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.
Bonpoint, the French fashion house for children, invites you to its fall/winter sale. Expect great finds in children's clothing for boys and girls from newborn to pre-teen. All sales are final with no exchanges or returns allowed.
Prices are 50-75% off retail.
Please note - the building management prohibits strollers on the premises.
317 West 33rd - Soiffer Haskin (between 8th and 9th Avenue). New York, Ny 10001
This new feature is going to attempt to give you some ideas on how to define French style in Home Decoration. As I have been looking for furniture and decoration myself for the past 6 months, I have encountered an amazing number of craftsman or parisian decoration stores that offer some amazing products. Of course, not for all budget !
Today, I am presenting NOBILIS. Just looking and touching at their fabrics is a real pleasure.
Latin adjective, nobilis (is, e) : noble, distinguished, good.
This is the name that Adolphe Halard, founder of the company, chose in 1928 when he opened a boutique at 29, rue Bonaparte, between the church of Saint Germain des prés and the Beaux Arts School in the heart of Paris. Surrounded by famous artists, he formed a collection of wallpapers which expressed the sensibilities of those he lived amongst and the spirit of Nobilis was born.
Today, Nobilis has developed a new vitality and force. It has expanded all over the world and the collection has developed substantially to encompass fabrics, wallpapers, trimmings, rugs and furniture, to capture the essence of city life with its sophisticated use of rich materials, silks, moires and damasks, or to express a contemporary look at the country house, with a more relaxed mixture of materials natural or bright tones in textured fabrics and wallcoverings.
Making your own food for your babies and toddlers is often a brainer. Then jars often become the easy way !!! But no adults would eat those...for sure !
Since I discover the Beaba Babycook, my life is so much easier. It takes about 20mn to prepare, cook, mix and clean the mini-robot.
Designed in France, the Babycook is multitask. Steamer, blender, reheater and defroster, it prepares fresh and healthy meals. Vitamins and flavor are preserve with the steaming process. Fast and easy to use, that's what I like about it.
Set in the Middle Ages, Azur and Asmar is the story of two boys raised as brothers. Blonde, blue-eyed, white skinned Azur and black-haired, brown-eyed, dark-skinned Asmar are lovingly cared for by Asmar's gentle mother, who tells them magical stories of her faraway homeland and of beautiful, imprisoned Fairy Djinn waiting to be set free. Time passes, and one day Azur's father, the master of the house, provokes a brutal separation. Azur is sent away to study, while Asmar and his mother are driven out, homeless and penniless.
Years later, as a young adult, Azur remains haunted by memories of the sunny land of his nanny, and sets sail south across the high seas to find the country of his dreams and to free the Fairy Djinn. Arriving as an immigrant in a strange land, Azur is rejected by everyone he meets on account of his "unlucky" blue eyes, until finally he resolves never to open those eyes again. The once-beautiful child clad in gold is reduced to a blind beggar. Yet, blind though he is, little by little and step by step, he discovers a beautiful and mysterious country. Meanwhile, back in her homeland, Azur's nanny has become a wealthy merchant and Asmar has grown into a dashing horseman. Reunited but now as adversaries, the two brothers set off on a dangerous quest to find and free the Fairy of the Djinns.
October 17-23 at the IFC Center, 323 Sixth Avenue in Manhattan. Tickets and information are available at www.gkids.tv or by calling 212-349-0330.
Renowned New York Interior designer Charlotte Moss stands as one of the most celebrated names in contemporary interior design. For over twenty years, she has proved a respected source for French-inspired style in luxurious interiors.
Join FIAF for an intimate dialogue with Charlotte Moss and New York Times journalist and esteemed writer Wendy Moonan. Ms. Moss will present tips and advice about French interior design and share her personal vision of French-inspired style at home, incorporating her signature design philosophy of “comfortable sophistication” which she balances with her client’s lifestyle.
Famous store for Home Cooks and Professional chefs as they carry most of the highest quality Kitchen Essentials.
Every month, Demonstrations and Conversation combines on-site tasting and interviews of the best talented Chefs, so the admirers can meet them, learn to create some of their signature dishes, hear thoughts on a cornucopia of food and cooking topics and pick-up one or two of their secrets. You can find some of those recipes on their website.