Dürer is celebrated in Chantilly and more…

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Last Sunday was festive: at 36, Rafael Nadal won Roland Garros for the 14 th time beating the Norwegian Casper Ruud 6/3, 6/3, 6/0, Prince Karim Aga Khan’s horse Vadeni, mounted by Christophe Soumillon, won for teh 9 ht time, the Jockey Club prize at Chantilly. And Yves Bienaimé, celebrated the forty years  of Musée vivant du Cheval which he … Read More

The news of Easter week

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The first wonderful surprise of the week was to hear Marina Rebeka in Anna Bolena by Donizetti at Théâtre des Champs Elysées. She replaced at the last minute Sonya Yoncheva who was sick and will sing again next month at the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam. If you are around, make sure to book your ticket. She is just amazing in … Read More

It’s time to order for Valentine!

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In 2021, Petra Palumbo has done everything right. As she says herself, “Looking back, 2021 was a bit of a blurr. It feels like I gave birth to twins, my daughter Vaila and the Flagship – both arriving almost at the same time and both in need of love, attention and time. It was a trying year but also the best.” … Read More

Happy Birthday Parisdiary!

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It’s been seven years since on January 19, 2015, Parisdiary was born thanks to Gaspard d’Hautefeuille’s brilliant coding technique. The idea came from Cathleen McGuigan and Susan Reed, both successful journalists living in Sag Harbor who ordered me to start the newsletter for my American friends who liked Paris. The first issue reviewed Jean Lebrun‘s biography of Chanel which won … Read More

Daniel Templon is decorated and fights for a Paris Biennale

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There were so many ministers in the room that the potential cluster had been very well monitored at Hotel Meurice for the Legion of honor of Daniel Templon, one of Paris’ leading art dealer, who founded his first gallery 55 years ago. Minister of culture Roselyne Bachelot, an old friend of his, was awarding him the “rosette” as we call … Read More

Jean Michel Othoniel dresses up the Petit Palais and more

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Walking up the steps of Petit Palais has become a new experience since Jean Michel Othoniel has disguised them with glass blue bricks made in India, with the artisans of a glass village near Agra, and walking around its lush tropical garden is more fun with the gold sculptures and necklaces which adorn the palm trees and small ponds. These are … Read More