Tag Archives: New York

Five on Friday 15

  Degas: A New Vision – I’ve never been to Houston, but this Degas exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts could be a good reason for a trip. Two hundred works from public and private collections, including paintings, drawings, photography, … Continue reading

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Un spectacle qui cartonne

I just spent a spectacular weekend in New York. The weather was amazing; we went to a couple of great museum exhibits and ate lots of wonderful meals. One of the most enjoyable things that we did was walk along … Continue reading

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Une bande dessiné

After visiting the Met recently, I popped into Albertine, a francophile’s delight, just a few steps away on Fifth Avenue. There used to be a French-language bookstore at Rockefeller Center. When it closed due to exploding rents, it left a … Continue reading

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Démêler le vrai du faux

A few weeks ago, we went up to New York for the day. I wanted to see the Jewels by JAR exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and he-who-indulges-my-every-whim agreed to come along. It had been receiving lots of … Continue reading

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Un manège

How would you like to time-travel to turn of the century Paris? If you’re near New York, you can do just that at Fête Paradiso.  Free ferry rides whisk visitors from Manhattan or Brooklyn to Governors Island each weekend until … Continue reading

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Si le soleil entre dans la maison, il est un peu dans votre cœur

There are only a few weeks left in which to see the Museum of Modern Art, New York, exhibit entitled Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes. Here’s a blog entry from the archives that I wrote about Le Corbusier. The first … Continue reading

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La douce France

I picked up Paris, My Sweet: A Year in the City of Light (and Dark Chocolate), by Amy Thomas, published by Source Books, as my travel reading for a trip to France with a student group. It looked promising since … Continue reading

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Escalier d’honneur

The other day, I wrote about a special exhibit at the Frick in New York. There’s another exhibit there at the moment that features a single, very special painting. Vieux Paysan Provençal (Portrait of a Peasant) was painted by Vincent … Continue reading

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As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, Maison Kayser has opened a branch in New York. We checked it out last weekend and give it high marks. It’s a lot larger than any Kayser I’ve been to in Paris, … Continue reading

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Pain au levain

Yippee! Maison Kayser has opened a branch in New York (1294 Third Avenue). When I’m working in France, Kayser is my habitual lunch spot. While there are dozens of Kayser bakeries throughout Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, this is … Continue reading

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