Cité internationale de la tapisserie © 2021

How UNESCO Preserves the Rich Tapestry of Life

It’s not only natural wonders and man-made monuments that are given the protection of UNESCO – the organisation’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage is just as vital. But what exactly does it entail? Jennifer...
Auch, historic centre

12 Essential Visits in Gers in 2021

Our choice of must-see towns, monuments and other places of interest in Gers. Related article: Step Back in Time in Gers AUCH Capital of Gascony and now an Art & History Town, Auch is listed by UNESCO...
Coco Chanel at the Ritz;

Coco Chanel: The Life and Times of an Icon, Part II

The Chanel story continues in the second article in a two-part series, as Chloe Govan reveals the rise and fall of the fashion icon turned wartime traitor in her final years… (Read the first...
cairns on the beach

Le Dernier Mot: Cairns, A Monumental Problem

The trend for rock-stacking is having unexpected consequences, as Kristin discovers. My husband and I were strolling along the seafront when we noticed one of those man-made rock sculptures on the beach. A delicate balance...
A CASTLE ON THE RIVIERA

Book Review: A Castle on the Riviera by Marie Vendittelli

Looking for some interiors inspo? Then look no further. This beautiful book gives you a peek beyond the keyhole into this stunningly refurbished Riviera home at the hands of Franco-Portuguese design duo, Jacques Bec...
Van Cleef craftmanship

Dance-Inspired Jewellery by Van Cleef & Arpels

For decades Van Cleef & Arpels has drawn inspiration from dance. The maison’s collection of high jewellery pieces with feminine figures reflects the poetic flair of ballet. The use of various techniques such as...
Fashion show

An Exhibition Dedicated to Brussels Designers in Belgium’s Capital

Belgian fashion is a major phenomenon on the international scene... But did you know that Brussels is a hotbed for fashion? Through the talent of 32 designers, a new exhibition called Brussels Touch features this...
mateus-campos-felipe

American Friends Musée d’Orsay to Toast its 10th Anniversary

The American Friends Musée d’Orsay (AFMO) is a U.S. non-profit organisation initiated by American citizens who recognised the contribution made by the Musée d’Orsay to American museums and to the American public. In 2008, motivated...
CoCo Chanel

Coco Chanel, The Life and Times of an Icon

In the first of this two-part series, Chloe Govan explores Coco Chanel’s journey from an orphanage childhood of abject poverty to the founder of a classic, multimillion-euro fashion brand. From a poorhouse in Saumur, to...
Seaside fun at Dinard

What to See and Do in Brittany in 2021

With lots of natural scenic splendour, this is a great place to get out and about, by boat, by bike or on foot. Related articles: The Littoral Charms of Brittany 12 Essential Visits in Brittany in...