A Stroke of Genius
Calligraphy, which could be described as the skillful creation of expressively rendered signs, is one of the most popular traditional art forms in Japan. From March 14 to May 14, 2012 the Guimet Museum is presenting a collection of J..
The One-and-only Bob Dylan Arriving in Paris
Robert Zimmerman had just reached 20 years of age when he quit his studies at the University of Minnesota and headed to New York City to meet his idol Woody Guthrie, of This Land Is Your Land fame. During the following five years, Robert Zim..
Savor a Sampling of Gourmet Truffles
Take one step through the doors of Terres de Truffes and your senses will be inundated by the savory fragrance of the truffle, a highly-coveted mushroom known as the 'diamond of the kitchen.' Indeed, this specialty shop and restaura..
Avant-garde Newton's Star Burns Bright
The moment I hit Paris I knew this was it, for living and taking photographs. The life was in the streets, in cafes, restaurants. - Helmut Newton, SUMO Fashion p..
New York… in front of the Eiffel tower?
The 6 New York is not an American Restaurant in Paris. Rather, the name refers to the restaurant’s address, at number 6, New Yor..
Berenice Abbott, between Paris and New York
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 ..
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
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
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!
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 ..