What’s For Dinner at Jean Renoir’s

The Impressionist Canvas was filled with the Joys of Dining One of the most interesting aspects of the lives of the Impressionists was their love of good food, company and a well set table. Monet, Renoir, and many Impressionist artists knew and socialized with each other. If they were in Paris, a celebration at a…

Paris is Romantic. It just is.

Let us Count the Ways we Love Paris in Honor of Valentine’s Day What does the city of Paris have that makes other cities simply pale by comparison. Let us count the ways. There is a seat on every corner, waiting for you and someone special to meet. The meeting of friends and lovers in…

Dream a Littleā€¦Dream of Me

Film Review: ODETTE, TOULEMOND Sometimes you happen upon a little film that is like a travelogue. It takes you to where you want to go on a rainy day. It reminds you why films are a unique art form. They transport us, but more than that, they re-affirm what we love about being human. This…

Chanel’s Riviera: A Book Review

Discover the fascinating world of COCO CHANEL and friends during War, Peace and Survival. CHANEL had a unique history among France’s Couture royalty. As a ‘self-made’ woman her life was one of unique triumphs and tragedies. She would often say that sacrifice for her work was both a blessing and a curse. CHANEL lead a…

What is an Adventuress?

In honor of Women’s History Month: What is an Adventuress?  An Adventuress is a female character that has appeared in social and cultural history and is described as someone who goes against the social structure.  She is seen as a threat to that natural order of things, which is a Victorian view of how women…

Paris Adventuress Podcast

What I remember about Paris seems to be fading from my memory so I am going to do some rummaging and see if I can retrace my steps first as a 15 year old, as an exchange student. Then, as a young professional working with clients in the luxury industry. Along the way I met…

My Dinner with Chopin & George

What’s on the Menu at George Sand’s Country Home The country home of George Sands, LE MANOIRE de NOHANT is a three hour trip from Paris. I took this trip while I was still in school, with my parents; my father was a devoted fan of Chopin’s music. This trip was a pilgrimage for him….

THE NOSE: A Film Review

Episode Summary of PODCAST – The Paris Adventuress The world of perfumes and their creation is beautifully shown and outlined in this new documentary film that features Francoise de Marchy the famous nose of DIOR fragrances. He shares at the beginning of the film that his goal is to literally ‘up the game’ and improve…