This Sunday in Paris will be full of life and colors.

The-color-runThe Color Run is in Paris.  We will be dressed in white at the starting line and don’t really know how we are going to end up – but we will be all covered by coloured powder.

It’s a crazy competition that will happen for the 1st time in Paris (after 40 other countries in the world…) this Sunday April 13th, 2014.

 

The Happiest 5k on the Planet.

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The color run is a 5km challenge in which thousands of competitors run accross a coloring zone for 1km. They will be thrown colored powder 100%.

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When getting close to the finish line, the run becomes a “Finisher festival” in which contestants will receive even more powder from different colours.

ParcoursThe starting line is at Hôtel de Ville and the finish line is at Trocadero.

 It is going to be a very special and colorful day. If we do any good picture, we will post them here!

The Color Run French website: http://thecolorrun.fr/

Animals are getting ready for Vincennes Zoo’s grand re-opening this Saturday!

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They are now ready to welcome visitors…  Néro the lion, Aramis the jaguar and almost 1000 new neighbours will be expecting Parisian visitors this Saturday. It took 6 years to renovate the zoological park of Paris. A brand new zoo organized around 5 bio-zones that recreated the Patagonian, Sudanese, European, Amazonian, and Madagascan environments.  A 21st century park with animals’ well-being as major concern.

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Before the re-opening, an acclimatization period was necessary.

Tropical birds are flying freely inside the huge glasshouse and the giraffes – the real Vincennes Zoo stars – made their own a playground space 3 times larger than before renovations. As if it was their first day in school, some of the animals just got in – they are a little shy. This acclimatization period is crucial for more than 50 seconds who are here to take care of the animals.  “When arriving, animals are first apart in a special zone, where they have enough time to get to know the space, identify places where to eat, to sleep. Little by little there is an expansion of their territory with always the ability to step back if they feel the need to.” is explaining the veterinary Dr Alexi Lécu.

Girafes

Though temperatures in Paris for the beginning of April have been pretty low, the baboons from Guinea acclimatization process was pretty short and they are already enjoying their new land underneath the huge rock – having so much fun already.  Little turtles from Hermann also settled in very easily in their cozy and warm vivarium inside the rock.

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In the following video in French, you will see the arrival of the animals at the zoo, followed by www.20minutes.fr

For further information, opening hours and entry rates, visit: http://www.parczoologiquedeparis.fr/

Audrey Chauvet – Original article published in the paper version of 20 Minutes on April 9th, 2014

David Beckham launches swimwear collection for H&M

Hooray! David Beckham is launching a swimwear collection as part of the David Beckham Bodywear range with H&M.

The collection will be available from May 22 at H&M stores and includes boardshorts, swimshorts and trunks (oh! How we like the trunks)

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Don’t age gracefully Becks, keep it naughty, and keep it wearing as little as possible…

Source : attitude.co.uk

Kylie Minogue ain’t gonna cancel…

 

 

When spring has come, we say “merci”!

Our favourite Parisian design store is celebrating Spring time with a brand new decoration… Like Sun in March; It won’t be there for too long!

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MERCI - 111 boulevard Beaumarchais 75003 Paris