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.
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
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
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
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.
When someone used to ask me for a cozy no fuss restaurant to go to, I would say la Rôtisserie near the Tour d’Argent and I knew I would get many thanks the next day. Since the owner redecorated the restaurant and changed the staff, it has become very disappointing, noisy, trendy, irritating although the food is still good. But … Read More
It was a fun occasion to discover the last works of restoration at Opéra Comique (which is reopening at the end of April) while tasting the raspberry love cake called « Favart » after the theatre’s founder’s name. Created by Le Nôtre to celebrate Valentine’s day and the new production of “Fantasio” by Offenbach, the cake will be served with … Read More