Come fall and winter, at home or abroad, there are several clothing accessories you will never find me without:
- An angora beret - they travel well and instantly provide warmth and style.
- A cashmere poncho whether I wear it as such, as a scarf or lay it on my lap.
- A lightweight purse that also acts as a tote for the inevitable things I find during the course of my day. 1/2/3 ready to go in style!
This stunning apartment building was my home away from home for a couple of nights on my most recent buying trip to Paris. My dear friends and hosts epitomize artistic flair and Parisian chic, qualities I aspire to! With balcony views over Jardin du Luxembourg, and beyond to Sacre Coeur, this perch above La Closerie des Lilas, exudes the joie de vivre of Montparnasse. During the 10's, 20's and 30's this area was the heart of intellectual and artistic life in Paris. Hemingway, Cocteau and Picasso were part of a dynamic, international crowd who created iconic works of literature and art of the 20th century. Several of the cafes they gathered in still exist and have an authentic charm not to be missed. Closer to the river, La Societe, pictured above, interior by Christian Liaigre, is a contemporary brasserie to enjoy as well.