A double bill at Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson starts Paris photo week

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Friday night was a major evening at Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson rue des Archives, when privileged guests could discover the new premises after two years of renovation and with two exhibitions. Jan Groover, the long lost American photographer who loved France, on the main floor, and downstairs, in the new vaulted gallery, “Henri Cartier-Bresson /Martin Parr, the Reconciliation”. The reason everyone … Read More

Amid the crisis, there are some wonderful moments…

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Two events this week cheered me up amid the horrific news of strikes, fuel shortages, war, and mostly the 12 year old young girl who was murdered on her way back from school, by a sick woman in Paris. “Leurs voix pour l’espoir”, a concert of French singers  produced by the charming Laurie Cholewa took place for the tenth time … Read More

Les Grandes Ecuries, a new festival and a new association in Chantilly!

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In Chantilly, the Martha Argerich “Coups de Coeur” last week end turned out to be a moment of discoveries around the famous pianist who had celebrated her 80 th birthday there last year, surrounded by friends and family in Les Grandes Ecuries. The music festival created by Serge Sobczynski and Iddo Bar Shai, took place under the patronage of Prince … Read More

Happy moments, here and there

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The event of the week end for me was of course the wedding of my niece Alix de Gramont, an organizational change strategist, who lives in Brooklyn but chose with her husband Matthew Inman, a music critic and writer, to come to France to tie the knot or seal the vows…as you wish.  The French American ceremony was intimate in … Read More

New England is the best in the summer

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There is nothing that I like more in the summer than flying off to Boston and land in Marblehead, on the North shore, where a fabulous sunset awaits me with a gin and tonic and the view of the harbor. And this is an experience I had not had in four years. So you can imagine my level of excitement … Read More

The Wadsworth Atheneum museum in Hartford is a must

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As a member of Frame (French American museum exchange) the Wadsworth Atheneum is on the list of the most excellent “provincial” museums in America and I could not skip a visit there since my last encounter with its galleries dated back to 2017. I went with art historian Cynthia Saltzman whose latest book “Plunder” on Napoleon’s love for Veronese!!! is … Read More