Tag Archives: Nichole Robertson

Un délai

Un délai (uhn day-lay) is a false cognate. It looks and sounds like “a delay” in English, but it means “a time period.” For example, un délai de deux semaines means “for a two week period.” The confusion between un … Continue reading

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Pied-à-terre

Furniture and life-style company Restoration Hardware just introduced its “Big Style, Small Spaces” look-book.  One of the ideas was for a Paris pied-à-terre (pea-ay ah tare), which literally means a “foot on the ground.” I would quite happily put my … Continue reading

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En faire voir de toutes les couleurs à quelqu’un

A friend recently pointed me in the direction of Little Brown Pen, Nichole Robertson’s wonderful photography of Paris. Her blog features her photo collections, as well as some of her wonderings about the beauty around her. Robertson is a freelance … Continue reading

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