Today is Black Friday in the United States, and since Thanksgiving doesn’t exist in France, that means that technically Black Friday doesn’t exist in France either. That’s no reason not take part in the excitement, though. Here are a few ways to bring Black Friday into your life in Paris, without spending a lot of your hard-earned euros :
Start the evening by inviting your friends around to your place for an all black apéritif: Try your hand at home-made foie gras and truffle “lollipops”, served with a bottle of “Le Vin Noir”. Or maybe something sweeter like black licorice macarons from Ladurée with cold flutes of sparkling X Noir.
Slap on a fresh coat of YSL Pur Noir lipgloss and head on over to Dans Le Noir? for dinner. Dans Le Noir? is the immensely popular restaurant in the 4th arrondissement where diners are served by blind waiters in a pitch-black room. Don’t forget to check your cellphones at the door -the lights and sounds are disruptive to the dining experience.
Top the night off with a Black Shadow cocktail at BC Black Calvados, the hip-n-trendy black and chrome nightclub that’s been a Paris standard since the 1950’s. Not exactly a Paris bargain, but I bet you’ll spend less there than you would’ve at Macy’s Black Friday Sale!
Dans le Noir? 51, rue de Quicampoix 75004
BC Black Calvados 40, rue Pierre 1er de Serbie 75008