Make Yourself Comfortable

Make Yourself Comfortable Even for the amorous French, the question “Voulez ıx>us coucher avec moi?” usually isn’t asked until after dessert. But now it’s the new invitation to dine. Hip Parisians have a new obsession called le dorming, and it means, basically, eating in bed. (The phrase is a takeoff on last year’s trends, lefooding and le lounging.) Flashy Paris restaurants induding Cabaret, Tangia and Pink Platinum have ali installed “bedroom spaces” private nooks for horizontal eating. In the local press, interpretations of this mania run the gamut from the psychoanalytical “This is nothing less than a return to the oral phase,” one shrink was quoted as saying to the pragmatic: no need to spring for a hotel room.

Racy Belıavior 7wenty nine year old Goodyear scion Maximillion Cooper’s third annual Bacchanalian road race, the Gumball Rally 3000, is set to take place on American soil later this month. According to Cooper, who sees the race as an update of Burt Reynolds’ Cannonball Run (“only with much chicer people”), nine members of the Texas Bass elan have coughed up the race’s $10,000 entry fee and will join Nicolas Cage, Sofia Coppola, Damien Hirst, Tara Palmer Tompkinson and others on the six day cross country odyssey.

The race kieks off at Rockefeller Çenter in New York and terminates at the Playboy Mansion, with Hef himself handing out gold and silver Cartier gumball machine trophies. “But it’s not about who wins, says Cooper. “It’s about getting a crazy group of people together for a big, roving party and seeing what happens along the way.”


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