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Le miroir aux alouettes

These days, my bedside-table reading is The Essence of Style: How the French Invented High Fashion, Fine Food, Chic Cafés, Style, Sophistication, and Glamour, by Joan DeJean. It’s a very entertaining account of the deliberate collaboration between Louis XIV and … Continue reading

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Aller comme un gant

On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…gloves hand-made in France. Gloves are almost as fun as shoes. They can be practical (snore) or fabulous, so why not reach for fabulous? Since 1989, Chantal and Christian … Continue reading

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