wednesday of every month, and includes free massages, henna tatoos and mint tea.  The other party is ‘Bear’s Day’, every second Saturday, which is for hairy guys!

 Sun City might be one of Paris’ biggest saunas, but it’s also one of the most expensive. it costs 19.50 € during the week and 20 € at the weekend.  However, it’s one of the cheapest places to go if you’re young as it’s just 12 € all week long for anybody under 26 .  That means the customer base is pretty young, and there is a very diverse mix of guys, with lots of black and Arab visitors.

 Overall, Sun City is a great bet for youngsters finding their feet in gay Paris or anybody who needs a little bit of space!  The pool is defintely a big advantage, as is the hammam.  Finally, we can only recommend you try to visit on a Wednesday or a Thursday evening so you can avoid some of the hygeine problems that crop up when things get busier.

For more information:

Facebook Page – Website : www.suncity-paris.fr/

Address : 62 Boulevard de Sébastopol – 75003 Paris

Tel : 01 42 74 31 41 – Metro station line 4  “Etienne Marcel” or line 11 “Rambuteau”

My Gay Paris: Saturday, Madonna, the queen of pop will be in Paris

Currently in Germany under the “MDNA Tour,” Madonna will visit the Hexagon Saturday, July 14 for a concert in France. It is in the great arena of the Stade de France that the singer has decided to produce, and it might hold some surprises, including the cover of a song by Serge Gainsbourg.

This is the occasion of National Day that the singer will play in the Stade de France as part of its ninth world tour “MDNA Tour” began in late May in Tel Aviv. Her new album “MDNA”, was released in March. A record produced by William Orbit and Martin Solveig who do not really convince, the singer posting scores under disappointing sales performance in the charts which she is accustomed.

Madonna is dressed by Jean Paul Gaultier. The French couturier, who has already designed many stage costumes of the U.S. in the past, has designed a costume for the star.

The spectators in Cologne, where the star that occurred Tuesday, July 10, had the chance to witness the end of rehearsals before the concert. Some videos were shot and one can clearly hear the song “Je t’aime moi non plus ” (I love you me either) played by the musicians. This song written and composed by Serge Gainsbourg was made, not without creating controversy in 1967, a duet with Brigitte Bardot and Jane Birkin with two years later. During a chat on Facebook organized in March to mark the release of “MDNA” Madonna had expressed his desire to resume this song on stage.


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