Wanderlust – a name every Parisian has surely heard over the past year, and perhaps even has memories associated with it. That would come as no surprise! Since our first blog post in June, 2012 about the freshly opened doors of Wanderlust, it has blossomed into one of the hottest commodities in the night life, party throwing, artist collaboration and event space scenes. And that’s just the half of it!
For starters, the restaurant is a perfect example of the eclectic, global approach ringing through every strand of Wanderlust’s being. Four guest chefs are invited every year, each creating a customized, exclusive menu. The first of the four this season (from April 16 to June 21) is Bertrand Grébaut, head chef and owner of Septime. The location along the Seine can’t be beat and it’s a perfect brunch spot to check out on weekends.
The global, sustainable mentality of Wanderlust is self evident in the many creative ateliers offered weekly. Partnering with Grow Little and Liliana Motto, just to name a few, they offer classes on DYI green cosmetics, creating terrariums, yoga, etc. In addition, children are not excluded from the fun! From origami and capoeira to seed bombs and green living – there is a rich variety for any little one!
Last, but certainly no least, we have Wanderlust events, or more commonly called “parties”. Now, this is a multi-faceted world on its own. Let me give you a few examples. Mondays, they host a DJ for some evening ambiance then show a featured film on a giant screen behind the bar outside. Brilliant! Saturdays, when the mega parties happen, this will include hours of live music from the hottest DJs, stands set up offering services from people like Rubi (She Lets her Hair Down), who does hair, and Kim (Unlock Paris), who does nails. Then a “make your own t-shirt” area, a vintage clothing market, video games and perhaps bingo can be enjoyed by the crowd. Many of these events are free entry as well, which is an added bonus.
Partnering with A Nous Paris, Doolittle, Datagif, and BurnWanderlust has proven itself to be all it promised to be from the beginning and much, much more. Not it’s up to you to take advantage of these happenings that can only be found at 32, quai d’Austerlitz.WANDERLUST 32 quai d’Austerlitz 75013 PARIS 07.88.12.36.36 Metro: Quai de la Gare, Gare d’Austerlitz Open every day