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Au Revoir Paris

08 . 19 . 14

Today is the day I say au revoir to Paris.  Or maybe I should say à bientôt since I will definitely be back again soon. Time really does fly when you’re having fun.  I am sad to be living the City of Light but I am also excited to get back to New York.  I can’t […]

I am going to miss so many things about Paris but working on a laptop is not one of them.  It feels like it’s time to get back to being productive on a real computer at a real desk. Of course, if I had a real office like Jenna Lyons, I might be even more […]

I stopped by my friend Eleanor’s today to leave a few things and say goodbye.  (That’s her above) I can’t believe it was exactly three months ago that I landed on her doorstep.  Without her generosity, guidance, hospitality, and occasional shoulder to cry on, this trip would not have been possible.  What’s even more amazing […]

“Find me a man who’s interesting enough to have dinner with and I’ll be happy.” – Lauren Bacall (1924-2014) 

The Aurelie Bidermann boutique on rue des Saint-Pères is currently closed for vacances along with the rest of Paris. Luckily, I will be able to shop her just opened Soho store once I get back to New York. It will be filled with her signature costume bijoux, as well as her new high jewelry collection.  I didn’t […]

O Captain, My Captain

08 . 12 . 14

“…you must strive to find your own voice. Because the longer you wait to begin, the less likely you are to find it at all. Thoreau said, “Most men lead lives of quiet desperation.” Don’t be resigned to that. Break out!” – John Keating played by Robin Williams (1951-2014) in Dead Poets Society

I can’t believe I have just one more week left in Paris. There is so much I will miss and so much I didn’t get to check off my list this summer.  I’m actually glad I didn’t see it all though because it will give me even more incentive to return again soon.  One of […]

As you know from reading the blog, I’m a huge fan of Danish fashion designer Malene Birger and her book Life and Work: Malene Birger’s Life in Pictures.  Needless to say, I was thrilled to learn that she’s not only releasing a new book, Move and Work, but debuting her new endeavor Birger1962 this fall.  […]

Calder and Coppola

08 . 06 . 14

Creativity seems to run through all branches of the Coppola family.  They collaborate on projects at various times as well. According to a tidbit ion the T magazine blog, Sofia Coppola recently photographed the look book for her cousin-in-law, Amanda Blake’s new line of clothing, Calder, in her own New York apartment. Blake studied at Parsons […]

Remember my Paris apartment that I posted a few weeks ago here?  Well, it could be yours from August 15-30.  Due to a small Visa issue (with France not the credit card) I can only stay in Paris for 90 days.  I am returning to New York on August 15th but have already paid for […]

Summer is the time of blockbuster movies but there are also a few small films that are making their way to a theatre near you.  One that looks very promising is The Hundred Foot Journey based on the novel The Hundred-Foot Journeyby Richard Morais and produced by Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey.  It centers on […]

London Calling

07 . 29 . 14

I’m currently in London for a few days to meet up with my friend who’s in town from New York.  The city seems a little less hectic than it did when I was here last November. We’ve had great luck with the weather and played tourist in between shopping and eating.  Great restaurants to try […]

Les Stars et La Seine

07 . 27 . 14

Before I left Paris for London, I walked across a bridge I rarely walk across, the Pont d’Alma. I happened to notice that there was an outdoor exhibition of photos below entitled, Les Stars et La Seine.  As you might be able to tell from the name, it highlights stars from various decades and countries […]

I only have a few more weeks left in Paris so I’m trying to pack it all in before I go. I still can’t believe I haven’t made it to all the museums yet.  I’m also headed to London on Saturday for five days to meet up with a friend who will then come back […]

I love that two months into my stay in Paris, I am still discovering new places.  But I can’t believe I’ve not seen one person or article that has ever suggested visiting the free Atelier Brancusi exhibit next to the Centre Pompidou.  The artist Constantin Brancusi bequeathed his studio along with the entire contents to the […]

One of the other occupations I toy with trying is jewelry designer.  Since I don’t have the time or energy to take jewelry making classes, I get to indulge my fantasy on Gemvara. Each piece of Gemvara jewelry is customizable in over 20 different natural gemstones and nine different precious metals. Once you’ve designed your piece, […]

Lower Light

07 . 22 . 14

Paris is known as the City of Light but the light everywhere starts to change once we move closer to autumn.  It becomes lower and warmer which is part of the reason I want to wear more neutrals and warmer colors. They just go together. I was cleaning out a Paris Vogue from May and […]