Yes, yes, yes, by all means, this should be on your list of things to do in Paris. As much as I talk about other gardens that are my favorites, Jardin du Luxembourg is equally as grand as the Tuilieres and can be as intimate as Palais Royal. It is deceiving in size as it is surrounded by trees that creates a “cozy” feeling, however, it is the largest public park in Paris. All the elements for awesomeness can be found here; fountains, flowers and beautiful sculpture.
As you can see, pulling up a chair and getting lost in a …read more
Oodles has been written about French women–their philosophy on life, how they achieve that “I just got out of bed, forgot to run a comb through my hair, found a top that just happens to fall off my shoulders in just the right way and I may or may not have makeup on but no one will ever know” look that is pretty hard for many of us to accurately copy. But they do it so well and up until a few years ago, how it was done was a tightly guarded secret. That is until one of “them” decided …read more
You might not know his work by name, but you’ve surely seen some of his most famous paintings. Arcimboldo was well ahead of his time to be the first modern painter hundreds of years before Picasso and the father of surrealism centuries before Salvador Dali.
Well there’s great news for everyone who loves this XVI century Italian painter! From September 15, 2007 until January 13, 2008 there will be an exhibit of over forty of his paintings, drawings, and illustrations at the Musée du Luxembourg. Although he was one of the most famous painters of his time, Arcimboldo’s popularity as a …read more
I love the Luxembourg Gardens and I love Lalique, so it was a nice surprise when a friend and I were walking through the Gardens and happened upon an exhibit by René Lalique at the Musée du Luxembourg. Lalique is known as the inventor of modern jewelry and was very influential in the Art Nouveau style during the Belle Epoque.
The exhibit contains a vast number of works by the master himself which includes some 150 drawings, paintings, photographs, as well as glass pieces and jewelry, most which were created between 1890 to 1912. There are a number of pieces that …read more