The greatest national French news was certainly the award of the Fields Medal (the equivalent of the Nobel Prize for Mathematics) to French mathematician Hugo Duminil Copin (36), along with Ukrainian Marina Viazovska (37), American June Huh (39) and British James Maynard (35). The rule is that the laureate be under 40, and it is awarded every four years to up to … Read More
“Vegetal” and Chaumet at the Beaux Arts, Exceptional!
This week, at every dinner party, only one word was been mentioned “Vegetal” (botanical): the title of the new fantastic exhibition based on plants’ designs in Chaumet’s jewelry, where one almost regrets that there is not more jewelry. Contemporary artists and classical painters have been united by curator and botanist Marc Jeanson to fill two floors of celebration of nature at Ecole … Read More
Gulbenkian meets Al Thani and Vermeulen enters Studio Harcourt
There are some wonderful artists/artisans around and Maison Parisienne specializes in original creators. One of them, the plumassier (feather magician) Julien Vermeulen, works with feathers and started in fashion before becoming a full time artist. He is being shown at Studio Harcourt, the very pretty studio and gallery of black and white photography in the 16 th arrondissement, from June 23 … Read More
Dürer is celebrated in Chantilly and more…
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 Queen is celebrated in Paris and so is Gene Kelly
Attending the Queen’s platinum jubilee’s party at the British Embassy was a true joy, especially since the weather was perfect, the lawn was mowed just high enough so that we would not feel we were killing it and the staff was totally charming including the young boy and girl scouts from Bougival who were serving hors d’oeuvre. Dame Menna Rawlings, … Read More
The news of Easter week
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!
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!
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