Category Archives: Fashion

Relié

This spring, I discovered the vast properties held by The Trustees of Reservations, who protect over 100 properties in Massachusetts from development or falling into ruin. I bought a family membership and my husband and I have enjoyed visiting a … Continue reading

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Donner un conseil

Every time I visit Paris, I find some great new places to shop, dine, or just soak up the joy of being in my favorite city. Here are a few: Thomas Antiquités (98 rue Oberkampf, 11th Arrondissement) This is a … Continue reading

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Suffisant

For the last two years, I have tried a one word affirmation, as inspired by Gretchen Rubin’s Happier podcast, instead of new year’s resolutions. The first year, it was Read, which did spur me on to make regular time for … Continue reading

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What to see in L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue: Part One

A visit to this pretty little town was one of my chief motivations for visiting this part of France. L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue is known as “The Venice of Provence” because of the way it is encircled by the river that gave the … Continue reading

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What to see in Saint-Rémy

I had heard a lot about market day in Saint-Rémy, so it was high on my list of places to visit while I was in Provence. I traveled there by bus from Avignon, which brought me right into the heart … Continue reading

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Sublime

Today I had the pleasure of seeing the sublime (soo-bleem)  Dior exhibit at the musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. The retrospective marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of one of the most influential couture houses of the 20th … Continue reading

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Hors du commun

Have you ever heard of Dalida? She was a larger-than-life beauty queen, turned singer, originally from Egypt. I use “Laissez-moi danser” and “Je suis malade” in class and my students are usually rather overwhelmed by all that she was.  Recently, … Continue reading

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