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Yuj Yoga Studio: the hunt for toxins
A yoga class under infrared lights? This is the amazing concept of YUJ studios by Hélène Duval, founder of the yoga clothing brand of the same name. The main hall, with its blue night-time walls, dispossessed of mirrors and lit by candlelight scattered on the floor, invites introspection. Infrared rays (known in medicine for their healing, regenerating properties, etc.) suspended on both sides of the ceiling, radiate a soft and enveloping heat, which crosses the dermis up to 4 cm deep and causes a sweating four times superior to traditional saunas. In one session, the body eliminates up to 97% of the toxic substances stored in the fatty tissues of the skin (nicotine, pollution, toxins …). The plus: the muscles being relaxed, no aches the next day. After the session, go to the small cocooning lounge, where you can read, treat yourself to a new YUJ sports outfit, or sip a 100% organic infusion at the Chic des Plantes herbal tea bar.
11, rue Edmond Valentin, Paris (7th), 01-45-33-31-34
Yuj Yoga Studio … on the other side of the Star
On the strength of the success of her infra-therapy yoga classes, Hélène Duval, founder of the YUJ studios, opened a fourth Parisian address in the 17th arrondissement, just a stone's throw from the vibrant Batignolles district. You will find all the special features of the YUJ studios: the walls painted in midnight blue, deprived of mirrors, the subdued lighting of the candles scattered on the floor and, above all, the soft detoxifying heat of the infrared lights, in a room of practice of 75 square meters (the largest of all). After the session, we go to the locker room to test the face care routine Oh My Cream Skincare formulas hyper cleans, before relaxing in the living room where you can shop for home parts, ecological rubber mats, t-shirt messages in organic cotton … or quietly sip a 100% organic infusion concocted by Chic des Plantes.
2, rue Gounod, Paris (17th century), 01-47-64-93-17
The Zebra: the best brewery classics
After Roco and Daroco, the duo Alexandre Giesbert and Julien Ross attacked the Zebra, posed right in front of the House of the radio. From 7:30 am to 11 pm every day, the menu – designed by Chloé Charles – revisits the classics of the Parisian brasserie as we like: roast chicken and mashed potatoes; beef tartar or hake hake aioli … all in a chic atmosphere with a terrace thought like a Mediterranean garden, where you cross, of course, the gratin of journalists Radio France.
3 Place Clément Ader, 75016 Paris (16th), 01-44-14-91 91
Tiger Yoga Club Chaillot: temple of letting go
While the boom of Yoga in France was at its beginnings, Elodie Garamond, working-girl Parisian expert in communication, opened the first Tigre Yoga Club in 2013, close to the place of Jena. Pregnant with her second child and frustrated with finding no place in Paris to practice, she imagines a living space dedicated to the well-being, where one would feel at home. With the help of interior designer Marion Collard, Elodie dims the light, casts cushions on the couches in neo-hippie style, china flea stories furniture and hangs on the walls some comforting grigris. The specialty of the club is yoga: no less than 17 different practices are offered by prominent teachers. This holistic temple also offers other cutting-edge disciplines: Floor Bar, Pilates Machines, Qi Gong, Sophrology, Meditation … Naturopaths and massage experts from around the world help detoxify and relax the bodies and minds knotted . After the session, you can enjoy the hammam, or sip a Wild & The Moon detox juice in the living room, while flipping through the pages of an inspiring book by a yogi master.
17/19, rue de Chaillot, Paris (16th), 09-84-54-17-34
Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile: American-style excess
If you are crazy about grandeur but you are not subject to vertigo, the Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile is for you. The third tallest building in Paris after the Montparnasse Tower and the Eiffel Tower, the former Concorde Lafayette Hotel, inaugurated in 1974, has undergone two years of renovation under the leadership of New York interior designer George Wong, before to take the name we know him today. The only skyscraper hotel in the capital, it offers spectacular views of Paris and its historic monuments, all on the edge of the business district of La Défense, and the Champs Elysees. With the iconic panoramic bar on the 34th floor, a restaurant (Mayo) that gives pride of place to local producers, and 995 rooms and suites, the Hyatt Regency Etoile will leave no one indifferent.
3, Place du General Koenig, Paris (XVII), 01-40-68-12-34
Noto Restaurant: as good as good
The first floor of the famous Pleyel Hall now houses this elegant trattoria of Sicilian inspiration but not only. Behind the stove, chef Patrick Charvet (trained at the school of Guy Martin and Pierre Gagnaire) surfs more widely on all influences of the Mediterranean. Caponata, linguine and couscous di pesce rub shoulders here, blending Italian cuisine with escapades to the Maghreb and Andalusia. The aesthetics of this restaurant opened in summer 2017 practice with the same success the mixture of genres. The architect Laura Gonzalez (who is also responsible for the Manko and Alcazar) offers a makeover to this old shop of piano with marble, walnut marquetry and carpet with Moorish-inspired prints. Successful bet for this restaurant as beautiful as good.
252bis, rue du Faubourg Saint Honore, Paris (8th), 01-86-95-96-60
The Bureau: coworking & lifestyle
It is in a remarkable Art-Déco building on the banks of the Seine, facing the Eiffel Tower, that Laurent Geneslay and Rasmus Michau installed the districts of their new project: The Bureau. Far from being innocuous, this choice sign the will of this duo: create a small revolution in the world of coworking by imagining workspaces that are also places of life, combining offices in openspace, meeting room up to twelve people, but also spaces for gym or yoga classes, and restaurant where to enjoy a tasty and healthy cuisine. In all, more than 2,700 square meters, spread over five floors and decorated by interior designer Marika Dru -collaboratrice of the famous site The Socialite Family – which make this address a kind of ideal office, conducive to concentration as to the pleasure of the exchanges.
28, cours Albert 1er, 75008 Paris (VIIIe), 01-83-75-62-00
The Office II, coworking & lifestyle (more)
It has been enough for a small year to Laurent Geneslay and Rasmus Michau to have their first address sold out with customers like Snapchat who invited themselves from the very first hours, investing the first floor of the building. That's why the duo of entrepreneurs has renewed its momentum with a new address two steps from the previous one. The idea is the same, the breathtaking view of the Eiffel Tower, just like the number of positions available, 350. There is also a sublime coffee shop where gourmands can take the break. A new appointment that stands out from the first by its spirit can be a little more laid back, offering the services of a barber, access to a spa, and even the possibility of doing a manicure.
16, cours Albert 1er, Paris (VIIIe), 09-67-51-48-24
Ken Club: chic & physical culture
According to feng shui art, "Ken" means both "health" in Japanese and "serenity" in Chinese. A name chosen in 1985 for this pioneer of contemporary fitness and high-end, created by the Benzaquen family (they also have the keys of Le Klay and 21 Blanche). Located on the banks of the Seine, between the Trocadero and the house of the radio, this space of 1700 square meters houses a very select gym (access is limited to 1000 members), with a fleet of machines Technogym at the forefront (LCD screen with access to television, DVD players and USB key, iPod dock …) and a pool of 14 meters, all mosaic, bathed in daylight. The coaches apply to make a physical and physiological assessment before establishing each personalized sports program, and provide about sixty classes per week, all more tempting than the other (pranayama meditation, kinesies, watsu …). Nestled in the greenery of the plant wall signed by star botanist Patrick Blanc, the spa with its steam rooms, saunas and five treatment rooms, is thought of as a bubble of oxygen. After the session, the discreet clientele can take a last break at the confidential Christophe Ortega hair salon or at the club restaurant, before returning to the urban jungle.
100 Avenue President Kennedy, Paris (XVI), 01-46-47-41-41