Highsnobiety

When La Sunday organized its first event in 2018, it was just a small gathering of around 70 friends in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. No doubt, the collective had no idea how quickly it would become a central pillar in Côte d'Ivoire’s party scene.

Within a year, the collective was hosting its first festival: 10,000 attendees,  two stages, around 13 acts, and a Christmas market. “We decided to go big or go home,” says co-founder of La Sunday, Charles Tanoh-Boutchoue (better known by his DJ name Black Charles).

The group has continued to grow and with it, the scale and ambition of their parties, too. Some all-time hits include the takeover of Sofitel, the most prestigious hotel in their hometown of Abidjan, and an underground party in a garage that was technically canceled – the weather was bad but fans persuaded La Sunday to go ahead with the event, even helping rebuild the already packed-away equipment (Charles says this was his favorite La Sunday event: “It was nuts because we were missing so many things but the energy was just there.”)

Your Highsnobiety privacy settings have blocked this Instagram post.

After establishing itself in Côte d'Ivoire, the collective took their parties worldwide. Next up, Paris. Together with Champion, La Sunday is throwing a Fête de la Musique as part of Not In Paris, a multifaceted celebration of culture curated by Highsnobiety. Plus, it has created a line of exclusive merch with Champion, available exclusively via the Highsnobiety Shop starting on June 19. 

Ahead of the party, we caught up with members of the collective to find out their favorite places to shop, eat, and drink in Paris. “[The reason we picked] these places is the music and the vibe,” says Fayçal Lazraq who deals with management, operations, and partnerships for La Sunday and splits his time between Paris and Abidjan. “It's not only about what you can eat or drink, it's really about the vibe. If the vibe is cool, everything will be cool.”

Your Highsnobiety privacy settings have blocked this Instagram post.

Touki Bouki

68 rue Julien Lacroix, 75020

Fayçal Lazraq: Touki Bouki offers African food with French wine. Plus, it has Mezcal from South America, so there’s a nice fusion between [different] continents.

Your Highsnobiety privacy settings have blocked this Instagram post.

Maison Château Rouge

40 Bis Rue Myrha, 75018

Aurore Aoussi: Maison Château Rouge is a very important brand for African fashion in Paris. It has collaborated with Jordan and Monoprix. 

Your Highsnobiety privacy settings have blocked this Instagram post.

Ofr Bookshop

20 Rue Dupetit-Thouars, 75003 

Fayçal Lazraq: Ofr is an institution in France. You can find [almost] every book there and they do a lot of collaborations with brands. Yesterday, Lana Del Rey was over there for a book signing.  

Your Highsnobiety privacy settings have blocked this Instagram post.

Crispy Paris

Fayçal Lazraq: Crispy Paris is a pop-up restaurant. We go to [the pop-up events to] eat wings and burgers, have fun, and listen to good music.

Crispy comes to Abidjan and does pop-ups during La Sunday events, so, of course, when we come to Paris, we go to their place.

Your Highsnobiety privacy settings have blocked this Instagram post.

Jah Jah by Le Tricycle

11 rue des Petites Écuries, 75010

Lionel Obam (also known as Jeune Lio): Jah Jah was founded by Daqui Gomis, an old friend of mine, and his wife, Coralie Jouhier. They do vegetarian food and are always showcasing Rastafari references in the restaurant. The food is [centered] around Rasta culture. 

Your Highsnobiety privacy settings have blocked this Instagram post.

THE NEXT DOOR

10 Rue Beaurepaire, 75010

Fayçal Lazraq: You can find [almost] everything at THE NEXT DOOR. It’s a concept store with a big selection of items: perfume, vinyl, books, and fashion. 

Your Highsnobiety privacy settings have blocked this Instagram post.

Chop Chop Love

48 rue du Faubourg Saint-Martin, 75010

Fayçal Lazraq: Chop Chop Love makes French food but it's finger food. They also have nice music and sometimes a DJ playing vinyl.

Your Highsnobiety privacy settings have blocked this Instagram post.

Mimzo

49 Rue Marguerite de Rochechouart, 75009

Aurore Aoussi: I love the design of the bar at Mimzo and the selection of wine. It's owned by a brother and sister duo and a place I highly recommend.

Your Highsnobiety privacy settings have blocked this Instagram post.

Bonjour Jacob

28 Rue Yves Toudic, 75010 / 30 Rue Dauphine, 75006

Fayçal Lazraq: Bonjour Jacob is a coffee shop and it has a great selection of vinyl records and books. 

Your Highsnobiety privacy settings have blocked this Instagram post.

Marché Noir Lomé

18 Rue Commines, 75003

Aurore Aoussi: Marche Noir is Marché Noir is our friends’ brand coming out of Lomé, in Togo. I consider them to be rock stars and they create the clothes of rock stars. It's an African brand and they have a shop also in Paris.

Your Highsnobiety privacy settings have blocked this Instagram post.

Montezuma Café

15 Rue Notre Dame des Victoires, 75002

Fayçal Lazraq: There’s always a good atmosphere and a nice vibe at Montezuma. It’s a good place to connect with people in Paris.

Your Highsnobiety privacy settings have blocked this Instagram post.

Jolis Mômes

5 rue turgot, Paris, France 75009

Fayçal Lazraq: This is a French restaurant, a typical brasserie. The best way to enjoy Jolis  Mômes is to have a drink — a coffee or a glass of wine — and enjoy the terrace and its view of the Sacré-Coeur.

We Recommend
  • A Guide to Paris’ Many Vintage Shops
    • Style
  • Where To Go in Paris, According to Le Monde
    • Style
  • Where To Go During Aperitivo Hour in Milan
    • Culture
  • A Guide to the Best Shopping in Berlin
    • Style
  • Milan’s Best Concept Stores, According to a Local Creative Studio
    • Style
  • The Best Museums in Milan, Curated by an Iconic Local Bar
    • Art & Design
What To Read Next
  • The Ultimate Buyer's Guide to Maison Margiela Sneakers
    • Sneakers
  • adidas' Wonderfully Beefy Super Shoes Just Got Better
    • Sneakers
  • Vans Is Still "Always Pushing"
    • Sneakers
  • These Secretly Good Jordan 4 Sneakers Were Made for the Olympics
    • Sneakers
  • Mongolia's Olympic Uniforms Are Unbeatable
    • Style
  • On's Revolutionary Spray-On Shoe Shakes Up the Running Game
    • Sneakers