Women Who Shaped Paris

Women Who Shaped Paris
Alias Olympia: A Woman’s Search for Manet’s Notorious Model and Her Own Desire

September is here and summer is gone – along with those long lazy days of vacation-beach book heaven. Ah – to escape once more into a juicy adventure set in Paris (and plan for...

At the heart of many of Édouard Manet’s paintings is a ginger-haired woman that, although not identical from picture to picture, turns out to be the same model. The nudes in the French painter’s...
Designer Sonia Rykiel in 2009

The fashion world has lost an icon, a pionner and an artist. Credit : Dominique Issermann A photo posted by Sonia Rykiel (@soniarykiel) on Sep 1, 2016 at 12:45am PDT There’s something special about powerful women...

I’d like to pay tribute to a woman who was not a sign of her time, but a sign of times to come. She was the first woman in France ever to receive...

Sometimes we are drawn to a place because of what we hear about those who lived there. This week we celebrate Women’s Day and, with travel in mind, I thought of the great women...

  Le Jardin du Luxembourg in the heart of Paris is a pure delight any time of the year and is the second largest park in Paris. A thick forest surrounds the back of the...