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  • Photo of the Week - November 21, 2014

    By Rachael Woodson

    Here is a photograph that was taken during the French artist Daniel Buren's installation Excentrique(s) in 2012. The show was part of the series Monumenta, for which a contemporary artist is invited to create a piece inside Le Grand Palais each year. Buren installed a canopy of 377 multi-colored circular shapes, accompanied by mirrors which reflected the colored light, under which visitors could explore. The artist designed the installation over the course of two years, and the on site implementation took seven days. Light, air and volume are at the source of the work, as is the dichotomy between intimate and public space.

    Last Updated ( Friday, 21 November 2014 )
  • Photo of the Week - November 14, 2014

    By Rachael Woodson

    This week's photo was taken at the Fondation Louis-Vuitton's newly inaugurated building, which was designed by Frank Gehry and is located in the Bois de Boulogne in Paris' 16th arrondissement. The new art museum and cultural center was opened in October with a program of special events including concerts by Lang Lang and Kraftwerk, and an exhibition of work by artists including Christian Boltanski, Ellsworth Kelly, Gerhard Richter, Taryn Simon and Olafur Eliasson.

    Last Updated ( Thursday, 13 November 2014 )
  • French Novelist Patrick Modiano wins Nobel Prize for Literature

    By Anne McCarthy

    In October, the names poured in from all over the globe. Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani activist who champions girls’ rights to education, won the Nobel Peace Prize. Eric Betzig, a 54-year-old Virginian won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry. And France’s Patrick Modiano won the Nobel Prize for Literature. The man is prolific, having published 29 books throughout his career, as well as written children’s books and screenplays. His most recent work, Pour que tu ne te perdes pas dans le quartier, was published this year by Gallimard.

    Last Updated ( Sunday, 16 November 2014 )
  • Guy Savoy : Sebillon : Lenôtre Salutes Jean Cocteau : Thanksgiving Chez Flora : Best Fishes 3 & Guy Martin's Masterclass

    By Margaret Kemp

    Chez Guy Savoy *** Michelin since 2002, favourite addy of Brangelina, there’s exciting news. A special centenary menu chez Sebillon (since 1914). With the delicious Galette des Rois, Lenôtre pays hommage to the iconic Jean Cocteau. Flora Mikula cooks Thanksgiving Dinner with an American chef. Best Fishes and Guy Martin takes a Culinary Masterclass at his Atelier.

    Last Updated ( Wednesday, 12 November 2014 )
  • Cooking with Allison

    By Loui Franke

    There is something very special about being transported back to France through a home cooked meal that incorporates the tastes, smells and flavors that make French food so well loved. Yes, it is true that in France we do have many marvelous products at our fingertips in the markets, the poissonneries (fish shops) and the boucheries (butcher shops), but the world is getting smaller. You can now find most products in your home town super markets or they can be easily substituted with what is available. So, the next time that you are in France, consider the best way to find inspiration and skill to master the art of French cuisine by taking a cooking class.

    Last Updated ( Thursday, 06 November 2014 )
  • Photo of the Week - November 7, 2014

    By Rachael Woodson

    This week's photo is from a postcard that dates from the beginning of the 20th century and shows the southern end of the Bassin de la Villette, which is the largest artificial lake in Paris. The lake, located in Paris' 19th arrondissement, was originally filled with water on December 2, 1808, and links the Canal de l'Ourcq and the Canal Saint-Martin. In the image we can spot several elements of Paris' public transportation system - over the canal's arch is the bus company kiosk, and above, the viaduct for the métro's ligne deux.

    Last Updated ( Friday, 07 November 2014 )
  • A Fashion Girl in Paris: An Interview with Aleksandra Domagala

    By Katja Kozlevcar

    I met Aleksandra during my four month stay in Paris back in 2012 when she instantly charmed me with her energy and zest for life. As a Polish fashion girl living in Paris she had the opportunity to experience some really amazing opportunities, such as working for Balenciaga, but also overcoming a few differences between the cultures.

    Last Updated ( Thursday, 06 November 2014 )
  • Perugino, Maitre de Raphael / Perugino, Raphael’s master

    By Rosemary Flannery

    A superb exhibition on Italian Renaissance master Perugino is currently being hosted by the Jacquemart-André Museum in Paris. Piero di Cristoforo Vannucci was born circa 1445-1450 in Citta della Pieve, a small city near Umbria’s capital, Perugia; his artistic training began here.


    Last Updated ( Sunday, 02 November 2014 )
  • Sometimes You Just Need a Cartoon

    By Michele Kurlander

    SPEND AN EVENING WITH THE INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED NEW YORKER CARTOONIST SAM GROSS, who will arrive from New York to appear at an informal meet and greet at the Library Mohammed Arkhoun at 74-76 Rue Mouffetard at 7:00 PM on Thursday, November 6 and entertain with stories from his over 50 years as a cartoonist at publications such as the National Lampoon, Esquire and the New Yorker and a comrade of the likes of Addams Family creator Charles Addams.

    Last Updated ( Monday, 03 November 2014 )
  • Millesimes 62 : Le Royal Monceau, Raffles, Paris : Petrossian : Clarins News & Les Fées Pâtissières Buzz

    By Margaret Kemp

    Carole Bouquet and Marc Lavoine signed the Golden Book at Millesimes 62 located on a square designed by architect Riccardo Bofill, read, « béton » central, perfect example of neo-20th century quartier Montparnasse. Three restaurants to choose from at Le Royal Monceau, Raffles, Paris. You’ll want everything in Petrossian’s new collection. Clarins celebrates 60 wrinkle free years, and, connaissez vous Les Fées Pâtissières?

    Last Updated ( Tuesday, 04 November 2014 )
  • Photo of the Week - October 31, 2014

    By Rachael Woodson

    November is officially Le Mois de la Photo in Paris. For its 18th edition, the program revolves around three themes - La photographie méditerranéenne, Anonymes et amateurs célèbres, and Au cœur de l’intime. This week's photograph is from the current exhibition at the Jeu de Paume of work by the American photograher Garry Winogrand, which runs from October 14, 2014 to February 8, 2015.

    Last Updated ( Sunday, 02 November 2014 )
  • Choupette: The Private Life of a High-Flying Fashion Cat

    By Katja Kozlevcar

    The fashion world can get to silly extremes sometimes. Designers produce unwearable art, editors make up incomprehensible demands and cats get their own books. The fashion's most famous pet comes from maison Lagerfeld – creative director of Chanel and one of the most recognisable designers in the world.

    Last Updated ( Sunday, 02 November 2014 )
  • Maison Kitsuné Opens Its Second Boutique in Paris

    By Katja Kozlevcar

    Maison Kitsuné is a collaborative brand between Gildas Loaëc, creative director of the band Daft Punk, and the architect Masaya Kuroki, who made a switch to fashion design. Bringing together music, fashion and design, Kitsuné is a unique concept of trendy and modern luxury.

    Last Updated ( Thursday, 23 October 2014 )
  • Rossi & Co : Carton Rouge : When Prunier Met Betjeman & Barton : Stop Press Musical Chefs & Bûche of the Week Buzz

    By Margaret Kemp

    Two restaurants this week with links to, football, the beautiful game. Rossi & Co, unique ristorante, with a talented chef, from Naples, who once walked for Givenchy. Carton Rouge (Red Card) a seriously good bistro even if you’re not a PSG supporter. Chez Prunier, Betjeman & Barton rare teas are matched with salmon and caviar. Diarise #caviarshot. Musical chefs and, take a look at  Angelina’s belle bûche.

    Last Updated ( Tuesday, 04 November 2014 )
  • Square Danielle-Mitterrand

    By Gregory Ross

    This pearl-shaped park is hidden on a narrow street that jets off the Seine. There are apartment buildings nestled to both sides of the park and, like a village in the countryside, there are no alleyways between the abutting buildings. They resemble a sinuous wave of white that crawls its way into the heart of the fifth arrondissement.

    Last Updated ( Friday, 24 October 2014 )

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