Category Archives: Literature

Friday Finds 6

Pierre Gouthière: Virtuoso Gilder at the French Court – This exhibit of stunning gilt porcelain is at New York’s Frick Collection until February 19, 2017. Gouthière (1732–1813) worked for Louis XV and Louis XVI as a master ciseleur–doreur (chaser-gilder). His works commissioned and collected … Continue reading

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Sans jury ni récompense

I love my Page a-day Gallery Calendar; it brightens each day with beautiful images. Through it, I learn about new works from favorite artists and discover some new artists with talent that I admire. Paul Signac is one of those … Continue reading

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Une Citation digne d’être citée

Well, my vacation in Paris is drawing to a close. We had a wonderful time. The weather  cooperated – not too cold and mostly dry. The skies were almost solidly gray, which did make it much more difficult than normal … Continue reading

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Friday Finds 3

Picnic in Provence: A Memoir with Recipes, by Elizabeth Bard – This is the follow-up to Bard’s best-selling memoir Lunch in Paris and I liked it even more than the first book. Bard talks with raw honesty about the strain … Continue reading

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Friday Finds

I’m changing things a bit again. If you follow the blog regularly, you will know that I’ve been trying to publish a “Five on Friday” post for the last several months. The problem is, however, that the school year is … Continue reading

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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 16

  We’ve decided to go to Paris for Christmas. How awesome is that! While we’re there, I want to go to the Fondation Louis Vuitton to see Icons of Modern Art: The Shchukin Collection, Hermitage Museum– Pushkin Museum. Russian textile merchant … Continue reading

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