Paris Fashion Flair book

Book Review: Paris, Fashion Flair by Marc-Antoine Coulon

Working for the biggest names in couture, Marc-Antoine Coulon celebrates fashion and the spirit of Paris both on and off the runway in this glamorous and evocative book. The anthology of sketches, collages and...
Alliance Francaise

Lessons from Alliance Française: How to Make Online French Classes Successful

The world of learning went online with the pandemic, including U.S. Alliance Française French classes. Just like their peers at public and private schools and colleges, the staff at every Alliance Française had to...
MARTINIERE, Trish Deseine

Exclusive Recipes from “Un soupçon de sucre” by Trish Deseine

Irish-born chef Trish Deseine shares recipes from her latest cookbook which celebrates sugary treats in all their forms, from cakes, cookies and scones to granola and ice cream Recipe excerpts from Un soupçon de sucre...
otre dame de paris book, Kathy Borrus, Black Dog & Leventhal

Book Review: Notre-Dame de Paris by Kathy Borrus

On April 15 last year, the world looked on in horror as Notre-Dame blazed in the heart of Paris. Kathy Borrus’s book offers a fascinating look back at nine centuries of this landmark, which...
Hachis Parmentier, Mardi Michels

Hot Potato: The History of Hachis Parmentier

Author and French cookery expert Mardi Michels reveals that the French were rather slow to embrace the humble spud, considering it only good for animal fodder. Hachis (the “h” and the “s” are silent) Parmentier...
Trianon AND THE QUEEN’S HAMLET AT VERSAILLES by Jacques Moulin,

Book Review: Trianon and The Queen’s Hamlet at Versailles

Created by Louis Le Vau for Louis XIV, Trianon was an oasis for the French royal family on the fringes of political life, far from the rituals of the monarchy. It was here that...
Nantes

The City Sniffers: The Most Fragrant Towns in France

Take a perfumed tour of the Hexagon at these five spots Nantes Nantes is set to acquire its own signature perfume in 2020. In a bid to capture the city’s unique essence, three professional ‘noses’ will...

Book Review: Jacques Henri Lartigue, Published by Flammarion

“When I think about my photo collections (and I rarely do), I say to myself, ‘The only ones that have a chance of entertaining me in the future are exactly the ones that don’t...
Chanson Douce

Actress Karin Viard Talks Her Latest Film, Chanson Douce

Multi-award-winning actress Karin Viard is responsible for some of the most heart-stopping moments in French cinema, but her latest role as a nanny in Chanson Douce is likely to be the most shocking and...

Book Review: Dior, Moments of Joy

A brief scan of the preface – a psychoanalytical essay on the mechanisms of joy – tells you this is no ordinary fashion coffee-table book. Inspired by Christian Dior's relentless pursuit of happiness (“I...