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Friday Finds 9

How to Ruin a Queen: Marie Antoinette and the Diamond Necklace Affair, by Jonathan Beckman – This is a detailed historical account of the scandal over a diamond necklace that may have been one of the causes that led to … Continue reading

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Léger et la lumière

Last year, I heard about one word resolutions from Gretchen Rubin’s Happier podcast. Rather than a series of long aspirations, select just one word to sum up what you hope for the coming year. Last year, I selected the word … Continue reading

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Une Empreinte

On a stroll around our temporary neighborhood in the Haut Marais, we came upon a gorgeous store named Empreintes (5 rue de Picardie). This light-flooded concept store is filled with the work of hundreds of different artisans: potters, jewelers, wood-turners, … Continue reading

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Une décoration de Noël

Since we’re going to spend Christmas in Paris, I decided not to decorate our home for the holidays. I love my collection of ornaments; putting them out is fine, but putting them away afterward is (yawn) a real bore. Still, … Continue reading

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Five on Friday 2

Well, the verdict on the new format was positive, so here we go again with a round-up of francophile recommendations: Artist makes the Louvre Pyramid disappear – I am looking forward to seeing this when I get to Paris in … Continue reading

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Five on Friday 1

I have to confess, I’ve been feeling a little ambivalent lately about continuing the blog.  I thought I would experiment with a different format for the summer to shake things up a bit. One post a week will be the … Continue reading

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Papier peint

Wallpaper is having a moment in the design world. In magazines and show houses, I keep seeing beautiful mural-style wallpapers, sometimes brilliantly colored, sometimes in grisaille (grey tones) or sepia, made by French companies, or companies with French names. I … Continue reading

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