Van Cleef and Arpels L’Art de la Haute JoaillerieYou may need your sunglasses to view the over 400 brilliant gems Van Cleef and Arpels show at the Museé Les Arts Decoratifs. The legendary jewelers opened in 1906 on the Place Vendome and the show not only exhibits their exquisite gems but also has original sketches and drawings. One of the highlights is the Zip necklace designed in 1951, inspired by the Duchess of Windsor.
Till February 10
Museé Les Arts Decoratifs
107 rue de Rivoli, 75001
Metro Palais Royal-Musée de Louvre
Mary Cassatt in Paris: Prints & Drawings from the Ambroise Vollard Collection
One of the rare female Impressionist painters, Mary Cassatt, who was American, painted in Paris in the late 1800s among her male Impressionist peers. Art dealer Ambroise Vollard saw her potential and enormous talent and daringly acquired the contents of her studio, keeping them in his collection till he died. Many of the 70 works in this rare exhibit have not been shown in over 100 years.
Till January 13
Mona Bismarck Foundation
34 Ave. de New York, 75116
Nuit Blanche 2012
The 10th edition of the all night art fair Nuit Blanche is highly anticipated as always. The theme this year is Between the Sky and the Seine and will include paintings, installations, performances, dance, light shows, and outdoor projections. Museums such as the Louvre, Pompidou, d’Orsay, the Grand Palais and Petit Palais are be open all night and other more unusual venues that are not generally open to the public will also have displays and exhibits.
October 6 & 7
Salon du Chocolat 2012
Even diehard chocoholics will be overwhelmed by the sheer amount of decadence at the Salon du Chocolat. Hundreds of the top chocolatiers from around the world will have booths with tastings and samples. Other activities and events include a fashion show with garments made of chocolate, a cocoa show about chocolate culture that includes songs, dances, and rituals, chocolate demonstrations, a pastry competition, and chocolate makers awards. Is that enough to satisfy your sweet tooth?
October 31 to November 4
10Am to 7PM
Admission 13 euros
Port de Versailles
Metro: Port de Versailles or Balard
In addition to my Eye Prefer Paris Tours, we now offer Eye Prefer New York Tours, 3-hour walking tours of New Yorkís best neighborhoods including Soho, Meatpacking/West Village & Tribeca. Tours cost $195 for up to 3 people and $65 for each additional person.Come take a bit of the Big Apple on an Eye Prefer New York Tour!
Come experience my blog ìliveî with my Eye Prefer Paris Tours, which are 3-hour walking tours I lead. 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. www.eyepreferparistours.com
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 Charlotteís 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.