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Post-War Dressing

I was recently transported back in time to the golden age of fashion when women wore more delicate, feminine clothes and didn’t dare leave the house without a hat and matching gloves. “Les Anneés 50/ The 1950s- Fashion in France, 1947-1957” follows the metamorphosis of post war fashion in France, starting with the revolutionary New […]

Quittin’ Time

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FINALLY!

The wait was long – and it is not over quite yet. But, I am sure, on Saturday, October 25, I am going to say that it was worth waiting for. On that day Paris’s Picasso Museum is to reopen after a five-year closure for renovation. And on that day I will be there! That […]

Paris Zoo Reopens!

The Paris Zoo (Parc Zoologique de Paris) celebrated its 80th anniversary with a reopening in June 2014. The six-year closure was necessary to plan renovations. The zoo had never had been renovated or upgraded since 1934. Now, instead of being cooped in cages according to their type, the one hundred eighty park species, including the […]

You, Too, Can Paint at Giverny

My friends Laurie and Blair lead outdoor painting workshops in Paris and environs. During the summer they take clients to Giverny to paint and they receive a special permit that is only given to artists and photographers to go after hours when it is closed to the public. We went on a hot mid July […]

The Other Tower in Paris

A high stone edifice in a small park in the very centre of the city looks like there ought to be some more of it; it ought to be part of something—yet it stands there all alone: 54 metres high (171 ft). It is the Tower of Saint Jacques and it’s some five centuries old. […]

Sew Lame

Worst. Tour. Ever. As a connoisseur of Paris museums—the Nissim de Camondo, Espace Dali, and the Musee des Arts Decoratif are three favorites—I was very excited to tour the Gobelins, a working carpet and tapestry factory in the 13th arrondissement that dates back to the 1600s. Not only are the products of the museum something […]

The Roman Past

When in Paris, go to Rome. Say what? Well, let me explain. France, like most of Europe, was once occupied a part of the Roman Empire. Though Paris seems thoroughly French today, there’s one amazing leftover from the time when Julius Caesar’s army ruled: Les Arènes de Lutèce. Despite the name, it’s just one arena. […]

Sparkly, Neely, Sparkle!

Very cool time-lapse video of our fave Gray Lady, by Rich Adler.

City of Entertainment

In 2013, the most visited Paris monument was Notre-Dame de Paris with over 13 million visitors. About 27 million people visit Paris annually. The Exposition Universelle (World’s Fair) de 1900 had 51 million visitors. When visiting Paris, what fascinates the visitor? The Art Nouveau of the metro entrances? The Moulin Rouge? The Eiffel Tower? Paris […]

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