Post-rentreé funk

I have been caught up in a post-rentrée funk that I’m trying to shake myself out of. The vacances came and went in a bit of a blur. I am now trying to fall into a rhythm as the weather slowly changes from warm and balmy, to chilly and grey. My new mantra for this year: Write.…

Canal cruising in Paris

It was definitely not as interesting as the Seine cruises are, but it was good to learn about the Paris canals. We boarded the boat at Parc de la Villette – mistakenly thinking the boat would return there after the cruise. Note: It is a one-way trip between Parc de la Villette and  Musee d’Orsay.…

Meanders in Fontainebleau

Yesterday was le 15 août – Assumption Day, and my family’s one year, two day anniversary in France. I cannot believe that it has been a year already. Last year I was told, tongue-in-cheek that the day was meant as a rest day, to prepare people for the rentrée after the summer vacances. No, it’s…

The dotty collaboration of Yayoi Kusama and LV

“The much-anticipated collaboration between Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama and Marc Jacobs by Louis Vuitton…” reads the Wall Street Journal article on what’s trending between art and design. Dotty? Absolutely. I saw the window display last night, and Kusama’s polka dots have taken over the windows of LV’s flagship store. I enjoyed her  exhibition at the…