Last minute presents

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Going shopping for Christmas can be fun and I loved my little time spent at Marie Hélène de Taillac‘s shop on rue de Tournon. It is all blue and red and her sister Gabrielle, who beautifully edited the book on her jewelry, could not have been more patient and charming as is Philippe, the director of sales. Sealed drawers magically … Read More

And another Christmas table by Fabienne de Seze

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Fabienne de Seze is the good friend without whom you cannot live. Her profession is to organise weddings and balls but she used to work for Musée des Arts Décoratifs for many years, and created their wonderful shop which is still the best place to find presents in Paris. You can ask her any question, she will solve your problem. … Read More

Elegant presents for all ages

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If you can’t afford a painting by Andy Warhol, Keith Haring or Alex Katz, Ligne Blanche has a solution for you. Buy a plate, a coffee cup or a candle designed by them. This smart company started working with famous artists or their estates to reproduce their art on Limoges porcelain plates. And the result is great fun. I was … Read More

Two very Parisian Christmas tables

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Isabelle Baer is a very special person. She worked for many years as Pierre Celeyron’s good fairy organizing weddings and eccentric evenings at Versailles and has three brilliant children. Julien who is a talented singer and musician who also writes poetry, a daughter Pauline, who just published a book “La collection disparue” on her family’s painting collections which were looted … Read More

Cashmere for your kids? at a fair price exceptionally

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Business being what it is a the moment, there are wonderful deals to be made for Xmas and Oscar et Valentine, a company specialized in cashmere for children! is giving an exceptional 40 % discount to all of you who read ParisDiary, whether yo live in Europe or anywhere else in the world. Their collections are just adorable and there … Read More

Gabrielle Chanel at Galliera, a stark approach to fashion

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I was incredibly lucky to be asked by Pierre Provoyeur, former director of the museum of fashion at MAD, to the opening of “Gabrielle Chanel, Manifeste de Mode“, the exhibition which inaugurates the new Chanel galleries at Palais Galliera. Olivier Saillard, the artistic director of the show who instigated this partnership with the Couture house a few years ago, started … Read More

Deconfining and lovely pleasures ahead!

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Christian Louboutin‘s exhibit at Palais de la Porte Dorée could be your first museum visit starting on June 16 th! It is so inventive and artistic that even if you hate shoes, you will love this show…and do not miss Stéphane Bern’s performance on television in the English room. Versailles is reopening again and if the weather gets better the … Read More

In Moulins, the Center for stage costume is open and fun!

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Since all operas and theaters are closed, the Center for Stage costume in Moulins (Centre de costume de scène) seems the closest way to being in a theatre again (until November)… This very special “vault of fashion” opened by Martine Kahane and Christian Lacroix in July 2006, keeps 20 000 costumes which belong to the Paris Opera, the Comédie Française … Read More