And let the shopping begin. The winter sales start next Wednesday and since sales were so soft for the holidays, I bet the sales will be chock full of bargains this season. Look for the big “SOLDES" signs everywhere.
January 9 to February 12
Van Gogh- Dreaming of Japan
Two side–by-side exhibits illustrate the strong influence Japanese art had on Impressionism. Forty Van Gogh paintings, mostly landscapes, are shown along side Japanese artist Hiroshige.
Till March 17
Pinacotheque de Paris
28 Place de Madeleine, 75008
Tea in Guimet, The Story of a Thousand-Year -Old Drink
This fascinating exhibit covers the origin of tea in China, starting under the Tang Dynasty and its rise in popularity over the last 2,000 years.
Place d’Iena, 75016
If you love the nostalgia of old postcards, this is a must: a vintage postcard show. The 60th edition of this annual show is one of the largest in the world.
January 11 & 12
Friday, 10AM to 7PM, Saturday 10AM to 5PM
6 rue Jean Ostreicher, 75017
Metro: Porte de Champerret or Louise Michel (line 3).
Click here to download a half-price ticket coupon
New Eye Prefer Paris Photos for Sale
I am happy to announce the sale of a new set of prints of my Eye Prefer Paris Photos. I am offering 20 of my most popular and iconic images for sale including my doors, architectural details, statues, and monuments. They will make great gifts for all your Francophile friends, relatives, and colleagues but don't forget to buy some for yourself.
Click here to see photos and for full details including sizes, prices, and shipping. Here is a sample of some of the photos.
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,Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
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