A French Perspective in New York...
Join me as I search New York for everything that reminds me of Paris but of course is still New York. Follow me as I figure out what it means to be Paris in New York.
Located in Hampton Bays on the Great Peconic, this house has 6 bedrooms (with one as a playroom), and 5,5 baths (Master Bathroom overlooking the beach). Very private location by the beach with exceptional views. Available for the whole month of August 2008. Wonderful for one or two families.
One hour and half far from the city, a two minute drive into town and ten minutes from Southampton.
This has nothing to do with Parisian or French habits, but I found the idea pretty convenient for an improvised Picnic this week-end.Place order with Slice (212-249-4353 or sliceperfect.com), then meet delivery guys at 72nd St., at Fifth Ave., or at Sheep’s Meadow, 66th-69th Sts., near beach volleyball court entrance.
Few French actors can boast an international career as enduring as that of Charles Boyer. This series features nine films and includes two French productions : Le Bonheur and The Earrings of Madame de...
Marcel L’Herbier, France, 1934; 98m
A prominent member of the French 1920s avant-garde, Marcel L’Herbier co-founded La Cinémathèque Francaise in 1936. Many of his films were made for Gaumont, beginning with Rose-France in 1918 and L’Homme du large in 1920, with a 21-year-old Charles Boyer making his screen debut. The duo teamed up again fourteen years later for the political romance drama Le Bonheur, based on a play by prolific 1930s playwright Henri Bernstein. Boyer stars as a fervent anarchist who vows to kill anyone who represents the establishment. As a result, he ends up shooting and wounding a music hall singer (Gaby Morlay) during a performance. Despite this mishap, the two become romantically involved. During his attempted murder trial he refuses Morlay’s testimony, preferring to be a martyr to his cause. In this offbeat romance, events work out in an unexpected fashion. Co-starring Michel Simon. Special thanks to the French Cultural Services.
Fri May 23: 8:15pm; Sun May 25: 5:30pm
The Earrings of Madame de...
Max Ophüls, France/Italy, 1953; 105m
As the earrings of Madame de… take a treacherous route from one owner to the next, an entire world of the French aristocracy during the Belle Epoque is revealed––particularly the world shared by Madame de… (the gorgeous and glamorous Danielle Darrieux), her rigid and proper husband (Charles Boyer), and her soft, charming lover (Vittorio de Sica). Easily one of the greatest films ever made, The Earrings of Madame de... has the trappings of romantic cinema at its most superficial, but Ophüls’s fluid camera takes us beyond the film’s glittering surfaces (“only superficially superficial,” as Boyer put it) to the raw, aching feelings surging beneath. “His camera could pass through walls,” said Stanley Kubrick, speaking of his acknowledged master. Ophüls’s film is one of the true exemplars of this description, expressing a poetic style with a visual sensitivity that borders on the supernatural. With sumptuous décor, superb cinematography, and an outstanding performance by Boyer as the wronged husband. Based on the novel by Louise de Vilmorin
During ICFF, come to Gallery R'Pure and discover the "Mikado" seating, designed by Candido de Barros (R'Pure Studio). The Gallery R'Pure will be open May 19 , from 4:30 to 7:00 pm, for "happy hour" with special guests, cocktails, and happenings. Gallery R'Pure opened in New York in May 2007. The showroom promotes the creative vision of the R'Pure collective of designers as well as emerging designers and artists that share the same artistic approach to design. The creations, limited editions of objects, lighting or furniture, combine poetry and storytelling, creativity and craft, material and savoir faire.
Gallery R'Pure is part of the Raison Pure Group.
One of my favorite object at Gallery R'Pure is the “T.Time” tea set, designed by Sebastien Servaire (R’Pure Studio), manufactured by L’Orfevrerie d’Anjou and introduced in November 2007 by Gallery R’Pure. It has been selected by “Les Ateliers d’Art de France”,Drouot and “The World Crafts Council Europe” to be part of the exhibit “Masterworks” at the Viaduc des Arts in Paris, in March, 2008. The T.Time has already exhibited at “L’Observeur du Design” at La Cite des Sciences et de la Villette in Paris, and has been well received by the design and art community.
This week-end, enjoy a tour in one of the most inspiring neighborhoods of Manhattan.
Design Week events typically include afternoon and evening exhibitions, product launches, panel discussions, art installations, and cocktail parties, all held in venues, stores, and restaurants around the Meatpacking District. The showcase happens every spring and is timed to coincide with the International Contemporary Furniture Fair.
If it is raining, stop by one of those numerous French bistros. I would recommend a morning Croissant at Pastis, or a late lunch with Tapenade Crostini and Tarte aux Pommes at Fig and Olive (a Mediterranean kitchen and olive oil tasting bar), or an evening Martini at Buddha Bar (sister to Buddha Bar Paris and a nightlife mecca for celebrities).
I also suggest to look for Spring sales at Calypso, Catherine Malandrino, or Christian Louboutin...
May 21 at 6pm
by Nicholas W. F-R. Dungan
President of the French-American Foundation
The New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West (corner of West 77th Street)
New York City
Reception Following the Lecture in the Great Hall
212-829-8800 x 12
On this occasion, the French-American Foundation celebrates two anniversaries: the 400th anniversary of a permanent French presence on the American continent and the 32nd anniversary of the establishment of the French-American Foundation in May 1976. The boldness of French explorers—Cartier, Champlain, La Salle, and others—shaped the course of the early American experience and France has left a lasting, though often neglected, imprint on the North American continent. In addition, because of their unique histories, France and the United States have each developed distinct notions of nationality; Nicholas Dungan will address how each country has evolved these notions of nationality and needs to adapt them to meet new challenges in the 21st century.
Born in France, Catherine Malandrino began her career at Dorothee Bis, and continued work at various other labels including Emmanuel Ungaro and Diane von Furstenberg, before founding her own design label in 1998 in New York.
Angelina Jolie, Sandra Bullock, Demi Moore, and Heidi Klum have all been featured on magazine covers wearing Malandrino designs.
If you are looking for some exotic and or eccentric non-expensive jewelry, have a look at Cecile and Jeanne Summer collection. I just passed the windows by this rainy day and got a necklace than shined my day...
Cecile et Jeanne
New York - Madison Ave.
1100 Madison Ave.
(btw. 82nd & 83rd Sts)
Get the "Fete des Meres" Tin at Les Trois Crepes Patisserie.
A delicious assortment of:
- Guimauves (marshmallows)
- Fruit Pastes
- Calissons d'Aix (marzipan)
- Pastel Dragees (almonds with sugar coating)
All gift wrapped with gros grain ribbon and French vanilla tissue paper.
You can also find some kitchen and Bath gifts such as French soaps, provencal linens, candles, porcelaine...everything in the perfect French Tradition.
501 East 75th Street
Corner of York Ave.
NYC, NY 10021
You are invited to the private sample sale with prices up to 75% off retail. New arrivals of women's ready to wear from Chanel, Blumarine, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Pucci, Roberto Cavalli, Valentino, Allesandro Dell'Acqua, and more. Find gowns, dresses, suits, tops, bottoms, shoes, handbags, and jewelry. Perfect mother's day gifts starting from $5.
Gowns now starting at $950, orig. $7,500
Jackets now $650 and up, orig $2,650
Dresses now $395 and up, orig. $2,500
Tops now $195 and up, orig. $750
Event Begins: 5/8/2008
Event Ends: 5/9/2008
Event Times: Thu-Fri 10am-7pm
Location: 540 Park Ave. - Regency Hotel (@ 61st St.) Penthouse Suite
Payment Types: Cash/VISA/AMEX/MC