Claude Monet’s garden in Giverny

As I told you a few weeks ago, I made a day trip to the charming village of Giverny over Bastille Day weekend. I was looking forward to visiting Claude Monet’s estate again as it impressed me by its beauty and peacefulness on my first visit a few years ago (blog post). I thought the…

Spring invasion at Merci

You might have noticed on Instagram that spring has sprung in Paris. The city is abuzz with blossoms and we are blessed to enjoy warmer temperatures and rays of sunshine. Cult charity store Merci decided to fully embrace this new season with its new monthly theme. Landscapists Les Mauvaises Graines (literally translating to “The Bad…

The Palace of Versailles: visiting a royal past

Versailles has been quite in fashion this month. First, after setting its new J’adore campaign in the Galeries des Glaces, Dior released its “Secret Garden – Versailles” video. Then Chanel showed its latest cruise collection in the gardens last week. This reminds me of my short trip to Versailles to see a fashion exhibition last…

A Brooklyn afternoon: cherry blossoms and Keith Haring graffitis

Last week I took the train to Prospect Park in Brooklyn to view the cherry blossoms at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, hoping to recapture a hint of my life experience in Japan. Sure enough, the Cherry Esplanade delivered its promise: bunches of pink cherry blossoms on the myriad of branches forming arches over the garden…