Diane, A Broad
October 21, 2013

Glass [Paris]

So, Pi.

Glass Paris by Diane, A Broad (dianeabroad.com)

SoPi. South Pigalle.

Glass Paris by Diane, A Broad (dianeabroad.com)

One of the big things that I miss about Paris is how a tiny sliver of the city can have its own distinct personality, completely different from its surroundings. South Pigalle, with its good coffee and music shops and its seedy past has that hipstery aura of fetishizing authenticity without going too far into the too-expensive bobo territory of the NoMa.

Glass Paris by Diane, A Broad (dianeabroad.com)

Glass Paris by Diane, A Broad (dianeabroad.com)

Now don’t get me wrong, I love the Marais — some of my favorite places are there, and in a very real way, it’s still my neighborhood. But it’s places like Glass here in SoPi, with its classy-ass drinks and artsy installations smutted up with just enough grunge, that had me switching to the metro line 2.

Glass Paris by Diane, A Broad (dianeabroad.com)

The art installation is embedded in the floor, to be danced and spilled on, if that gives you any indication.

Glass Paris by Diane, A Broad (dianeabroad.com)

Glass Paris by Diane, A Broad (dianeabroad.com)

Glass Paris by Diane, A Broad (dianeabroad.com)

Glass Paris by Diane, A Broad (dianeabroad.com)

Glass Paris by Diane, A Broad (dianeabroad.com)

Glass Paris by Diane, A Broad (dianeabroad.com)

Glass
7 rue Frochot, 75009 (Pigalle)
09 80 72 98 83

Music to drink by: No Diggity [Chet Faker // Digging the Blogosphere]

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  • Faye

    Fantastic photos Diane, I’m keen to try it out :) I went for brunch at Candaleria this morning and cannot thank you enough for introducing me to their brunch. There was something quite surreal about returning for cocktails in the morning but I loved every second

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    • http://dianeabroad.com/ Diane, A Broad

      I know what you mean — going back to a place when you’re hurting from that same place the night before is a bit odd. Glad you love it as much as I do, though!