Fun, French Fashion Jewelry

____________________________________________ FROM KIMBERLY I love the earthy tones of the necklaces above, the colors mirrored in this image of the magical enclave of Les Baux-de-Provence  in the south of France. This ancient town clings to a towering peak, surrounding a citadel and castle with views for miles and miles.  Inhabited since 6000BC Les Baux is Continue Reading

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June 22, 2016 by maison

Spring Dressing

_______________________________________ FROM KIMBERLY There is nothing that will stop me in my tracks or compel me to head into unknown neighborhoods like a wonderful bakery. Pictured left are a few of the sweet treats from one of my favorite pâtisseries in the world. Located in “la nouvelle ville” in Marrakech, Patisserie Al Jawda is the Continue Reading

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March 25, 2016 by maison

Haute Home

_______________________________________ FROM KIMBERLY Long on my must see list in Paris has been the Picasso Musée.  Closed for a 2 year renovation in 2009, it ended up taking 5, finally reopening in 2014. After all my business was complete (all the new spring accessories from Paris are in store now!) we headed to the Hôtel Continue Reading

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March 01, 2016 by maison

Spring & Summer Fashion Preview

___________________________________________________ FROM KIMBERLY Here is another example of that beautiful pale copper shade paired with bright white. Pictured, is a stairway in the grand courtyard of Palazzo Doria Tursi in Genoa, Italy. It’s one of the 3 stunning 16th century palazzi on Via Garibaldi which comprise the “Musei di Strada Nuova.”  Palazzo Rosso, Palazzo Bianco and Continue Reading

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January 17, 2016 by maison

Favorite Accessories From France

_________________________________ FROM KIMBERLY This wonderful sculpture is one of many incredible works of art at Rockefeller Center in NYC. 30 Rock was conceived by John D. Rockefeller Jr. and put 40,000 people to work during the depression; architects, engineers, craftsmen, artists and builders. The beautiful fountainhead Nereid (sea nymph ) left, rides a spouting dolphin Continue Reading

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September 19, 2015 by maison

Delicate Colorful Diamonds

__________________________________________ FROM KIMBERLY The Cloisters, located in Fort Tyron Park, is one of New York City’s greatest treasures. We have several gentleman to thank for their foresight and generosity; a sculptor and collector of medieval art, George Grey Barnard’s Medieval Art collection was purchsed by John D. Rockefeller as a gift to  the Metropolitan Museum Continue Reading

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September 12, 2015 by maison

Black and White Riviera Glamour (How To Feel Like a Riviera Princess)

______________________________________ FROM KIMBERLY Pictured here is a “still” from L’Année Dernière à Marienbad – Last Year at Marienbad. It’s a classic with many fervent admirers, like myself, who are entranced by the mystifying story with exquisite staging, mood and cinematography. The film is shot within the interiors and gardens of several chateaux around Munich and while this isn’t Continue Reading

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March 27, 2015 by maison

The Perfect Gift – The Riviera Tote

_________________________________ FROM KIMBERLY Villefranche-sur-Mer, a charming seaside village that gently tumbles down a hill and drops  into the azure sea on the Eastern edge of the French Riviera. The Greeks, Romans, French and Italians have all left their mark and influence on this spectacular bit of coast, making it a marvelous meld of culture and Continue Reading

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December 09, 2014 by maison

Just in from Paris…

FROM KIMBERLY  During my most recent trip to Paris I discovered what is now my new favorite restaurant in the City of Light.  In its 20 years, Le Petrelle has established an impressive following among both locals and tourists. With its beautiful, arty and romantic dining room, le Pétrelle is truly an exquisite dining destination. The menu changes Continue Reading

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February 24, 2014 by maison