A New Take on the Paris Flea Market

Chic Shopping, Exclusive Experiences, Fashion Capital, Favorite Spots, Insider Paris | May 5, 2015

St. Ouen, France–If you can’t find that coveted Birkin, Kelly or Constance bag at the flagship Hermès store in Paris, never mind. If you can’t source a quilted goatskin Chanel bag or elegant pearl necklace at an affordable price, it’s not a problem. Worry about counterfeits and cheap copies, which increasingly…


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An Exclusive and Intriguing Visit of Versailles

Art & Architecture, Insider Paris | April 21, 2015

PARIS, France—This month as I celebrate my 21rst year in France, I can think of no better way to enjoy the art and beauty of my adopted country than having an exclusive visit of the world’s most famous château and gardens—Versailles. By exclusive, I mean having the castle, all to…


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Monet’s Giverny Shows How to Cultivate Your Garden

Art & Architecture, Favorite Spots, Featured Stories, Travel France | April 10, 2015

GIVERNY, FRANCE–“One must cultivate one’s garden. Il faut cultiver votre jardin.” Voltaire’s advice, given at the end of Candide, remains ever so relevant, especially when you visit the splendid garden created by the painter Claude Monet in Giverny–now open from April 1rst to October 31rst. I like to say that…


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London Confidential

London Happenings | April 2, 2015

As the author of Little-Known Museums In and Around London, I came to agree with the author of the first English dictionary, when he states: “No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.” And he…


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Some of the Best Chocolate in Paris

Exclusive Experiences, Insider Paris | April 1, 2015

–PARIS For those of you who happen to be chocoholics, the chocolate-makers and artisans of the French capital don’t disappoint. In fact, if you come at Easter-time you are going to find a broad spectrum of creativity and quality sweets. Here is just sample of what Insider France has discovered:…


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