Category Archives: Beauty

Five on Friday 17

This summer, I enjoyed the  “Anatomie d’une collection” exhibit at the Musée Galliera in Paris. Apparently, I wasn’t the only one; the exhibit was held over until the end of October and now they’ve launched a follow-up with forty new … Continue reading

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Five on Friday 13

HODLER MONET MUNCH The musée Marmottan Monet, on the western edge of Paris, in the calm 16th arrondissement, has two major special exhibitions a year. This year, the fall and winter show, which runs from September 15 to January 22, 2017, … Continue reading

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Five on Friday 12

Fantin-Latour. À fleur du peau – The charming little musée du Luxembourg-Sénat, often has excellent small exhibits. A new one, dedicated to artist Henri Fantin-Latour will open on September 14. Fantin-Latour is best known for luscious still-lives of flowers that … Continue reading

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Five on Friday 11

Watteau’s Soldiers: Scenes of Military Life in Eighteenth-Century France Watteau is generally associated with paintings of picnicking aristocrats, but early in his career, he painted a series of military scenes. France was involved in the War of the Spanish Succession (1701-14). … Continue reading

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Five on Friday 9

I’m now home from Paris. The time always flies when I’m there! The last week of the Program was so busy that it wasn’t possible to post to the blog. Here are my francophile recommendations for the week: Fashion Forward: 3 … Continue reading

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Five on Friday 4

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art – A couple of weeks ago, we headed over to Hartford, Connecticut to the Wadsworth Atheneum. The oldest public art museum in America recently re-opened after a major face-lift. I had wanted to see the fashion … Continue reading

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La dernière lubie

I’m one of the least tanned people you could ever meet, even at the end of summer. I was an early adopter of self-tanners, and I’ve tried just about every brand and formulation on the market. I’m not going for … Continue reading

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Une crinière

Une crinière (oon krin-e-air) means a mane, like on the glorious cat above, but it is also used to describe an abundant mop of hair. I have had short hair for about twenty-five years now. It’s thick and healthy, but hardly une … Continue reading

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Doucement le matin

Best-selling author Mireille Guiliano came out with a new book based on the French Women Don’t Get Fat formula ten months ago. This time, it was French Women Don’t Get Facelifts: The Secret of Aging with Style and Attitude. I’ve … Continue reading

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L’Officine

My job in Paris has permitted me to have less time-off than in previous years, so I’ve been impatient to get out and see the long list of places I’d planned on visiting this summer. One of those spots was … Continue reading

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