Paris 1900: A Spectacular Show at Le Petit Palais in Paris

Art & Architecture, Historical France | April 9, 2014

In 1900, Paris proclaimed itself capital of the world. Nothing less. It certainly had good reason to do so, with the opening of the most magnificent train station on the Left Bank (today’s Musée d’Orsay), as well as the Alexander III bridge, the Grand and Petit Palais, and many other…


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What’s In a Name? For Inès de la Fressange: Plenty

Fashion Capital | April 7, 2014

There is a lot to admire about Inès de la Fressange. I have been following her career for 20 years–the time I have been in France. First there was her career as the first smiling and totally charismatic model for Chanel. Her wearing a tee shirt beneath a Chanel jacket on…


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Agathe Gaillard: The Gallerist Who Made Photography Collectible

Art & Architecture | March 12, 2014

Last Monday night I had the privilege to hear one of the leading pioneers in the field of collectible photography: Agathe Gaillard, who after nearly 40 years of running a gallery in her name, has now published a swan song: “Agathe Gaillard: Memoirs of a Gallery.” Like all mavericks, Ms….


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Breakfast at La Durée: An Oasis of Parisian Elegance

Dining Out, Fairytale Venues, Favorite Spots | March 12, 2014

Today, after beating the Roland Garros rush for tickets and snagging center court tickets for June 6 and June 7 semi-finals and finals, my sales manager and myself treated ourselves to breakfast at the recently redecorated La Durée on the Champs-Elysées. The front room overlooking the widest avenue in the…


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More Jewels in the Crown: Michelin Gives 3 Stars to 27 Restaurants

Dining Out, Favorite Spots, Travel France | March 3, 2014

France is not just the country that boasts more cheeses than days in the year–it is also the proud nation of the greatest number of outstanding restaurants. The “red guide” or “guide rouge” published by the Michelin publishing division of the tire company since 1900, just pronounced its highest distinctions…


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