Better than the Louvre

15 February 2018

On 24 January, a new venue opened its doors to the cultured Kyiv community. Its Not the Louvre can be found through an archway on Chapaeva – just follow the music and lively conversation about life, art, and all that jazz. The inside is not unlike those topics listed above – the venue has a very collegey feel-featuring all kinds of artwork and not one piece of furniture matches another. It is a place not just for the intelligentsia but for anyone looking to enjoy tasty morsels from their menu, intricate signature cocktails, and live music from Thursday to Sunday. Adding to the Tres Francaise family, It’s Not the Louvre is a welcome addition to Kyiv.

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Danish brand ECCO presented a limited line of shoes made from the brand’s innovative material – ECCO SHINEBRIGHT leather. The new ECCO collection is made of leather with microparticles of glass – it reflects bright light, like an animal’s eyes flashing in the dark! Katerina Osadchaya, Leonila Guz, Olga Harlan, Alexander Pedan, Alexandra Kucherenko, and others had the chance to enjoy this new collection in a special “dark room”.

A grand opening of New German Films took place at Kiev Kino on 18 October. This fest is organised by Goethe-Institut Ukraine together with Arthouse Traffic thanks to ProCredit Bank Ukraine. “Transit” by Christian Petzold was presented at the opening. Even if you didn’t make it you too can enjoy German films until 24 October!

Twenty-four beauties competed, but on 24 September, it was Leonila Guz of the Kherson region who took the title “most beautiful” along with the crown in Kyiv at the Miss Ukraine International 2018 beauty pageant showcased on 1+1. In fact, the crown initially went to Veronica Didusenko, who was stripped of it once judges learned she was married. Guz will represent Ukraine this year at the Miss World in China in
December – good luck!

Kyiv’s international business community celebrated the start of the weekend on 6 October at Fandom. There were delicious desserts, a bountiful bar menu and an inspired interior with The Big Meet. Will you hit up the next Big event?