Mathilde Jonquière “Beton Perle”

Medley 21, rue Vieille-du-Temple, 75004 Paris 22 nov- 19 dec 2010 We first encounter Mathilde’s work at the three star hotel l’Aiglon, boulevard Raspail, where she worked for two years renovating the rooms and the front wall entrance of the hotel. Few projects use mosaic to this extent ( the hotel’s facade ) and Mathilde … Continue reading

Willy Ronis at Hotel de la Monnaie

Lovers of the Bastille It’s not exactly exhibit season in full swing here in Paris – the times are lazy, calling for picnics and for terraces – but this is Paris, after all, and the art scene is always rich. The Willy Ronis exhibit is one of the shows to see this summer. Cool off … Continue reading

L’Avant-Comptoir: they’re not tapas, they’re little bites of French love

Credit: Alexander Lobrano It went like this: my friends were running late, and I had a half-hour to kill before dinner in the Odeon neighborhood. So here I was, Les Editeurs right in front of me – a tried and tested cafe where I could order a Perrier while I waited. And right across the … Continue reading

A taste of America: Bud, burgers and brownies

Ask any Parisian what he thinks of New York, and you will be met, almost invariably, with an unadulterated rave: “J’adooooore New York!” Cue wild love-induced eyeroll and an instant list of said Parisian’s favorite NYC hangouts (they’re all in SoHo). In fact, loving New York is a full-fledged Parisian snobisme. Nobody said it better … Continue reading

Ralph Lauren: Paris’ American dream

I had been meaning to go for days, hearing about it and reading about it: the new Ralph Lauren flagship store in Saint-Germain des Prés. I’d walked by a few days before the opening, seen a very last bunch of workers milling about late in the evening, and made a mental note to return. And … Continue reading

Remedy of choice

There are weeks like this – when by the time Friday rolls around you’re simply beat, weighed down from days of hard work and frantic running from place to place, eyes prickly from early alarm clocks, brain addled by the neverending to-do list. It ain’t easy being freelance! Well I’ve found a new refuge for … Continue reading