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Shocking ! Les Mondes Surréalistes d’Elsa Schiaparelli The Musee des Arts Decoratifs is celebrating Elsa Schiaparelli, one of the most innovative designers of the mid-20thcentury, big time. Close to 600 pieces of her designs including 212 fashion silhouettes will be... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at I Prefer Paris
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As I mentioned last month, I found a treasure trove of doors when I went to Ghent in the end of April. Here’s part two of my series. Do you have some favorites here? CLICK HERE if you missed series... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at I Prefer Paris
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Given the last two blog posts, about a new ice cream shop and a new restaurant, and this one today, it would seem I was on a food binge, which is partially true. The reality is that I have been... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at I Prefer Paris
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In the early 1980s, Vincent and I brought my niece Sarah and her best girlfriend Alexandra to Paris for about 10 days in May. At the time, Sarah and Alexandra were 16 years old, living in and going to high... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2022 at I Prefer Paris
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I am always eager to try new neighborhood restaurants, especially those that are close to my apartment. For years, there was a mediocre Italian restaurant on rue de Turenne, but it recently closed. A few weeks ago, I noticed a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2022 at I Prefer Paris
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Parisians love their ice cream and they patiently queue sometimes for up to 30 minutes at the more than a dozen shops in the Marais, especially on the weekend. In case there weren’t enough shops to fill the current ice... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2022 at I Prefer Paris
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This is my annual post of my window boxes of of Paris. We have had the most beautiful spring this year, with hardly a trace of rain since the end of March, so the window boxes are brimming over with... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2022 at I Prefer Paris
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On my Saint Germain tour, I always show clients the courtyard and entrance to the Delacroix Museum behind the Saint Germain church, in the lovely Place Furstenberg. It has been forever since I’ve visited the museum and the gardens and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2022 at I Prefer Paris
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Duranged- An Evening of One-Act Plays by Christopher Durang Please support my friend Raluca Nechita, and her acting company Spin Cycle by attending their night of one- act plays in English (with French sub-titles) by American playwright Christopher Durang. June... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2022 at I Prefer Paris
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Giovanni Boldini was one of the most renowned portrait painters of the late 19th century. Born in Ferrara, Italy in 1842, he trained in Florence as an artist for six years. He later moved to London and became a successful... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2022 at I Prefer Paris
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During my first trip to Ghent in 2017, I was struck by the fantastic series of doors, which I posted. (CLICK HERE to view). When I revisited Ghent in April of this year for the Floralien flower show, I walked... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2022 at I Prefer Paris
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I am delighted that my friend and wonderful cookbook writer Wini Moranville asked if I would post about her new book. Please see her note below. A few years ago, Richard was so kind to help me get word out... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2022 at I Prefer Paris
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It’s rose season in Paris, and their gorgeous, glorious blooms are springing up in many of the gardens and parks around the city. I captured some of these delights at a few neighborhood parks in the Marais and at the... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2022 at I Prefer Paris
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Dear Subscribers, Before I get to today's post, I wanted to let you know that from now on I will be publishing every Monday and Thursday instead of every Monday and Wednesday. I was walking on rue du Bac last... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2022 at I Prefer Paris
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I’ve been trying to get to the Le Monde de Steve McCurry/ The World of Steve McCurry photo exhbition ever since it opened in in December, and finally got to see it last week. Steve McCurry is a celebrated portrait... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2022 at I Prefer Paris
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In 2017 I visited Ghent, Belgium, and I loved the charms of this small city of romantic water canals and handsome architecture. I am still on the mailing list for the Visit Gent, the official tourist office and in February... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2022 at I Prefer Paris
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Taste of Paris One of the biggest and most popular food events in Paris, Taste of Paris is where some of the top chefs and restaurants offer tastings of their cuisine under one roof. There’s also a gourmet and food... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2022 at I Prefer Paris
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Here’s my latest edition of my Abstract Metro Photos, where I take photos of torn and shredded metro posters and also photos of metro posters with interesting angles. CLICK HERE to view my other Abstract Metro Photos. Do you have... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2022 at I Prefer Paris
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After I visited Dior flagship store, I went next door to newly opened La Galerie Dior, a museum that encapsulates the history of the Dior brand. I was immediately smitten by the three-story high wall behind the spiral staircase containing... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2022 at I Prefer Paris
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The reopening of the flagship Dior Boutique on Ave. Montaigne was timed to coincide with Fashion Week in early March, and I decided to pay a visit. The boutique was inaugurated in 1946 by Christian Dior, just a month before... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2022 at I Prefer Paris
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Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne, both sculptors and artists, worked side by side for decades, creating iconic art works and sculptures from the mid-1950s until François-Xavier’s death in 2008. (Claude continued her work until she died in 2019 at the age... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2022 at I Prefer Paris
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Tax time for U.S. expats is coming up soon. Taxes for expats are due on June 15 instead of April 15 in the USA, which gives you a few more months and you can file an extension, until October 15.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2022 at I Prefer Paris
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At the end of March, I had to go for a medical test at Hopital Tenon, in the 20th arrondissement, near Place Gambetta. As I exited the hospital after my test, I was pleasantly surprised by the beautiful, manicured garden... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2022 at I Prefer Paris
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At the January I traveled to Tenerife in the Canary Islands for sun, fun, and warmth. Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands and surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean. It’s also the warmest place in Europe in the winter,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2022 at I Prefer Paris
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Gaudí For the first time in 50 years, Paris has organized an extensive exhibition of the great Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí. The exhibit features drawings, models, and furniture pieces from the palaces, urban hotels, parks, and churches Gaudí designed. April... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2022 at I Prefer Paris