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

At Fleux, candles have a shape and happily no smell

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I was visiting the new exhibition “Surface Horizon with Jean Marie Appriou and Marguerite Humeau” at Lafayette Anticipations, the foundation built by Rem Koolhaas for the Houzé family in the Marais which has helped make the large block on rue Sainte Croix de la Bretonnerie and rue du Plâtre, even more famous than before. And being totally disappointed by the … Read More

Vaux le Vicomte, Versailles, Paris, music at candlelight is everywhere.

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One of the advantages of the summer is that you can wander around castles near Paris and have dinner outside in grand decors. At Vaux le Vicomte, lights illuminate the park and there are fireworks organized every Saturday night until October 2. You can have dinner in the restaurant facing the castle and visit the grand salons painted by Charles … Read More