The new government, what a good surprise!

What a series of amazing surprises have happened this week in France with the nomination of 22 new ministers. Emmanuel Macron had promised many women and some experts. We got both. With Prime minister Edouard Phiippe at the helm, his town of Le Havre in Normandy is put forward. He is slick, wears the trendy beard and light navy blue … Read More

Done!

When the tv screen announced at 8 pm that Emmanuel Macron had won with the overwhelming score of 65,8% (actually 66,1% the day after) our hearts suddenly exploded and respite overtook us. What a relief and what a great victory ! I want to thank all of you, faithful readers and friends, who sent text and e mail messages from Great … Read More

Cars are stars at Fondation Cartier

It was great fun as usual at Fondation Cartier for the opening of « Auto Photo, from 1900 to today » a show of 450 pictures by American, British, German, Swiss, Japanese, Mexican, Chinese, African and French photographers who, one way or another, were attracted by cars. Small and large formats, color and black and white, esthetical or social themes make for … Read More

An American Excentric in Paris

Only an excentric American friend could have thought of taking twenty Parisians and a few Americans on a cruise to the unknown ! When I received Micky Wolfson’s invitation to embark at 8.45 at the Bastille, and to sail on to Gallery Thaddaeus Ropac in Pantin, I could not stop smiling for a week.

Cécile Pozzo di Borgo, is honored… again

I was excited for weeks in anticipation. My first invitation to Hôtel de Matignon, the  French Prime minister’s office and residence on rue de Varenne, was the most fun official event I have ever been asked to with the Elysées Palace a few years ago. And the occasion was Cécile Pozzo di Borgo being honored by Prime minister Bernard Cazeneuve … Read More

Maastricht’s magic operates again

The intense excitement started at 8 am at Gare du Nord. The whole quay was filled with dealers, collectors and journalists who were all anticipating walking into the 30 the Maastricht art fair with the happy few who are invited to the preview at 11 am exactly. After having travelled by train to Liège and taxied to Maastricht, in the … Read More

Marzo, chic pizzas with extra charm

It was a divine surprise to end a busy evening at Musée Maillol, and step into Marzo, the pizzeria recommended by my faithful Florentine friends on rue Paul-Louis Courrier. I saw there the slightly disappointing Paul Rosenberg exhibition, « 21 rue la Boétie », based on Anne Sinclair’s biography of her grand father, the genius art dealer.  There are some fabulous paintings by … Read More

Julio Villani enchants Hermès

I was quietly riding the 84 bus on my way to the Latin quarter when suddenly, I had an urge to get off and look from close up the ravishing windows of Hermès, rue de Sèvres. Something very intriguing was hanging upfront and I was irresistibly attracted to little wooden and aluminum birds made by Brazilian artist Julio Villani.