Book Review: Chanel, The Making of a Collection

Little did journalist Laetitia Cénac and illustrator Jean-Philippe Delhomme imagine, when they swanned into Chanel’s fabled 31 Rue Cambon atelier in 2018, that they were witnessing the making of Karl Lagerfeld’s final Ready-to-Wear collection...

Book Review: If, A Mother’s Memoir by Lise Marzouk

As her son Solal sits at the kitchen table one evening, Lise Marzouk spots an unusual growth in his mouth. The lump is cancerous. Her world shatters. When the 10-year-old is admitted to the...

Mediterranean Feast: Simple Vegetarian Recipes by Erin Gleeson

Reimagining the flavours and signature dishes of the Mediterranean, Erin Gleeson presents vegetarian recipes for creating effortless, unforgettable meals. Recipe excerpts from The Forest Feast Mediterranean: Simple Vegetarian Recipes Inspired by My Travels by Erin...

Read the Signs: Rue de Rivoli, the Famous Street in Paris

The colonnaded storefronts lining one side of the rue de Rivoli attract shoppers; the Tuileries Gardens and Louvre Museum along the other provide quite the backdrop. There is so much to see on the three...

Interview with Jean Dujardin: Je voudrais me faire plaisir

Nearly 10 years on from his flirtation with Hollywood stardom, Jean Dujardin is back in the bosom of French cinema. He talks to Lanie Goodman about his latest film, Alfred Dreyfus, and what it’s...

Le Dernier Mot: Wait a Minute Mr Postman

The unlikely 9,000-mile journey that led two volunteer posties to Kristin Espinasse’s door Around noon, when the sonnette rang, I peeked out the window and saw two people at our front gate. They must be...

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...

Suzanne Valadon: Artist and Muse of Montmartre

A muse for the artists of Montmartre and a pioneer for female painters – and single mothers – around the world, she rose from humble beginnings to achieve fame and fortune. Hazel Smith traces...

First World War in France: Explore the Memorial 14-18 at Notre-Dame-de-Lorette

Hope and light arise from the darkness Three unique sites offer insights into the First World War in Nord-Pas-de-Calais and honour all those who gave their lives for peace. Trace the events, the soldiers' stories...

The Queen of Champagne: The Legacy of The Widow Clicquot

Once upon a time, French monks would enter the cold, dark cellars of their monasteries, only to discover that their precious wine was destroyed. Unbeknownst to these winemakers, the cold temperatures created a second...