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Christmas in Europe

11 . 26 . 13

While everyone in the US is gearing up for Thanksgiving, Europe is in full Christmas mode.  The decorations in Paris were particularly beautiful and I look forward to seeing more when I go back on Friday.  Ladurée on rue Bonaparte above just finished their decorations. I just arrived in London today and what I’ve seen […]

One of the things I will never become jaded or complacent about is traveling.  At its worst, it’s expensive and exhausting but at its best, it’s inspiring and invigorating. It opens you up new places, new experiences, new friends, and in the best of circumstance, new romances. Things have been a bit stressful lately and […]

Everyone is raving about the French apartment featured on the cover and inside the November 2013 issue of Elle Decor.  It’s the kind of apartment Americans dream of when they imagine moving to Paris. It was designed by a slightly new firm Champeau & Wilde but the founders Kelli Wilde and Laurent Champeau previously worked […]

Not sure if you all know but Domino magazine is back.  The New York Times referred to this newest incarnation as Domino 3.0 and it looks like the third time is the charm.  It’s no wonder though with Michelle Adams, the founder of Lonny, at the helm. I loved the new holiday issue on newsstands […]

I thought about titling this post The Deyrolle Hotel but thought it might be a little confusing.  The Château de la Bourdaisière hotel is however owned by Prince Louis Albert de Broglie, the man who resuscitated Deyrolle in Paris twice. Once in 2001, when he bought it and again in 2008 after a fire ravaged most of the shop […]

Shine On Harvest Moon

09 . 19 . 13

The full moon overnight Wednesday into Thursday is the Harvest Moon, which is the full moon closest to the Autumnal Equinox. Folklore called it the Harvest Moon since so many crops would be harvested around this time. That got me thinking about wheat which is a symbol of bountiful harvest and prosperity. Even though everyone in […]

Another Chic Chateau

09 . 15 . 13

I always love special men’s issues of magazine because they are usually less full of fluff.  They are also often full of new names and faces in art and design.  The men’s issue of T magazine this weekend is no exception.  I especially loved the feature on furniture designer André Dubreuil in his family’s 18th-century home, Château […]

Chic Aurelie

09 . 08 . 13

I was walking down Madison Avenue Thursday afternoon and saw the chicest woman.  Based on the necklace, I had a feeling it was French jewelry designer Aurelie Bidermann.  I’m not one to approach strangers on the street though so I just kept walking.  But after a few glasses of champagne at the WSJ Magazine five […]

I’m not usually that impressed with the homes that the New York Times features but this 17th-century chateau had me at hello.  It was a bit run down when Giuseppe Laviani and his family bought it for $500,000.  They put $500,000 worth of renovations into the 9,000 square foot chateau on 20 acres. To a […]

Seeing as it’s Bastille Day, I thought I should post something French. (Remember, those of you who receive the email subscription are always a day behind.) One of my favorite things that I did on my recent trip to Paris was visit the Musée de Nissim de Camondo. It’s located next to the Parc Monceau in the […]

Le Sac de Sofia

07 . 13 . 13

While I was on the Vogue Paris website yesterday, I also came across this little feature on Sofia Coppola’s new limited edition Louis Vuitton SC bag exclusively for Bon Marché Rive Gauche in Paris. It’s an update of the design she created in 2009 in cobalt blue with fuchsia trim in two sizes that will be available in September 2013. Better […]

Chic Capucine

07 . 12 . 13

I’m a huge proponent of “to each his own” but whenever I see fashion bloggers in their technicolor outfits, endless arm parties, and unnatural nail art, I want to run screaming in the opposite direction.  I think that’s why I have an affinity for the French editors. My new favorite is Capucine Safyurtlu, the fashion […]

Bon Weekend

07 . 05 . 13

Whatever you are doing this long holiday weekend, I hope you are having as much fun as Brigitte Bardot and Alain Delon are having in these photos from 1968.  They were taken on the yacht of Eric Tabarly and at lunch with famed music producer Eddie Barclay.  Don’t they just epitomize effortless chic? Bon weekend! […]

Domaine de la Baume

06 . 18 . 13

I’m currently trying to figure out how I can spend the whole of August traveling around Provence starting with Domaine de la Baume. The property in Tourtour which opens July 5th used to be the home of expressionist painter Bernard Buffet in the 1950’s. It looks like an absolute oasis to this overworked city girl.   A […]

The chicest new store in Paris has to be The Broken Arm.  It’s minimal and modern but carries the best brands like Raf Simons, Kenzo, and Phillip Lim, along side books, jewelry, and even art supplies.  I couldn’t resist buying a beautiful pack of Faber-Castell pens on my visit. It also has a cute cafe […]

Since I know not everyone is interested in my Parisian slideshow, I thought I’d mix things up.  Of course, I have Paris on the brain so we’re not getting too far afield.  I posted some pics of the Paris apartment of designers Patrick Gilles and Dorothee Boissier of Gilles et Boissier a little while back […]

Paris in a Nutshell

06 . 05 . 13

I am definitely planning a few longer posts on some of the things I did in Paris like my trip to BETC, the brocante de la rue Bretagne, and the Musée Nissim de Camondo but I thought it might be fun to first give you a overview of my  quick trip. I pretty much hit the ground […]