NY diary: Van Cleef, the Neue Galerie and the Guggenheim Museum

After guiding you through bustling Midtown Manhattan and its skyscrapers, it’s time to enjoy a bit of cultural bliss in calmer settings. As Maman Ritournelle is a great appreciator of art and beautiful things, I decided to treat her to three remarkable stops on Museum Mile: the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, the Neue Galerie and the Guggenheim. … Continue reading NY diary: Van Cleef, the Neue Galerie and the Guggenheim Museum

Shopping for Egon Schiele paintings and Chanel jewelry at the Biennale des Antiquaires in Paris

In my post on Christian Dior, I asked you which designer’s or artist’s home you dream of visiting. If I had to answer myself, I would say Yves Saint Laurent’s apartment in Paris. In February 2009, I had the chance to see the works of art that belonged to him on show at the Grand … Continue reading Shopping for Egon Schiele paintings and Chanel jewelry at the Biennale des Antiquaires in Paris