Baronne Staffe’s Guide to French Table Manners

Stumped by French dining etiquette? When in doubt, take a leaf out of Baronne Staffe’s book. France’s nitpicking answer to Emily Post and undisputed authority on decorum, the baroness ruled over the bourgeoisie’s fine...

Les Intouchables

The most successful French film to date is based on the true story of an unlikely friendship.
COLCOA

COLCOA Shines Bright

The 19th edition of the French Film Festival in Los Angeles was a smashing success.

Le Dernier Mot: La Génération Sandwich

Kristin Espinasse may have dreamed of an empty nest, but the universe had other plans... When my beau-père passed away two years ago, I knew it was a matter of time before my mother, now...

Christian Dior: In Memory of the New Look

His parents disapproved of his career choice. The Second World War interrupted it. And the crowds bayed for blood when he revealed his New Look. Chloe Govan reveals Christian Dior's roller-coaster ride to success "As...

The Reopening of the Franco-American Museum

During the First World War, 350 American women – all volunteers – left comfortable lives in the United States to help the war-ravaged civilian population in Picardy, in northeastern France. The dynamic leader of this effort...

Lacoste

Lacoste has launched its first boutique exclusively for women in Paris's tony 16th arrondissement.

Paris Shopping: The New St Germain Boutique by Inès de la Fressange

If there’s an icon of effortless Parisian chic then it’s Inès de la Fressange. The time she spent as Chanel’s muse during the 1980s has a lot to do with her insouciant mix of...

Discover the History of Film at the Renzo Piano-Designed Pathé Fondation

The buzz in Paris this week is the recent debut of the Fondation Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé in the Gobelins quartier of the 13th arrondissement. For one thing, it was conceived by legendary architect Renzo Piano,...

Spree

An expertly chosen inventory of big-name fashion designers alongside fabulous finds from labels you've never heard of.