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.
MV Salon is very Paris in New York...the vibe, the style, the clients !
If you are tired of the very expensive salon, where you somehow feel uncomfortable and wonder after a week on your own why your haircut is worth $400, then MV Salon is your place.
European music, Moroccan lamps, French accent, movement...alive...almost like a brasserie atmosphere !
In 2003, owners Caroline Lameda and Eszter Szabo created a salon where state-of-the-art techniques are mixed with expert styling. Both trained in the French Tradition of apprenticeship under master stylists like Jean-Claude Biguine or Jacques Dessange, they learned how to "work the hair" and make great haircut. Eszter remembers working on "la coupe a la lionne" who was the big trend with layered lengths and strategic curls...(which seems to come back in Paris by the way. See picture below)
" We love offering a great quality of work and reproduce the way it is done in Paris". But I would just add, with simplicity and warmth...
MV Salon also specializes in hair color treatment using European products. They know what they are doing. I personally receive a lot of compliments about my highlights...
The clientele is largely European, including many parents from the French school around the corner, says Caroline. “Our salon has an international vibe where each person can find his or her roots.”
And for the parisian atmosphere, stop by the salon any weekday after 5pm for wine and music !
Special Paris In New York offer : receive 15% discount at your first visit !
MV Salon 1467 2nd Ave (at 76th Street) New York, NY 10021 212-472-7200
Rent a Four Bedrooms House in the woods and spend Christmas by the fireplace. Take a hike on Overlook Mountain trail, enjoy the local festivities of Woodstock or spend the day skiing at Bellayre (25mn away).
This house is a bit less than 2 hours far from New York. On a quiet dead-end road, it has a very nice view over a pond.
One of my favorite French store recently opened in Soho.
Comptoir des Cotonniers, simple and chic, a bit like Agnes B in cheaper, is known for featuring real-life mothers and daughters in its campaigns. From slightly tweaked trenches, wear-with-everything sweaters and great coats, a whole range of neutral-toned clothes...for mothers and daughters.
Invited to speak for the LFNY Sports and Adventure Day, Patrick Baudry, a French former fighter pilot and test pilot, has flown for more than 13,000 hours on approximately 350 planes and other aircrafts. As an astronaut, he was one of the first two Frenchmen to go into space with the Soviets in 1982. He then flew on the U.S. space shuttle Discovery in 1985 which was the first French American spaceflight ever. A UNESCO goodwill ambassador, he currently works on creating and developing educational projects in Africa. He is the recipient of numerous awards.
November 7, 2008 – 2:00-3:00pm
John O’NealThe Age of Sensibility: the Enlightenment in France
A professor of French at Hamilton College in Clinton, NY since 1984, he has written widely about the French Enlightenment authors such as Rousseau, Voltaire, Diderot, and Condillac, and on topics such as morality, the history of manners, and the aesthetics of the novel, among others. The author of three books and editor of three others, he was named a chevalier in the Ordre des Palmes Académiques in 1998 and was promoted to officier in 2007
November 12, 2008 – 1:00pm-2:00pm
Fatou DioméWriting The Belly of the Atlantic
Originally from Senegal, Fatou Diome moved to France where she pursued her PhD. Her first novel, The Belly of the Atlantic became a bestseller in France before being translated into other languages. Her language is authentic and vivid and traces a portrait of the difficulties of integrating in France as an immigrant, mixed with nostalgia and memories of a childhood in Senegal.
November 20, 2008 – 10:30am-12:00pm
Mariette JobThe Journal of Helene Berr
In the spring of 1942, Hélène Berr, the daughter of a prominent Jewish family and a recent graduate of the Sorbonne, began composing a journal of her life in Paris under the Occupation. Hélène wrote regularly in the journal until she and her parents were arrested and deported to Auschwitz on her twenty-third birthday. Her parents died within 6 months, Hélène died in Bergen-Belsen in April 1945. Entrusted to her family’s cook before she was taken away, Hélène’s journal survived as a family heirloom until her family agreed to publish it last year. It has since become a number-one bestseller in France and will be published in fifteen countries worldwide in fall 2008. Mariette Job, a former librarian, is Helene Berr’s niece.
November 20, 2008 - 7:00pm-8:00pm
Alain CléretThe cost of oil
After getting close to $150 a barrel, oil’s prices went down below $70 just a few months later. How can one explain the sudden change in the cost of oil? What is the ‘fair’ price of oil? Alain Cléret, President of TOTAL Lubricants USA, will explain some of the mechanisms involved in the changing prices of oil and the different strategies involved. This conference is presented by Accueil NY.