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Art Nouveau

At the end of my summer job in Paris last hear, my team game me a lovely coffee table book, Art Nouveau: Posters, Illustration & Fine Art from the Glamorous Fin de Siècle, by Rosalind Ormiston & Michael Robinson. I’ve … Continue reading

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Une Nocturne

While my summer job in Paris was quite different than normal, I did have a few opportunities to get out to see some exhibits and do a little shopping. One of the exhibits that I had wanted to see was … Continue reading

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Les Pissenlits

I’ve found a beautiful hotel in Nancy and planned a full roster of exciting places to see. Clearly, I’m going to get very, very hungry. I need to turn to the important business of what to eat. One of the … Continue reading

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L’Itinéraire pédestre

Well, the trip with my family to Normandy is not going to work out this year, but we’re going to hope for next year. So, I’m glad I didn’t cancel my hotel in Nancy! Thus far, I’ve looked la Vieille … Continue reading

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Vitrine du monde

Le Petit Palais always has great exhibits in the summer. This year is no exception. Until August 17, 2014, the exhibit “Paris 1900, La Ville Spectacle” shines the light on l’Exposition Universelle that kicked off the 20th century in grand … Continue reading

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Donner un nouveau look à

Le musée des Arts décoratifs on the rue de Rivoli in Paris is a must-see when I’m in Paris. They always have interesting exhibits, like the one about illustrator Eugène Grasset that’s on until March 24, 2013. The exhibit features … Continue reading

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Art nouveau

When I’m not drooling over the vintage jewelry on 1stdibs, the vintage and antiques website, I’m checking out the antique furniture. I love the sinuous shapes of art nouveau from the late 19th and early 20th century. Louis Majorelle is … Continue reading

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Bazar de luxe

One part glamorous department store, one part tourist attraction, les Galeries Lafayette are celebrating their 100th birthday. It’s the second most visited building in Paris, right behind the Eiffel Tower. Yes, it often seems crowded when I’m there, usually during … Continue reading

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Parler de la pluie et du beau temps

If you’re looking to expand your francophone horizons, consider a long-weekend in Brussels, the capital of Belgium. Brussels is officially bilingual, a little island of French in the middle of a sea of Flemish. Since 2001, Brussels has been the … Continue reading

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Plat principal

In my opinion, the Art Nouveau era of the early 20th century was one of the most beautiful. If you agree, you’ll love dining at the Grand Bouillon Racine, 3, rue Racine, just north of the Jardin du Luxembourg. The … Continue reading

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