Étiquette : Art

Les Jeudis Arty

A new non-profit organisation Parisian event is in the works. It is fun, trendy and culturally speaking it’s terribly chic but remains accessible to even a total non-art snob such as myself. I know little about art. I took a few art and architecture classes when I first arrived in Paris, but beyond a few classics and some of the… Read more →

Sultry Ideas for le Saint Valentin

Sultry Inspiration for le Saint Valentin by pretemoiparis on Polyvore These all may be classic things (see above image) on the Valentines way of celebrating list, but there is no better excuse than this day to celebrate lovers, to bring out the ambiance enhancers…and entice your chéri with tried but true tools of seduction. Read more →

Merry Noël!

After a rich and delicious meal with my in-laws, a digestive stroll around the neighborhood and several phone calls to family back in the USA, I can wrap up this Christmas and snuggle up on the couch with Chéri, and it is safe to say that this year has been full of cheer. I wish the same and more to… Read more →

Joy…Love…Peace & Paris!

Joy…Love…Peace by pretemoiparis featuring white home decor Wishing a very merry Christmas to all of you. Whether you celebrate it or not, I hope you have a beautiful day full of joy, love and peace. And make sure to find some mistletoe and kiss your Chéri(e) under it! ♥ Some images gleaned off of the web for your holiday enjoyment!… Read more →

L’Amour menaçant

♥ L’Amour menaçant… de Falconet ♥ This sculpture was made by Etienne-Maurice Falconet, in 1757, a marble sculpture of the god of love, of which there are two other copies, one in Saint Petersburg, and another at the Rijksmuseum in the Netherlands. This statue was conceived for the Marquise de Pompadour for her garden. Garden of loooove?!? I love the… Read more →

Le Biennale des Antiquaires 2010

It is going on now until the 22nd of September… 25th edition. What is it you ask? It’s a giant art sale really. The Grand Palais hosts this event every year where prestigious galleries from all over the world are invited to display their wares, to buyers… and dreamers, or ‘window-lickers’ as we say in French (lèche-vitrine). But we are… Read more →

Il n’y a pas besoin de vous faire un dessin – You get the picture

On the edge of the Jardins du Ranelagh in the 16th arrondissement in Paris is nestled a wonderful ‘hôtel particulier’ that was owned by the Marmottan family. Jules the father and Paul the son collected art, Jules especially was keen to Napoleonic pieces. At his death he willed the pavillion and the collection along with an extensive library to the… Read more →

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