Near Eastern Antiquities: The Louvre’s Empty Quarter

Avoid the crowds snapping photos of the Mona Lisa and head for the Paris museum's off-the-path galleries.

Mary Magdalene in France Today

I live off a street named Magdalene. For years I have taken the name for granted, religion of any persuasion isn’t an issue central to many in England and Mary Magdalene hardly features in...

Design Now

It's Spring, and Paris is abuzz with Design Art at galleries throughout the city.

Mauboussin: An Evening of Discovery

Parisian jeweler Mauboussin, founded as a small artisan jewelry shop in 1827, has grown from its longtime Paris boutique on the Place Vendôme into world-wide renown, adding shops on the Champs Elysées and in...

Opening of the New Louvre Annex in Lens

The long-awaited annex of the Louvre opens December 12 in Lens, a little over an hour north of Paris on the TGV.

Les Impressionistes en Privé at Musée Marmottan Monet

There is a "Secret Army" of reclusive Impressionist pieces cloistered in the private collections of the world, and this is a window of opportunity to see them gathered in one place before they’re scattered...

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera

Art by the legendary Mexican couple will be on display at l'Orangerie.

Toulouse-Lautrec Illustrates the Belle Époque: Washington DC

In a special exhibition opening on February 4, The Phillips Collection in Washington presents an extraordinary selection of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s  iconic and rare printed works from nearly the entire period of his lithographic...


Designer-collector Karry Berrebi’s flair for hunting down fabulous one-off vintage jewels has made her rue des Saints Pères boutique Karry’O the go-to destination for international style mavens. There’s enough here to satisfy jewelry lovers of...

Van Cleef & Arpels Unveils Emeraude en Majeste: Ode to an Exceptional Stone

During the Couture Paris Fashion Week, I was fortunate to be invited to a private showing as Van Cleef & Arpels unveiled its latest high jewellery collection – Emeraude en Majeste.  The emerald, also...