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Paris 1874, Inventing Impressionism April 15, 2024, marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Impressionism. Monet, Renoir, Degas, Morisot, Pissarro, Sisley, Cézanne, and 24 other artists of the period, banded together to create their own exhibition. In celebration, Musée... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at I Prefer Paris
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In the past few years, photos of Chefchaouen, Morocco have been popping up in my social media accounts. The old part of the city is painted a gorgeous hue of blue and Chefchaouen has been on my travel must-see list.... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at I Prefer Paris
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Last month Vincent and I took a quick, three-day trip to Tangier, Morocco for a change of scenery and to escape the gray, winter days of Paris. It’s 2:45 minute flight from Paris, and when we arrived, it was warm... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2024 at I Prefer Paris
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There’s a kind of comfort and reliability in certain Paris cafes. Café Benjamin on rue de Rivoli, in between Chatelet and the Louvre, is one of them. The corner storefront wraps around rue de Rivoli with an extended white awning,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2024 at I Prefer Paris
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Pharaohs and ancient Egypt come alive on the walls of Atelier des Lumieres for the new 2024 exhibition. It’s an unusual departure for Atelier des Lumieres, as they have presented shows by major artists of the 19th and 20thcentury in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2024 at I Prefer Paris
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I was invited to Maxim’s de Paris last week for lunch by the Paris Society group, which has recently taken over the management of the historic restaurant. In 1893, the bistro Maxim’s, was opened by a former waiter, Maxim Gaillard,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2024 at I Prefer Paris
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Gagosian Gallery Paris is celebrating the master photographer Richard Avedon on the centennial year of his birth. The timing was perfect; it opened during haute couture fashion week at the end of January. The exhibit starts with superb photos of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2024 at I Prefer Paris
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Today is a guest post from Meredith Mullins about an excellent and informative writer's workshop. Many of us dream of being a “writer in Paris.” You may be jotting notes on a café napkin; journaling to keep the adventure of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2024 at I Prefer Paris
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1,001 Orchids Some of the rarest and most exotic orchids will be on display in the greenhouses of the Jardin des Plantes. February 8 to March 4, 2024 Jardin des Plantes https://www.sortiraparis.com/en/what-to-visit-in-paris/exhibit-museum/articles/58630-a-thousand-and-one-orchids-2024-in-paris-a-floral-stroll-in-the-jardin-des-plantes-greenhouse La Traviata Australian director Simon Stone updates the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2024 at I Prefer Paris
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One of the things I appreciate about Paris is the relevance and abundance of confectionary shops around the city. The closest thing we used to have in the U.S. would be penny candy shops, which almost don’t exist anymore, except... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2024 at I Prefer Paris
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I recently made a quick trip to Barcelona for four days and discovered a plethora of great doors. Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2024 at I Prefer Paris
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I was with a tour client last week, and she passionately shared about a home boutique she discovered. She practically ordered me to visit, as she knew I would like it. I read about Marin Montagut Boutique a few years... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2024 at I Prefer Paris
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There’s been a big influx of high-end coffee shops in Paris in the last 14 years, starting with Cotume Café in the 7th arrondissement in 2011. Most of them source and roast their own, high-quality beans and have baristas preparing... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2024 at I Prefer Paris
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Something appealing, Something appalling, Something for everyone: A comedy tonight! These are the brilliant lyrics by Stephen Sondheim from the opening song, A Comedy Tonight, from the musical A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, which is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2024 at I Prefer Paris
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The first great exhibition for 2024 has already started. Iris Van Herpen: Sculpting the Senses is an incredible visual voyage into the world of designer and couturier Iris Van Herpen. Her creations are mostly 3-D extravaganzas using new technologies and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2024 at I Prefer Paris
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In 2024, I will celebrate 18 years of bringing you Eye Prefer Paris. I want to thank and acknowledge everyone who has read Eye Prefer Paris, and especially want to thank my loyal subscribers who have received my posts by... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2024 at I Prefer Paris
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As I mentioned in my last blog post about Campagne de Paris, I am posting more photos today. Campagne de Paris (Countryside of Paris) is an enclave of 100, two- and three-story townhouses constructed in 1928. CLICK HERE if you... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2024 at I Prefer Paris
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I love happy accidents. Last week I went to check out a street in the 20th arrondissement, which is quite a long way from the Marais, where I live. I read that the street still looked like a village from... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2024 at I Prefer Paris
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It was the loveliest Christmas this year. My cousin Ellis and his husband Landon were visiting from New York, and we invited them for Christmas dinner. They walked in and handed us a gorgeous and festive bouquet of white roses... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2023 at I Prefer Paris
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This is the last of my Christmas in Paris 2023 series. Today the focus is on street lights and displays, Place Vendome, and the beautiful trees and decorations from five-star hotels throughout Paris. Did you enjoy my Christmas in Paris... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2023 at I Prefer Paris
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Hotel de Ville always does a great Christmas display and small market and this year they are spotlighting the upcoming Olympic Games 2024. The plaza is lined with fresh fir trees and there are free rides and activities for children... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2023 at I Prefer Paris
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The eternally glamorous and legendary Catherine Deneuve kicked off the inauguration of the holiday windows at Printemps for 2023. It’s a Paper Holiday, Let Your Wishes Come True, is the theme this year with messenger birds taking the helm. The... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2023 at I Prefer Paris
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Today I start my annual edition of the Christmas time in Paris with the windows of Galeries Lafayette. For 2023, the theme at Galeries Lafayette is the Little Girl and the Paintbrush, inspired by "Noël de mes Rêves"/My Dream Christmas.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2023 at I Prefer Paris
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Modern Paris 1905-1920 The period between 1905, from La Belle Epoque to the Roaring Twenties, was a culturally rich period in Paris, dominated by artists, writers, dancers, choreographers, and fashion designers. The new exhibition Modern Paris 1905-1920 explores this important... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2023 at I Prefer Paris