Posts Tagged ‘Marie Antoinette’

The show "Romantic Paris Gardens" is on view at La Musée de la Vie Romantique through July 17, 2011

The Romantic Gardens of Paris

Any visit to Paris should include the city’s romantic gardens, which are the hosts of public art fairs, Fashion Week and flower shows. But who created the visions at Versailles, the Tuileries and the Luxembourg Gardens? The names of their male designers may be legendary. But now a special exhibit on romantic Paris gardens, at La Musée de la Vie Romantique through July 17, 2011, highlights the role powerful women played in making them.

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Sheep and other livestock at the hamlet.

Girl Time with Marie Antoinette

Last week the girls and I cuddled up to watch Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette. I love this film—all that pink and powdered blue, all that sumptuous silk and those decadent pastries—it really speaks to my inner girl. And being teens, my girls loved it, too. Suddenly it seemed I had found the perfect way to squeeze both some Mom time and some culture into them at once.

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Why French Women Love London

The French adore London. More than 400,000 French nationals reside there full-time, enjoying their own embassy (with its huge cultural complex, maternelle, lycée, French-language school, etc.), their own […]

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Marie-Antoinette, Queen of Fashion

Marie-Antoinette is the most controversial woman in French history. She had a
complex personality…

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