Berenice Abbott, between Paris and New York

Wednesday 14 March 2012

One may argue that Berenice Abbott (1898-1991) has not gotten the recognition she deserves in the world of photography. All of us have seen her pictures printed in NYC-themed black and white calendars: astonishing, vertigo-inducing views of New York ..

Inventing savages

Wednesday 07 March 2012

The Paris museum of tribal and indigenous arts – better known as the Musée du Quai Branly – is rarely included on the tourist’s path even though it stands only yards away from the Eiffel Tower and our

Rodin drawings?

Friday 02 March 2012

We all know Rodin as a sculptor – the overly famous « Thinker » or that little ballerina exposed at the Musée d’Orsay. Most of us however do not know that Rodin drew throughout his career and dedicated his last 30 years almost exclusively to..

Debussy and the arts

Thursday 23 February 2012

If the biting cold discourages you from walking along the large alleyways of the Tuileries gardens that trace a majestic perspective from the Louvre to the Place de la Concorde and the Champs-Elysées, why not take refuge in the Musée de l’Oranger..

Paris on ice!

Friday 17 February 2012

Paris is a generous city for its dwellers and visitors. Each year, as Winter settles in, the city seeks to console those who cannot get away from work to go on a snowy retreat. If you do not come to the snow, then the snow shall come to you! From ..

Another vision on genius architect Le Corbusier’s work…

Friday 03 February 2012

Born in Switzerland in 1887, Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, better known as Le Corbusier, became a French citizen in 1930. Over 50 years of a career pioneering modern art, Le Corbusier designed an impressive amount of buil..

The Museum of Perfume (of course, this is Paris!)

Thursday 02 February 2012

Paris secretes over 100 museums. They come in all shapes and sizes, and anyone should find one to fit their tastes and interests. After the obvious visits to the Louvre, the Musée d’Orsay, and the Centre Pompidou, you may want to find a less inten..

A haven of peace in the big city - this is Rue Cler…

Thursday 26 January 2012

Out of the hustle and bustle away from the touristy areas of Paris, you will find many small forgotten places, only known and cherished by locals. Often tourists get trapped in the main stream of things to see and visit, so take a moment and dive int..

Paris, the home of gastronomic delights

Wednesday 18 January 2012

Paris is known the world over as arguably the global centre of gastronomy, and for good reason. Fine dining here is an art form which can be experienced in some of the most delightful eating environments and ambiences to be found anywhere in the w..

Paris Chocolate Walking tour

Thursday 12 January 2012

Chocoholics this one’s for you! Paris is rightly known as a cultural mecca for art, fashion and plus amazing sights and places of interest. It’s also recognised throughout the world as one of the global centres of the art of the chocolatier. ..