MM. LaFleur – At this time of the winter, looking foward to spring – and spring clothes – is a popular coping mechanism. I need absolutely nothing, but I can’t help looking at the lovely clothes on the M.M. LaFleur site. Their clothes are designed for professional women and they have the added advantage that they travel well and are machine washable. Their permanent showroom is in New York, but they also have some pop-up locations in major U.S. cities. If you can’t travel to one of their shops, you can shop online, or they will also send you a “Bento box” with four to six clothing items to check out based on the preferences in your questionnaire. The only French thing about the company is the name, based on the founder Sarah LaFleur, but the esthetic is pure French, with its emphasis on quality and simplicity. I am soooo tempted.
Matisse in the Studio – The Boston Museum of Fine Arts will be welcoming an exhibit about Henri Matisse from April 9 to July 9, 2017. Matisse placed great importance on objects that he used regularly for his paintings. This is the only US stop for this exhibit that brings together 36 paintings, 26 drawings, 11 bronzes, and many other works, representing all stages of the artist’s career. Many are from private collections and have never before been exhibited outside of France.