Category Archives: Movies

Five on Friday 10

The Spectacular Second Empire 1852-1870 – If I were still in Paris, I would totally go to this exhibit at the musée d’Orsay. The Second Empire marks the reign on Napoleon III, a time of wealth and ostentation, but also tremendous social … 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 8

It’s been a hot week here in France! Nothing makes you appreciate air conditionning quite like the lack of it. As I’m typing this, a cool breeze is coming through the window, and I’m very grateful. Here are my francophile … Continue reading

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Five on Friday 7

  This morning, the news from Nice was profoundly sad. Here, in Paris, the sun is shining brightly and it’s a simply beautiful day. It’s hard to imagine that France has once again been the victim of senseless violence. I … 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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Five on Friday 3

  Peabody Essex Museum – Salem, Massachusetts is a funny town. There are great antique shops next to purveyors of witch-kitsch and lovely dockside restaurants next to people who are willing to sell you a magic potion. We’ve had luck antiquing … 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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