Christo reproduces Christ’s miracle on Lake Iseo

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One needed all the energy of Laure Martin, a long time friend of Christo’s and an art consultant, to get a little group of Toulouse art lovers into the Iseo project this past week. We are in Northern Italy, 90 minutes north of Milano, and not too far from lake Cuomo. The countryside is already mountainous and the lovely little … Read More

Safaris, Safarix and Prince Albert I

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Visiting Musée de la Chasse in the Marais is always a great experience, and this small and chic museum has become the best shared « secret » for demanding visitors. The reason for it is Claude d’Anthenaise, its excellent director. But it’s not always easy to revive an 18 th century house devoted to stuffed animals and paintings of hunters. … Read More

Summer wines and a lot of fun

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It was worth going to Claire de Montesquiou’s Spring wine sale just for the pleasure of chatting with her and of getting two sexy young men to accompany me to the car, with heavy cases of wine. I am a faithful lover of Espérance white wine, a beautiful dry Cuvée d’Or in white glass bottles.

Pierre Paulin at Pompidou

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It is a fascinating and fun exhibition that Centre Georges Pompidou has organized to celebrate Pierre Paulin, the French-Swiss German designer, who died in 2008. He was revealed to the public when President Pompidou commissioned a modern decor for the Elysée Palace from him in 1968. With the simple order: “don’t make any noise”. His furniture and the dismantlement of … Read More

Sotogrande, a (very private) golf course

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I had heard so much about the course from my golfing friends that entering the world of Sotogrande, in southern Spain, was like seeing the Eiffel tower for the first time for an American child. Not only was I not disppointed, I fell under the charm immediately.

Egg hunting for Easter

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When I was a little girl, Easter vacation was a major event. We would all leave Paris for a fortnight in la Sarthe, and egg chasing was a major event on the croquet lawn and around the rose trees. I once received a furry white rabbit which played drums and it remained a great moment of my childhood. 

A Happening at Opéra comique

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Sunday night is not my favorite evening to go out but the association of artist Christian Boltanski and Jean Kalman, the most brilliant lighting engineer alive, made it a must to attend « Pleine Nuit », a performance at Opéra Comique, which is under works until 2017. Described as an « Errance poétique et musicale dans le chantier de l’Opéra … Read More