Greg Zimmer contacted me in January, asking me permission to use photos of a Lalique door that was a Door of the Month last year. Greg has a website http://Rlalique.com and I was thoroughly fascinated by the information on it and the beautiful photos of some of the pieces. We chatted back and forth via email and told me the story behind his site.
Greg has been a serious collector of Lalique glass for over 30 years, and his extensive collection has one of a kind and commercially produced Lalique pieces. To say he is an expert is an understatement, and with his vast knowledge he is the adviser and manager of the site. What started out as a hobby gone wild has now grown into almost a full time job.The site is entirely devoted to information about the great French glass maker Rene Lalique and his works, which are commonly called RLalique, (which is how most were signed) made while he was alive.It reports on events, auctions, and exhibitions all around the world. Last year alone, there were three major exhibitions in six cities (2 cities in Japan Lalique only), one in San Fran and Cleveland (Lalique, Tiffany, Faberge), and one for art nouveau jewelry in Boston and Cincinnati that was roughly half RLalique). This year there is major exhibit dedicated only to Lalique at the Kremlin in Moscow this coming fall. The site also reports on fakes and copies, free authentication of pieces believed to be R.Lalique, and services for sellers and buyers offering consulting, appraisals, plus taking consignments and private placements.
This is a terrific site for serious Lalique aficionados or even people like myself who appreciate the great beauty of his work.Eye Prefer Paris Contest
If you have the competitive spirit or just love Eye Prefer Paris and want to spread the word, this month's contest is to see who can subscribe the most new readers. In order to do this, you must got to my homepage, www.eyepreferparis.com, and on the right hand side is a "subscribe" button. Above it , you need to put in the emails of the people you are subscribing, and you will then get a message that reads " Please check your inbox for a verification message from “FeedBurner Email Subscriptions”, the service that delivers email subscriptions for Eye Prefer Paris. You will need to click a link listed in this message to activate your subscription.", which they will receive too. Now for the important part: Make sure you tell whoever you are subscribing, they must click on to that link to verify the subscription and to also check for it in their SPAM filter.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with a list of the emails you subscribed so I can check to see how many of them verified the subscriptions. Whoever has the most verified subscribers will win this glorious prize: A copy of the new, smart and funny book, 24 Hours Paris which gives readers the best of Paris, beyond the Eiffel Tower. Arranged hour by hour, from 5 am to midnight and back again, the guide showcases Paris’ amazing variety of activities. The user-friendly format lets readers see the top tips for what's happening city-wide at any moment in time. I am pleased as punch that my Eye Prefer Paris Cooking Classes are mentioned in the book.Click here to order 24 Hours Paris.
I will announce the winner next Tuesday, so good luck and I look forward to happily seeing tons of new subscribers to Eye Prefer Paris.
Coming soon: Eye Prefer New York Tours
New! Eye Prefer Paris Cooking Classes
I am happy to announce the launch of Eye Prefer Paris Cooking Classes. Come take an ethnic culinary journey with me and chef and caterer Charlotte Puckette, co-author of the bestseller The Ethnic Paris Cookbook (with Olivia Kiang-Snaije). First we will shop at a Paris green-market for the freshest ingredients and then return to Charlotte’s professional kitchen near the Eiffel Tower to cook a three-course lunch. After, we will indulge in the delicious feast we prepared along with hand-selected wines.
Cost: 185 euros per person (about $240)
Time: 9:30AM- 2PM (approximately 4 1/2 hours)
Location: We will meet by a metro station close to the market
Class days: Tuesday,Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
Minimum of 2 students, maximum 6 students.
Click here to sign up for the next class or for more info.
I am pleased as punch to announce the launch of Eye Prefer Paris Tours, which are 3-hour walking tours I will personally be leading. The Eye Prefer Paris Tour includes many of the places I have written about such as small museums & galleries, restaurants, cafes & food markets, secret addresses, fashion & home boutiques, parks, and much more.
Tours cost 195 euros for up to 3 people, and 65 euros for each additional person. I look forward to meeting you on my tours and it will be my pleasure and delight to show you my insiders Paris.
Check it out at www.eyepreferparistours.com